Best Progressive Lenses in Singapore 2023

Singapore’s Best Progressive Lenses 2023

3 years ago, we talked about the Best Progressive Lenses in Singapore which consist of ZEISS Smartlife Progressive Individual, Hoyalux iD MyStyle V+, Varilux Xclusive 4D and Nikon SeeMax Ultimate. Many lens companies have advanced their technology and come up with a more customized progressive lenses to provide you with better vision. In this article, we will be talking about ZEISS, Hoya, Essilor, Nikon and Shamir’s best progressive lenses.

Their newest and best (most customized) progressive lenses are:

  1. ZEISS – Progressive Smartlife PRO Individual
  2. Hoya – Hoyalux iD MySelf
  3. Essilor – Varilux XR pro
  4. Nikon – SeeMax Ultimate (same as before)
  5. Shamir – Autography Intelligence

ZEISS Progressive SmartLife PRO Individual

Features & Benefits of Smartlife PRO Individual

The best progressive lens by ZEISS is Progressive SmartLife PRO Individual.

Other than having the features of Smartlife Individual, it also offers:

  • a wide field of view in a digitally-immersive world and
  • further customized your lens by taking your exact pupil size with ZEISS i.Profiler Plus.
SmartView 2.0 Technology
Ensure optimal vision for wearers’ age
Provides smoother transition into the lens periphery with less perceived blur 
Individual Luminance Design 2.0 Technology
Provide the most natural vision
IndividualFit TechnologyEnsure lens is suitable for wearers’ daily activities and lifestyles
Face Fit TechnologyOptimise viewing zones
Adaption Control TechnologyFaster adaptation to new progressive lenses
FrameFit TechnologyEnsure maximum compatibility with the frame 
Digital Inside TechnologyOptimise vision for both conventional and digital reading needs
RX CustomizationDelivers up to 50% wider field of view

Additional Features

As compared to Smartlife Individual 2 (previous ZEISS’s best lens), Smartlife PRO Individual feature enhanced technologies such as SmartView 2.0 and Individual Luminance Design 2.0 Technology.

The Individual Luminance Design 2.0 Technology measures your exact pupil size using ZEISS i.Profiler Plus to provide you with the most natural vision. Hence ZEISS Smartlife PRO Individual can only be fitted with the use of ZEISS i.Profiler Plus, which is only available at certified ZEISS Vision Expert stores, and we are one of them.

The price of ZEISS SmartLife Pro Progressive Individual starts from $1950.

Hoyalux iD MySelf

Features & Benefits of Hoyalux iD MySelf

Hoyalux iD MySelf is the best progressive lens by Hoya.

It allows you to switch your vision from near to far and back again with ease because each lens is tailored to each unique patient.

AdaptEase Technology
Easy adaptation
Unprecedented wide field of vision
Optimised intermediate field
3D Binocular Vision
Significant reduction of peripheral distortion
Enhanced focus switch during dynamic activities
Hoya IdentifierEnsure lenses are 100% customised to your needs
Smart AnalysisOptimises vision 
Provide comfortable and natural vision
Binocular Harmonisation TechnologyImprove depth perception
Enhanced clarity of vision even in case of prescription difference between right and left eye
Integrated Double Surface DesignReduce eye movement 
Wider field of vision
Position of Wear Provides comfortable vision
Easy adaptation

Additional Features

AdaptEase Technology and 3D Binocular Vision are new technologies used to design MySelf lenses which MyStyle V+ (Hoya’s previous best lens) did not have.

These technologies make it easy for you to switch smoothly between using digital devices, as well as during outdoor activities.

New features for Hoya MySelf

The price of Hoyalux iD MySelf starts from $1480 with premium Full Control coating.

Varilux XR pro

Features & Benefits of Varilux XR pro

Varilux XR pro is Essilor’s best progressive lens.

It is the first eye-responsive progressive lens that provides instant sharpness even in motion.

Ensure more fluid and sharp vision
Xtend Technology Provide clear vision at arm’s length
W.A.V.E 2.0 TechnologyRemove blurriness
Ensure sharp vision, even in dim conditions
Nanoptix TechnologyEliminate off-balance feeling (‘swim’ effect)
SynchronEyesClearer vision (Right to left and top to bottom)
Eyecode TechnologyMaximise performance of the lens design to provide effortless vision
Varilux Fit TechnologyEnsure outstanding visual performance 

Additional features

XR-motion is a new technology powered by behavioural artifical intelligence, which the Varilux Xclusive (Essilor’s previous best lens) do not have. With this technology, Varilux XR pro is able to offer high visual acuity and a natural ocular navigation from near to far.

The price of Varilux XR Pro starts from $1320 . (only Varilux XR Fit is available at Evershine Optical now. Price starts from $910 .

Nikon SeeMax Ultimate

SeeMax Ultimate Nikon

The best progressive by Nikon is SeeMax Ultimate. Nikon reinvent progressive lenses with SeeMax Ultimate, a revolutionary breakthrough where every lens is co-designed with the wearer based on his needs, preferences and viewing habits for the ultimate viewing experience.

“Instead of applying one single design concept for every prescription, the SeeMax Ultimate takes into account every wearer’s spherical, cylindrical and addition power to identify the best matching design. That’s almost 40000 design types .”

Features & Benefits of SeeMax Ultimate

SeeMax TechnologyFurther improve optical quality and reduce aberrations 
Viewfit Viewing area is optimised where you need it most
NODE OptimisationOffer perfect visual precision
Vision Sensitivity MeasurementMake any remaining aberration less visible by responding to what the wearer actually sees and feels behind their lenses
Seamless SwitchEasy adaption

The price of Nikon SeeMax Ultimate progressive lens starts from $1790 with PureBlue UV coating.

Shamir Autography Intelligence

The best progressive by Shamir is Autography Intelligence.

Shamir’s award-winning Autograph Intelligence is the first lens design incorporating elements of Artificial Intelligence, based on big data. This premium design offers a unique solution, based on continuous research which optimally matches a person’s visual age with their visual needs.

Features and Benefits of Autography Intelligence

Eye-point Technology AIVision modeling matched to user head and eye positions for precise personalization
Visual AI EngineEnsures extreme accuracy for each new lens design
Continuous DesignEasy adaptation
Close UpEnsure a more accurate, personalized lens and a more comfortable viewing experience
As-Worn QuadroProvides clearer vision and maximizes all viewing zones
IntelliCorridorReduce the need to move head up and down
NaturalPostureAllows you to hold your head in a more comfortable, natural
position when reading

The price of Shamir Autography Intelligence progressive lens starts from $1500 with Blue Zero coating.

Similarities of these 4 progressive lenses

Zeiss Progressive Smartlife PRO IndividualFace Fit Technology
Hoyalux MySelfPosition of Wear
Essilor Varilux XR proVarilux Fit Technology
Nikon SeeMax UltimateViewfit
Shamir Autography IntelligenceAs-Worn Quadro
These features measure position of frame when worn

Position of Wear was first used by ZEISS to design progressive lenses customized for every individual in 2000.

For these 4 progressive lenses, they take into account the position of frame when worn before designing the lens.

Position of frame when worn is also known as Position of Wear. Measurements such as centration, distance between the eyes and lens, tilt of the lens, horizontal angle of the lens will be taken. These measurements allows wearers to have a wider field of view and lesser peripheral distortions on the progressive lens.

Differences of these 4 progressive lenses

For these 4 progressive lenses, they each have their own unique features.

Zeiss Progressive Smartlife PRO IndividualIndividual Luminance Design 2.0 Technology
SmartView 2.0 Technology
Hoyalux MySelfAdaptEase Technology
3D Binocular Vision
Essilor Varilux XR proXR-motion
Xtend Technology 
Nikon SeeMax UltimateSeeMax Technology
Shamir Autography IntelligenceEye-point Technology AI
Visual AI Engine

The difference between them is the different technologies use to design the lenses. Each of them have their own unique features and technologies.

For ZEISS Progressive SmartLife PRO Individual, it is more customized and unique as it takes into account your pupil size. As one ages, their pupils get smaller, lens get less flexible and their visual needs also change. These are taken into account when designing the lens for you. At Evershine Optical, ZEISS Progressive SmartLife PRO Individual is our best selling premium progressive lenses.

So which one of these is the best ? All of them try to give you the widest vision possible through various customisation. They are differentiated only by their own technology but essentially, they all do the same thing. We believe accurate prescription, proper fitting and how to customise the various options offered by these lenses will be an important factor to ensure you get the best out of them.

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ZEISS Progressive Smartlife PRO Individual, Hoyalux MySelf , Nikon SeeMax Ultimate and Varilux XR and XR Fit and Shamir Autography Intelligence are available at Evershine Optical.

Book an appointment with us or WhatsApp us at +6588461234 to find out which type of progressive lenses is the most suitable for you.