Essilor Varilux Comfort Max – Progressive Lenses

Optical constraints related to progressive lenses may lead to restriction of head position. This might cause frozen and uncomfortable head postures. As a result, it can leaad to musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, long lasting static postures may also cause musculoskeletal disorders. In April 2021, Essilor newly launched a new product, Varilux Comfort Max. It is now available at Evershine Optical.

Essilor Varilux Comfort Max

According to Essilor, the aim of Varilux® Comfort Max lens conception is to optimize the optical design. This is to provide the wearer with a wider useful vision zone. In addition, also a larger area for head movement enabling multiple and varied head postures, especially during prolonged tasks.

Benefits of Varilux Comfort Max

  • All day long vision comfort
  • Wide range of gaze directions
  • Instant focus
  • Smooth alignment
  • Postural Flexibility
Essilor Varilux Comfort Max Benefits

Key benefit: Increased Postural Flexibility

Postural flexibility is having the freedom to adopt posture that suits you. Also, it’s the ease of changing your posture while performing a task. Hence, increased postural flexibility allows you to see naturally without having to keep finding the right gaze direction.

More flexibility is required to keep up with today’s lifestyle. With more postural flexibility, people will be able to carry out different activities smoothly and repeatedly focus at different distance. In addition, you will be able to adjust your posture naturally during prolonged vision tasks.

Technology Behind Varilux Comfort Max

Live Optics

Essilor have been using Live Optics since 1993 when Varilux Comfort was launched. Essilor R&D revamped Live Optics to investigate about postural flexibility for the first time.

Live Optics

Under the revamped LiveOptics process, there is a new advanced avatar stimulation. With the new avatar unique algorithm, it will consider wearers’ prescription, frame and focal point. It calculates postural flexibility while taking into account vision, gaze and postural effort.

Essilor Varilux Comfort Max Avatar

Flex Optim Technology

15 vision profiles are developed after analyzing on the needs and preferences of 1225 Varilux lens wearers. Essilor’s design calculator will determine the optimal vision profile based on your prescription.

Varilux Comfort Max 15 Vision Profile
Comfort Max Brochure. 2020.

Subsequently, Flex Optim Technology will adjust the vision profile to each patient. It calculates patients’ lens progression profile. This ensures that Varilux Comfort Max are adjusted to each individual’s prescription for smooth focusing from near to far. Essilor mentioned that thanks to Flex Optim Technology, wearers are now able to have:

  • Clear and wider vision at all distances
  • Seamless vision from far to near
  • Comfort in any tasks
  • High resolution vision in any light
Flex Optim

Essilor Varilux Comfort Max

A wearer test was conducted to find out the visual performances of Varilux Comfort Max. According to Essilor:

  • 8/10 wearers experienced easier adaptation.
  • 9/10 want to continue to wear Varilux Comfort Max.
  • 83% prefer Varilux Comfort Max to their normal visual solution.
  • Wearers confirmed that Varilux Comfort Max is a good all-round lenses. It provides balanced performances for all viewing distances.
Varilux Comfort Max Results
Comfort Max Brochure. 2020.

Difference between Varilux Comfort Max and Varilux Comfort 3.0

Varilux Comfort Max is the most recent development in the evolution of Varilux Comfort 3.0 lens. The image below shows the useful vision zone at intermediate distance (60cm) for Varilux Comfort Max and Varilux Comfort 3.0:

Varilux Comfort Max VS Comfort 3.0
Comfort Max White Paper. 2020.

Varilux Comfort Max has a larger intermediate vision as compared to Varilux Comfort 3.0.

The table below shows the number of head postures for Varilux Comfort Max and Varilux Comfort 3.0:

Varilux Comfort Max VS Comfort 3.0
Comfort Max White Paper. 2020.

For Varilux Comfort Max, the number of head postures possible is 495. On the other hand, the number of head postures for Varilux Comfort 3.0 is 268. This shows that Varilux Comfort Max is able to provide more postural flexibility than Varilux Comfort 3.0. As a result, it is able to provide a better balance of visual performance at all distance as compared to Varilux Comfort 3.0.

Varilux Comfort Max is available at Evershine Optical. Contact us to find out more!

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  1. Comfort Max Brochure. 2020. Essilor.
  2. Comfort Max White Paper. 2020. Essilor.