Essilor Varilux

At Pretavoir, we trust in the Essilor brand.

We work with Essilor in order to offer you custom-made lens solutions that are tailor specifically for your lifestyle and needs: everyone is different, as is everyone's eyesight.

VARILUX: Essilor's flagship lens is a varifocal corrective lens designed to help you see close-up, far away and everything in between with ease.

While previous lenses required you to point your nose where you wanted to look, their latest Varilux X series allows you to see through any part of the lens for increased comfort.

Thanks to innovation and research, modern technology has meant we can improve the design of varifocal lenses to create sharp, enhanced vision that helps for seeing everything within arm’s reach.

The Varilux X Series Experience

Varilux: First Impressions

Varifocal Vision Revolution

Essilor have created three breakthrough technologies to enhance Varilux X series lenses.

Through Xtend technology, your Varilux lens is optimised for multiple near distances between 40cm-70cm for one gaze direction, reducing the need for head movement to find the sweet spot of the lens.

Nanoptix can reduce a sensation of loss of balance, by diminishing image aberration through your lenses. The Varilux X series lens is re-engineered to refine its curvature, resulting in better vision stability.

Synchroneyes allows the lens to maximise vision from edge to edge, bringing all areas of the lens together in one clear image.

BENEFITS


TRUE VISION

Feel safe whenever you wear your glasses

EASY TO WEAR VARIFOCALS
Adapt quickly to your new glasses

LARGE READING AREA
Capture all close up information clearly

SMOOTH VISUAL ADJUSTMENTS
Seamless transitions between seeing zones

SEE CLEARLY WITH JUST A GAZE
You don't have to move your head to find the sweet spot on the lens

SHARP VISION
Reduced image distortions across all vision zones

COMFORTABLE VISION
From the moment you put on your glasses

EXPERIENCE TOTAL VISUAL FREEDOM

THE ORIGIN OF VARILUX LENSES


It was back in 1948 when a young man called Bernard Maitenaz joined Société des Lunetiers, who quickly got to work developing a new solution for bifocals. The invention of the varifocal lens stemmed from a completely new concept, revolutionising the world of optics and lenses. Bernard Maitenaz understood the limitations of bifocals and wanted to achieve a visual field that wasn’t obstructed by a break-line in the lens.

His expertise in optics and mechanics meant that the Varilux lens went into production in 1958, changing the world of optical lenses forever. In 1959, the lens was officially annoucned at the famous Congres des Opticians in Paris.

At the time, presbyopes only had one lens option and that was to wear bifocals. The Varilux lens meant that presbyopes could now see clearly with just one lens, for the very first time. Uncorrected presbyopia causes almost constant discomfort in everyday life, with vision across the different zones being affected. The Varilux lens provided the ability to overcome signs of ageing; a truly revolutionary solution.

Varilux lenses allow your vision to be constantly enhanced and comfortable; this is as true now as it was 60 years ago, giving natural vision back to presbyopes.

DEVELOPMENT OF ESSILOR'S VARILUX LENSES


The past 60 years have seen a lot of progression in the design and development of the Varilux lens.

In the early 1990s, a new design process put the wearer at the heart of the technological advancements, known as Live Optics. This is still in place today.

There have been many different versions of Varilux lenses, each offering new and advanced optimisation for various visual needs. For instance, Varilux Comfort considered the different tolerance levels of the visual system, while Varilux Panamic offered better adaptation and a panoramic visual field.

The last 60 years has revealed a better understanding of the visual system, the physiology of the eye, and neuroscience through monitoring real-life situations and seeing how movements, posture and behaviours affect vision.

This has made it possible to expand the design and technology behind Varilux, a lens that has pushed the boundaries with 70 patents and over 500 researchers worldwide.

Today, Varilux lenses are still reinventing themselves.

THE BENEFITS OF VARILUX

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND ESSILOR'S DESIGN


Varilux X series is the result of the combination of three breakthrough technologies; Xtend, Nanoptix and Synchroneyes

XTEND TECHNOLOGY

Dramatically reduce the unnecessary need of head movement when trying to find the sweet spot of the lens.

Xtend technology has optimised the near vision zone of your lenses allowing you to capture all crucial information 40-70cm away, with one gaze.
Your smartphone, desk, book, children, grandchildren, everything that truly matters to you.


NANOPTIX TECHNOLOGY

No sensation of loss of balance when moving, resulting in a comfortable wearing experience from day one.

Nanoptix technology will re-engineer your lenses to virtually reduce image distortions, making it even easier to wear varifocal lenses. You’ll never want to take them off.


SYNCHRONEYES TECHNOLOGY

Maximum fields of vision, so you can see all vital information.

Synchroneyes technology designs your lenses so that they work together, just like your eyes, to create a seamless image. All details will be clear, edge to edge, even if they’re not right in front of you.