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When choosing your lenses, you should consider the following:

Lens Material


Plastic lenses are 50% lighter and resist well to impact than those made of other materials. Also, plastic lenses can be tinted to a wide variety of colours.

High-index materials

This high-index lens allows for a thinner lens, great for those with strong prescriptions. The lens is 10% thinner than glass and 15% thinner than plastic. As a result, they are more comfortable and cosmetically desirable.


Glass is heavier than all other lens materials. It is recommended to treat glass lenses with an impact-resistance treatment as they shatter easily.

Types of lenses

Single Vision

These lenses provide distance vision correction in patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. This type of lens is available in all materials.


This lens offers nearsighted and farsighted vision correction in a single lens. The upper part of the lens is for seeing from a distance and the bottom part to see things from close.


These serve the same purpose as a progressive lens but with visible lines on the lens. A large portion of the lens is used for distance vision; the centre portion for intermediate vision; and the bottom portion for near vision.

Progressive (Multi-focal)

A multi-purpose lens used for near, intermediate and distance vision correction. It is esthetically designed without a visible line in the lens.

Aspheric lens

This lens allows the eye to appear its natural size through the lens. It generates a wider field of vision since the lens is thinner. The lens improves visual clarity in higher powered lenses.

Specialty lenses

Task-specific lenses provide you with the best visual solution for your specific needs. Speak to your optometrist in order to choose the perfect lens to suit your job, hobby or other recreational needs.

Myopia control

Myopia, or near sightedness, tends to progress or get worse throughout childhood, and higher levels of myopia are associated with higher eye disease risks in adulthood. If your child already wears glasses, you can do something to stop their vision worsening. If they don't your doctor can assess their risk of developing myopia. We offer the latest technologies to reduce the progression of myopia such as Hoya’s Miyosmart glasses, Misight 1 day contact lenses and Atropine eye drops.

Computer Lenses

This type of lens is useful for those who spend more than 2 hours a day in front of a computer screen. The lens takes into consideration the short viewing distance to a computer which can cause eye strain with conventional lenses and may also include special filters, tints and anti reflective properties.

Sports Lenses

An array of designs, colours, and coatings are available depending on the type of sports you play. It is impportant for eyewear to be sage. A high impact-resistant lens is recommended.


The lenses in your sunglasses should always contain ultraviolet protection.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are associated with the development of cataracts. UV rays may also cause damage to the retina.

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses are available in a variety of colours and shades. They help to eliminate glare, fatigue and visual stress. The sun’s rays reflect off of many surfaces such as water, sand, snow, windows, vehicles and buildings. These lenses are recommended for boaters, golfers, drivers and fishermen due to their ability to eliminate glare.

Tinted Lenses

Tinted lenses range from pale to very dark and come in an assortment of colours. Sunglasses generally use medium to dark lenses and may be uniform in colour or have gradient lenses which go from dark at the top to light or clear at the bottom.

Mirrored Lenses

The reflective surface of a mirrored lens makes the eye almost invisible and protects it against glare and heat. Mirrored lenses are offered in a variety of colours in order to enhance visual performance.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses gradually lighten or darken according to their exposure to light; darkening when exposed to bright light and lightening indoors. Photochromic lenses come in virtually all materials and styles. Ask one of our representatives for a demonstration.

Lens treatments

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Seeing as plastic lenses tend to scratch easier than glass lenses, surface treatments such as scratch-resistant coating were designed in order to reduce abrasions.

Anti-Reflective (AR)

Anti-reflective treatments help reduce reflections on and within the lens. The benefits include44 clearer vision during the day, driving at night, and in front of the computer. It is cosmetically desirable since the wearer’s eyes are clearly visible behind the lenses. Antireflection coatings come standard on all our clear lenses.

High Impact-Resistance

High impact-resistant lenses are very lightweight and are ideal for those who require superior eye protection, including children, teens and active adults. Safety eyewear is also commonly made using high-impact lens materials to provide protection on the job.

Anti-Dust Lenses

Keeps dust and dirt from sticking to the lenses
Quicker and easier to clean
Anti-Dirt Lenses

Blue Protection

Between sunlight, indoor lighting, and most digital screens, blue-violet light surrounds you every day. Long exposure can lead to eye strain, eye fatigue and even sleeplessness for some people. Coatings for digital lifestyles ensure more relaxed vision.

Repels smudges and fingerprints

Less-frequent need to clean the lenses, and they are quicker and easier to clean

Lifestyle and/or occupation

For each activity there are several types or combinations of lenses available. Discuss your lifestyle with your optometrist and make the choice that’s right for you.

The following is a list of lenses to choose from based on your needs.

Lifestyle or occupation

Computer work
Outdoor and Indoor activities
Driving, working, everyday life, farsightedness and nearsightedness

Types of lenses

Sport lenses
Computer lenses
Polarized lenses
Photochromic lenses
Progressive lenses

We specialize in Hoya, Nikon and Zeiss. As independent eye care professionals we can order most lenses available to the industry.

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How we collect the information

Information You Provide to Us

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We use your information, including your Personal Information, to manage our business and to maintain and develop commercial relationships with you. We will collect, use, and disclose such information only to the extent that is necessary for those purposes.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

How we share your information

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Other Disclosures

In addition to any disclosure you may have consented to or permitted under the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your data, including Personal Information to third parties in the following limited circumstances:

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