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From January 12 to 21, the KLVC team will be at the Toronto International Boat Show with Costa Sunglasses!

Get a pair of Costa Sunglasses at the show with case, cleaning cloth, sticker and free gift included!

Purchase non-prescription Costa Sunglasses and receive up to $50 off!

Purchase prescription Costa Sunglasses and receive $100 off!

This year we have a bigger booth, more selection and new 2018 styles! Don’t miss out to experience the clearest lenses on the planet.

About Costa Sunglasses:

1983: BORN ON THE WATER

We build the clearest sunglasses on the planet for those who live to be on the water. Born on the water and we’re still inspired by it. We want to be on it, we want to protect it, and we want to inspire others to do the same. Click here to learn more.

Location: Direct Energy Centre

Show Hours:

  • Saturdays (13th & 20th): 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sundays (14th & 21st): 10 am to 6 pm
  • Monday to Friday (15th to 19th): 11 am to 8 pm

COSTA LENS TECHNOLOGY, THE CLEAREST LENSES ON THE PLANET:

BEYOND POLARIZED

  • Patented 580 technology enhances colors by blocking harsh yellow light & eliminates haze & blur by blocking blue light
  • 100% polarization kills reflected glare and eye-strain
  • 100% UV blockage for max protection

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LENS COLOR

  • Choose from seven lens colors to help you see clearly in all light conditions
  • Low light options perfect for early morning or late afternoon fishing
  • Full sun options great for eliminating glare on open water

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BACKED WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY:

BUILT BY HAND. BACKED FOR LIFE.

We assemble every pair of Costas by hand in Florida. Call us perfectionists, but we want each pair to be perfect. If you find a defect in materials or workmanship in your glasses, we’ll gladly repair or replace them under the Costa Lifetime Warranty.

We warrant Costa Sunglasses against defects in materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Costa handles every repair or warranty claim directly. If you should have a problem with your Costas, please refer to the Repair section of our website.

As a student, you need to focus on studying, assignments, projects, and learning. Life brings you many challenges that involves worrying about your health, eating well, exercising and managing your finances. We know it’s tough managing everything so at Kodak Lens Vision Centres we want to make sure your eye care needs are taken care of. We have all the bells and whistles such as our online systems to book appointments and submitting your insurance claims directly, advanced eye care technology, transparent pricing and a wide range of eye care products, eyewear and services.

Our experienced and personable Optometrists, Opticians and Optometric Assistants would like to offer you a remarkable eye care experience to ensure you’re seeing the best for success! Your eye health is important to us so not only we educate you about your eyes and recommend the best visual solutions, we provide exclusive discounts to university students.

Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare 20/20 Student Offer:

Special Promotion: Free Retinal Photographs until December 31st, 2017*

Eyewear packages start at $95, which includes the frame, lenses and the Kodak CleAR anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings. We have a wide eyewear selection from Smart to Designer frames.

We are also part of the Student Care Network. Check out their website to see if your university or college is on the list. If your university or college is involved with Student Care then we can provide you:

  • $50 for eye exam
  • $75 off when you spend $250 or more
  • 30% off when you spend less than $250
  • Direct Insurance Billing Available

Here’s the full list of StudentCare’s universities and colleges in Ontario:

  1. University of Waterloo undergraduate students(FEDS)
  2. CCNM  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (NSA)
  3. McMaster University (GSA)
  4. CMCC  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Students’ Council
  5. Sheridan College (SSU)
  6. Queen’s University (AMS)
  7. WLU  Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’Association (GSA)
  8. University of Waterloo graduate students (GSA)
  9. Sault College (SCSU)
  10. Mohawk College (MSA)
  11. UWO  The University of Western Ontario Society of Graduate Students (SOGS)
  12. Carleton University Undergraduate Students(CUSA)
  13. University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union(UTGSU)
  14. OCADU
  15. University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU)
  16. Conestoga Students Inc (CSI)
  17. University of Windsor Students Alliance (UWSA)

See in store for more details and let’s help you See The Colours of Life. Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust.

*Promotion is available at all of our Kodak Lens Vision Centres
* Retinal scan technology available at all Kodak Lens Vision Centres

As the baby boomer cohort approaches retirement age, vision loss and illness among the elderly will reach high proportions. Aging is the greatest risk factor for vision loss, and the leading cause is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes irreversible damage to vision.

At the back of the eye, there is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue called the retina. Light is focused behind the retina onto a small spot called the macula. The macula then processes the details in the central part of our vision, and is responsible for humans being able to see detail, colours and to function in daylight. If the macula is unhealthy for any reason, the retina becomes like a glasses lens with a large smudge right in the middle; blurry central vision and loss of visual detail result.

There are two types of AMD. The “dry” type accounts for 90 per cent of cases, is slow-progressing, and occurs when the central part of the retina becomes pigmented, thinned or distorted. The more severe “wet” type takes place when blood vessels leak fluid and blood under the macula and into the retina. When the blood and fluid dry, a scar remains in the macula, which creates a black spot in your field of vision. Wet AMD can cause nearly complete vision loss within a period of weeks. In addition, the dry form can become wet at any time.

AMD affects nearly 2.1 million Canadians, and more than 1.6 million Americans aged 50 and over have late-stage AMD. In 2003 alone, 78,000 new cases were diagnosed in Canada. Imagine how many more there will be as the population continues to age! By age 60, one in 9 Canadians will have vision loss from AMD; by age 75, it is one in four, and by age 90, it is one in two. Despite these grim statistics, only a quarter of Canada’s population is even aware of the condition’s existence.

Although the vision loss caused by AMD is often irreparable, there are ways to slow the speed of the illness and possibly prevent it. Unfortunately, there is no known cause or agreed-upon therapy, so the following steps are solely recommendations you can take in the right direction, toward better eye health and a brighter future of vision:

  • Quit smoking. It is thought to be the primary cause of one-third of AMD cases.
  • Do not drink heavily. The risk of developing AMD is doubled if you’re a heavy drinker.
  • Eat healthy, live healthy. Don’t spend an inordinate amount of time in the sun, and eat a lot of green vegetables and carrots.

For those already diagnosed with AMD and still in the early or mid-development stage, a combination of vitamin supplements (namely vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc) can slow the disease’s progression by about 25 per cent.

Other forms of treatment are more radical and complex. Sometimes ophthalmologists use thermal lasers to close up damaged blood vessels in early wet AMD. You may need to undergo a test called an intravenous “fluorescein angiogram” to see whether lasers can help. Usually done on an out-patient basis at a hospital or clinic, this diagnostic test entails injecting fluorescent dye into a vein and then taking pictures of the dye as it circulates through the tiny blood vessels in the eye.

A more modern and often more useful form of therapy is photodynamic therapy (PDT). This method involves injecting a special dye just prior to treatment of the damaged and diseased macula. Next, an infrared laser is shone on the macula. The reaction between the dye and the light seals and dries up the abnormal blood vessels, resulting in better visual results.

For those with dry AMD, a unique process known as rheopheresis blood filtration (RHEO) is presently being performed in certain clinics. Generally, excess amounts of large proteins and fatty particles associated with certain diseases are filtered out so possibly harmful contaminants can be expelled. Studies suggest that RHEO-filtered blood flows more easily through eye capillaries, therefore slowing vision loss progression.

Newer drugs that shrink abnormal blood vessels are also currently being developed.

PLEASE NOTE: Before consuming any form of supplement or vitamin, it is imperative that you speak with our Optometrist.

Top Choice Awards Nominee 2018 Kodak Lens Vision Centre

Top Choice Awards Nominee 2018 Kodak Lens Vision Centre

We are honoured that Kodak Lens Vision Centres is an Official Nominee for the 2018 Top Choice Award. We were nominated to be the Top Eyewear Retailer of 2018 in Durham Region. Now, we need your help to WIN! Voting is now open and if you feel that we have earned your vote and would like to support our local community eye care clinic and small business, we would appreciate you taking the time to vote for us. Winning the Top Choice Award is one of the largest endorsements a business can receive within North America, so this is a BIG deal!

Show us some love by voting for us. Your vote will automatically enter you into a draw for a chance to win $2000 in cash or one of many Toppy T-shirts.

You can vote for us here: http://topchoiceawards.com/vote or through Facebook and Twitter via VoteForUs.ca (vote for Kodak Lens Vision Centre!). Otherwise, you can contact Top Choice Awards via email or phone to vote for us. Voting ends January 2nd, 2018.

We would love to win this highly coveted award and we want to continue to serve you every day and provide the best customer experience possible. But we need your help to do so. If you believe we are your Top Choice, why not help us spread the word! Thank you for your time and appreciate your vote.

 

It was another great event at Homeless Connect where Taylor and the optometric team from Vision Institute of Canada helped 124 people.

Every year over 700 guests come out to the Mattamy Athletic Centre to receive a variety of services including eye care, foot care, hair cutting, clothing, food, health, housing and employment support, legal and much more.

The effort of the Vision Institute of Canada has made our 1-day vision clinic possible to help those in need and less fortunate. The vision clinic was able to provide services such as vision screening, pretesting, patient history evaluation, refraction for a new prescription, ocular health, and optical services. Taylor helped dispense 50 reading glasses to those who needed it the most. This is our fifth time volunteering for Homeless Connect and we hope to do more in the future.

Check out Homeless Connect Toronto 2017:

We were Rated to be One of the
Best Optometrists in Toronto, ON

We were handpicked to be one of the Top 3 Optometrists in Toronto and Ajax. Thank you to all our patients, customers and friends for supporting us. We really appreciate it and hope to continue providing the best possible eye care and eyewear with Kodak Lenses. Kodak Lens | Toront Eyecare and Kodak Lens | Harwood Eyecare is honoured to have this recognition.

How can we actually say this? Three Best Rated did a 50-Point Inspection that includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best, so we try to be the best! #SeeTheColoursofLife

Check our Toronto Three Best Rated Here

Did you know? We were also Rated to be
One of the Best Optometrists in Ajax, ON

Check our Ajax Three Best Rated Here

 

Biofinity Energys

Biofinity Energys™  contact lenses help you find your comfort zone.

Biofinity Energys contact lenses are the only contact lenses with Digital Zone Optics™ lens design. Their unique optics design and material are made specifically for how you live in today’s digital world.

AT A GLANCE

  • Digital Zone Optics™ lens design
  • Aquaform® Technology
  • Monthly Replacement

When there’s no time for tired eyes…

Biofinity Energys™ contact lenses are designed for all-day wear, helping people’s eyes better adapt so they can seamlessly and continuously shift focus between digital devices and offline activities.

Aquaform® Technology

A combination of material technologies resulting in a uniquely comfortable and high-performance contact lens.

Biofinity Multifocal

Biofinity Multifocal

Meet your premium multifocal contact lenses.

Focus Up Close, Far Away and In-Between

Once we reach age 40 to 45, our eyes lose the ability to focus on objects that are up close—especially in low-light situations, such as reading a menu in a restaurant. This condition is called “presbyopia” and it affects everyone.

With Balanced Progressive Technology, CooperVision Biofinity®multifocal contacts allow you to see near and far objects, along with everything in-between—all with the clarity and comfort you deserve. And you’re free to wear these lenses for up to 7 days in a row.

AT A GLANCE

  • Monthly replacement
  • Focus close up, far away and in-between
  • Lenses stay moist and comfortable
  • Naturally wettable so you’re less likely to need additional wetting drops

A Healthier Lens-Wearing Experience

Thanks to our exclusive Aquaform® Technology, Biofinity multifocal lenses allow plenty of oxygen to pass through to your eyes. And their natural wettability won’t rinse off. You’ll enjoy excellent vision with a soft, comfortable lens that’s healthier for your eyes.

If you’re over 40, why pull out eyeglass readers or let traditional bifocal contact lenses slow you down? Biofinity multifocal contacts offer a clear (and comforting) advantage. Ask your eye care professional about Biofinity (pronounced “Bi-OH-fin-itee”).

Balanced Progressive® Technology

An advanced design containing multiple zones of vision correction in both lenses, allowing for clear vision up close, at middle distances, and far away.

Every day, we are exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) and high energy visible (HEV) blue light from multiple sources: the sun, indoor lighting and electronic devices such as smartphones and computer screens.

Invisible UV light contributes to the formation of cataracts and HEV light can cause damage to the retina, the most vulnerable tissue of the eye, accelerating the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

The ideal pair for work, school or leisure

Whether working on a computer or tablet, reading a book or an e-reader, performing the everyday tasks that make up your day, under LED lights or outdoors, CHOICE BluSelect lenses block 100% of UV light and filter HEV blue light to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the blue-violet light spectrum. How? The lens material feature works on a principle of absorption and has embedded protection that is built into the lens to reduce harmful blue light exposure.

CHOICE BluSelect and Kodak Total Blue lenses are available in a wide range of prescription and non-prescription lens options, including single vision, office and progressive lenses. They are also available in regular plastic and high impact lens materials, and in thinner high index lenses, to suit your individual prescription, frame choices and lifestyle requirements.

What is Blue Light?

High Energy Visible (HEV) light is the portion of the visible light spectrum between 380 and 500 nm. The shorter wavelengths are the highest energy, most harmful part of the spectrum. As wavelengths, get longer, the light decreases in intensity, and the Lower Energy Visible (LEV) light provides essential benefits.

Negative Effects of HEV light

  • Digital eye strain
  • Melatonin Suppression / sleeping disorders
  • Increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and certain types of cancer
  • Increased risk of retinal damage and AMD

Beneficial Effects of LEV light

  • Improved memory and cognitive functions
  • Helps regulate circadian rhythm
  • Elevates moods and boosts alertness

The latest research has shown that blocking UV and HEV light is critical for protecting eyes against cataracts and age-related macular generation.

The Importance of Blocking HEV Light

Shorter wavelength light of 380 to 420 nm is especially harmful for young people under 20 years old, because they have lower amounts of protective pigment in their eyes. The risk is also much greater for patients that have had cataract removal surgery.

CHOICE BluSelect lenses block the high energy and most harmful HEV blue-violet light, while allowing beneficial LEV light transmission. These lenses are virtually clear, with blue light filtering molecules embedded in the lens material providing effective protection while avoiding the high reflectance, a common problem with blue light coatings.

Learn The Facts

  1. Blue light can harm eyes. Digital eye strain causes blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches, neck and back pain.
  2. Blue light penetrates deeper into the eye than other light. This can contribute to age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to vision loss.
  3. Over-exposure to blue light at night time can disrupt natural sleep rhythm. Blue light can inhibit the release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin. Blue light coming from the sun during day-time promotes the awake cycle.
  4. Kids are at higher risk. Unlike adults who have fully developed eyes, kids have less natural protection. Kids have larger pupils which permit more light to enter the eye. They also have shorter arms and hold devices closer, which causes greater exposure.
  5. 9 out of 10 people use digital devices for two or more hours each day.
  6. 65% of people experience digital eye strain.
  7. 1 in 3 people who are aware of the potential damage don’t do anything to limit their exposure to blue light.
  8. 65% of parents report that their children (under the age of 18) spend 2 or more hours on digital devices on a daily basis.
  9. More than 3 out of 4 parents are somewhat or very concerned about the impact of digital devices on children’s developing eyes.

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Premium Anti-Reflective Coatings with UV protection

Our premium Anti-Reflective Coatings, Kodak Clean ‘N’ Clear and Ultra UV, have features that provide enhanced UV protection. The anti-glare coatings offer 25x more UV protection than going without eyewear. This premium coating is placed on the front and back of the lens to give you that extra protection your eyes need. UV exposure to the eyes can be damaging and having extra protection will help your over eye health over time.

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Kodak Clean & CleAR UV Lens 25X More UV Protection

Grand Opening Sale at Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare!

Spread the joy with our Buy One Get One with FREE Kodak Lenses.

Buy one complete eyeglasses, frame and any Kodak lenses and get a second pair with FREE Kodak Lenses! Experience our unique progressive and no-line bifocal designs. See clearly with our high definition digital free form single vision lenses. Eyewear packages start at $145. We have a variety of lens options that can help you see the colours of life.

Take advantage of your insurance vision coverage before the end of the year. We can do direct billing and accept most insurance companies.

CALL US AT 416-901-9088

See in store at 364 Yonge Street, Toronto for more details. Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust. Promotion has been extended to August 31, 2017!

From June to July 31, 2017, we are having a summer special for Costa Sunglasses. We only offer this promotion during the Toronto International Boat Show, but because it is Canada’s 150 anniversary, we are offering a special discount for all plano and prescription Costa Sunglasses.

For non-prescription Costa Sunglasses, receive 15% off. Receive 20% off if you buy two or more non-prescription Costa Sunglasses. For prescription Costa Sunglasses, receive 15% off (no tax on prescription eyewear and eligible to be covered under insurance through your vision benefits).

Take advantage of your insurance vision coverage before the end of the year. We can do direct billing and accept most insurance companies. Ask us for more details.

Click Here to Learn About the Costa Sunglasses

See in store for more details. Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust. Costa Sunglasses promotion is happening from June to July 31st, 2017.