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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.

We are having a Grand Opening Sale at Kodak Lens | Parkway Eyecare until April 30, 2018.

Buy one complete eyeglasses, frame and any Kodak lenses with anti-glare coating and get a second pair with free Kodak Lenses equal or lesser value. Available for all Kodak progressive designs and Kodak Persona High Definition single vision lenses.

For those who need bifocals or digital custom lenses, you can receive 50% off second pair of Kodak Lenses when you buy one complete eyeglasses (frame and bifocal or digital custom lenses).

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.

See in store for more details. Visit us at 85 Ellesmere road, Scarborough in Parkway Mall.

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

Promotion is happening from March 15 to April 30, 2018.

Click Here to Learn More About the new Kodak Lens | Parkway Eyecare

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

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

Buy One Get One 40% off!

Spread the joy with our Buy One Get One with 40% off Kodak Persona HD, Office and Novice Lenses.

Buy one complete eyeglasses, frame and Kodak Persona HD, Office or Novice lenses and get a second pair with 40% off Kodak Persona HD, Office or Novice Lenses! Experience our unique high definition single vision, anti-fatigue or office progressive designs. See clearly with our high definition digital free form single vision lenses. Eyewear packages start at $185. We have a variety of lens options that can help you see the colours of life.

Save Up to 40% off Selected Frames!

Save up to 40% off selected frames from Designer to Smart Saving styles. All frames are final sale.

Take advantage of your insurance vision coverage before the end of the year. We can do direct billing and accept most insurance companies. Eye health exams and walk in appointments available with our experienced Optometrists. See in store for full details.

Known for quality and superior optical technology, Kodak Lenses is a dependable brand you know and trust. Promotion from February 15 to April 30, 2018!

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

Click Here to Learn More.

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

Click Here to Learn More.

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