Essilor begins Varilux X Series production in the UK

The new lens has become popular with practitioners since its launch in May, outselling its predecessor

03 Aug 2017 by Emily McCormick

Essilor has announced that its flagship Varilux X Series lens is now being produced at its UK manufacturing facility, which is based in Thornbury.

Essilor UK managing director, Mike Kirkley, said: “I was delighted to witness the first official order being made in Thornbury. This event generated a lot of excitement for the business because product demand has grown at an unprecedented rate.”

Since the Varilux X Series lens was launched in May, it has outsold its predecessor, the Varilux S series, and “is a firm favourite” with Essilor customers, Mr Kirkley confirmed.

“Having production capability for our Varilux X Series in Thornbury is a vote of confidence for local manufacturing and confirms our commitment to our long-term UK strategy,” he added.

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