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For eye care professionals

Varilux X series

For a generation of wearers with new needs.

Varilux X series represents our greatest leap in near vision quality. For the first time, Varilux X series delivers wearers' near vision depth. Patients can seamlessly capture every detail within arm's reach, as well as beyond.
  • Recommended for
    Presbyopes who multi-task at arm's length
  • Patient benefits
    Extended vision within arm's reach
  • Guarantee
    Covered by the Varilux adaptation guarantee

Patient benefits

A pioneering approach to near vision

Near vision revolutionised


Wearers today need to multi-task quickly and freely. Varilux® X series™ lenses are designed with multiple fields of vision in mind. These near distance visual needs correspond to a range of between 40 and 70 cm from the wearer, known as arm’s length. Varilux X series has reinvented near vision at arm's length.

Introducing Volume of Vision


Varifocal performance is measured by swim effect and binocular fields of vision. Varilux X series introduces a whole new performance criteria - Volume of Vision. When a wearer looks at a particular object through a Varilux X series lens they will now notice an improvement in depth and breadth of vision. This vision experience is exclusive to Varilux X series.

Reduced head movement


A common varifocal complaint from wearers is that they need to constantly move their head in the direction they wish to see. In all situations tested, Varilux X series wearers find they need very little head movement to find the right spot when multi-tasking at arm's reach. 

A new personalisation feature


Near vision tasks involves a whole body response, which is more complex than distance visions. For example, think of your body position when you read a tablet sat down. Varilux X series personalisation parameter ensures your patients' vision volume is positioned and shaped where and how they need it.

Learn more about Varilux X series personalisation ›

Blue-violet and UV light protection with Eye Protect System


Embedded in Varilux X series, Eye Protect System protects wearers' eyes by absorbing selected blue-violet light and UV light into the lens.

Lens protection with Crizal Sapphire UV


The Crizal Sapphie UV coating provides protection against UV light and is anti-reflective, scratch resistant, smudge repellent, water repellent and dust repellent.


Learn more about Crizal Sapphire UV ›


Varilux X series lens personalisation

Ensure patient adaptation and comfort

Every patient behaves differently when undertaking near vision tasks. By recreating a familiar near vision task in practice, we can accurately capture the Near Vision Behaviour measurement.

Learn more about Varilux X series personalisation ›

Personalise Varilux X series with NVB and Visioffice

Varilux X series technology

Discover the revolution powering Varilux X series

We have introduced a brand new lens technology to Varilux X series, called Xtend™. Combined with Nanoptics and Synchroneyes it allows your patients to seamlessly capture every detail within arm's reach.

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Varilux X series is the unique combination of 3 revolutionary technologies.

Customer success story

Gordon Batham shares his views on Varilux X series

  Owner of Goatman & Batham Opticians

Owner of Goatman & Batham Opticians in Bristol, Gordon shares why he dispenses Varilux X series

Watch his story ›     Watch all customer success stories ›

Andy from Chapman Opticians
Andy Chapman shares his views

After wearing Varilux X series for short period of time, Andy shares the benefits of Varilux X series over Varilux S series. 

Watch Andy's Varilux X series success story › 

Key Opinion Leaders Customer Story

Watch the key opinion leaders customer story

We spoke to optician owners, Andy and Gordon, Professor Mo Jalie and Jo Underwood, ABDO college principle, who have been wearing Varilux X series. 


Watch the key opinion leaders views on Varilux X series › 


R&D story

Innovation starts with the wearer

  R&D behind Varilux X series

To better understand the behaviour of wearers, when performing near vision tasks, Essilor R&D team had to look at how we capture data in a whole new way.

Discover the R&D story ›

Coating, treatment and tint compatibility

Lens options

Coatings Transitions Sun Personalisation
Xclusive 4D
X track 2
X design
Eye Protect System
Crizal Prevencia Signature Brown Essicolour Near Vision Behaviour Near Vision Behaviour Eyecode Yes
Crizal Sapphire UV Signature Graphite Green E-Mirror UV Frame fitting parameters Frame fitting parameters    
  Signature Grey Silver Shadow CT Eyecode Eyecode    
    Xperio Brown Dominant eye      
    Xperio Grey        

Lens range

  Lineis 1.74 Stylis 1.67 Ormix 1.6 Airwear 1.59 Orma 1.5
Code - Xclusive 4D 039 037 036 034 033
Code - X track 2 032 030 029 028 027
Code - X design 012 011 010 006 004
Range -14 to +13 -12 to +9 -12 to +8 -10 to +6 -10 to +6
Cyl +6.00 +6.00 +6.00 +6.00 +6.00
Addition 0.75 to 3.50 0.75 to 3.50 0.75 to 3.50 0.75 to 3.50 0.75 to 3.50
Prism 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00

Compare the different Varilux X designs available for your patients

Xclusive 4D | X track 2 | X design

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Look at the brochure for Varilux X series products

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The Guarantee offers you the reassurance that should your patient experience non-adaptation with their Varilux X series, we will credit your account.

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Varilux X series App

Measure the postural and behavioural components of your patients, resulting in their Near Vision Behaviour measurement with the Varilux X series App.

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Reference Sheet

Download now for a quick reference sheet for Eye Protect System.

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Reference Sheet

Download now for a quick reference sheet for Varilux X 4D.

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Reference Sheet

Download now for a quick reference sheet for Varilux X Track 2.

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Contact us about Varilux X series

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