Summer Planning Guide & Sun Protection Tips

Summer Planning Guide & Sun Protection Tips

Summer Planning Guide & Sun Protection Tips

100 Days of Summer!

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins from June to September. That only leaves us with certain amount of days to really enjoy it. Summer in Canada means one thing: a whole lot of fun! We’ve all been waiting for the sun and trying to plan exhilarating summer activities can be stressful. Here’s some recommendations and tips that will make an awesome and memorable summer in Toronto or wherever you are.

Summer Recommendations:

  1. Adventure in Canada’s amazing local and national parks to enjoy a picnic. It can be near water, a beach, in the forest, community park or wherever your heart desires. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal and drinks with a sunny and beautiful summer scenery.
  2. Grab your friends and take a stroll in Canada’s many monuments. Take the time to discover (or re-discover) your city’s most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods or attractions. You might find some hidden gems or a brand new experience that you will never forget.
  3. Keep it homey by enjoying the great outdoors with some great company in your backyard or nearby park by hosting a barbeque. All it takes is some good food and drinks to bring all your favourite people together. Picture yourself just having fun with friends and enjoying the sun with clear blue skies.
  4. Gather a group, find a pool and have a summer pool party. Summer may not be super long, but being near water and having a blast seems like time is on your side.
  5. Go for a hike, run or walk. With Canada’s beautiful terrain there is many places to explore. Be free!

Summer Tips:

  1. With Canada’s UV Index ranging from 6 (high) to 9 (very high), we recommend to cover up, wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen when spending a lot of time outdoors and protecting yourself from the sun’s strong ultraviolet light.
  2. Drink lots of water or beverages that will help you stay hydrated and cool.
  3. Most importantly, experience life to the fullest and see the colours of life! Make sure your vision is in tip top condition to continuously see well and the amazing things this world holds. Book an eye exam with us and we will make sure you’re seeing the best for success.

Summer Promotion:

Purchase an annual supply of Biotrue Daily Disposable lenses and receive a 100 DAYS OF SUMMER redemption ticket with your purchase. This ticket is valid within 30 days from your invoice date. When redeeming this ticket, you can get $100 off your non-prescription sunglasses. Also, if you purchase an annual supply of ANY contact lens then you can receive $50 off non-rx sunglasses which you can claim within 30 days of invoice date!

Summary:

Annual Supply of BIOTRUE Daily Disposables = $100 off Plano Sunnies!
Annual Supply of all other contact lenses = $50 off Plano Sunnies!
Must claim within 30 days of annual supply invoice date!

Introducing Specsy: Bespoke 3D Printed Eyewear

Introducing Specsy: Bespoke 3D Printed Eyewear

Specsy Announcement

Specsy Announcement: Unfortunately due to operational changes during Covid, Specsy is in the process of shutting down services. – May 9, 2022

Specsy: Bespoke 3D Printed Eyewear

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 & made specifically for you.

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 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.

Shoppers Drug Mart Discount

Shoppers Drug Mart Discount

Shoppers Drug Mart Vision Care Program

Dear Shoppers Drug Mart Employee and Team,

Kodak Lens Vision Centres is pleased to partner with Shoppers Drug Mart to offer you an exclusive eye care benefit. All employees can receive the benefits below.

Benefits:

  • $20 off for a Comprehensive Eye Health Exam
  • Save 10% off any eyewear package. Discount is applicable for any complete prescription eyeglasses (frame and lenses). Purchases must be $100 or more.

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)
  2. 333 Bay St, Toronto ON M5H 2R2 (Store Number: 1441)
  3. 220 Yonge St, Toronto ON M5B 2H1 (Store Number: 824 – Inside Eaton Centre)
  4. 314 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax ON L1S 2J1 (Store Number: 967)
  5. 6428 Yonge St, North York, ON M2M 3X4 (Store Number: 872 – Inside Centerpoint Mall)

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.

Northern Financial Group Wellness Discount

Northern Financial Group Wellness Discount

Northern Financial Group Wellness Discount

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.

Benefits:

  • $75 for a Comprehensive Eye Health Exam
  • Save 10% off any eyewear package. Discount is applicable for any complete prescription eyeglasses (frame and lenses). Purchases must be $145 or more.

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

Exclusive University, College & Post Secondary Student Discounts

Exclusive University, College & Post Secondary Student Discounts

EXCLUSIVE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, & POST SECONDARY STUDENT DISCOUNTS

 

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, college and post secondary students.

Gallivan, Mystudentplan.ca, Purplecare.ca Student Offer:

We have partnered with Gallivan, Mystudentplan.ca, and Purplecare.ca to offer the following savings to the below colleges and universities.

  1. Georgian College Students’ Association
  2. Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union (TMU)
  3. University of Guelph Central Students Association and Graduate Students Association
  4. University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
  5. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  6. University Students’ Council of Western

Student benefits we offer:

  • $75 Comprehensive Eye Health Exam (Regular Price $98)
  • 15% off Eyewear Packages (Frame and Lenses, purchase must be $100 or more)
  • Direct Insurance Billing Available (ie. GreenShield)

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. Click here to view your vision coverage.

*TMU Students can visit our Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare location at 364 Yonge Street (across from the TMU Student Learning Centre). Note: please bring your myBenefits card to show us when you visit us.

Student Care Network Offer:

All of our locations 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. Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  2. Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Students’ Council
  3. Mohawk College
  4. McMaster University
  5. OCADU
  6. Queen’s University
  7. Sheridan College
  8. University of Toronto
  9. University of Waterloo
  10. University of Western
  11. Wilfrid Laurier University
  12. And many more! https://www.studentcare.ca/

Spencer Health Network / We Speak Student / MorCare Offer:

All of our locations are also part of the We Speak Student, Spencer Health Network and MorCare. Check out their website to see if your university or college is on the list. If your university or college is involved with Spencer Health Network / We Speak Student / MorCare then we can provide you:

  • $75 for eye exam
  • 15% off when you purchase a complete pair (frame and lenses) – Complete pair must amount to $100 or more

Here’s the full list of We Speak Student’s universities and colleges in Ontario:

  1. Algonquin College
  2. Ambrose University
  3. Burman University
  4. Cambrian College
  5. Canadore College
  6. Centennial College
  7. Confederation College
  8. Crandall University
  9. Durham College
  10. Fanshawe College
  11. Fleming College
  12. George Brown College
  13. Humber and Guelph-Humber
  14. Lakehead University
  15. Lakeland College
  16. Lambton College
  17. Loyalist College
  18. McMaster University
  19. Michener Institute
  20. Niagara College
  21. Nipissing University
  22. Northern College
  23. Seneca College
  24. St. Clair College
  25. St. Lawrence College
  26. The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
  27. Trent University – Oshawa
  28. King’s University College
  29. UNB Fredericton
  30. UNB Saint John
  31. York University (Grad students only)

Please have your ID cards if available for Morel Advantage Group, Seventh Day Adventist Savings Card and Spencer Health Network.

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.