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For eye care professionals

Essilor’s Varilux X series wins Silmo d’Or award

18 October 2017

Find out more about Essilor's Varilux X series, winning the Silmo d’Or prize for Vision this October.
On 7th October 2017, the latest generation of Varilux, Varilux X series, won the Silmo d’Or prize for Vision at the Salon Mondial de l’Optique 2017 (SILMO).  Winning the Vision award for two years in a row (2016 Eye Protect System) is a proud moment for Essilor as it reflects the commitment to innovation as one of our fundamental pillars. 

When developing  Varilux X series Essilor’s goal was to improve the acuity for the different distances to allow the wearer to seamlessly transition from one near object to another.  The Silmo award in Vision  is attributed by a jury of experts and is proof of the technical challenge taken up by the R & D team being successfully achieved. 

How did we tackle this technical challenge? 

Launched May 2017 Essilor’s Varilux X series progressive lenses were developed to meet the needs of all presbyopes, especially those born between 1965 and 1980 (Generation X). Generation X  are  very active in their personal and professional lives and are avid users of digital tools. The design of the near vision area at the bottom of the lens resolves a recurring problem common to many progressive lenses, which requires moving the head to find the right viewing angle. 

Thanks to the Xtend™ technology, a design innovation, Varilux X series lenses no longer require wearers to adjust their posture and lets them adapt easily. The combination of this technology with a new calculation system enables Essilor to design lenses with greater precision and thus meet the need to see clearly at multiple distances on the same axis of vision, especially “within arm’s reach”, where the majority of daily activities take place: using a smartphone, flipping through a magazine, working on a computer while interacting with family or colleagues, etc.

Here’s what patients think...

Today, 95% of Varilux X series wearers are satisfied with their lenses when performing multiple tasks within arm's reach, and over 90% of the wearers say they no longer have to move their head to see clearly*. The benefits of the Varilux X Series lenses were also validated by a completely new real-life test methodology. 

Showcase Varilux X series in your practice 

Varilux lenses give you the freedom to offer  the best visual solution for patients with presbyopia. Essilor trade marketing team are on hand to assist you with marketing Varilux X series to your current and potential future patients. Find out more...

* “Key usages indicators, 2016, single center study, France, n=42”



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