Two pairs are the charm

Jun 20 2016 | Essilor

Do you wear the same pair of shoes all year long?

For most of us, the answer is obvious.  Our work shoes aren't going to be our first choice for jogging or a day at the beach. Aside from these practical considerations, your choice of shoes is influenced by a multitude of factors including lifestyle and finding a comfortable fit.

In contrast, many people wear the same pair of glasses, regardless of the situation. Without even realizing it, our eyes are greatly used on a daily basis thanks to our professional and personal activities. If it's a good idea to find shoes that match your size (and activity!), it is just as important to select your glasses according to the function and context of what you are doing.

Lenses adapted to your active lifestyle

There are a variety of different visual solutions to offer you total comfort during all of your regular activities. Polarized sunglasses, for example, are a choice perfectly adapted to outside activities such as skiing, fishing, running, biking, golfing and water sports. The elimination of glare, caused by snow and water, allows for safer, more comfortable vision while protecting your eyes and allowing them to rest. In addition, a wide variety of colours and shapes will appeal to your sense of style and allow you to create a look that beautifully reflects your personality.

Other types of lenses, such as photochromic lenses (adaptive), enable you to pass from shady environments to lighter ones (or vice versa) rapidly. These lenses lighten or darken to facilitate transitions between different levels of light intensity found in your immediate environment. When shifting from the office to a sunny terrasse, you'll be able to enjoy the sun and read the menu without being bothered by any glare!

Exposure to harmful light: ultra-violet light and UV rays

When visiting your eyecare professional, make sure to ask him about lenses that offer maximum indoor protection against the blue-violet light emitted from digital devices and the latest LED bulbs.  You will also want to discuss outdoor protection from UV rays in order to protect your short-term and long-term visual health.

Two pairs of lenses are more affordable than you think!

The multiple purchase programs offered by eyecare professionals allow you to protect the health of your eyes while respecting your budget. Up to date on the latest advancements in optical care, your eyecare professional will rapidly be able to suggest options that are the best for you. Realize you need a second set of lenses and you've already purchased the first? No need to worry - there still might be time! The Multi-PairMC Plus program allows for a three month delay between the purchase of the first and second pair. 

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