What are progressive lenses?

Multifocal lenses help people see clearly across all distances, without the need to switch glasses. An alternative to bifocals, they correct refractive errors like presbyopia.

How do they work?

A channel (or corridor) of different lens powers runs down the front of a progressive lens. This seamless channel allows the wearer to look up to see objects at a distance, look straight ahead to see objects at middle distance, and down to read or do other close-up activities without changing glasses.

What are the benefits?

Progressive lenses provide a seamless graduation of lens strength. This avoids the jump in vision a wearer gets with bifocals, and actually trains the eye to improve vision.

5 reasons to wear Varilux lenses

Discover five compelling reasons to take advantage of the leading innovations in the Varilux product range.

1. Clear vision at any distance

Near or far, the Varilux range gives you clear vision whatever the distance.

2. Total comfort in any task

Whether at work with a computer, using a smartphone or tablet screen, or simply reading the news paper, the Varilux range provides total comfort.

3. Dynamic vision steady in motion

Great for sports and staying active, the Varilux range allow you to see perfectly – even in motion. Lenses are tailored to your visual behaviour.

4. Quick adaptation

All Varilux lenses are tested and approved by wearers to ensure your satisfaction, including fast and easy adaptation. With Varilux lenses adaptation is guaranteed. If you are new to Varilux, try our training exercises to ensure you get the most out of your new varifocal lenses.


Varilux Xclusive 4D is the best Varilux progressive lens allowing you to seamlessly capture every detail within arm’s reach with high precision, as well as beyond.

You will enjoy outstanding sharpness, continuous vision and fluidity from near to far.

Varilux® Xclusive 4D lenses dramatically reduces head movement so you don’t have to find the sweet spot.


The performance of VariluxXclusive 4D is enhanced by high tech personalisation parameters, including a brand new parameter called Near Vision Behaviour.

Your optician will take a number of thorough measurements using a device called Visioffice. This state-of-the-art device will take 7 measurements to ensure that the lenses you wear are fully personalised to you, your posture and your visual behaviour. Your lenses will be unique to you and deliver the best visual experience.

You will experience accelerated fluidity of vision within arm’s reach. Adaptation to your lenses will be very easy and quick.