Varifocal Lenses

A convenient and cost-effective way to replace your varifocal lenses without leaving the house!

What are varifocal lenses?

Varifocal lenses are prescribed when your glasses require more than one prescription for your vision needs. Unlike bifocal lenses, the multiple prescriptions are blended and not visible on the lens. This can be a convenient option as combining the prescriptions means you don’t need to carry around more than one pair of glasses for different tasks.

The frames for varifocals are the same as standard lenses, and shopping for the perfect shape and look for your face can take time and be costly.

If you have a pair of glasses you love but you now require varifocal lenses, you don’t need to start the process of choosing new glasses again, simply get new lenses with Lensology!

Our easy reglazing service can have your glasses fitted with new varifocal lenses, and delivered back to your door, ready to wear in a matter of days.

The benefits of reglazing glasses

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Need new varifocal lenses? Lensology can help.

Here at Lensology we supply the same high-quality varifocal lenses as high street opticians, manufacturing them in-house at our state of the art optical lab. Our in-house varifocal lens service has a much faster turnaround time than high street alternative retailers, with fast track options allowing your glasses to be delivered back to you within just 4-5 days.

You can also choose our ULTIMA Anti-Glare as an additional treatment which not only upgrades your lenses to a slimmer, lighter and tougher material, it also gives you a no-quibbles 12-month guarantee if your lenses should become scratched or damaged for any reason.

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How It Works

Step 1

Request A Pack

Fill out our simple form online and we will leap into action, sending you a sturdy box to put your frames in. Postage is prepaid and there is no obligation. Sit tight, you will receive your pack in just a couple of days.

Step 2

Send Us Your Glasses

Place your frames in the box and pop it into any Royal Mail post-box. No journeys into town, no stamps, no fuss. To save time you can add a copy of your prescription or we’d be happy to contact you for it. There is still nothing to pay.

Step 3

Relax whilst we fit your lenses

Our experts will prepare a quote based on your requirements and email it to you. Once you’re happy, sit back and relax whilst we fit your lenses with speed and care before returning them via our secure courier service.

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What’s the difference between bifocal and varifocal lenses?

One of the main differences between bifocals and varifocals is that bifocals can cater to two different prescription needs, whereas varifocals can cater to multiple prescriptions.

Bifocal lenses also usually have a distinctive divide on the lens between the 2 lens types, whereas varifocals have blended zones, rather than a distinct top and bottom dividing line on the lens.

Distance viewing is towards the top area of the lens, but as the item being looked at gets closer, the wearer gradually moves their eyes lower to a different part of the lens which keeps the object in focus.

Find out more in our guide on the difference between bifocals and varifocals

What’s the difference between bifocal and varifocal lenses?

The main benefit of varifocal lenses is that the wearer only needs one pair of glasses for all their optical needs. In turn, this can work out to be more cost-effective as it saves them money on having to invest in several pairs.

Varifocal lenses (sometimes known as progressive lenses) can hold many benefits to wearers, and contrary to popular belief can be suited to anyone with multiple prescriptions, not just the older generation.

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Price Comparison

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Take the hassle out of getting lenses for your frames with Lensology

Freedom of choice, and value for money has always been our passion.
We believe that you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune on your lenses to get the best quality on the market, that’s why our lenses are unbeatable in price and offer huge savings for our customers compared to the high street alternatives.

We also know that choosing glasses can be an expensive and costly process, so when you need new varifocal lenses fitting to your glasses why should you have to start again?
With Lensology simply send us your favourite frames in one of our free postal packs, and let our expert optical technicians do the rest!

Our dedicated customer service team takes you from your initial inquiry, right through to order completion, with expert support at every stage.

Your glasses will be delivered back to you, ready to wear, within a matter of days, and in the unlikely event you need to return your lenses, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Are progressive lenses right for me?

Choosing the right lenses can seem confusing if you have more than one prescription. Read our handy guide to progressive lenses to see if they could be the right option for you.

How to choose the right lenses for your glasses

Choosing the right lenses can seem like a daunting task. Our simple guide explains the different types of lenses and coatings, to help you decide what’s right for you.

What’s the difference between bifocals and varifocals?

If you need multiple prescriptions for your lenses, then you may want to consider bifocal or varifocal lenses. Let us talk you through the differences, and which option is best for you.

How to measure your pupillary distance

Pupillary distance is unique to every person and is vital for the correct placement of prescription lenses. Find out how to accurately measure yours at home.
A simple and convenient postal lens replacement service offering high-quality products for a fraction of the traditional cost.

Request Your FREE Pack

Please fill out the form provided to receive your no obligation pack completely FREE of charge.

Once We Receive Your Frames

We’ll review with our team of specialists and custom make your new lenses to fit your favourite frames.

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Varifocal Lenses FAQs

Q. What Do Varifocal Lenses Do?

A. Varifocal lenses provide a solution for glasses wearers who require different optical prescriptions for distance, intermediate and close=up viewing. Varifocal lenses are split into 3 sections: the top holds your distance requirements, the middle holds your intermediate needs, and the bottom has your nearby vision lens.
This allows the wearer to move their visual focus onto different distances without the need to switch glasses. They can purchase one glasses frame with one multipurpose lens.

Q. Are varifocals okay for driving?

A. Absolutely! In fact, varifocal lenses are very helpful for glasses wearers who struggle with both shortsightedness and longsightedness. Varifocal driving lenses enable the driver to seamlessly focus on the road ahead as well as the vehicle’s dashboard.

Q. Are bigger glasses better for varifocals?

A. Yes. Although varifocals can be fitted into most styles of glasses, a larger frame requires a bigger lens, providing more space for each of your individual prescription requirements.

Q. How much do varifocals cost?

A. The cost of varifocal lenses depends on your prescription requirements, the index of the lens, and any additional lens features you want included. At Lensology, our varifocal lenses start from £64.00, which is a considerable saving compared to high street opticians. We also have some incredible money-saving deals.

Q. Should you wear varifocals all the time?

A. Because of the various prescriptions within the lens, varifocals can take the wearer some time to get used to. Practice makes perfect, so varifocal glasses can and should always be worn so you can get used to and enjoy the benefits.

Q. What are the different types of varifocal lenses?

A. We offer three types of varifocals to suit every budget and preference: good, better and best:

Good’ is our entry-level varifocals and a great option for those trying varifocals for the first time or only wanting to wear them occasionally.

Pro-series Best’ offers higher clarity and less peripheral distortion that naturally occurs with varifocal lenses.

Our ‘Omni-vision HD Best’ range has been reviewed as our most comfortable varifocal lens, with pristine clarity and any peripheral distortion pushed out to the side of the lens.

Q. What is the difference between standard and premium varifocals?

A. Standard varifocal lenses are very much your introduction to wearing varifocals. Although you can view various distances, there will be some peripheral distortion, which you might find uncomfortable if worn all the time. Premium varifocals offer a more precise and sharper focus, pushing peripheral distortion to the sides for a wider view.

Q. How do I choose varifocals?
A. When choosing the right varifocals, you need to consider the glasses frame and the varifocal lens.

Varifocal glasses: Bigger is better for varifocals, along with a sturdy frame and classic shape such as round, square or rectangular. 

Varifocal lenses: This comes down to your budget and level of comfort when wearing them. We offer three types of varifocal lenses to accommodate your needs: good, better and best.