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2425 Marine Drive
Oakville, Ontario L6L 1C6
P: 905-827-3937
F: 905-827-8161

  • Mon:8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tues:8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thurs:8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri:8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat:9:00am - 2:00 pm 
  • Sun closed

Lenses & Coatings

 

Anti-Reflective Coating 

Normal lenses often create glare, reflections, and "ghost images." Now that can be eliminated with an anti-reflective coating.

What we see is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses. This produces glare. It also reduces the wearer's visual acuity. In other words, the light reflections are a visual and cosmetic problem.

Anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission through the lenses from 80% to 99.5%. They make it easier to see and easier for others to see you. These coatings are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night. The performance of anti-reflective lenses continues to improve with the arrival of the newest generation of ultra-premium anti-reflective coatings! They are highly advanced technology and some are even more scratch resistant than glass.

Anti-reflective coatings also have the benefit of making your eyes more visible to those around you. Not only do you see better, you can be seen better!

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Bifocal Lenses 

For many people, different lenses are needed for seeing at different distances. Bifocal lenses allow the wearer to look through two areas of the lens. One area focuses on distant objects. The other is used for reading. A little-known fact is that bifocals were invented by Benjamin Franklin, and his style of bifocals are still available today.

Most of the time the “reading” area is smaller, shaped like a sideways “D”, and found in the lower hemisphere of the lens. These bifocals are called lined bifocals or flat-tops. If you are focusing on distant objects, you look through the top half of the lenses. To read a book, magazine, or newspaper, you look through the “reading” area. The Franklin style lenses are less common, and are split horizontally down the middle of each lens. One thing that is challenging about using bifocals is dealing with the line between the two vision areas. Fortunately, technology advancements have developed a better type of multifocal lens, called the no-line, or progressive, lens.

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Progressive Lenses 

One of the main problems with traditional bifocal and trifocal lenses is the problem of eye fatigue. It is challenging to switch from one focusing power to another when it is separated by a hard line. It can make your eyes tired, and it can even lead to a headache, sore neck, and sore back.

The newest variation of bifocals and trifocals is the no-line lens or progressive lens. Progressive lenses provide a smooth transition from focusing on nearby to focusing on distant objects because they do not have a distinct line which separates the focusing powers. Instead, a gradual change in power allows the wearer to focus on objects at all distances. Distant objects are viewed through the upper portion of the lens, while near objects are viewed through the middle or lower portion of the lens. These are also great for computer users.

Digital progressive lenses offer less peripheral distortion and wider intermediate and near portions of the lens. These benefits result in easier adaptation for the patient and a more natural visual experience.

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Cosmetic & Specialty Tints 

Your glasses do not have to be an eyesore to those around you. Eyeglasses can be a stylish accessory, a part of your personality, or a way for you to be unique. There are a variety of frames to choose from, but you may not know that there are also many ways to improve the appearance of the lenses. Cosmetic tints are now available. These tints offer a variety of colors and shades. Some lenses are clear at the bottom and gradually get more colored towards the top of the lenses. There are many ways to adjust your lenses to whatever style suits your personality. Some tints are also functional.

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High Index Lenses 

The most common materials available for use in lenses used to be glass and a hard resin called CR-39. But recently, more materials have become available. High index materials are named because they have a higher index of light refraction. Basically, they can do the same optical job that glass or CR-39 does, but with less lens material. That makes high index lenses thinner and/or lighter than regular lenses. With high index lenses, you can avoid having “soda bottle” lenses. Not only are the lenses thinner, but they are also lighter, making your glasses more comfortable. When learning about high index lenses, you may hear many unfamiliar numbers and terms. . Basically, remember the higher the index of refraction, the thinner the lens.

  • Trivex: Trivex is very strong, very light, and resistant to scratches and breaking. This lens material offers minimal distortion , clear vision and a high safety profile.
  • Mid-Index: Mid index materials are usually classified by numbers. The higher the number, the thinner and lighter the lens. The lower numbers are classified as mid-index lenses. Mid-index lenses, such as 1.54, 1.56, and 1.57 and Trivex, are thinner than glass, and nearly as strong as CR-39.
  • High-Index: High index lenses, such as 1.60, 1.66, 1.67, 1.70, and 1.71, are much thinner than regular glass or plastic. Talk with our trained optician to decide which high index lens is right for you.

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Photochromics (Lenses darken with sunlight) 

If you've ever felt frustrated at needing prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.

There are a variety of photochromic options available, with choices in color and darkness of tint. One consideration with photochromic lenses is that they do not darken fully when driving in a car because the windshield absorbs most of the UV light needed to activate the tint.

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Polarized Lenses 

Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. To eliminate this glare, we offer polarized lenses. Polarized lenses significantly reduce glare, decreasing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare.

Most glare comes from horizontal surfaces, so the light is "horizontally polarized." Polarized lenses feature vertically-oriented "polarizers." These polarizers block the horizontally-polarized light. The result is a glare-reduced view of the world. Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fishermen can eliminate bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with any other sunglasses. Golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.

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Scratch Resistant Coating 

If you wear any of the hard resin lenses, including high index you should consider getting a scratch resistant coating. Resins and plastics are more susceptible to scratches than glass. Scratches damage the cosmetic look of the lenses as well as their performance. With a scratch resistant coating, you don't have to worry so much about minor scratches on your lenses. Another advantage of scratch resistant coatings is that most coatings come with a one-year warranty. They are a great investment to prevent minor scratches. However, it is important to remember that scratch resistant does not mean scratch-proof. All lenses are susceptible to scratches.

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Specialty Lenses 

We all have heard the phrase, “Different strokes for different folks.” Well, this also holds true when it comes to selecting glasses. There are different lenses for just about everybody. No matter what your particular need, there is probably a specialty lens designed for you.

For example, a specialty lens that is becoming increasingly useful is designed for computer users. Computer lenses have “windows” designed for viewing your computer screen, documents on your desk, and distant objects. The lenses are designed to reduce Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, which is characterized by headaches, eye strain, neck and back aches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and double vision.

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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality of Vision and Eye Health Care possible and to meet individual Eye Care needs professionally and with sensitivity using up-to-date knowledge, equipment, and products.

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