3 reasons why you should have more than one pair of glasses
When it comes to buying new glasses, our expert advisors and opticians are always available to help you make a choice that is adapted to your specific needs. Best of all, you can get a second pair of lenses at a reduced price. But this special offer isn’t the only reason why many patients purchase more than one pair of frames. Read on to discover 3 reasons why you should get multiple pairs of glasses the next time you visit one of our clinics.
Reason #1: to enjoy optimal vision all day
The main reason to purchase a pair of prescription glasses is to correct a refractive error. This occurs when light is not focused correctly on your retina which results in blurred vision.
Various ophthalmic lenses are available to correct different kinds of vision problems. Examples include bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lenses (lenses with different vision zones). You can also purchase a pair of glasses with single vision lenses (lenses that only correct one type of vision problem) or specialty lenses that are adapted to specific needs throughout the day.
For instance, you could purchase glasses designed specifically for:
- Working or enjoying a hobby that requires near vision (reading, sewing, etc.)
- Working or hobbies that involve looking at screens for long periods of time
Reason #2: to protect your eyes in different environments
Safety goggles aren’t the only way to protect your eyes. When picking your next pair of frames, you should consider the myriad factors that can have an impact on your ocular health and visual comfort.
When you’re outside, the sun, wind, and debris can affect your vision. Various optical solutions to keep your eyes protected include sunglasses, transition lenses, and ophthalmic lenses with UV protection.
Keep in mind that sometimes your eyes need protecting when you’re inside as well. Prolonged exposure to screens, ventilation, ambient lighting… these can all affect your eyes and cause discomfort such as visual fatigue, dry eye, etc.
Get in touch with our experts and they’ll be able to recommend a product or a combination of products that suits your lifestyle, work, and hobbies.
For example: someone who spends a lot of time staring at a screen for work but who also enjoys biking. Their optician might recommend a combination of the following:
- A pair of ophthalmic glasses with specialized lenses to reduce visual fatigue, including a coating that blocks blue light.
- A pair of prescription sunglasses with frames and lenses designed to optimize their cycling performance.
Another example: a patient’s work requires them to work both inside and outdoors and whose hobby is to spend time with a good book. Their optician might recommend:
- A pair of photochromic lenses, such as Transitions®, to protect their eyes at work.
- A pair of near vision lenses to enjoy their favourite books on their tablet over the weekend.
Reason #3: to create a tailored look every season
Even though your glasses are first and foremost a tool you use in your day-to-day activities, they’re also a fashion accessory that can help you craft a specific look.
Whether you need to purchase sunglasses, stylish prescription-free frames (if you don’t have any vision problems), or a combination of different glasses if you have specific needs, you will most likely enjoy being able to pair your fashionable glasses with your attire. After all, a pair of glasses is the fashion accessory that stands out the most!
The best thing about purchasing several pairs of glasses? The ability to express your unique style with a bold pair of frames whenever you want while knowing you can count on a versatile pair of glasses to complement more subdued attires.
Want to try a bolder look? Trust our eyewear experts to recommend the right options or get inspired by our online catalogue.
Here are some frames designed by I-Man (a collection only sold at Opto-Réseau) that offer a selection of bold shapes and colours:
Frames : Morgan, Ethan, Robin, Francesco, Sammy, Leonard, Mirko, Victor
Finally, it goes without saying that a new season is the perfect opportunity to add accessories to your personal collection! Models from our Editorial Collection, available in our 83 clinics, are perfect examples of frames that will help you stay up to date with the latest fashion trends.
Visit one of our clinics!
Take advantage of our special offer to purchase multiple pairs of glasses! You’ll be able to treat yourself to the frames that meet your needs while saving and benefiting from our eyewear experts’ advice.
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