I’m a happy person. Most of the time. In fact, I’m known for the bounce in my step and the smile on my face. But just like every woman, I’ve got my days (weeks?) where a black cloud follows me like Pig Pen. Sometimes, it’s so hard to shake my bad mood, I’ll do just about anything to feel the rainbow again.

Obviously, a brand new pair of shoes or the perfect nude lipgloss can do wonders for my mood, but I now know that something else can, too: a fantastic pair of sunglasses.

Yes, I am now the giddy owner of a pair of Spy Happy Lens Sunglasses. And after a month or so of wearing them almost constantly, I can tell you that I’m almost positive* that they work. Can you see me doing my happy dance (aka happy drink)?Spy Happy Lens Sunglasses

*Almost positive: I don’t have evidence to the contrary.

Intrigued? Are you scratching your head wondering Whatever is she talking about? Let me clue you in.

SPY Happy Lens uses a special technological feature that lets in the good rays and blocks out the bad rays. Allowing more good rays, the long wave blue light rays, promotes balance in the body and can make people feel better. Cool, right?

Even more important, the right shades are much more than a fashion statement. Your eyes are much more than the windows to your soul. They’re also your view of the world.

Think of this equation: Happy eyes = Healthy eyes.

The first step toward healthy eyes is getting them checked regularly by your optometrist. When I visited my local Iris location to choose my fashionable sunnies, I first underwent a comprehensive eye exam. Other than a slight change to my prescription and an imminent need for reading glasses (thanks a lot for that news), everything was on track.

Then came the lecture on investing in proper sunglasses. Bottom line: while we love all the summer sunshine, those harmful rays can hurt our precious peepers. So, just like we protect our skin with sunscreen, the best way to protect our eyes is with a good pair of sunnies.

And if our stylin’ shades can do double duty by upping our mood with the technology that’s in Happy Lenses? Well, who is going to say no to that?

Medical lecture complete, I was fitted for my Happy Lens sunglasses. The best part? Many of the styles (valued at $200 -$400) are available in prescription lenses. Now, for the first time in my life, I can see where I’m driving. Shhh…I didn’t really say that.

Check out Spy Happy Lens Sunglasses! And the fab selection of eyewear at IRIS at the over 165 locations across Canada. Oh and each one has its very own optometrist just for you – who will provide the comprehensive eye health and vision exams you need.

About the author

Mara Shapiro

Mara Shapiro is Co-Editor, Community of BrazenWoman. She is proof that it's never too late to reinvent yourself, and also that you cannot have too many pairs of shoes and lipglosses. A Social Media addict, Community Manager, and insatiable lover of movie popcorn, Mara is always on the hunt for the next best thing. You'll often find her laughing and dancing, phone in one hand, and a glass of red in the other. The only time she's not talking is when she's sleeping.

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