Sunglasses are important for eye health year-round, but they become especially important as the warm weather sets in and people begin spending more time out in the sun.
Since 1957, Vuarnet has been manufacturing one of the best sunglass lenses in the industry as a result of utilizing mineral glass as their lens material. Here are a few reasons to choose Vuarnet for your next pair of sunglasses.

1. Mineral Glass Lenses

Vuarnet is the world’s only sunglass brand that produces their own mineral glass lenses. This lens material is unique for the high optical clarity it offers – aside from being used by Vuarnet, mineral lenses are used on all cameras, microscopes and telescopes that require the utmost optical precision.
Additionally, the mineral glass lens is highly resistant to scratches, making your sunglasses more durable and last longer.

2. Protection against UV & Blue Light

Vuarnet mineral lenses filter 100% of UV (UVA, UVB, UVC) and protect against 99% of Blue Light.
Protection from these high energy rays can help prevent the harmful effects that come with prolonged exposure, such as:
    • Cataracts — clouding of the eye’s lens leading to blurred vision
    • Pterygium — growth on the eye that can give rise to discomfort and blurry vision
    • Macular Degeneration — deterioration of the macula, a small central area of the retina that controls visual acuity

3. Defend against Infrared

Up to 94% of infrared rays are absorbed by Vuarnet lenses – the only lens in the world designed to do so. This means protecting your eyes from irritating dryness and heat.

4. Help Prevent Skin Cancer

5-10% of all skin cancer cases are of the eyelid (Skin Cancer Foundation, 2012). Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes, they protect the sensitive skin surrounding the eye too! Talk about a package deal.

5. Minimize Glare & Reflections

The mirror double gradient-tinted coating of Vuarnet lenses provides maximum protection against glare and reflections. Reduction of glare and reflections means increased visual comfort for you.

6. Style

Sunglasses are good for your eyes, skin and visual comfort, but they also look great! To attest to the timeless style of Vuarnet in particular, iconic characters such as The Dude (Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski; pictured left) and James Bond (Daniel Craig in Spectre; pictured right) have worn the classic sunglass styles of this distinct brand. With over 200 styles to choose from, there is a Vuarnet sunglass to match each individual.


If you have any questions, contact us at Williams Eye Works.