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We are always on top of eye care innovation at Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare. We would like to introduce Specsy.
Together, we are offering bespoke​ ​3D​ ​printed​ ​eyewear designed and made specifically for you.

On October 6, 2017, Specsy has announced the launch of their technology driven 3D printed custom eyewear line. Offering custom frames that are designed in-store with augmented reality and crafted through 3D printing, Specsy is leading the way in frame innovation. On June 23, 2018, Specsy provided us with training and a retail ready app to design custom glasses tailored to the patient’s aesthetic preferences and technical requirements. The Specsy app uses augmented reality, allowing patients to design frames on a live image of their face. We use Specsy’s patent pending measurement tool to verify all dimensions of the patient’s custom frames, including bridge and temples.

“After extensive research and development, we are thrilled to be introducing cutting edge innovation and technology to the optical field” said Milan Madhavji, Specsy’s Head of Product Development.

Based out of Ontario, Specsy utilizes an in-house multi-colour 3D printer to craft their frames. By taking advantage of the most cutting edge technology available in 3D printing, Specsy frames achieve a durability level previously unattainable in 3D printing. Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare is offering a custom Specsy frame for $450 CAD. Click here to receive 10% off on your order. With a plastic resin frame forming their core collection, Specsy has their eyes set on offering a custom metal frame in the first quarter of 2018 and new innovative materials into the future. More information is available on their website specsy.com.

About​ ​Specsy

Based out of Toronto, Specsy was started with the belief that glasses are one of the most intimate items you share with the world. So why, in a land full of curated coffees, personalized playlists, and customizable everythings, are we still mass producing glasses? Using our expertise for 3D printing in the field of healthcare, we decided that it was time for a shift. Our goal is simple: craft 3D printed, one-of-a kind glasses that are the perfect fit for your style and shape. Specsy uses cutting edge, multi-colour, 3D printers to create a foundation. After the 8 hour printing process, the one-of-a-kind frames spend 3 days going through a multi-step finishing procedure while being assembled and inspected by hand.

Dear Shoppers Drug Mart Employee,

Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare is pleased to partner with Shoppers Drug Mart to offer you an exclusive eye care benefit. All employees can receive the benefits below. To receive these benefits, visit or call us and let us know you’re a Shoppers Drug Mart employee when booking an eye health exam appointment or ordering new prescription eyewear.

The following Shoppers Drug Mart locations are eligible for this discount:

  1. 279 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1N8 (Store Number: 1402)

Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust.

Disclaimer: Eye care benefits offered to the selected Shoppers Drug Mart stores can be subjected to change without notice.

Thanks for finding us. If you’re a new patient or customer, you can save 10% off any eyewear package purchase.

How?

Step 1: CLICK HERE to Download the coupon below to your mobile device or computer. Print it if you would like.

Step 2: Visit any of our locations. Show us the printed coupon or on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will honour 10% off your first complete eyewear purchase with us.

Please note: Discount is applicable for any new customer’s first order of complete prescription eyewear (frame and prescription lenses). Purchases must be $100 or more. Only one promo can be used during purchase.

MiSight 1 day lenses

Do you have myopia (nearsightedness)? In a typical eye, light focuses on the retina for a sharp and clear image. In a myopic eye, the eyeball grows too long. This means light focuses in front of the retina making distance vision blurry. As your child grows, their eyes continue to grow meaning their myopia is likely to worsen. This can have significant impact on their everyday life and possibly lead to future eye health problems.

What you should know about nearsightedness:

Myopia usually starts around 8-12 years old and continues to get progressively worse until the child stops growing. The younger a child is when they first become nearsighted, the worse their prescription is likely to become. Most children who become nearsighted at a young age are often totally reliant on glasses to see by the time they have stopped growing.

Being reliant on glasses to see well leads to greater challenges in many aspects of everyday life – especially when growing up. Later in life, nearsightedness can lead to eye heath and vision issues; the more nearsighted you are, the greater these risks become.¹ It’s really important to look at solutions to slow down the speed at which nearsightedness progresses.

Do you know the impact myopia has on the world?

More than 50% of the global population will develop myopia by 2050²

What you can do about nearsightedness (Myopia):

Catching and treating myopia early can slow its progression, reducing the severity of myopia and in turn reducing the associated risk of developing these more serious eye conditions.²,³ Our Optometrists understand the importance of keeping myopia under control. There are many current treatment options available:

  1. Multifocal Spectacles
  2. Orthokeratology (ortho-K)
  3. Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
  4. Atropine

Slowing myopia progression can significantly reduce the risk of myopia-related complications and vision loss later in life.

  • High levels of myopia can lead to substantial vision loss due to axial elongaton³
  • Myopia significantly increases the risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy³
  • Even low myopia levels are associated with an increased prevalence of glaucoma and cataracts³

Millions of children across Canada are poised to benefit from a breakthrough therapy that addresses the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness), which is projected to negatively affect more than 50 percent of the world’s population by 20502.

CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are now available for fitting by our Eye Care Professionals. It is the world’s first one-day soft contact lens clinically proven to substantially slow the progression of myopia in children. They look and feel like ordinary one day soft contact lenses, but they have a very different optical design called ActivControl™ Technology. Our Optometrists have been trained and educated to offer this unique contact lens solution.

MiSight 1 day contact lenses were studied over three years in children as young as age eight

MiSight® 1 day has been shown to reduce myopia progression by more than half versus a single-vision one-day lens1,4. Over three years, children wearing MiSight® 1 day had 59 percent less myopia progression and 52 percent less axial elongation on average than those wearing a single-vision one-day lens1. The innovative contact lens is designed for children who have a myopia prescription from -0.25 to -6.00. Its ActivControl® Technology addresses both axial elongation and refractive error4.

MiSight 1 day contact lenses are child-friendly and fit their active lifestyles

The lens is designed for children’s ease of use and parental peace of mind. In a multi-center study, 100 percent of children who had never worn contact lenses before found MiSight® 1 day easy to remove after one month of wear4. After a single month of wear, 85 percent of children said the lenses were easy to insert4. Children were found to have not changed their daily activities, and their wearing experiences were similar to those of children wearing a single-vision lens1. Children as young as age eight and new to contact lenses reported ease of handling‡. 90% of children said they preferred wearing their MiSight 1 day contact lenses over wearing their spectacles.* ≥ 98% reported seeing well while playing outdoors.* 90% of children reported seeing well while doing schoolwork, reading, watching TV, and playing video games.‡

Children agreed that MiSight 1 day gave them clear vision at a variety of distances during everyday activites. Parents in the same study also had a highly positive response, noting their children could mostly manage their lens wear independently. Prior to dispensing contact lenses, less than half of the parents were extremely at ease with their child wearing contact lenses, but this increased significantly to 79 percent after just one month and remained high through the two-year mark4. After their children had worn MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 100 percent of parents rated their children “happy” with the overall experience1,5.

References: 1. Chamberlain P, back A, Lazon P, et al. 3 year effectiveness of a dual-focus 1 day soft contact lens for myopia control. Presented at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference and Exhibition; 10 June 2017; Liverpool, United Kingdom. 2. Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global prevalence of myopia and high myopia and temporal trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-1042. 3. Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prof Retin Eye Res. 2012;31(6):622-660. 4. Data on file, Coopervision. 5. Tiderman JW, Snabel MC, Tedja MS, et al. Assocation of axial length with risk of uncorrectable visual impairment for Europeans with myopia. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(12):1355-1363.

*Over a three-year period of studying MiSight® 1 day contact lenses in children 8-15 years; 1 week through 3 year visits. †As reported by parents. After 1 month of wear 100% of the children found the lens easy to remove and 85% of who have never worn contact lenses before find the lenses easy to insert. ‡ From one-week through three-year visits.

Dear Member,

Kodak Lens Vision Centres is pleased to partner with Northern Financial Group Wellness to offer you an exclusive eye care benefit. All members can receive the benefits below. To receive these benefits, visit or call us and let us know you’re a Northern Financial Group Wellness member when booking an eye health exam appointment or ordering new prescription eyewear.

Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust.

Have you wondered how your lenses are made? In general, there are two types of ways to make lenses using advanced technology.

The two types are:

  1. Pre-manufactured Lenses
  2. Custom Manufactured Lenses

Pre-manufactured Lenses

These type of lenses also commonly known as “Stock” lenses undergo a cast moulding process where plastic is injected into a mold of a single particular prescription. After the mold cools, the lens is popped out and polished. These lenses are pre-manufactured with a certain base curve, prescription and blank size. The lenses are then coated with anti-glare, anti-scratch or both, and packaged for retail. Once the lens is finished, optical or optometry retailers will offer these lenses for customers based on their visual needs.

Custom Manufactured Lenses

Digital lenses aka. Surfaced lenses are made by taking a blank piece of plastic (without any prescription in it) and grinding the prescription into the plastic. These lenses are custom made from a mold that can be manufactured with a custom base curve, prescription and blank size. Digital lenses have a more advanced manufacturing process using top of line technology to enhance quality and performance. Our digital Kodak Lenses use i-SyncTM Technology to create a single vision lens that delivers greater clarity and performance at all prescription powers. This technology allows 1/100th diopter prescription lens accuracy that provides incredibly clear vision for a truly unmatched visual experience.

Free Form lenses are a special type of digital lens that gives the absolute best possible optical quality. Free Form is a revolutionary digital manufacturing process that uses computer-aided design and surfacing to create high-level, customized eyeglass lenses with your unique prescription.

Think about the first time you saw high-definition television. Remember how it made your old analog TV picture seem pixelated and blurry? High-definition makes colours brighter, shapes sharper, and brought everything keenly into focus. Now imagine having the same experience with your eyeglasses. Sure, you can probably see fine with the ones you have, just like watching analog TV was fine, but what if you could upgrade to high-definition for your eyes? If you want to experience high-definition, try Free Form Kodak Persona HD lenses that are made specifically for your eyes and eyewear.

Advantages:

  • Great for Single Vision Prescriptions (SPH: +3.75 to -6.00 & CYL: 0.00 to -2.00)
  • Faster Turnaround Times (convenience)
  • Affordable (Least Expensive)

Disadvantages:

  • Limited prescription and blank sizes
  • Average optical quality due to increased internal stress in the lens
    • As the mold cools, different parts of the lens harden at an unequal rate creating internal stress which leads to minor visual distortions. Noticeable for certain prescriptions and eye sensitivity.
  • Does not factor in frame point of wear measurements such as OC/seg height, pantoscopic tilt, wrap angle, back vertex distance

Advantages:

  • Can create almost any prescription this way (high SPH, CYL, ADD and Prism)
  • Lack internal stress, so have better optical quality than stock lenses
  • Customized prescription with base curve and OC/seg height specification
  • Can fit any frame shape and accommodate wrap for less distortion (blank can be made in any size)

Disadvantages:

  • More expensive, as these are custom made lenses

Advantages:

  • Exceptional night/low light vision: Free-form lenses can reduce glare and halo effects caused by light sources at night, such as car headlights
  • Exceptional contrast perception: Free-form lenses can sharpen vision
  • Exceptional colour vision: Free-form lenses can maximize the optics built into your lenses, providing brighter and more intense colours
  • Can create almost any prescription this way (high SPH, CYL, ADD and Prism)
  • Lack internal stress, so have better optical quality than stock lenses
  • Customized prescription with base curve and OC/seg height specification
  • Customized prescription with eyewear point of wear measurements such as pantoscopic tilt, wrap and back vertex distance
  • Can fit any frame shape and accommodate wrap for less distortion (blank can be made in any size)

Disadvantages:

  • More expensive, as these are custom made and high definition lenses

Stock lenses are like buying a one-size-fits-all suit, a digital/surfaced lens is buying a suit in your size off-the-rack, and freeform lenses are like getting a tailor-made suit

We offer all these visual solution lenses to our customers and would like to educate you about all the different lenses available.

Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust.

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:

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:

  • $75 for eye exam
  • 30% off purchase of frame and lenses up to a max of $75 (Purchase must be $100 or more)
  • 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

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

When televisions were created, and when computer monitors were created, we were constantly warned not to sit too near as it is bad for our eyes. However with the creation of mobile devices like smartphones, it’s as if we’re carrying a television and computer in our pockets all the time, meaning that day or night, our eyes are glued to it.

We guess it’s safe to assume that this has led to more eye problems being developed over the years, but it seems that it might run deeper than that. According to a report from WIRED UK, it seems that our obsession with our smartphones could actually be changing the shape of our eyes.

This is according to ophthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous who was quoted as saying, “Many more people are becoming shortsighted than they were a decade ago. The implications of this are not just that there are more people needing glasses, but that their condition is pathological.” While Bastawrous doesn’t explicitly say our mobile devices are to blame, he doesn’t see how else this could be happening.

Bastawrous said, “The initial theory for this is that people are doing more near-plane reading activity with smartphones which is encouraging the eye to become myopic to meet that environmental need. There’s also evidence that suggests this is happening too quickly for it to be purely an environmental or genetic response.”

Some friendly tips that can help protect your precious eyes:

  1. Give yourself a break!  Follow the 20/20/20 rule. Give yourself a 20 second break, every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away. You might notice something that can brighten your day.
  2. Block the bad blue light! Use a blue light filtering app on your phone/device or ask your eye care professional about high energy blue and UV light blocking lenses. These specialty lenses block the bad high energy blue and UV light, but also let the beneficial blue light in. Proven to reduce eye strain and improve sleep.

Click Here to Learn More About Blue Light and the Affects to Your Eyes

Source: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/06/smartphones-change-shape-of-our-eyes/

Transitions Adaptive Lenses Kodak Lens

Photochromic solutions that fit your lifestyle and visual needs:

Have you left without your sunglasses and wish you had your pair of sunnies to protect you from the sun? Live the Good Light with Transitions® lenses. These lenses can be used as regular indoor glasses and automatically change to outdoor sunglasses. When Transitions® lenses are exposed to UV light, trillions of photochromic molecules in the lens begin to change structure.  This reaction is what causes the lenses to darken.

All lenses that adapt to light use photochromic molecules; the superiority of Transitions brand technology lies in our exclusive, patented formulas.  Each formula is integrated into the surface of the lens.  These molecules constantly and smoothly recalibrate so the optimal amount of light reaches your eyes whether you’re in bright sunlight, under cloud cover or indoors.

Only Transitions® Signature lenses use exclusive Chromea7 technology, an advanced formulation that allows the lenses to be more responsive than ever before.

Chromea7 technology

This exclusive, patented formulation consists of unique dyes that are integrated into the surface of the lens. The dyes are made up of molecules that constantly and smoothly recalibrate as the light around you changes. They darken and lighten to just the right degree so the optimal amount of light reaches your eyes.

More reactive to indirect light

Chromea7 technology was designed to be even more reactive to indirect light. Indirect light can come from many sources such as light bouncing off buildings, cars, or other surfaces or light filtering through trees or clouds. The lenses can sense this light, even when you’re facing away from it, and adjust to the appropriate shade for your situation.

More responsive in hotter climates

Temperature influences the molecules in photochromic lenses; they don’t get as dark in hot climates as they would in colder weather because of how heat interacts with the molecules. The molecules in Chromea7 technology were structured to be more independent of temperature, which means they get darker in hotter climates.

Just the right shade, just the right colour

In other photochromic lenses, wearers have noticed colour variations as the lenses tint and react to different types of light. The dyes in Transitions® lenses and in Chromea7 technology work together to provide an even colour at all levels of tint, in both grey and brown options.

Revolutionary testing for a revolutionary product

People wear their lenses all day, every day, in a variety of locations, temperatures and weather conditions. They experience sunny conditions, cloudy conditions and everything in between. Their position in relation to the sun also changes quite a bit. We took all of these factors into account when we tested Chromea7 technology in over 200 real life conditions representing over 1,000 scenarios that wearers experience around the world. We call it Life360.

Transitions Lenses help protect against harmful blue light

Transitions adaptive lenses help protect against harmful blue light both indoors and out, with style to spare.

Indoors, Transitions® Signature® lenses filter 1.4x more harmful blue light than a basic clear lens. Outdoors, they reduce exposure to the sun’s harsh glare, and filter more than 8x more harmful blue light than clear lenses.

Indoors, Transitions® XTRActive® Lenses filter at least 2x more harmful blue light than clear lenses, and 8x more harmful blue light outdoors. And Transitions® Vantage® Lenses filter at least 2x more harmful blue light indoors than clear lenses, and over 6x outdoors.

You’ll enjoy the beauty of light knowing Transitions lenses help protect your eyes – anywhere you go.

Kodak Lens Transitions Visual Photochromic Solutions

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