This Thanksgiving - It’s Time to Wear Your Rose-Colored

The expression, looking at life with rose colored glasses has a figurative meaning that supports an optimistic approach to the way we look at life.  But what if we were to pop on those rose-colored glasses a bit more often and give thanks every day for things like our senses – and all the little wonders we are able to see, smell, hear, touch, taste, feel and experience?

The gift of sight is one of those gifts that we all too often take for granted.  While we try to manage our lives and the crazy, hustle and bustle, we have to remind ourselves to take the stop and smell the proverbial roses.

So this year as we kick off the start of the holiday season with the annual turkey and trimmings, let’s all make a commitment to clearly SEE and appreciate what the world has to offer.

As eyecare professionals who support eye health, we’d like to remind you to take care of your eyes, treat them well, give thanks for the beauty they enable you to see and to take the time to think about those who are less fortunate.

Thanksgiving…what a great time to be thankful for all of the gifts we’ve been given and the special people in our lives.

From all of us at Väri Eyewear, Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017 by Väri Eyewear
WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR EYES, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO BE CHEAP

WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR EYES, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO BE CHEAP

Eyewear is a 365 day a year option that makes you look your best. When shopping for the frame that is going to make you look and feel good, without even trying, it is important to remember that you get what you pay for.

When shopping on line, true style and value comes from quality eyewear that maintains its shape, provides a customized fit, is lightweight yet durable, easy on the eyes and above all, comfortable.

Väri eyewear incorporates a proprietary TR90 with a special cool to the touch, soft matte finish to make our frames “feel” good, remain temperature neutral, smooth, and never clunky or heavy on your face. Meanwhile, our titanium temples provide tremendous memory and enable our frames to hold their shape even with the most demanding wearers. We’ve built our frames to be durable yet lightweight so that you can feel comfortable wearing your glasses and not having them wear you.

We have a specially designed saddle shaped bridge for enhanced comfort which creates little or no slippage on the nose. For a more specialized fit, we also offer the ability to add nose pads to several of our Väri frames. True customization!

It is important to note that when your eyewear is too heavy on the nose, or doesn’t fit well, it can leave the kind of lasting impression that you don’t want. Indents on the nose, or pinching behind your ear can cause all sort of painful issues, and for something that you wear every day, nobody’s got time for that!

To ensure that you get frames that fit and flatter your face, we encourage you to get down to your local retailer and try them on! They can help you find the right frame and fulfill your prescription for eyewear that gives you the fit, style, performance and comfort that you deserve.

Check out our retailer locator to find a retailer in your area.
July 28, 2017 by Jodi Jacobs
WHAT MAKES A FRAME COMFORTABLE?

WHAT MAKES A FRAME COMFORTABLE?

Styles, colors and shapes come and go with each passing year.  What’s trending in the market today may be a distant memory next year, but at Vari we know that one constant remains when it comes to selecting your “go to” frames – comfort.

That’s why we’ve made comfort our focus in designing the entire Vari collection – from our Vari Classics to our latest line of Handmades, we ensure that every one of our frames, puts you in the comfort zone and the right frame of mind. Sorry, we couldn’t pass up the pun.

More than anything else the fit and the weight of the frame are the first driving forces behind comfort. Frames that slide down your nose or leave a lasting impression on your schnozz or that pinch the back of your ear, cause real pain.  Let’s face it, if something is going to sit on your face all day long, it shouldn't be a distraction.

We truly believe in the importance of material selection so we use titanium and the highest quality TR-90 and thin cut acetate in our manufacturing process and this allows our frames to be both light and durable.    

Every Vari frame is designed to be remarkably sturdy, temperature neutral, comes with a soft matte finish and slip-free bridge. We’re so certain that once you try Vari, you’ll be so convinced they are the most comfortable frames you’ve ever worn, you’ll never want to be without them.  

Visit our virtual try on room to get your own #varirevolution started today!

 

June 19, 2017 by Jodi Jacobs
WHY SUN PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHAT THE SEASON

WHY SUN PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHAT THE SEASON

When the sun is out and the weather is warm, we know to be are aware of the sun and the damage it can cause. We paint ourselves with sunscreen to avoid painful sunburns and throw on our shades. But when summer fades, many people forget that the sun is still out 365 days of the year. Taking proper precautions to protect your body from the sun’s harmful rays year-round will keep your eyes shining bright and your skin healthy.

“Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate through clouds.”

When fall and winter come, the sun may hide but its UV rays don’t. Safe habits should be carried on all year round! The sun gives off UVA and UVB rays, that can both cause damage to your skin and eyes. UVB rays are what cause sunburn and are most common in the summer. UVA rays are present all year round, and strong enough to get through the clouds and even the glass in your office window.

But our skin isn’t the only part susceptible to the sun, did you know that even your eyes can get sunburn? Wearing sunglasses everyday can protect your eyes from UVA rays even in the winter months. Not just any sunglasses

“The sun’s rays are strongest between 11am and 3pm”

In every season it’s a good idea to keep your eyes protected and to teach kids the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun. In fact, most of the damage done to our eyes and our skin by the sun’s rays isn’t seen until years later, so the sooner you can stay protected the better. So the next time you are going to pop out for lunch on the deck, take a winter stroll or spend the day at the beach, make sure to your shades along to look cool and stay safe.

June 05, 2017 by Rich Baum