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Clearer from any angle

By MARBBIE TAGABUCBA, The Philippine Star Published Mar 13, 2022 4:45 am

Some things become crystal clear with the perspective of age. That’s not always the case for everyday matters, thanks to the changes in your eyes. Suddenly, it’s a challenge to go from binging your favorite series on TV to checking a notification on your smartphone. Or you’re just plain tired of switching between two prescription lenses multiple times a day. If you need help seeing near, far and in-between–and if you want to do it with one convenient pair of glasses–progressive lenses are for you.

Sunnies Studios, the proudly Filipino brand beloved by loyal customers of all ages for its reasonably-priced high-quality and stylish eyewear, has launched a Progressives collection of eyewear, and they might bring the clarity you seek.

What are progressive lenses?

They’re growing in popularity in the optical market, and for good reason. Progressive lenses are multifocal lenses that allow you to see clearly from all distances with one pair of glasses.

Look through the top portion of the lens to see far-away objects (like when you’re driving), the middle to focus on intermediate objects (such as when you’re working on your computer from a desk), or from the bottom to see things up close (like when you’re focusing on a book).

Think of it as an all-in-one lens with multiple prescriptions so you don’t have to switch between frames–only the lenses seamlessly increase in magnification from the top to the bottom of the lens. Unlike traditional bifocals or trifocals, there are no visible lines separating the different fields of a progressive lens to distract your vision.

This also means that, behind your progressive eyeglasses, your eyes are not distorted by lines and can be seen clearly–just like eyeglass wearers half your age.

Seeing in style

Glasses greatly impact your appearance. Think of style icons like Jack Nicholson and Iris Apfel–choosing the right optical frames are essential not only for seeing better, but also for being seen.

There is no need to compromise the vital importance of function with form as Sunnies’ offerings come in styles that will always be in fashion while being light and comfortable to be worn throughout your daily life.

The Progressives line comes in seven frame styles perfect for your prescription lenses, whatever your facial features and style expression.

Go for a contemporary and modern look with three new styles. Ernest is light but sturdy, making it a reliable frame for any daily activity, whether it’s in the colorway Miso, Cherry Tort, or Charcoal.

Meanwhile, Arlo+ is a sculpted rectangular frame (available in Bark and Fawn) made for comfort and durability with nose pads for extra support.

Or you can highlight your eyes with the face-framing browline of the Gregor, with its soft curves and subtle tips, in Wheat and Ant.

The metal styles are inspired by the classics and are timelessly cool. Clyde’s subtle angles and a slim browline is a safe bet whether in White Gold and Charcoal.

For a vintage look that's versatile, there’s Magnus, a pilot frame that delivers with a top bar and sleek metallic rims available in White Gold and Bronze.

Or you can keep it sleek with Arthur, a rectangular frame made modern with half rims and a metal nose bridge. Available in Almond and Charcoal.

Last but not the least is the Bart, a rounded rectangle shape in Dark Tort and Ink accented with polished rivets for low-key sophistication.

As part of Sunnies Studios’ ethos to make quality eyewear accessible to all, the Progressives start at P3,299 locally and $85 for international orders.

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Visit to shop online, find a branch near you, or book an optical service from the comfort of your home through Sunnies Home Optical, a by-appointment optical service.

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