Varilux X Series Lenses

Essilor Varilux X series


Essilor has launched its latest innovation to enhance the visual experience of presbyopes – going one step further in understanding the evolving needs of wearers and putting them at the heart of its innovation process. Group designers have focused efforts on improving vision at arm’s length – reflecting the multitude of near vision tasks of today’s lifestyles. The Varilux® X series™ in particular has been designed to meet the ever-changing expectations of consumers who are highly active, digitally connected and don’t want to be limited by their vision. But it’s also a progressive lens that ensures quality vision at every distance for all active presbyopes.

By re-shaping a specific zone in the lens, it overcomes a typical frustration with many progressive lenses – having to adjust one’s head to find the right angle. The Varilux® X series™ lens is the result of innovation in lens design with Xtend™ technology which delivers additional benefits for today’s near vision demands. Combined with a new calculator Essilor is able to design each lens with much greater precision taking into account multiple targets for one gaze direction.

Varilux X series is the first Varilux lens to dramatically reduce head movement and ensure that your vision is as natural as possible for everyday activities within arm's reach and beyond. Varilux X series is the best Varilux we've ever designed.


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Your posture and the way you look at things up close have changed. You're now drinking coffee while texting the kids, sending an email via a tablet on the train or checking your social news feed every other hour. In short, everything that matters today happens within arm's reach. Before now, no varifocal lens has been designed to accommodate these modern day behaviours and therefore you had to, 'point your nose to where you want to look at'.

Varilux X series removes this limitation through its 'Xtend' technology, dramatically reducing head movement so you don’t have to find the sweet spot.

Varilux X series research and design process generates stunning visual results

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The Essilor R&D team put the wearer first, using a process called LiveOptics. It combines the latest optical research with observation and testing glasses wearers in their daily lives.

Nearly 3,000 presbyopes around the world participated in the development of the Varilux® X series™ through focus group interviews, video selfies and new methodologies of wearer testing including Essilor’s new HouseLab™ – a controlled home environment to observe and discuss wearer experiences.


The X series varifocal lens cost £295.00 and can be purchased with all frames or reglazing. 

Buying Varilux X series lenses online is quicker, more efficient and cheaper than visiting  the high st. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require any further information and one of our advisers will be happy to assist you in selecting the correct varifocal lens for your prescription, lifestyle and budget.

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