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Essilor Expands Varilux Physio 360 Cylinder Power To -6.00d

By Essilor News


DALLAS – (April 11, 2008) – Essilor of America, Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer of optical lenses and progressive addition lenses announces the expansion of Varilux Physio 360°® cylinder power to -6.00D in all materials. This advancement in 360° technology will allow ECPs to provide the sharpest vision available to their patients who require complex prescriptions.

“Presbyopes with high cylinder, for conditions such as high levels of astigmatism, can experience sharper, more natural vision though Varilux Physio 360°,” said Mike Solosko, Varilux brand manager for Essilor of America. “This expansion of the Varilux Physio 360° range further proves there is a Varilux solution for every patient,”

In addition, Varilux Physio and Varilux Physio 360° 1.50 plastic lenses are now available with a sphere power range of +6.00D to -10.00D in Clear, Transitions VI and Polarized.

Varilux Physio and Varilux Physio 360° lenses, the first progressive lenses to deliver the sharpest vision available through W.A.V.E. Technology: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement™, offer patients the sharpest progressive vision possible to allow them to see near, far and everything in-between with the fewest higher order aberrations. The Varilux 360° optimization process allows for even more precision and further expansion of the available range.

Beginning April 15, eyecare professionals can order Varilux Physio and Varilux Physio 360° lenses in the new product specifications. For more information, call a Varilux sales consultant or lab representative or visit today.


Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive,  high-index and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses,  Essilor employs more than 8,500 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the  Varilux®, Crizal®, Thin&Lite®, DEFINITY® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America (ELOA) is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands, including Essilor premium lenses, to eye care professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a  subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, S.A., a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock  exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

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Essilor, Varilux, Varilux Physio, Varilux Physio 360º ,Crizal and , DEFINITY are registered trademarks of Essilor International,. Thin&Lite is a registered trademark and W.A.V.E. Technology: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement and design is a trademark of Essilor of America, Inc. Transitions is a registered trademark of Transitions Optical, Inc.