Types of Varilux Lenses

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Types of Varilux Lenses
Varilux lenses help you to see more clearly. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The late radio personality Paul Harvey thought they were out of sight, and you might, too. Varilux lenses are progressive lenses that provide clear near and distance vision fields. Varilux lenses are essentially bifocals without the lines.

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Comfort New Edition

Christina Barrientos, a licensed optician in Louisiana who has worked in the field for 18 years, said choosing the right Varilux lens comes down to individual preference.

"When shopping for a lens, consider how you are going to use it," she said. "What's more comfortable based on your lifestyle? Are you always at the computer?"

If so, the Varilux Comfort New Edition line was designed for you. It was made specifically for users of digital devices, including mobile phones, MP3 players and computers.

Types of Varilux Lenses
Varilux Comfort New Edition were designed for computer and other digital product users. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Varliux Comfort 360

For a wider field of vision and less distortion, Varilux Comfort 360 fits the bill. It is known for easy wearer adaptability. It has dual-sided technology. The back side is created based on your prescription and the Varilux Comfort lens design. Varilux Comfort 360 is made so that interaction between the backside prescription and the front-side lens provides the best visual quality. The lens provides a wider field of vision even for complex prescriptions.

Types of Varilux Lenses
Avoid constantly cleaning your lenses by getting the Comfort 360 lens with Crizial technology. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Varilux Panamic

Panoramic vision is not an option with most bifocal lenses, Barrientos said.

"Your peripheral vision is distorted with them," she said.

But Varilux Panamic offers panoramic vision and clear, immediate adaptation between different visual fields. Plus, the ergonomic design adapts to your posture, offering an almost immediate visual adjustment from lenses you might have worn in the past. Varilux Panamic also makes it easier to more quickly detect moving objects. As Barrientos said, it's important to take your lifestyle into account when purchasing progressive lenses, such as Varilux. The Panamic lens is a great option for photographers, machinery operators or those who play sports.

Types of Varilux Lenses
Enjoy panoramic views with Varilux's Panamic lenses. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Varilux Sport

While the Panamic lens is a good option for casual sports enthusiasts, there is another more tailor-made option. Varilux Sport is for the sports fanatic who likes to engage in regular outdoor activities. The lens has an enlarged distance field of vision and enhanced dynamic vision for focusing on your movement or the movement of others. The lens protects your eyes from the sun with Crizal Sun anti-reflective technology. You can also customise your Sport lens by choosing from a number of colours designated for different activities such as biking, fishing, swimming, climbing or skiing.

Types of Varilux Lenses
Varilux Sport lenses were made for people who enjoy outdoor sports. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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