Costco HD Progressive Lens vs Varilux Comfort Series
(Ashburn, VA, USA)
Q: If given a choice between selecting between Costco HD Progressive Lens versus Varilux Comfort Series, which will you recommend.(Ignoring the prices).
Thanks very much.
A: Hello Allen
I must say I do not have a lot of experience with the Costco lenses, not as much as with the Varilux at least. But because I get a lot of questions about Costco, I did some research, and here it is....
The lenses industry is very vast, and lately a lot of companies have produced new and improved versions of progressive lenses, and I think there are no bad lenses.
For me, one way to make a difference between them is based on past experiences I had with these companies products and the peoples feedback.
For example, I have a long experience with Essilor (the Varilux producer) and maybe you will consider I'm not very objective talking about them. But I have to say that rarely I had unhappy clients, and the unhappy ones were typically unfortunate people....
The Varilux comfort lens is an excellent one, with a large clear vision zone, with very good quality coatings and a large number of options available like:
- High index
- Big diopters
I know that my clients who had Varilux before asked for them again.
About the Costco HD Progressive lenses, I think they are good also, but I cannot put them in the same category. I heard about pleased clients but also unhappy ones.
There are very different opinions, but in the end, I think is about the price and the Costco lenses are cheaper.
You said the price does not matter, so we put this aside, and my vote goes to Varilux for the tradition and my personal experience.
Hope this helps,