What are Varilux progressive glass lenses?


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Varilux progressive lenses for glasses offer a continuous field of vision, allowing the wearer to see both at a distance and up close without the lines of traditional bifocals. The Varilux brand offers three different designs of progressive lenses as of 2015.

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Varilux lenses look like traditional glasses lenses, but they have a special area built into the lenses specifically for focusing on objects up close. The lenses are designed so the wearer can easily transition between looking at things up close and at things in the distance. Varilux designed the first progressive lenses for glasses in 1959 and continues to lead the industry. The company designs the lenses based on eye movements and the needs of the wearer to help with presbyopia, the inability to focus on nearby objects.

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