Summer is here: how to protect your eyes from the sun?

Sight is, among our 5 senses , the one we use the most. But how do you protect your eyesight in summer with the intensity of the sun? Our eyes are fragile and need to be taken care of.

What are the risks of the sun for your eyes?

On the front of the eye is the cornea, it protects the eyes from UV from the sun .

Vuarnet and sunglasses: a long story!

The famous brand of glasses Vuarnet was not born from the last rain! She has a long and beautiful story behind her and it is far from over. Vuarnet was created in the 1950s under the impetus of its creator Roger Pouilloux .

Take advantage of the French Days and exceptional offers

As for a few seasons we have the French Days! They were normally scheduled from April 28, 2021 to May 4, 2021 7 a.m. Finally, these dates have been modified like last year and they will take place from Thursday May 27 from 7am for 6 days. The French Days will end on Wednesday, June 2 at 7 a.m.!

Progressive glasses or mid-distance glasses: which to choose?

You wear progressive glasses ; and these bring you little comfort for local activities? Have you been wearing them for a while and can't get used to them? Or you would need some but you don't really want it because you are a young presbyopic?!

An answer to these questions: Mid-distance glasses !

Varionet opticians have developed mid-distance glasses equipped with new technology lenses, lenses that help you not only find clear and sharp near vision BUT also perfect proximity vision !

An ideal innovation for first-time presbyopes or progressive wearers.

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The innovative process of Varionet reading glasses for presbyopia

Varionet mid-distance glasses allow you to find an evolutionary vision of a high quality.

Stemming from French research conducted by opticians and optical engineers, Varionet lens technology for presbyopes combines both near vision for detailed work, reading, DIY, etc., but also high-quality mid-distance vision. (ideal for working in front of a screen, playing music, tinkering, etc.).

Additionally, with their wide and scalable vision areas with little astigmatism, Varionet mid-distance glasses offer stable vision with absolute comfort and high precision . This is why Varionet mid-distance glasses are a very good choice for presbyopes in addition to progressive glasses.

Mid-distance anti-blue light glasses from top brands at exceptional prices!

In addition to visual comfort, we offer several options depending on your needs! You spend your days in front of screens, opt for mid-distance anti-blue light glasses , with Cool Blue anti-reflective treatment to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV and blue radiation. You like reading outdoors, choose reading sunglasses fitted with category 3 tinted mid-distance lenses. Lenses to be mounted on glasses Ray Ban , Lacoste ,  Calvin Klein , Versace , Arrow and even Tom Ford at exceptional prices (Up to -70%).

The winter sales to buy a new pair of anti-blue light glasses without correction

The sales are back at Varionet, go online to shop new blue light blocking glasses

Date and legislation of sales

The new year begins and arrives at the beginning of January the period of winter sales . In this year 2020, the sales will only last 4 weeks against the 6 weeks until summer 2019.

Since a decree of May 27, 2019, the dates are fixed by department by the state and must meet precise specifications. This winter, they will start on Tuesday January 8 and end on Tuesday February 4, 2020 in most departments except those in the east.

Varionet sale dates

To be on sale, products must have been in store for more than a month and be paid for. In addition, it is forbidden to put on sale products specially ordered or produced for this period. This is why all the new Ray-ban blue light glasses without correction, the new Versace 19V69 and others will not be on sale.

What reading glasses or blue light blocking glasses will be on sale?

Do you want brand blue light blocking glasses for men or blue light blocking glasses to protect your children's eyes ? Or reading sunglasses for your next island vacation? It's time to crack and take advantage of discounts ranging from 30 to 50% in addition to the prices already sold off on a selection of frames, every week a new offer that will be valid until the end of the sales on the 4th. February 2020. Cat-eye or round glasses? Ultra thin in titanium or colored in acetate? With sales on frames for men, women and kids, there's something for everyone. And all budgets!

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Good sales!

New for the summer: Polar

Varionet has received a brand new collection from the Polar brand!

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What is this brand?

The Polar brand has positioned itself as one of the great references in the optical world thanks to its models that offer the customer exactly what he is looking for. Thanks to this, the brand has become world famous . The Polar brand makes glasses for men, women and children.

These are reading glasses with polarizing clips , with plastic or metal frames and classic lenses with a polarizing clip, ie anti-reflective sun protection . They are therefore both "classic" reading glasses, but also solar reading glasses or sunglasses.

What are Polar clip-on glasses?

Polar glasses are supplied with a clip , i.e. a second pair of glasses, solar and polarizing . This second pair of glasses is fixed on the "classic" glasses thanks to 2 magnets on each side of the glasses. So much so that for a single pair of glasses purchased you have the impression of having 2 ! You can choose to use classic reading glasses, or solar and polarized magnetic glasses.

What is a polarizing lens?

The principle of polarizing glasses is quite simple to understand: it is a polarizing film fixed between 2 layers of glasses. These are sunglasses with an additional filter that allows you to remove reflections due to the reverberation of the sun on the water (for fishing) or on the ground (for driving). Polarized lenses prevent glare .

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The advantages of polarizing lenses

Reverberation is a phenomenon that tires the eye very quickly. Glare is made up of parasitic reflections that blur vision and force you to squint your eyes to try to see more clearly. It can be very annoying. This is the case when we are at sea (on a boat) or in the mountains (when the snow surrounds us). Wearing polarized lenses then helps to see correctly without having to make any effort ! You will have a reduction in fatigue as well as greater visual comfort .

Speaking of reflective surfaces, the road is just one place to find them! When driving, the sun's rays can reflect both on the road and on the windows of the vehicles around us. Polarizing lenses therefore help in this situation to prevent glare, which can help avoid or better manage dangerous situations . The visual comfort it brings is also an advantage for clearly perceiving all the information.

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Polar glasses on Varionet

On you will find the new Polar collection with polarizing clips . Take your pick, you won't be disappointed!

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Fashion sunglasses 2018

Trendy sunglasses for summer 2018

Strong colors 90 flash lenses, here are the two watchwords of the sunglasses trend this summer. Regarding fashionable shapes, pilot , round and butterfly glasses are still on the podium to the delight of fans of retro-chic! For a colorful summer, watch out for the "fashion faux pas" and say YES to color and good humor.

Vintage and timeless sunglasses for this summer

Again this season fashion is in XL format. For women, we will opt for circles, pantos, butterflies or pilots in sparkling colors, a sign of joy.

Regarding men, loyal pilots will be your greatest seduction allies. Once again they are in the spotlight! Without forgetting the sports-looking glasses in TR90 offering maximum comfort and lightness. On the color side, men can opt for silver or gold and prefer polarized glasses or sunglasses with very flashy and ultra-fashionable mirror lenses.

Sunglasses at low prices on

Be trendy? Yes, but at low prices?!

To do this, we invite you to discover the selection of sunglasses on the website.

Real Madrid sports sunglasses

Lacoste solar reading glasses

Solano aviator sunglasses

Goodbye !

Sun reading glasses

Holidays, summer, sun… like us, you dream of lazing around, reading in a deckchair at the beach, by a swimming pool, a lake or quite simply in your garden. It's the perfect time to read a book! To take full advantage of these special moments, don't forget your reading sunglasses .

In the sun, on the pages of your open book or on your reading light, the sun is reflected. This shiny reflection on white pages causes glare and often leads to tearing. Reading then becomes unpleasant and tiring. For more well-being, you can put on a hat and invest in a pair of sunglasses.

Wearing sunglasses is essential for everyone, wearers or non-wearers of glasses, wearers of contact lenses and whatever your age!

For those under 40 , Varionet offers a wide selection of non-prescription sunglasses fitted with category 3 lenses, polarized or not.

For presbyopia over 40 , Varionet offers reading sunglasses without a prescription . In fact, it is possible as an option to equip all our glasses (except pre-mounted) with decreasing solar lenses in G15 tint (grey-green colour) and of category 3.

These glasses will bring you:

  • Safety: your eyes are protected from UV photo-toxicity, the effects of which are harmful to the cornea, the lens and the retina.
  • Protection: The ocular appendages are protected; the skin on the eyelids and around the eyes is thin and fragile and is prone to skin cancer .
  • Comfort: thanks to category 3 lenses, the glare caused by the sun's rays bouncing off your book is greatly reduced . With degressive sunglasses, you no longer need to move your book away to read and your field of vision is greater in width and depth than with a simple pair of magnifying glasses.

Choosing the right sunglasses for reading:

  • Choose your reading glasses as you would choose sunglasses, do not hesitate to take a pair of glasses larger than your white glasses: your eyes and eyelids will be better protected.
  • Choose the same correction as your usual non-prescription presbyopia glasses .
  • Opt for the Gray/Green G15 Sun Lenses option - Cat. 3 (+10.00€)

Good reading !

Never lose your reading glasses again!

You have more and more difficulty concentrating to read or look at small print, this is one of the signs of presbyopia. After 40 years, it appears and reading becomes progressively impossible hence the need to wear reading glasses . Most people with good vision misplace their reading glasses and have a collection of magnifying glasses all over the house!

Daily reading glasses

If you wear reading glasses , you know that they are indispensable in your daily life. Without realizing it, we often need our glasses and are regularly looking for them!

Here are 10 banal uses that make them irreplaceable!

1/ Order at the restaurant:

You are in your favorite restaurant whose light is dimmed, it is then complex to decipher the menu; don't forget to slip a pair of reading glasses into your bag or pocket, so you'll be more relaxed with your friends.

2/ Last minute sewing:

You get ready and you lose a button, the hem of your pants is torn… your close-up glasses are essential for threading your needle, sewing…

3/ Gardening:

You take advantage of your free time to garden, tinker outside... don't forget your presbyopia protective glasses, safety glasses they will protect your eyes from dust, leaves and also UV rays and will offer you great comfort proximity vision.

4/ Watch a movie:

At home, you want to watch a play, a film, a report on your computer... your screen is halfway up, ie 80 cm; With your proximity glasses equipped with decreasing lenses with depth of field, you will see as well at 40 cm as at 1 m.

5/ Shopping:

You are doing the sales or your shopping in supermarkets, how can you do without your proximity glasses to see the prices, the food labels... almost impossible with progressive lenses for items at height!

6/ Games:

Online games, board games, Sudoku or crossword puzzles reading glasses will help you be sharp and bring out the best in you.

7/ Cooking:

You are greedy and like to cook; proximity glasses are your best ally. They allow you to read your recipes with confidence on books or tablets and offer you a clear view at arm's length for cutting, mixing, kneading.

8/ Stay connected with friends:

Whether you use e-mail, SMS or paper mail, your reading glasses will allow you to stay in touch and write correctly without typos.

9/ Traveling:

You are going on a long trip, take several pairs of reading glasses with you, whether on the train, the plane or on the spot, reading glasses are vital. consider space-saving foldable reading glasses !

10/ Read:

The primary purpose of close-up glasses remains reading; simply to read a magazine, a novel or an essay you can choose elegant reading glasses for indoors but also solar reading glasses for reading outside in the sun.