Frequently asked questions

Varilux® lenses come from the manufacturing laboratory with a Varilux® certificate of authenticity card. If you do not receive a certificate of authenticity card with your Varilux® lenses, please consult your eye care professional.

No! Varilux® lenses can fit in virtually any frame size and shape. Your eye care professional will assist you with selecting an appropriate frame for your prescription and fitting needs.

Warranties on Varilux® lenses may vary between eye care professionals. It is important to understand the warranties available to you from the eye care professional you plan to purchase your lenses from. Before you purchase your lenses, be sure to ask about the specifics of warranty coverage.

Yes! Our Crizal® treatment, Transitions technology and Blue UV™ Filter System are available on all Varilux® lenses. Ask your eye care professional for the right coating for your Varilux® lenses and for your eyes.

Presbyopia is an unavoidable, age-related process that begins to gradually affect vision, usually after age 40. If you experience any of the situations below, you may be presbyopic, and it’s time to consult an eye care professional for a comprehensive eye exam:

  • You experience blurred vision when reading up close
  • You find yourself holding reading material at arm's length
  • You have trouble seeing in dim lighting, such as when reading a menu in a dark restaurant
  • You experience eye strain, eye fatigue or headaches
  • You constantly need to zoom in when using your phone

The best way to clean your lenses is by first rinsing them under warm, running water to remove any sandy/gritty debris, then cleaning them with a mild washing up liquid to remove facial oils. Next, rinse them with water and dry them with a soft cotton cloth. Finish by polishing your lenses with a microfibre cleaning cloth.

You can also use a cleaning cloth for touch-up cleaning throughout the day when it's not convenient to wash your lenses. And while your lenses usually incorporate a scratch-resistant coating, you should always store them in a case as a precaution.

Finally, avoid exposing your lenses to excessive heat and temperatures for long periods of time (like on your car's dashboard, for instance).

Anyone who has presbyopia can benefit from Varilux® progressive lenses, including current single vision wearers, bifocal wearers, people using over-the-counter readers and people unhappy with their current progressive lenses.

Your eye care professional is an excellent source of information on Varilux® lenses and their specific applications to your individual prescription and lifestyle. If you have not done so within the last year, Essilor® recommends having a comprehensive eye exam prior to ordering your new Varilux® lenses.

Most people will enjoy their Varilux® lenses right away, though some people may take a bit longer to become completely comfortable. Let your eye care professional know if your adjustment period is longer than 2 weeks, as a 'fine-tuning' frame adjustment may be all that’s necessary.