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We are having a Grand Opening Sale – buy one get one 50% off frame and lenses. *Buy one prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses (frame and Kodak Lens) and get a complete second pair 50% off.

We would also like to invite you, family and friends to our Grand Opening event on Saturday October 27, 2018 to celebrate the opening of Kodak Lens | Cloverdale Eyecare with Dr. Tracy Wong, associates and the eye care team.

Grand Opening Event Details: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
250 The East Mall, Unit 285A
Etobicoke, ON M9B 3Y8

There will be food, drinks and prizes.

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See in store for more promotion details. Promotion is happening from October 15 to November 30, 2018.

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

specsy Kodak Lens Toronto Eyecare

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.

Kodak Lens | Cloverdale Eyecare Opening Sale:

20% off First Pair and 40% off Second!

We are now open at Cloverdale Mall! We welcome the community to visit us at Kodak Lens | Cloverdale Eyecare and receive an exclusive opening promotion. Get 20% off first pair and 40% off second pair (1st  and 2nd pair for frame and single vision Persona HD or Kodak progressive Lenses). Second pair must be equal or lesser value than the first. Purchase must be ordered on same day and for same patient.

Promotion is from August 1 to 31, 2018.

Visit us today in Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke and see in store for full details.

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

From June 1 to August 31, 2018, our exclusive promotion can help you save instantly when you order Alcon contact lenses (Dailies Total 1 and AquaComfort Plus). Get ready and enjoy starting your day fresh to complete all your activities while being comfortable with your Alcon contact lenses. Curious about Alcon’s monthly and daily lenses? Visit us to get fitted or stock up and save!

  • $20 off Alcon Comfort Pack
  • $35 off 4 boxes of Dailies Total 1, 90 pack
  • $80 off 8 boxes of Dailies Total 1
  • $95 off 8 boxes of Dailies AquaComfort Plus

See in store for more details. Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust. Promotion is happening from June 1st to August 31st, 2017.

Click Here to Learn About Dailies Total 1 and AquaComfort Plus

Hey Readers! We’re giving away a free pair of OneSun sunglasses on Instagram! The best part, it’s super easy to enter! All you have to do is follow the rules below and you’ll be entered for a chance to win.

THE RULES
😎 Follow us on Instagram
😎 Tag a friend on this post (one tag = one contest entry)
😎 Cross your fingers and wait to see if you’re one of our lucky winners

Didn’t we say it was super easy? There really isn’t any reason you shouldn’t join in! Anyone can enter so tell everyone you know they all have a chance to win too! Winners will be chosen at random and entry closes on July 31, 2018.

You’d be crazy not to enter when it’s this simple so head to Instagram.com/kodaklensvc NOW and tag a friend for your chance to win.

Don’t forget we have tons of exclusive content, special offers, and all the latest news on our social media channels so stay updated with your favourite vision experts!

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

Contest is happening until July 31, 2018.

Click Here to Learn About the Importance of Sunglasses

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.

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:

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.