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For eye care professionals

Varilux RoadPilot

The ideal Varilux lens for driving.

Varilux Road Pilot is a specific design to best match drivers’ visual needs which incorporates a wide distance and intermediate vision zone.
  • Recommended for
    Presbyopes with a lifestyle that involves frequent driving
  • Patients benefits
    Up to 90% less reflections when driving at night (1)
  • Guarantee
    Covered by the Varilux adaptation guarantee


Easy to check the dashboard and dials


The intermediate vision zone of a Varilux Road Pilot lens is enlarged to offer direct, natural access to all critical information: speedometer, audio system, navigation system and more.

A clear panoramic view 

Thanks to a wider peripheral vision, wearers experience natural eye movements when checking the rear-view and side mirrors and could better anticipate lateral movements and action of other cars.

Dynamic vision with no distortion

By reducing the near vision zone, the fields of vision specific to driving are optimised and distortion is reduced. Your patients will feel safer behind the wheel. 

Significant glare reduction with Crizal Drive


Varilux Road Pilot is complemented with the all new Crizal Drive coating. Drivers now experience up to 90% less reflections from on-coming light and other light sources when driving.

Learn more about Crizal Drive 

Blue-violet and UV light protection with Eye Protect System


Eye Protect System protects eyes by absorbing UV and selected blue-violet light into the material of the lens. 



Crizal Drive AR Coating


Crizal Drive is the new Crizal coating specifically designed for driving. Crizal Drive minimises reflection at 507nm, which is when the eye is most sensitive to light at night.

 Crizal Drive AR Coating

From research to lens design


Varilux Road Pilot sets a new standard for driving lenses. We were able to develop such a progressive lens by extensively observing and interviewing drivers. Research led us to discover presbyopic drivers require wide intermediate vision and distance vision and by minimising the near vision zone would mean less distortion for a comfortable driving experience.

Confidently offer your patients the ultimate driving comfort with the new Varilux Road Pilot.


Customer success story

David from Chapman Opticians

" Varilux Road Pilot - wow! Did a drive to and from Llanberis on Friday last week. About 6 1/2 hours driving and approximately 5 hours in the dark. Very comfortable. [...] The only snag is that they are so comfortable to wear that I often forget and get several paces from the car before realising I need to swap back to my X4D's. "  David - Chapman Opticians

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Best lens combination

Transitions XTRActive with Varilux Road Pilot

Transitions XTRActive is the only photochromic lens to activate when the wearer is in the car. Transitions XTRActive combined with Varilux Road Pilot is the most comfortable driving solution available to dispense.
Discover Transitions XTRActive 

Day and night vision measurement

With the Wave Analyzer Medica 800, show your patients the need for driving lenses especially at night

Learn more

Reference Sheet

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

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(1)  vs. a standard hard coat lens with no anti-reflective coating