Difference between Varilux and no-line progressive lenses?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Moonchime, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Moonchime

    Moonchime Guest

    Hello everyone! I could sure use some advice. I currently wear no
    line progressive lens glasses. I am about to get new glasses though.
    I have heard so much about the Varilux and Ellisor lenses. Are they
    superior to the regular progressive lenses that I usually get? BTW, I
    don't believe they have any special name.

    I realize that Varilux seems to cost more. Is the higher cost worth
    it? Thanks in advance for any insight you may be able to
    offer.~Moonchime
     
    Moonchime, Feb 17, 2006
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  2. Moonchime

    Mark A Guest

    "Joe Stella" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 17 Feb 2006 11:47:10 -0800, "Moonchime" <> wrote:
    >
    >>Hello everyone! I could sure use some advice. I currently wear no
    >>line progressive lens glasses. I am about to get new glasses though.
    >>I have heard so much about the Varilux and Ellisor lenses. Are they
    >>superior to the regular progressive lenses that I usually get? BTW, I
    >>don't believe they have any special name.
    >>
    >>I realize that Varilux seems to cost more. Is the higher cost worth
    >>it? Thanks in advance for any insight you may be able to
    >>offer.~Moonchime
    >>


    Esillor sells progressive lenses under its own brand name and under the
    Varilux brand name. Varilux is their premium line.

    Almost all major lens manufacturers also have premium progressive brands
    similar in quality to Varilux. This does not include store brand lenses that
    you will find in a chain store, which are usually not premium lens designs.
    Major manufacturers include Hoya, Sola, Rodenstock, Zeiss, Seiko, Pentax,
    etc.

    The right lens design and lens material (most progressives come in a choice
    of several different lens materials/indexes) for you may depend on your
    exact Rx. Making sure that you get a proper fitting is extremely important
    in a progressive lens.
     
    Mark A, Feb 20, 2006
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  3. Moonchime

    Quick Guest

    Mike Tyner wrote:
    > "Mark A" <> wrote
    >
    >> Esillor sells progressive lenses under its own brand
    >> name and under the Varilux brand name. Varilux is their
    >> premium line.

    >
    > I've been wondering about this. How much more expensive
    > is it to produce a Varilux, compared to a "non-premium"
    > lens? Sure, the Varilux design is more sophisticated,
    > maybe it cost more to engineer. But it isn't like they
    > have to re-design the surface every time they cast a
    > front surface.
    >
    > Why does Essilor keep molding the crummier design? Why
    > not use the Varilux molds for everything?
    >
    > Just wondering...


    I have no clue but most every manufacturing process has
    some variance producing defects to varying degrees. Often
    product not meeting the highest tolerances but still acceptable
    is sold under a different brand name or product name and
    at a lower price point. That would be my guess?

    -Quick
     
    Quick, Feb 20, 2006
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