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Varifocal Glasses

Varifocal glasses are used when you have two prescriptions, one for distance and one for reading.

Varifocal prescription glasses have a gradual change in strength from the top to the bottom with multiple focal points in between allowing you to see all distances and focus points through just one lens. 

The 3 zones in detail:


The ‘upper’ portion of the lens provides the ‘distance’ viewing area.


The distance and reading areas are connected via a ‘corridor’ of intermediate powers and provides viewing for ‘mid-range’ vision.


The ‘bottom/lower’ portion of the lens provides the ‘close up/reading’ area

We offer 3 types of varifocal lens:

  1. Standard - This is an unbranded digital lens.
  2. Premium free-form - This is a Hoya FreeForm lens.
  3. Elite free-form digital - This is the Essilor X Series Elite FreeForm lens.

The main benefits of improved varifocal lenses are:

  • Larger distance viewing areas
  • Larger reading viewing areas
  • Wider field of vision, known as the ‘corridor’
  • Less peripheral distortion

Simply put, advanced/premium/elite varifocal lenses have a wider field of vision with less peripheral distortion. They are often much easier to adapt to because of this.

How to choose varifocal glasses:

We advise selecting a frame with a large eye size - the bigger eye, the bigger the vision as you will have a wider field of view and fully benefit from the lens area - although all of our frames, small & large, are suitable to be bought with varifocal lenses. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or would like to discuss any brand of varifocal lens and one of our advisers will be happy to assist you in selecting the correct varifocal glasses for your prescription, lifestyle and budget.

Freephone:0333 300 8073