Essilor is a leading global manufacturer of prescription lenses for glasses, designing and creating a wide range of lenses for over 170 years. The company was founded in France in 1972 under the name of Société des Lunetiers - a frame-making brand that began acquiring lens and frame factories to export products worldwide. The name eventually became Essilor in 1972, and since then, the brand has continued to pioneer innovative breakthroughs in lens technology.

Essilor’s products include a wide range of lenses, coatings, and frames, and the company focuses strongly on innovation and technology. From the creation of the world’s first varifocal lens, the Essilor team create solutions tailored specifically to your lifestyle, age, hobbies and visual needs. Essilor’s mission is to improve people’s vision and enhance their quality of life by providing high-quality and innovative vision solutions. The company operates in over 100 countries worldwide and commits to sustainability and corporate responsibility. Everyone’s vision is different, and Essilor’s modern technology has allowed them to accommodate this, making enhanced vision more accessible.


Essilor lenses are the number one spectacle lens brand recommended by opticians worldwide. These lenses are prescription lenses for eyeglasses that are manufactured by a leading global producer of ophthalmic lenses.

Essilor lenses are designed to correct various vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The lenses are available in various materials, including plastic, polycarbonate, and high-index materials, and can be customised with different coatings and treatments to enhance their performance. Some include anti-reflective coatings, scratch-resistant coatings, and UV protection. Essilor lenses are known for their quality, durability, and advanced technology and are used by millions of people worldwide to improve their vision and quality of life.

Essilor have a visual solution for all lifestyles and needs:
- Get sharp vision with Varilux varifocal lenses - Reduce and prevent eyestrain with Eyezen single vision lenses - Combine your corrective lens design with Transitions for the ultimate in vision protection and comfort.

Eyezen Single Vision

Single vision corrective lens design. Enhanced everyday lenses, designed for modern lifestyles and adapted for digital device use. You can find out more of about these lenses by visiting our Eyezen Lenses page.

Varilux Varifocals

Varifocal corrective lens design. You are able to see close-up, far and everything in between, with visual comfort. You can find out more about these lenses by visiting our Essilor Varilux page.


We have committed to offering you the best possible eye care services, with state-of-the-art equipment and lenses to help you see clearly and comfortably.

Our highly-skilled dispensing opticians & lab technicians will be able to offer you a great range of lens options, including varifocals, single vision, photochromic lenses, polarised lenses and more. We also have a range of lens coatings that will make your lenses remain scratch-free with additional protective elements for UV light and reflections.


A lens solution is made up of three sections. Firstly, you need to find out what your visual needs are. Your independent local optician will carry out a thorough eye examination and establish what your prescription is. Based on this and your lifestyle, your optician will be able to recommend the best visual solution, either a single vision lens design (Eyezen) or a varifocal lens design (Varilux).


Go beyond your correction and shield your eyes from reflections, smudges and scratches for picture-perfect clarity. Benefit from the clarity of vision with a Crizal lens enhancement. Crizal lens coatings ensure your lenses shield your eyes from reflections, protect your lenses from scratches, smudges, dust, and water, and protect your eyes from UV and can even filter harmful Blue-Violet light. Choose a lens enhancement for your everyday needs; Crizal Easy UV, Crizal Sapphire UV, or Crizal Prevencia depending on your needs, enhanced lens aesthetics or superior eye health protection, or Crizal Drive to enhance your driving lenses.


Crizal Easy UV ensures your lenses stay clear and are easy to clean, making them easier to see through.

As well as increasing durability, some features of Crizal Easy include:

Anti-Reflective Coating: Helping to reduce glare and reflections on the lens surface, combating eye strain from your TV, computer screen, and smartphone.

Smudge Resistance: Making them easier to clean and repelling fingerprints, dust, and dirt for better visibility.

Scratch Resistance: Helping protect the lens surface from everyday wear and tear, reducing the likelihood of scratches.

UV Protection: Blocking harmful ultraviolet rays and safeguarding the eyes from potential damage caused by UV radiation.


The main differences between Crizal Sapphire and Crizal Easy lie in their level of performance and the range of features they offer.

Some notable differences between the two are listed below:

Clarity and Visual Performance: The advanced coating technology in Crizal Sapphire minimises reflections to a greater extent, optimising light transmission for sharper and more precise vision.
Scratch Resistance: The scratch resistance of Crizal Sapphire lenses is typically higher than that of Crizal Easy lenses.
Smudge Resistance: The smudge resistance of Crizal Sapphire is slightly superior to that of Crizal Easy lenses.

The cost of Crizal Sapphire lenses reflects the enhanced visual experience and additional benefits.


When choosing between Crizal Prevencia and Crizal Sapphire, you must consider your specific needs, such as the extent of blue light exposure and the level of visual performance desired. The key differences are listed below.


Blue Light Protection: The most notable benefit of Crizal Prevencia is that it offers specialised protection against harmful blue-violet light projection. This protection helps reduce potential long-term damage caused by prolonged exposure to blue light from digital screens and sunlight.

Crizal Prevencia blocks UV rays from passing through the front of the lens and prevents UV rays from reflecting off of the back of your lens into your eye, resulting in an E-SPF rating of 35, the highest E-SPF index on a clear lens for optimal UV protection.

Reflection Reduction: Both Prevencia and Sapphire lenses have anti-reflective properties, but Prevencia targets reflections from digital devices and artificial light sources.  

Clarity and Visual Performance: While Crizal Prevencia offers blue light protection, it may not provide the same level of visual performance as Crizal Sapphire.

Scratch Resistance and Smudge Resistance: Both lenses feature scratch and smudge resistance - the level is likely to be comparable between both options.

By adding Crizal Prevencia to your prescription lenses, you are also making your glasses water-repellent. This added feature repels water droplets so your lenses stay clear. At the same time, this coating includes glare reduction, minimising reflections, and providing you with total clarity of vision and improved aesthetics.

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