Varifocal Lenses

Varifocal lenses

Varifocal lenses combine a distance and reading prescription in on lens, but rather than a visible step to the reading area (as with bifocals) there is a smooth transition down the lens. Not only does the varifocal lens look better cosmetically, it also gives a portion of the lens suitable for viewing objects at arms length, such as a computer screen or prices on a shop self; both of which can be awkward to view with a bifocal. It is more important than ever now with the increased use of computers, mobiles and tablets that this 'arms-length' distance is always in focus.

It can take a short time to get used to varifocal lenses but with the right type of lens and the advice from our qualified team there are very few people who cannot adapt to them. With the advances in technology, varifocal lenses are now designed to fit into today's modern frame styles, giving you much more freedom of choice than before.

There are quite a few different types of varifocals to suit all lifestyles. Our qualified team will be able to offer all the advice you require to find the varifocal that is right for you.

What we use

Essilor-Varilux is a corrective varifocal lens solution allowing you to see near, far and intermediate distances with ease. Essilor invented the first varifocal lens in 1959 and we’ve been creating new technologies ever since to ensure maximum vision benefits. Explore our varifocal range below; Varilux X series and Varilux E series for your everyday needs and Varilux Road Pilot and Varilux Digitime for your specific lifestyle requirements.