Varilux lenses are made by Essilor, the world's largest eyewear company. The first ever progressive lens was created by a young optical and mechanical engineer named Bernard Maitenaz. Bernard originally came up with the concept for a progressive lens in 1951 only to finally officially launch the product through Essilor in 1959. The term Varilux means "variable light" and the name was derived to highlight the progressive, or variable, power of the lens.
It has been said that Varilux progressive lenses are the clearest, widest-corridor lenses available on the market today. Every Varilux lens design undergoes a rigorous series of trials and clinical testing to ensure optimal performance. The result is a phenomenal lens said to offer all people experiencing diminishing vision with age (Presbyopia) naturally comfortable vision never before achieved with a progressive lens. In fact, Varilux lenses are specifically designed for people over 40 who experience presbyopia.
Varilux conducts extensive testing of all of its products to ensure complete patient satisfaction making them a brand that is trusted and recommended by eye care professionals across the globe. The company has sold more than 300 million lenses worldwide and is the most prescribed progressive lens brand on the market today. Statistics show that every minute there are 20 new Varilux wearers worldwide!