10% off for Seniors!

10% off for Seniors!

10% off for all Seniors!

All seniors (age 65+) get 10% off their purchase of eyewear (new frame and lenses). Please visit a KODAK Lens Vision Centre for more details.

Please note: Discount is applicable for any new order of complete prescription eyewear (frame and prescription lenses). Purchases must be $100 or more. Only one promo can be used during purchase. If purchasing multiple pairs, take advantage of our Buy One Get One 20% off promo. See in store for full details.

Save Up to 60% OFF on Selected Frames

Save Up to 60% OFF on Selected Frames

Save Up to 60% OFF on Selected Frames

Save up to 60% off selected frames from Designer to Smart Saving styles. Please visit a KODAK Lens Vision Centre and ask us for full details.

Please note: All frames are final sale. Repairs and adjustments are available and we will try our best to serve your eyewear needs. No refunds, returns or exchanges. If purchasing multiple pairs, take advantage of our Buy One Get One 20% off promo. See in store for full details.

10% Off For New Clients

10% Off For New Clients

10% off for New Patients

Thanks for choosing us. If you’re a new patient or customer or have a 10% coupon from us, you can save 10% off any eyewear package or contact lenses purchase.

How?

Step 1: Subscribe to our e-mail list to download coupon to your mobile device or computer by clicking on the “Get Coupon Now” button at the top. A full page pop up should show to subscribe. Refresh and clear cookies and cache if pop does not show. Once full name and e-mail is entered, press submit. Your browser will automatically download coupon directly on your device. 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 or 6 month supply or more of contact lenses purchase with us.

Please note: Discount is applicable for any new customer’s first order of complete prescription eyewear (frame and prescription lenses) or contact lenses. Only one promo can be used during purchase. If purchasing multiple pairs, take advantage of our Buy One Get One 20% off promo. See in store for full details.

Summer Sale!

Summer Sale!

Summer Sale!

Summer is here and get prepared with some new and stylish eyewear or sunglasses for your next big adventure. We have many options available for all your visual needs. Get some new prescription sunglasses, distance glasses for driving or watching those newly released movies, reading glasses for that book you wanted to read or at your computer to get all that work done, and we even have lenses that will protect you from high energy blue light. Taking care of your vision and eye health while ensuring a comfortable visit is our highest priority!

Visit any of our Kodak Lens Vision Centres and when you purchase a complete pair (frame and Kodak Lenses), get 15% off your first pair and 30% off your second pair!

Third, fourth or more pairs will be discounted at 30% off. Promotion is from June 1 to July 31, 2024. Please see in store for full details.

How are you going to spend your summer this year? Toronto has so many outdoor activities to explore and we included some fun ideas.

  1. Book a cruise at Harbourfront
  2. Look up Toronto’s sightseeing helicopter tour
  3. Rent or get your bike and cycle downtown or Toronto’s many bike trails
  4. Book a guided night tour and walk around downtown Toronto
  5. Shop at Eaton Centre, Parkway Mall, Woodbine Mall, Centerpoint Mall and Cloverdale Mall.
  6. Visit Canada’s Wonderland
  7. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  8. Visit Toronto’s local breweries and check out restaurants doing summerlicious

Need more ideas? Here are 12 Best Things to Do in Toronto in Summer 2024.

Eyeglasses for Astigmatism 101: A Clearer Perspective

Eyeglasses for Astigmatism 101: A Clearer Perspective

Eyeglasses for Astigmatism 101: A Clearer Perspective​

If your vision isn’t crisp, you are not alone. Millions of people in Canada and around the world have vision conditions that make them experience the world in a blurry way. Astigmatism, for example, can make it difficult to focus while reading and doing many other daily activities such as driving at night.

Below we’ll discuss astigmatism in-depth from the definition to the levels, treatment during eye exams, getting glasses, and more!

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an eye condition characterised by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens.¹ The normal eye has an even round shape. With astigmatism, the eye assumes an oval or irregular shape. 

What Does Astigmatism Do?

Normally, a well-rounded cornea and lens make the eye focus light rays perfectly onto the retina ensuring you see clearly. An irregularly shaped cornea and lens can make both near and far vision blurry. There’s more on what astigmatism does to your vision below.

Levels of Astigmatism

There are three main levels of astigmatism based on severity. They include²:

  1. Mild astigmatism:  this level has less than 1.00 diopter (a unit of measurement representing optical strength/power). A perfectly shaped eye (rounded) measures 0 diopters. While most people won’t have a perfectly rounded eye, their level of astigmatism is usually very mild and doesn’t cause any noticeable vision issues.
  2. Moderate astigmatism: This is astigmatism ranging between 1.00 and 2.00 diopters. If you have moderate astigmatism, you’ll experience common symptoms mentioned above i.e., headaches, eyestrain, and blurry vision at any distance.
  3. Severe astigmatism: This is the strongest form (above 2.00 diopters). People with severe astigmatism experience serious vision symptoms including extremely poor vision over any distance.

What Level of Astigmatism Requires Glasses?

A moderate level of astigmatism will mean you need help correcting your vision. If you have a measurement of 1 diopters or above, you need contact lenses or eyeglasses to enjoy clear vision. 

How To Know If You Need Glasses for Astigmatism?

Individuals with moderate astigmatism (a measurement of 1+ diopters) or more need glasses. If you fall within this category, you’re bound to experience the following symptoms of astigmatism and this will be a confirmation that you need glasses³:

  • Blurred vision or distorted vision
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Squinting
  • Eye discomfort
  • Poor night vision

Important: While the above symptoms highly suggest you have astigmatism and may need glasses, it’s worth noting that the symptoms are also prevalent with other common vision conditions like myopia (near-sightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) which are other visual refractive errors.

As a result, you should book a comprehensive eye exam from a seasoned Optometrist to confirm if you need glasses for astigmatism.

Schedule an eye exam with Kodak Lens – leading Canadian-based Optometrists that offer eye exams, dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses, and offer other eye care and optical services.

Can Eyeglasses Correct Astigmatism?

Yes! Eyeglasses can correct astigmatism. However, glasses with just spherical lenses won’t help because the uniform curvature throughout will only help with far or near-sightedness, but not astigmatism. What you need are glasses with special toric or cylindrical lenses to refocus light on your retina and help you see more clearly. The amount of astigmatism you need is shown in the “Cyl” section of your eyeglasses prescription. Speak to an optician or optometrist to learn more about your prescription.

What Types of Eyewear for Astigmatism Are There?

There are two main types of lenses used in astigmatism glasses and/or contacts for persons with astigmatism⁴:

1. Toric Soft Contact Lenses

Toric or spherocylindrical contact lenses combine features of different lenses i.e. those of cylindrical and spherical lenses (used for farsightedness and near-sightedness). Toric lenses have curvature in different directions. 

This combination makes them effective in astigmatism correction and correcting other refractive errors such as farsightedness and near-sightedness. Toric contact lenses are ideal for persons with mild to high astigmatism that love to be active through sports or the freedom of not needing eyeglasses.

2. Cylindrical Ophthalmic Lenses (Spherocylindrical Lenses)

Cylindrical ophthalmic lenses (spherocylindrical lenses) are used for correcting astigmatism where parallel rays aren’t focused perfectly (uniformly) in all meridians⁵. This additional feature in ophthalmic lenses is important to correct astigmatism. Your eye care professional will recommend these special optical lenses in order for you to correct and treat your astigmatism. To be able to see well, your eyeglasses must be made according to your prescription from the optometrist.

Other Types of Lenses We Carry at Kodak Lens Vision Centres

Besides spherical and toric lenses, we also offer multifocal (progressive lenses) featuring focal ranges for far, intermediate and near distances. Ask us about our Kodak Unique and Precise progressive lenses. We also have bifocal and trifocal lenses that can also help with astigmatism.

Astigmatism Prescription: Does Astigmatism Change Your Glasses Prescription?

Yes! Astigmatism can change your glasses prescription over time since the condition relates to the shape of the cornea which can change with age⁶. Other causes of corneal changes (although temporary) include hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy⁷. Some eye conditions i.e., Keratoconus can also change the shape of your corneal prompting a change in prescription glasses⁸.

Can Astigmatism Be Cured?

Eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct most, if not all astigmatism cases. However, other options like refractive surgeries i.e., laser surgery treatments like LASIK can be explored if you don’t want to wear a pair of glasses or contacts⁹. You can book a LASIK consultation for astigmatism at Kodak Lens Vision Centre to know if this is a viable option for your particular case.

Can Astigmatism Get Worse? What Causes Astigmatism to Get Worse? 

Yes. Astigmatism can improve or worsen over time. Astigmatism worsens mainly due to aging and the resulting ocular changes. The condition can also worsen if you don’t seek treatment¹⁰. Other reasons behind the worsening include eye injuries.

Final Thoughts

Astigmatism is a fairly common ocular condition that affects millions in Canada and around the world. If you suspect you have astigmatism, don’t worry. There are eyeglasses and contact lenses for correcting this visual condition.

If you live in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area, book a comprehensive eye exam at Kodak Lens Vision Centre to enjoy highly personalised eye care services from some of the most experienced and trusted Optometrists in Canada. This is the first step to understanding your visual needs and eye health.

Call 647-952-1099 to get eyeglasses for astigmatism with greater visual comfort attributable to superior KODAK Lens technologies (i.e., i-Sync, Variable Geometry, Digital Freeform, Adaptive RX & Vision First). Kodak Lens also offers a wide selection of frame designs that best fits your style and comfort. Kodak Lens eye care professionals will always provide the optical care, guidance, recommendations and lens design customizations based on wear for optimal viewing experiences. Let us help you See The Colours of Life.

Ray-Ban | Meta: The Next Generation of Smart Glasses

Ray-Ban | Meta: The Next Generation of Smart Glasses

Ray-Ban | Meta: The Next Generation of Smart Glasses

With the launch of the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection, we continue building on the strength of a partnership that unites iconic style and legendary technology.

For the second generation of smart glasses, every feature has been enhanced and streamlined so that customers can connect and share without limits. The frame weight has been reduced for easy, all-day wear.

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What is new with 2nd Generation?

The smart glasses maintain it’s iconic design, but adds two new styles with a variety of options for your eyewear. It has a streamlined charging case that provides up to 4 hours of battery. Also a portable charging cases is included with up to 8 charges, which means you can focus on your day without interuption. With 4 hours battery life on full charge and additional 8 charges from case, you can get a total of 36 hours.

Enhance your experience with your new Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses by downloading the Meta View Companion App. Some features of the app is that you can pair multiple glasses to your phone, discover key features from the new home tab, and easily share content with friends.

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Hear your favourite tracks in all their glory through high-quality speakers with extended bass and rich audio. Catch every word with superior call quality. Know it’s for your ears only, thanks to improved directional audio.

GET STRAIGHT TO YOUR MUSIC WITH SPOTIFY TAP™. ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE TUNES, WITHOUT TAKING OUT YOUR PHONE. SIMPLY TAP YOUR GLASSES TO PLAY, PAUSE, ADJUST VOLUME AND MORE.

Control Playback:

  • Tap once to play or pause
  • Double-Tap to skip forward
  • Triple tap to skip backwards
  • Say “Hey Meta, Pause” or “Next”

Adjust Volume:

  • Swipe forward to turn up the volume
  • Swipe back to turn down the volume
  • Say “Hey Meta, Volume Up” or “Volume Down”

Manage Calls:

  • Double-Tap to answer
  • Double-Tap to end
  • Tap and hold to reject

No more stopping to answer your phone. Make calls and send messages on WhatsApp, Messenger and your phone, completely hands-free – simply by using voice commands*.

KEY SPECS:

  • Just say “Hey Meta , call Jane ” or ‘Hey Meta , call John on Messenger”.
  • When your phone is ringing, say “Hey Meta , answer”.
  • Works with Messenger, WhatsApp, and your phone.
  • Strategically placed nose mic and front temple mics enhance voice clarity during calls.
  • Custom-built speakers provide greater clarity during calls with for improved directional audio and less audio leak.

*Voice features available in English, Italian, and French. Select voice features available only in English.

Capture exactly what you see and hear with Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses’ new ultra-wide 12 MP camera and five-mic system. Take high-quality photos and immersive videos and livestream it all to Facebook and Instagram , so that everyone can experience your unique view of the world.

*Only available in the US, with voice commands in English

CAPTURE BUTTON:

  • PRESS ONCE TO TAKE A PHOTO
  • PRESS AND HOLD TO START RECORDING
  • PRESS AGAIN TO STOP RECORDING

HANDS-FREE CAPTURE:

  • SAY “HEY META” FOLLO WED BY A COMMAND (E.G. “TAKE A PHOTO”) FOR A HANDS-FREE CAPTURENB: Meta AI* assistance must be wake-word enabled for voice command within the app. Alternatively, you can tap and hold to activate voice command(s).

Choose to livestream directly from your glasses to Instagram and Facebook and share the moments that matter with the people who do. Seamlessly switch between your glasses and phone cameras while sharing your unique POV – live through your eyes.

KEY SPECS:

  • Native integration with Instagram and Facebook Live, enabling creators to have a simple setup to stream a hands-free POV with their audience.
  • When Live, simply double-press capture button to toggle between Smart Glasses Camera and phone camera.
  • Streamers will be able to check recent audience comments with a ‘tap and hold’ gesture on the touchpad of the glasses. This let’s users know when their first viewer is watching their stream.
  • Phone and glasses will also give informative status of glasses (thermal, battery, connectivity).

Two styles for Ray-Ban | Meta Smart Glasses

 

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