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Why are varifocal glasses so expensive?

Why are varifocal glasses so expensive?

First there is the cost of manufacture. Varifocals have to be individually ground to your specific prescription on a very expensive machine. Then there is the market value, what the public is willing to pay. This is why the price for the same product varies from one source to another.

Are varifocals worth it?

Bifocals or varifocals may be advisable if you need to switch from distance and near visual tasks frequently. If you do a lot of reading or driving, separate pairs may be better for you as they offer clear all-round vision.

Do specsavers charge extra for varifocal lenses?

Varifocal/bifocal: pay for lenses in first pair only. Excludes SuperDrive, SuperDigital varifocals, and safety eyewear. All lenses scratch-resistant. Extra Options available at an additional charge on both pairs.

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What is the alternative to varifocals?

Enhanced Reading Lenses
Enhanced Reading Lenses and Occupational Progressive Lenses An easy solution to these problems are Enhanced Reading Lenses. These lenses are a great alternative to varifocals and offer a big benefit of larger mid-range and near areas and extra range to single vision reading glasses.

Why are Rodenstock lenses so expensive?

Rodenstock progressive lenses are so expensive because of the amount of engineering that comes with it. The progressives from Rodenstock always inherit the newest innovation to customize the lenses to your needs. This will produce the widest view possible and of course, raises the costs.

Do varifocals make your eyesight worse?

Varifocal lenses will slightly alter your peripheral vision due to the power changes that occur at the edge of the lens. Having a good lens design can help enormously by all but eliminating this peripheral distortion.

Are varifocals better than two pairs of glasses?

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You could find varifocals are a more cost-effective option for you as purchasing one pair with varifocals could work out cheaper than two pairs. It’s also more convenient than constantly switching between your two pairs of glasses. However, some people do experience an adjustment period when switching to varifocals.

What is the alternative to Varifocals?

Who make the best varifocal lenses?

Essilor invented the first varifocal lens in 1959 and we are the #1 lens manufacturer in the world. Our range of varifocal lenses ensures continuous and fluid vision across all 3 vision zones. We can offer specifically designed varifocal lenses to suit popular activities, including driving and using digital screens.

Which is better Essilor or Rodenstock?

You would never know a difference between one or the other. Essilor is the French lens company name, Crizal is what they call the ant-reflection coating they use. Rodenstock is a German company name , they have very comparable coatings with different names. Most lens companies offer better warranties than Essilor.

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How do I identify my Rodenstock lenses?

If you have chosen lenses from Rodenstock, you will find the Rodenstock “R” on the right lens*. You will find it on the outside of the sides on your Rodenstock frame. *exclusively at all Rodenstock opticians.