Frustrated with his father's bifocals, engineer Bernard Maitenaz invented the very first progressive lens – a Varilux – in 1959. Since then, Essilor has been dedicated to a single goal: helping you achieve the most natural vision possible through leading-edge research and technology. That's why over 400 million people have chosen Varilux lenses.
Prescriptions that are too strong or too weak can cause headaches, fatigue and more. Varilux lenses can offer complete personalization.