A. Vision changes occur naturally as you age. When you reach your 40’s, focusing at close range becomes difficult. This is a natural part of the aging process caused by a gradual hardening of the eye’s crystalline lens, reducing its ability to change shape and focus. This condition is called Presbyopia.
A. Progressive addition lenses feature a continuous, clear field of vision from distance, through the intermediate ranges, to near without the use of annoying bifocal lines. Bifocal lenses use very old technology. Abrupt and awkward changes between distance and near prescriptions are separated by annoying lines that can be frustrating to wear.
A. Varilux has conducted extensive clinical research, the result of which has produced a lens offering all presbyopes naturally comfortable vision never before achieved with a progressive lens. With over 100 million pairs sold, the unique triple-patented* varilux lens is the brand most prescribed by eye care professionals and trusted by millions of satisfied wearers.
A. Anyone who has presbyopia, including current bifocal and trifocal wearers.
A. Most individuals will learn to use their Varilux lenses right away. Others may take a bit longer to become completely comfortable. Your eye care professional should be made aware of any extended adaptation period. A “fine-tuning” frame adjustment may be all that is necessary to assist in this initial period.
A. Varilux lenses are available in a variety of different materials that will reduce both thickness and weight. Smaller frames also reduce lens thickness and weight. Your eye care professional will consider prescription, frame size, and your individual lifestyle as factors in helping you decide which lens material will be best for you.
A. Yes, ask your eye care professional for details.
A. You should receive a Varilux Wearers Guide from your eye care professional when your eyeglasses are dispensed to you. A Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing you’ve received genuine Varilux lenses is attached to the front cover of the Wearers Guide.
A. Warranties on Varilux lenses may vary among eye care professionals. It is important to understand warranties available to you from the eye care professional you plan to purchase your lenses from.
A. In addition to the information provided here, and elsewhere on this web site, your eye care professional is an excellent source of information about Varilux lenses and their specific applications to your individual prescription and lifestyle.