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Who makes the best varifocals?
June 3, 2016
9:22 pm
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Lenny Hurst
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Can someone please tell me who makes the best varifocal lenses as I've been told so many different things by different opticians. My opticians say that varilux make the best but then someone else told me that in fact Nikon varifocals are the best in the world (He works for Boots Opticians). I really need to know more information on this as I’m soon to purchase my first pair of varifocal glasses. Who is telling the truth here?Confused

June 25, 2016
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The best varifocals I've ever owned were made by Carl Zeiss and cost in excess of £500 at the time. I've not had the money to spend on these lenses for the past few years but the ones I've had for past couple of years are nothing in comparison with my Zeiss lenses. I almost had no wavy vision inside the lens at all but with the ones I have now I can't see out of my side mirror when driving my car, I got these from Boots but they are no way near as good as the Zeiss ones.

I wonder if there is a cheaper alternative to Zeiss lenses but with the same performance?

June 30, 2016
1:11 pm
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Best varifocals: We have actually started to sell the one of the most technologically advanced lenses from Essilor, called the ‘Varilux S Series’. For anyone who doesn’t already know, Essilor are a French lens manufacture who are held in very high regard by many respectable Opticians. They invented varifocals and have pioneered the technology ever since.

  • Optimised corridor length allows the top of the reading area to be precisely aligned in order to match the visual angle of the eyes when reading the first line of print on a page or book.
  • A More overall expansive near area allows the wearer considerably better reading performance
  • A low fitting height means that the wearer is not limited to the bigger ‘old styled’ frames and can now opt for a more modern style, smaller frame.
July 14, 2016
1:31 pm
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I just wanted to write this to thank Paul at Eyewear Glasses for all the help he has given me in choosing the correct lenses for my frame and eye sight. I went with his advice on the Varilux S series and they are perfect, the best varifocals I've owned. I was quoted over £470 for these at my local Vision Express, so I was so pleased to be able to get a lens like this for such a cheap price. I have recommended you to all my friends and will continue to use you in the future.

Tracey Phillips.

July 19, 2016
8:46 am
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You are very welcome Tracey and thank you for your kind words. I shall ensure that your feedback is passed on to paul. He is currently very busy in the lab at the moment, working on tinting 80 pairs of varifocals!!

August 25, 2016
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The best Varifocal lenses are the lenses that suit your lifestyle, period. There are many different lenses out there and trust me, I’ve been sold a lot of crappy ones before. The best varifocals I’ve ever worn were sold to me by my optician after the sales person actually took the time to find out what I needed them for. Just take my advice, you will NEVER get a decent pair of lenses on the cheap. High street opticians such as Asda, Specsavers, Tesco etc. sell bog standard, mass produced rubbish. That is where 99 percent of people who never get on with them go wrong. Spend the extra and invest in a good pair of lenses (Varilux, Zeiss, Hoya)

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