Black Friday Cyber ​​Monday?

Black Friday or “black Friday” has become a day that has become essential for trade around the world, both in terms of sales volume and preparation for Christmas. Stores and websites offer considerable promotions on certain products. This date like “cyber Monday” are traditions that come to us from the Americas.

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 .

Sunglasses and winter driving

Sunglasses are one of the must-have summer accessories, but we tend to forget about them in the winter. However, protecting yourself from UVA and UVB rays is just as important during the cold season. In addition to protecting our eyes and appendages from sun damage, wearing sunglasses can help us be better drivers , creating a safer world for everyone on the roads.

Clean your sunglasses

The sunglasses brands or not are as fragile as eyeglasses . To be able to enjoy it for several years or at least during the summer, it is important to have the good gestures and good methods of cleaning. Through this article you will find simple and judicious information to extend the life of your favorite sunglasses!

How to take care of your sunglasses?

July 16, 2021

To work in complete safety, choose VARIONET SAFETY PRO


After 40 years the near vision becomes difficult or even impossible under certain conditions. it is a natural phenomenon to be taken into consideration for trades carrying out precision work, electricians, plumbers, electronics engineers, mechanics, masons... for all professionals carrying out detailed work needing clear and precise close-up vision. Varionet has been offering “Varionet Safety” do-it-yourself goggles for several years now. These are fitted with the new Varionet technology digressive glass for presbyopes over 45 years of age. These glasses offer clear vision from 30 cm to more than 1 meter and they effectively protect the eyes and periocular parts from shocks and projections! The range of Varionet Safety Pro safety glasses offers 6 degrees of correction (in clear or solar glass) for the visual comfort of all generations from +1.00 to +3.50. Those are anti-fog goggles very efficient thanks to the coating of the glass.


Like the Varionet Safety Pro , sun protection glasses feature depth-of-field degressive lenses for clear vision from 30 cm to more than 1 meter, these glasses are also:

  • hardened on the surface to be more scratch resistant
  • treaties antifog
  • tinted : gray-green tint G15, tint of Ray-Ban category 3 lenses
Tinted protective glasses protect your eyes from glare and provide you with visual comfort for the various outdoor jobs, in complete safety!


You are not yet presbyopic and need corrective protective glasses? Varionet offers you safety glasses adapted to your vision correction . Whether you are nearsighted, astigmatic, farsighted or farsighted, we have a solution for you!

For more information, contact us at

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sunglasses day

A few days after the start of summer, on June 27, in the United States and Canada, National Sunglasses Day is celebrated each year. This day was created by the Vision Council which dedicates a site to it

Why a National Sunglasses Day?

This day is a simple and fun way to remind the American population of the importance of sun protection . It is necessary to protect yourself from glare, solar and UV radiation as well as the dangers associated with exposure to the sun. UV radiation (especially UVA) is harmful to the eyes and the skin, which is why it is strongly recommended to wear sunscreen to prevent burns, degeneration, cancer, etc.

During strong and long exposure, UV can cause problems in the white of the eye, keratitis, cataracts, retinal damage... In addition, sunscreens are an active anti-wrinkle! Your protected eyes are relaxed; fewer wrinkles and fine lines appear at the corner of the eyes. In addition, by blocking UV rays, your eyelids, whose skin is thin and sensitive, are protected, less risk of cancer.

Which sunglasses to choose?

Here are some tips for choosing the best sunglasses:

- Check that they provide good UV protection, 100% UV or UV400 protection

- Choose a category suited to its use: cat.4 for high mountains or sailing, cat.2 for moderately sunny weather... For summer activities, driving, cat.3 sunglasses are ideal and master key.

- Prefer a pair of comfortable sunglasses that do not slip, large and covering.

- And of course opt for nice looking glasses!

Take the opportunity to offer or you sunglasses and do not hesitate to share your photos on our instagram or facebook pages

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.

Bien choisir ses lunettes de soleil  !

Choose your sunglasses wisely!

Summer is definitely here with its long sunny days. Despite all its benefits, the sun can also have harmful effects, sun protection is required.

Just as we coat our face and body with sunscreen, it is essential to protect our eyes with sunglasses . For many activities these are useful all year round but become an essential complement for the summer period.

The chosen sunglasses must meet several criteria:

  • Protection
  • Aesthetics
  • Quality

The notion of aesthetics is certainly not the most important for sunglasses but it is essential because the sunglasses must cover and please you in order to become your best friends! Wearing your sunglasses to go outside in the summer should be a reflex.

Good protection is fundamental. Large covering glasses will protect your eyes and ocular appendages (eyelids, conjunctiva, corner of the eye, etc.) from damage from the rays, as will protective glasses adapted according to use and geographical location. Indeed, solar radiation is more intense and harmful when light is reflected on certain surfaces: water, sand, road, snow mainly.

The quality of the sunglasses is "vital", first of all your glasses must absolutely bear the CE logo on one of the temples. This certifies that the lenses meet the solar standard of European legislation as well as the protection category ranging from 0 to 4.

Attention !

Many cool looking glasses are counterfeits and fitted with badly made lenses. On June 16, French customs got their hands on a batch of 12,000 “dangerous” sunglasses from China.

These glasses are dangerous and especially for the youngest. They are certainly tinted, the wearer then has the feeling of being protected because less dazzled. It is then that the pupil dilates (a normal and natural phenomenon of the eye) and leaves the door wide open to UV rays and harmful radiation.

This is why it is essential to obtain your solar equipment from an optician!

Visual protection at home

The good weather is back and we are taking advantage of the weekends in May to garden, clear brush, do some DIY…

Many traumas, shocks or eye injuries are counted each year and about 50% of them occur at home.

Be safe also at home:

For most of us, safety glasses or goggles rhyme with professional environment

Protect your eyes in the mountains

In the mountains, in winter, whether you are skiing or snowshoeing, sun protection is essential for the skin, but also for the eyes .

Effects of altitude on vision

In elevation , the reverberation increases the luminosity , which generates a significant discomfort (glare).
A cloudy sky absorbs the brightness but allows 90% of UV to pass through . As for your skin, these harmful rays can cause real "sunburn" (ophthalmia of the eyes*), but also affect the cornea (cataract) and the retina (AMD).

In fact, UV rays are less filtered by the atmosphere: the higher the altitude, the greater the amount of UV . In addition, the sun is reflected on the snow, a very reflective surface, because it reflects 80 to 95% of UV rays (while in comparison, sand only reflects 20%).

Glasses in the mountains

The choice of your glasses in the mountains:
 A curved frame , covering but ventilated (to avoid fogging).
 A lens with good optical qualities (no deformation), impact resistant, category 3 or 4 (so as not to be dazzled). There are photochromic lenses, which allow you to go from category 3 to 4, or 2 to 4. The lenses can be treated anti-reflection on the inside to eliminate dazzling reflections. Finally, one can consider the use of polarizing lenses .
– The color of the glass provides a visual effect:
Grey: for all weather
Yellow-orange: for days with dazzling sunshine
Brown: for cloudy days (increases contrast and provides better perception of relief and depth of field)
The color of the glass is not a guarantee of protection: only 100% UV protection guarantees optimal protection .

Watch out for children!

As for their skin, finer and more fragile, you have the total screen reflex, do not skip wearing glasses or a mask.