Lens Coatings and More

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 Forte with UV

Have problems keeping your eyewear lenses’ clean? Consider the Crizal Forte with UV. Vision may 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.

Nikon HCC ICE

This is the newest coating designed to keep your lenses cleaner and clearer than ever. Nikon’s Hard Clear Coat (HCC) has an excellent track record, which with the addition of ICE makes it a superior product. Their technology has combined maximum protection, against scratches, with minimal effort for keeping your lenses clean. 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 now even are contacts available with UV protection!

Polarized Lenses

Want to maximize glare reduction? Consider polarized lenses. For years, these lenses were used by those folks 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.

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 friendly 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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