New progressive lens "welcomed"

Essilor’s Varilux X Series lens receives positive feedback from practitioners

15 Jun 2017 by Emily McCormick

Essilor’s eighth generation Varilux lens, the Varilux X, has been positively welcomed by the profession, with 94% of practitioners saying they would recommend the product, the company reports. 

More than 200 independent practitioners attended official launches for the new lens in Manchester and Birmingham where they learned about the key features of the lens and “how it will change the lives of millions of presbyopes,” Essilor said. 

Based on patient feedback, Essilor says that nine out of 10 patients are “satisfied” with the Varilux X Series lens. While 98% of those surveyed said that would switch and replace the Varilux S series lens with the new Varilux X series product. 

Head of marketing at Essilor, Jonathan Cohen, said: “We’re delighted with the positive feedback on the product so far. 

“It’s fantastic to have the support of our independent business partners and we truly believe the lens will help many more generation X presbyopes who are multi-tasking all day in an accelerated and online world. Progressive lenses should not slow them down.” 

Commenting on the new lens, optometrist Andy Chapman, from Andy Chapman Opticians, said that it has been “great.” 

“I’ve loved wearing the lens and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. From a business perspective, we’ve had a really positive response from patients,” he concluded.   

For more information, visit Essilor's eye care practitioner website.


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