Bernard Maitenaz, Varilux’ inventor, passes away

Essilor announced this week the passing of Bernard Maitenaz, the inventor of the first Varilux progressive lens. Born in 1926, Maitenaz graduated from the Arts et Métiers engineering school in 1946 and the École Supérieure d’Optique the following year, before starting a career at the Société des Lunetiers that later ...

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