Correct your vision

Varilux SunMax

Varifocals designed for sport performance and large style sunglasses


Easy to wear varifocals

Adapt quickly to your new glasses

Smooth visual adjustments

Seamless transitions between seeing zones


Reduced image distortions across all vision zones

Comfortable vision

From the moment you put on your glasses

Optimised for sunglasses

Designed for sports and large sunglasses

Built for performance

  • Eliminates distortion
  • Perfect vision
  • Lasting comfort
  • Effortless vision
  • Optimised for sports and large sunglasses

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Pair your Varilux lenses with Transitions photochromic technology for lenses that provide comfortable vision with no matter the conditions.

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For any athletic or active person, having a pair of snug sunglasses that stay in place is crucial. Wrap-around sunglasses are often a popular choice whether you are running, rowing or cycling. Not only do you need a good fit, but you also need optimal protection from harsh sunlight. Varilux SunMax lenses are varifocal lenses optimised perfectly for wrap-around sports sunglasses. Varilux SunMax sunglasses can minimise distortions and ensure your vision is clear, helping you achieve maximum performance. Experience the ultimate sports sunglasses with polarised technology, available with all Varilux SunMax lenses.

Sunmax Large Frame


In the 1960s, large sunglasses became a fashion symbol and are still around today. Creating a chic look, large sunglasses give you the ideal opportunity to turn an accessory into a fashion statement. Complement your large sunglasses with Varilux SunMax lenses. Now you can wear your favourite style of sunglasses even if you need a corrective lens solution. These varifocal sunglasses have been designed to work with large frames and are available in a range of colours to match your individual style. To continue to correct your vision whilst looking stylish in the sun, with the addition of UV protection get in touch with your nearest Essilor optician to book an appointment. They will be able to provide more information about our Varilux range of varifocal lenses and allow you to personalise these to meet your lifestyle requirements.

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*Varilux, #1 progressive lens brand worldwide. Euromonitor, 2018 data; Retail value amongst spectacle lenses' category, brands representing progressive lenses.

**96% of wearers are satisfied with the quality of vision their Varilux® lenses give them – global studies conducted between 2009 and 2017 on 1903 wearers (n=18 studies).

***X2 more highly satisfied wearers with Varilux - Brand tracking – MSW – 19 countries – 2016 – 3750 PAL wearers – Highly satisfied wearers for Varilux® lenses vs. other progressive lenses in the market.