Glasses for you and your children's everyday life
Your children’s glasses
Children's eyes are more sensitive than those of adults. Their crystalline lens is extremely vulnerable: it does not filter UV rays until the age of 10 or 12. Children are also more exposed to solar radiation because they spend more time outdoors, in the playground or on the sports field.
It is therefore essential to provide children with corrective lenses that offer good UV protection, and to make the lenses from a suitable material. The solidity of the lens is also important to avoid the risk of the glasses breaking or the child being injured in the event of an impact. An anti-reflective and especially a high-performance water-repellent coating is essential to keep the lens free from smudges and optimise vision.
The materials recommended for children’s glasses are:
- Index 1.6: much more robust than a standard 1.5 index, generally incorporating 100% UV cut off and offering good optical quality.
- Polycarbonate: ultra-resistant to impacts with 100% UV protection.
Seeing up close on screen
• People with presbyopia will appreciate the comfort of mid-distance lenses for working on screen; they are better suited to the wearer’s posture than progressive lenses or near-vision lenses:
• Progressive lenses offer too narrow a field of mid-distance vision and too low a field of near vision to be comfortable when facing a screen. Wearers say their correction is “not properly in front of their eyes”.
• Near-vision lenses do not allow you to see beyond the screen. Their maximum range is 30 cm, so the wearer is unable to see things in their immediate environment.
The mid-distance solution
Thanks to wider fields of near and mid-distance vision, mid-distance lenses offer very comfortable vision at your screen, workstation and beyond, with clear vision for 2 to 3 metres. Ideal for office environments, these lenses are perfect for attending meetings, for example.
Screens and anti-reflective lenses
Using lenses with an anti-reflective coating for working on a screen is highly recommended to protect your eyes and reduce visual fatigue.
What you need to know:
• Reflections on the screen from nearby light sources – such as desk lamps, ceiling lights or natural light from outside – cause a significant amount of strain on your vision.
• Radiation from the screen itself reaches your eye directly without you even realising it.
• Eye strain and the visual fatigue associated with it get worse, the longer you work on a screen.
The solution is anti-reflective lenses, which are recommended both for people who wear glasses and those with no visual defects.
Driving with glasses
Safe driving means having clear, sharp vision with good contrast to be able to anticipate the traffic, steer confidently and react quickly in case there is an obstacle. Drivers are recommended to wear lenses with an anti-reflective coating to optimise performance and visual comfort behind the wheel. They improve clarity and contrasts significantly, giving a much sharper vision.
Driving at night
Anti-reflective lenses are particularly recommended for driving at night:
• They eliminate the halo effect around street lights and car headlights.
• The phenomenon of images at night appearing to be split in two because of the lack of light disappears.
• Your vision is as clear as it is in broad daylight!