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"Specscart Varifocals are best-in-class in the industry with maximum user satisfaction and adaptation."

All you need to know about varifocal lenses

How Do Varifocals Work?

Unlike Single-Vision lenses with the same prescription power in the entire lens, Varifocals have different powers which gradually change from top to bottom (distance to reading) without any unwanted lines or markings on the lenses.

Whether you buy varifocals online or from physical stores, they all have 'soft focus' areas on the outer edges of the lenses, which create slight visual distortion. But our newly designed Varifocal lenses—which are made with Digital Raypath Technology— have the widest field of view and minimum soft focus area.

How Do You Know When You Need Varifocal Glasses?

In most cases, For existing glasses wearers after the age of 40 - You may develop another reading prescription as the eye muscles get weak. You will notice that you'd need a separate pair of reading glasses to focus on small prints or using mobile devices. This is a sign that you may need varifocal glasses which can be confirmed with your optometrist.

How do you know when you need varifocal glasses

How Does Specscart Make A Difference With Varifocal Lenses?

There are multiple varifocal lenses available in the market starting from a reasonable budget
and more advanced ones costing upwards of £200.

Keeping our promise, we only bring the best eyewear experience for the Specscart family. Why keep you on the outdated technology in the fast evolving world? Even our base varifocal lens is far ahead of the competitors as it brings the latest Digital Raypath Technology which is more advanced than the traditional Free-form technology that you see in budget varifocals and even some expensive varifocal lenses.

Here is what comes standard with all our varifocal lenses:

Tailor made for your individual vision needs.

Seamless transition between different viewing distance.

Based on The latest Digital Raypath Technology.

Faster adaptation compared to traditional Varifocals.

Types of Varifocal Lenses at Specscart.

We have brought a range of premium varifocal lenses to suit the changing modern lifestyle and offer the best vision experience to the Specscart family.

Zeiss SmartLife Plus Varifocals:

For existing Zeiss wearers - We have partnered with Zeiss UK to bring their latest SmartLife Plus varifocals to Specscart.

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Specscart Varifocals Are Designed For An Active Modern Way Of Life

Varifocal Glasses For Reading

Varifocal Glasses

For Reading

Varifocal Glasses For Office

Varifocal Glasses

For Office

Varifocal Glasses For Driving

Varifocal Glasses

For Driving

Varifocal Glasses For Sports

Varifocal Glasses

For Sports

How Does The Customisation Process Work?

Varifocal Trial Step 1

Once you have bought your favourite glasses, we’ll send you a sample pair in our “vari-trial” box, with an instruction manual & prepaid returns label.

Step 1

Varifocal Trial Step 2

Now the fun starts - Take a selfie while wearing the glasses and email it to us.

Step 2

Varifocal Trial Step 3

We’ll customise your glasses according to your individual field of vision.

Step 3

Specscart Coatings

*Available during checkout

Available Coatings

Clear fully

Yes   Free

Digital Blue Protection

£40 £25

Sunglasses Tints
*Starting From


Light Adaptive
*Starting From


How To Buy These Lenses

Varifocals In UK
Select the Glasses of your choice. Then click ‘Buy & Select Lenses’.
Select your Vision Type: Choose the Varifocal lenses option and select from Innovator 4D, Innovator UHD, or Zeiss SmartLife Plus Varifocals based on your vision needs.
Select Lens Coating like clear, light-adaptive, or sunglasses tint depending on your lifestyle needs with Transitions Lenses.
Choose from lens package options depending on your prescription strength.
Upload your prescription, add shipping details and make the payment.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Bifocal vs varifocal – what’s the difference?

Bifocal lenses are old – they have a visible line that separates reading and distance glasses. Varifocals are advanced digital lenses. They’re suitable as your reading, intermediate and distance glasses. There are no visible lines on varifocal lenses offering a smoother transition between different viewing distances.

It takes time to get used to varifocal glasses or progressive lenses. People generally feel difficulty focusing on things. Often they feel dizzy and experience slight headaches initially. But once the eyes get used to new lenses, there’s nothing better than a pair of varifocals for your vision!

We offer a 60-day no-questions-asked Returns Policy on every pair of varifocals sold at Specscart.

It takes around 14 days to get used to every new pair of glasses. However, in the case of Varifocals, it can take up to 4 weeks. This is because Varifocal or progressive lenses are digital lenses and your eyes take time to understand them. A good way to get used to Varifocals is to point your nose where you have to focus or concentrate. For eg. While driving if you need to look through the rearview mirror, try to turn your head slightly towards the mirror, instead of moving your eyes. Similarly, for reading, try to keep your chin slightly upwards and look through the reading portion of the lenses while reading. At the end of the 4 weeks, you will be a pro at using your new Varifocals. You can also contact our optician for help at +44(0)1613125767.

All glasses including Varifocals at Specscart come with free anti-glare, anti-UV, anti-scratch, and impact-resistant coatings.

Yes, you can customise your Varifocals with a light-adaptive coating in the Lens Coating section by selecting Transition lenses. You can learn about Transitions here. Zeiss users can go with Zeiss PhotoFusion X.

Yes, we glaze varifocal lenses in all types of frames including rimless frames.

Here are some of the common myths about varifocal lenses:

They’re expensive: Varifocal lenses are cost-effective as they eliminate the need for different pairs of glasses to correct your vision for different distances.

They’re not good for driving: Modern varifocals are designed for driving as they offer a wider field of vision.

They’re thick and noticeable: Modern varifocal lenses at Specscart are thin with no visible lines.

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