Essilor Varilux Varifocal Lenses

From the inventors of varifocal lenses….

Essilor was formed in 1972 with the amalgamation of two French companies Essel and Silor. Essilor has had a presence in Britain since 1881 when Société des Lunetiers opened it's British operation in Hatton Garden, London. It maintained a presence in the city until 1975 when the company moved its offices and production facilities to Thornbury, near Bristol.

Globally, Essilor operates in around 100 countries, employs around 400 people in the UK and has developed some of the world's most up-to-date lens surfacing equipment.

Essilor has 5 major brands that embody cutting edge lens technology:

Varilux, Crizal, Xperio, Optifog and Transitions.

Essilor International has 37 % market share in volume in 2013 (lens & optical Instruments division) and 22 % (non-prescription readers & sunglasses division).

Essilor Varilux Varifocal Lenses:

Essilor is world famous for the Varilux lens, the world's first varifocal, which was invented in 1959 and a total of 300 million people around the world wear or have worn Varilux lenses, with a new wearer every three seconds!!!

Here are the most popular Essilor Varilux varifocal lenses:

Here are the 4 latest designs & most popular Essilor varilux varifocal lenses:

Varilux Liberty:

Varilux Liberty is the perfect lens for those on a budget. An ideal entry into the Varilux range, Varilux Liberty lenses feature some of the latest developments in varifocal technology. Varilux Liberty has three main focal areas that are smoothly blended into one for natural vision at every distance - near far and in between. Because of the design, wearers will also find they adapt more easily to Varilux Liberty lenses than to other budget varifocals.

Varilux Comfort Max Easy - £129.00

Varilux Comfort is the classic Varilux lens offering clear, instant vision at all distances. Your eyes focus quickly and easily especially in switching from close to distance vision. Varilux Comfort lenses feel natural and mean you don't need to move your head, or eyes, into uncomfortable or unnatural positions. Varilux Comfort is the most widely dispensed lens in the world and is available in a variety of different materials. Some materials allow you to have thinner or flatter lenses that can be used in fashionable shallow or rimless frames.

We offer the latest version of the Varilux Comfort Max and includes an Easy AR coating at a cost of £129.00.

They will typically take approximately 5 - 7 days to complete. More Details Here:

Varilux Physio 3.0 Orma - £175.00

The latest generation of Essilor Varilux lenses. It is actually a startling breakthrough, both in design and in manufacture; and it brings real benefits in performance. The improvement has been likened to the difference in quality between DVD and video picture. We call it 'High Resolution Vision' - clearer, sharper images with better contrast, wider areas of clear vision at mid distance, and better comfort for close work. The lens is designed in such a way that it corrects the shape of the light wave as it passes through the lens thus improving clarity of vision. High precision point by point manufacturing technology ensures that the design performance is retained whatever your prescription.

We offer the latest Varilux physio 3.0 design including the Orma AR coating at a cost of £175.00. 

They will take approximately 7 days to be completed. More Details Here:

Varilux XR Series Forte - £295.00

Varilux XR Series varifocal lenses are the most advanced progressive lenses available in the market today and are for customers who want the latest technologies and premium products with the highest level of vision. Varilux XR Series lenses provide all the benefits of other Varilux lens designs, while eliminating the “off-balance” feeling sometimes experienced when wearing other progressive lenses whilst offering superior clarity and a wide filed of view. Whatever the distance, whatever the situation, you will see the difference immediately. This is our elite varifocal choice and has been carefully selected to offer unrivalled clarity, the widest viewing area possible at all focal points including distance, intermediate and reading areas with almost no distortion around the edges. 

We have the latest Varilux XR series design including the crizal forte MAR coating at a cost of £295.00. 

They take approximately 10/14 days to be completed. More Details Here:

There is an Essilor lens for everyone. Here are other Essilor lens options available to buy-


Optifog lenses provide a fog free vision so that wearers can enjoy their daily activities with a premium visual comfort. Whether jogging outside or leaning over hot soup in the kitchen, The Optifog lens has unique, hydrophilic top layers with inherent fog repellent properties. Droplets that would usually result in fog and inhibit vision spread uniformly across the lens, for an invisible and fog-free effect.

Crizal Prevencia 

Crizal Prevencia protects eyes from harmful blue-violet light whilst providing all the optimal vision and lens protection of a Crizal Forte UV coating.

Road Pilot

Driving progressive lens, and experience up to 90% less reflections when driving at night.

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Eyezen lenses are enhanced everyday lenses, designed to reduce eye strain when you’re working or socialising on digital devices. 

Eyezen™ Boost

For single vision patients who live a digitally connected life

A complete range of lenses designed for single vision digital device users, to help reduce eyestrain while protecting their visual health for tomorrow.

Essilor Eyezen™ Start

The new generation of single vision lenses

The ideal solution for all single vision wearers under 40 years old.

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Essilor range of varifocal lenses, for a natural vision near, far and in-between.


The number one photochromic lens worldwide. Rapidly adapt from clear indoors to fully dark in the brightest sun.

Essilor Transitions Lenses - More Details Here

Photochromic/Transitions Lenses Explained - More Details Here

Crizal UV

The most advanced anti-reflective lens Crizal UV, inspired by Essilor's drive to give you the clearest of vision whilst staying protected.

Xperio Polarising

The solar lens that eliminates glare, enhances colour and contrast, whilst protecting the eyes from UV rays. Ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

We offer a full Essilor lens reglazing service -


And remember, for piece for mind, we offer our “No Quibble 30 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee” on all purchases. 

Please contact us and speak to our optical advisers for more information and advice regarding selecting Essilor lenses 

Freephone:0800 690 6220