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Tips on choosing your lenses

In terms of lenses, Mathieu Opticians exclusively relies on the expertise of Essilor, the world leader in prescription lenses.
Learn more about the different Essilor solutions that will suit your lifestyle and protect your eyes.

You take time to choose your frame, but what about your lenses ? Whatever your age and whatever your visual requirements, we have the right lens solution for you.

Discover our Essilor solutions that shall help you for:

Correcting your vision

Do you know that vision is the most used of our senses – 80% of information is received via sight? Yet, nearly one in two people suffer from vision problems. These problems can be related to disease or age, but more often, they are due to an eye defect. From single to progressive, or reading to screen lenses, corrective lenses shall help you regain clarity of vision, avoid fatigue and headaches and keep you safe and comfortable throughout life.

Single vision lenses

Myopia , hyperopia or astigmatism : single vision (unifocal) lenses offer the most obvious solution to correct simple visual problems. Their key characteristic: they feature the same power across the whole lens surface.

Progressive lenses

Our vision inevitably changes around the age of 40. We experience more difficulty in seeing close up. You’ve become presbyopic as your crystalline is less able to adjust. Progressive lenses offer a simple and effective solution to remedy this inconvenience.

Your connected life

Using digital devices puts a lot of demand on your eyes. Over time, this can lead to significant visual fatigue: headaches, itching, red or dry eyes, blurred images… Use adequate lenses to relieve your eyes.

Protecting your eyes

It’s quite important to adopt an adequate visual correction for your well-being and everyday comfort, but it does not always guarantee total eye protection. Reflection, glare and other radiation can alter the performance of your lenses and increase visual fatigue.

Anti-reflective, polarized, sun, photochromic… Today, specific treatments add up to your lenses can benefit you in addressing inconveniences and ensure good eye protection. We help you to choose them according to your lifestyle and priorities.

Sun lenses

We offer different solutions for effective protection from UV rays, bright or reflected light that makes seeing outside difficult Read more…

Photochromic lenses

Transparent indoors, photochromic lenses are designed to darken quickly in the sun and outside thanks to molecules in the lenses that react to variations in luminosity. Read more…

Anti-reflective lenses

LAnti-reflective lenses help reduce reflected light and improve your visual comfort and the transparency of your lenses by resisting smudges, dust, scratches, glare and by repelling water. Read more…

Polarized lenses

In addition to conventional sun protection, polarized lenses have a filter that removes 99.9% of horizontal reflections. They thus restore a contrast, bringing better perception of shapes and colors. Read more…

Preserving your visual health

Daylight and sunlight have a positive impact on our psychological and physical balance – Yet, you must take care against the potential harm in their rays to keep your eyes fit and healthy in the long run, against :

UV rays

The harmful effects of UV rays on our eyes are well-known. They can cause temporary discomfort: glare, blurred vision and inflammation, etc.. But, in the long run, they are responsible for irreversible damage, as they contribute to the premature aging of the eye and development of cataracts. For better protection against UV rays, we propose you to wear quality sunglasses or our Essilor solutions; Acclimates® or Transitions® adaptive lenses or or Xperio® polarized lenses.

Blue-violet light

Blue light is beneficial for health, in regulating our biological clock. But part of the blue light spectrum, the ‘blue-violet’ light is harmful to the eye. Emitted naturally by the sun, these rays are also emitted by our televisions, computer screens, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles… Children and people aged over 45 are most susceptible to its harmful effects. There are specific new lenses with the technical characteristics to filter part of this blue-violet light. We recommend the Crizal® Prevencia® preventive lenses which offer a complete protection against harmful effects of blue-violet light.

Your connected life

Do you spend each day staring at a computer?

Then like up to 80% of people in the developed world, you might suffer from eye strain. We have the perfect lens solution for computer use – Crizal® Prevencia® Learn more…

Dealing with low vision or visual impairment

There are visual aids that allow people with low vision to see certain details that they cannot perceive with their residual vision, enabling them to do certain activities previously not possible. No visual aid can restore vision in all circumstances; each is selected according based to a particular targeted activity, and the individual circumstances of the person and his or her visual state. Here are the different types of vision aids available for patients with low vision:


Lamps in different color temperatures can provide the most adapted and comfortable lighting.


Specific filter lenses can be used to improve ill-adapted luminosity. These can either protect from or enhance brightness.


The simplest tools to use for magnifying objects such as text, phone numbers, store labels.

Discover thinner lenses

Do your glasses feel heavy? Opt for thinner and lighter lenses that are more comfortable to wear, even if you have a strong prescription.


Lamps in different color temperatures can provide the most adapted and comfortable lighting.


Specific filter lenses can be used to improve ill-adapted luminosity. These can either protect from or enhance brightness.


The simplest tools to use for magnifying objects such as text, phone numbers, store labels.

Stylis® 1.67 lenses

Stylish, slim and hard-wearing – A lens material that takes style to a new level. Offering added durability and great visual clarity.

The features

Stylis® 1.67 lenses are made using a exceptionally clear and pure high-index material. This creates a lens that’s 40% thinner than similar options, and far flatter for a more beautiful profile.

The benefits

Thinner, flatter lenses for a more stylish look – Stylis® 1.67 lenses promise quality vision and robust impact resistance. And being thinner and flatter, they work well with a wide range of frames, including rimless frames. Stylis® 1.67 lenses include 100% UV protection.

Lineis® 1.74 lenses

Flatter, thinner, lighter, sleeker. Lineis® 1.74 lenses are among the flattest on the market, giving you a more natural look.

The features

Lineis 1.74 are an ultra high performance lens that preserves natural looks. They’re ideal for strong prescriptions and are the flattest lens available today, over 50% flatter than a standard lens.

  • Ultra thin
  • Ultra flat
  • Ultra light

Essilor Lineis® 1.74 are also now compatible with Crizal® Transitions® giving you the best UV and glare protection.

The benefits

Helping to achieve visual confidence. Some people with strong prescriptions don’t feel confident wearing glasses, particularly if they have heavy thick lenses. Lineis® lenses are lightweight and slim, to help you look good and feel comfortable (no more glasses marks on your nose or behind the ears). Plus Lineis® lenses include full UV protection.

Our main brands

Crizal®, the number one anti-glare lens brand worldwide*, is at the forefront of innovation, R&D processes and optical technologies, doing the utmost to improve and help maintain people’s visual clarity. Crizal® lenses act like a shield against elements that can impact or harm vision, responding with confidence to wearer’s needs. Read more…

Varilux® lenses provide instantly sharp, effortless vision at near, far and everywhere in between, with smooth transitions at every distance from the moment the wearer puts them on. Our lenses allow wearers to pursue personal and professional activities with confidence while feeling empowered to enjoy all that life has to offer. Read more…

Xperio® is more than a just a sun lens. Xperio® polarized prescription sun lenses provide higher definition, elimination of glare and distortion. They also brings maximum UV protection with the highest E-SPF®* index available. Xperio® lenses are also scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Read more…

Our everyday adaptive lenses automatically adapt to changing light, going from clear to dark and every shade in between to protect your eyes and reduce eye strain and fatigue. With an extensive range of products, there is a Transitions® adaptive lens to match every lifestyle. Read more…