Lens Coatings and More

Blue Light Filter

PROTECT YOUR VISION - Computer screens, smartphones, tablets, fluorescent bulbs—blue light is all around, and the sun is actually the largest source of it. Some of it is helpful, like Beneficial Blue Light (which is blue turquoise and defined as 465-495 nm on the light spectrum), which helps regulate the sleep cycle, your mood, and cognitive performances.

However, long-term and continuous exposure to Harmful Blue Light (or blue-violet light) can contribute to long-term damage of your eyes. Those at highest risk are people with a family history or exhibiting signs of AMD, and working professionals, children, teens, and gamers.

Crizal Prevencia lenses reduce exposure to Harmful Blue Light while still allowing beneficial blue-turquoise light to pass through. Plus, they provide all the benefits of no-glare lenses. Help protect your eyes from blue-violet light with Crizal Prevencia lenses or the Nikon Seecoat Blue.

Optifog by Essilor

This innovative coating provides fog free vision, so that wearers can enjoy their daily activities with premium vision comfort. These lenses are designed with the active wearer in mind. Whether jogging outside or leaning over hot soup in the kitchen, Optifog® lenses ensure clarity and optimal performance to meet everyone's visual needs.

Two international patent applications have been filed on the Optifog® system. When combined with Optifog® Smart Textile, a microfiber dry cloth, Optifog® lenses provide immediate and efficient fog-free vision. The Optifog® lens has unique, hydrophilic top layers with inherent fog repellent properties. These top layers are activated thanks to the specific molecules of the innovative Optifog® Smart Textile. Droplets that would usually result in fog and inhibit vision spread uniformly across the lens, for an invisible and fog-free effect.

Fog can diminish the vision of spectacle wearers and can arise in many situations. Professionals who frequently move from hot to cold environments or are required to wear masks or helmets often experience foggy lenses. Pursuing outdoor activities or even day-to-day chores such as cooking can also mean dealing with reduced visibility. Optifog® lenses offer an optimized solution to the inconvenience of fog.

Anti-Reflective Coatings

The purpose of an anti-reflective coating is to reduce reflections from objects such as your computer monitor, on-coming headlights (particularly at night) and from fluorescent lights. Many individuals, particularly those who spend a significant amount of time on the computer, find anti-glare helps to reduce eyestrain and fatigue. It is a thin, clear coating applied to the front and back surfaces of the lens. There are different qualities of coatings, and our office has a minimal one to two year warranty on all of our antireflective coatings.

CRIZAL Sapphire UV

Have problems keeping your eyewear lenses clean? Consider the Sapphire with UV – considered their 'Best in Class' coating. This revolutionary coating may help your vision appear to be clearer because of the lenses' ability to resist dirt and smudging. The less you have to clean your lenses, the less likely you are to develop scratches over time. It includes a UV coating on both the front and back surfaces, to provide you with maximum UV protection.

NIKON Seecoat plus UV/Blue Premium

This is the newest coating designed to keep your lenses cleaner and clearer than ever. Nikon’s Seecoat Plus has an excellent track record, which with the addition of the oleophobic coating, making it a superior product. Their technology has combined maximum protection, against scratches, with minimal effort for keeping your lenses clean. It also includes a UV coating on both the front and back surfaces. Nikon’s expertise in the optical field gives you the durability and performance associated with the Nikon brand.

UV Protection

We are exposed to Ultraviolet rays whenever we are outside, including both sunny and cloudy days. There are 3 different types - UVA, UVB and UVC. Our glasses require protection from UVA and UVB, which are the types of UV associated with cataracts and macular degeneration. All prescription and non-prescription glasses from our optometrist office come with UV protection. There are now even contact lenses available with UV protection!

Polarized Lenses

Want to maximize glare reduction? Consider polarized lenses. For years, these lenses were used by those individuals who spend a lot of time on the water, to reduce glare reflected by the surrounding water. Now, golfers, cyclists and many others enjoy the benefits of polarized lenses. The way they work is that light reflected from the water is usually horizontally polarized. The lenses are positioned to block this light and thus reduce the glare. Once you have polarized sunglasses – you will never go back to regular sunglasses!

Tinted Lenses

What is the best colour of tinted lens? Is one colour better protection for your eyes than another? Choosing the best tint shade for your glasses is a personal decision with which our office is happy to help you. There is no one colour which suits everyone needs. We have more than 50 tint samples so you can choose what shade and how dark you want it, to cater to your own personal comfort. Options include the traditional grey and brown shades from 10% darkness to 80% darkness. Or you can go from a wacky wave (light blue) to a soft pink tone-lite. Our knowledgeable staff will be there to guide you.

We also dispense Photochromatic lenses. These are the lenses which darken automatically in bright light and lighten automatically in the dark. They are available in both plastic and glass lens materials.

Let us help you find the right lens and frame to fit your lifestyle - whether you are skiing at Mont Tremblant, surfing the web, reading a book, or while at work.

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