THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE LENS
Imagine lenses that let you see details like never before. Or ones that are so light and clear, you can barely even tell they’re there. With more than 8,065 individual patents and counting, Essilor is constantly solving vision issues like glare, smudges, protection from damaging ultraviolet light, blurry vision, and more.
W.A.V.E. TECHNOLOGY™ See all the sharp details, even at night. W.A.V.E. Technology is an advanced lens technology that eliminates the blurriness and low-light issues of ordinary progressive lenses. It provides sharper vision at every distance, even in dim lighting. W.A.V.E. Technology innovation is incorporated in all Varilux® lenses.
XTEND™ TECHNOLOGY This innovation allows you to see multiple distances in a single direction, significantly extending vision within arm's reach so you no longer have to move your head around to find the right vision zone. The Xtend Technology innovation is included in the Varilux® X Series™ lenses.
NANOPTIX™ Do you ever feel a little off-balance wearing glasses? Like the world around you is moving, such as when walking down the stairs or parking your car? Our revolutionary Nanoptix Technology virtually eliminates that feeling and reduces peripheral blur, so you can feel more confident on the go. Nanoptix is incorporated in the Varilux X Series lenses.
SYNCHRONEYES™ SynchronEyes Technology helps eyes work better together, providing sharp vision from left to right and top to bottom. SynchronEyes is incorporated in the Varilux X Series lenses.
FLEX OPTIM™ TECHNOLOGY A tailor-made solution which stretches a wearer’s useful vision zone by up to 46%, granting the wearer the postural flexibility to see a given focal point from many angles. Flex Optim™ Technology is available exclusively in Varilux Comfort Max lenses.
LENS DESIGN PERSONALIZATION
After materials, Expert lens makers consider the design and function for every type of eyeglass lens. Does the wearer need them to see far away or up close? Are we correcting a vision problem, such as astigmatism?
Here are just some of the lens designs to meet those vision needs.
- Single vision lenses—made for one, consistent focal power to correct a single vision condition.
- Progressive lenses—correct more than one vision condition, with the focal power “progressing” from top to bottom without a visible line separating them.
- Concave lenses—used to treat near-sightedness, or myopia. The lens shape is concave (thicker at the edge, thinner in the middle) to bend rays outwards.
- Plus lenses—used to treat far-sightedness, or hyperopia. The lens shape is convex (thicker in the middle, thinner at the edge) to bend rays inwards.
- Cylindrical lenses—designed for astigmatisms, or when the cornea of the eye is oval, rather than round. A cylindrical lens is the most common way to correct astigmatism.