Team Canada U24 Ultimate Frisbee Sponsor

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Team Canada U24 Ultimate 2018 Teams

We Sponsored Team Canada U24 Ultimate Frisbee!

Kodak Lens Vision Centres and Ultimate Canada is excited to announce that we are the program sponsor for the new 2019 U24 National Teams.

Why sponsor Team Canada U24 Ultimate?

For a long time, Dr. Linda Tse has been making sure Reve Chan, U24 mixed athlete, and her family’s eyes are healthy and have excellent vision. Reve and her mom reached out to Dr. Linda Tse for support to aid Reve’s journey to compete at the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships. Instead of a personal donation, Dr. Linda Tse and her son, Taylor who is also an avid ultimate player and manager at Kodak Lens Vision Centres decided to sponsor Team Canada U24. As an ultimate player and eye care professional, Taylor understands the importance of vision on the field and would like to encourage Team Canada U24 Ultimate to further spread the message of taking care of your gift of sight. With Taylor’s ultimate background and experience sponsoring other Ultimate programs through the eyeTrust Network in 2015 and knowing some players on Team Canada, we feel it was right to support this community. Together, we can make a difference by providing Ultimate players, friends and their families visual solutions to ensure they’re seeing the best for success.
How can you further support Team Canada’s U24 Teams?

On top of the sponsorship, Kodak Lens Vision Centres is offering an exclusive promotion and fundraising initiative. Show your support by using or sharing promo code U24 with family and friends to get a discount on your eye care needs. Visit any of our 7 Kodak Lens Vision Centres in Toronto and GTA from June 10 to August 31st, 2019, to receive $15 off eye exams, complete prescription eyewear (new frame and lenses), non-prescription sunglasses and/or 6 month supply or more of contact lenses. For every purchase, $5 will be donated to support Team Canada’s U24 teams’ journey to gold to compete in the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Germany from July 13-20, 2019. Your support will help raise funds for each Canadian athlete to represent Canada in this world tournament. Help these athletes fulfil their dreams to compete on a world level and strive for a championship. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Not in Toronto or GTA, but still want to support Team Canada U24 Ultimate? 

Orders such as contact lenses can be made online here: Online Contact Lens Ordering. We offer competitive pricing, price matching, free shipping, professional advice and a great warranty.

About Us:

With seven locations within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and over 30 years of experience, Kodak Lens and Kodak Lens Vision Centres is a brand you know and trust. Every day enjoy rich, crisp, and vibrant colour vision with Kodak Lenses. Our vision centres have a wide frame selection and Doctors of Optometry on site 6 to 7 days a week. We have a mission to provide excellence in vision care and remarkable patient experiences. We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing your vision to the highest level possible; using the most advanced technology and customizing to your personal needs.

How are we different than other eye care providers?

  • Doctors of Optometry providing trusted, reliable eye care
  • Visible, easy to understand pricing
  • Options for every budget
  • Package pricing of frames and lenses starting at $95!
  • Great selection from smart to designer frames
  • Offering KODAK Lenses – a brand you know and trust
  • Help people see the colours of life with KODAK Lenses
  • Support the community through our KODAK Lens values and brand personality:Family: Create a sense of belonging by embracing others and sharing moments.


    Optimism:
    Be positive and inspire positivity in what we do.

    Trusted: By being humane and having integrity. We build upon the heritage of a ‘trusted’ brand that spans the decades.

Click here for full sponsorship announcement from Ultimate Canada

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Summer Planning Guide & Sun Protection Tips

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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! 
 
 
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EXCLUSIVE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE & POST SECONDARY STUDENT DISCOUNTS

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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.

Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare 20/20 Student Offer:

We have partnered with Ryerson University Student Union (RSU) to offer the following savings to Ryerson students. RSU student plans do provide vision benefits coverage, click here to view your coverage.

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.

*Offer to Ryerson Students only available at our Kodak Lens | Toronto Eyecare location at 364 Yonge Street (across from the Ryerson 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. 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)
Spencer Health Network / We Speak Student Offer:
 

All of our locations are also part of the We Speak Student. 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 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)

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.

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ALL ABOUT BLUE LIGHT AND UV PROTECTION

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ALL ABOUT BLUE LIGHT AND UV PROTECTION

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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 harm to the retina, the most vulnerable tissue of the eye, accelerating the risk and development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)*. There has been multiple studies and no proven scientific research data on humans, but any over exposure can affect our bodies over our life time. The information provided is for your knowledge to allow you to make the best decisions that will improve your quality of life.

If you don’t feel the need to protect yourself from UV and HEV blue light, please see tips below.

Tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to help with eye fatigue, dryness and eye strain:

  1. Sit about 63 centimetres (arm’s length) from the computer screen. Position the screen so you are gazing slightly downward.

  2. Reduce screen glare by using a matte screen filter if needed.

  3. Take regular breaks using the “20-20-20” rule: every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet (six metres) away for at least 20 seconds.

  4. When your eyes feel dry, use artificial tears to refresh them.

  5. Adjust room lighting and try increasing the screen contrast to reduce eye strain.

  6. If you wear contact lenses, give your eyes a break by wearing glasses.

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If you do feel the need to fully protect yourself: The ideal pair for work, school or leisure to protect your eyes from UV & HEV light

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?

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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, which are 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. Click Here to learn more about E-SPF

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*HEALTH CANADA NOTICE: Correlation of high energy blue light and the following diseases and disorders: retinal damage/degeneration/retinal degenerative disease, macular degeneration/age related macular degeneration (AMD), increased risk of certain types of cancers, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, glaucoma, permanent damage to eyesight, cataracts, sleep disorders, eye strain, and loss/reduction of vision has not been completely scientifically proven. Since many factors can cause these conditions, consumer caution is advised. We would like to properly advise and provide our patients with the most recent optical technology advancements by offering visual solutions to improve your overall visual well being. With visual comfort and high energy blue light protection in mind, the information we provide is to help you make the best choice for your eyes.

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ALL ABOUT TRANSITIONS ADAPTIVE LENSES

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ALL ABOUT TRANSITIONS ADAPTIVE LENSES

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.

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NERDWAX NOW AVAILABLE AT KODAK LENS STORES!

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NERDWAX NOW AVAILABLE AT KODAK LENS STORES!

PUT A STOP TO SLIPPING GLASSES AND LOOK SUPER CHILL DOING IT.

Nerdwax is a beeswax based blend of All Natural and Certified Organic Ingredients
specially formulated to keep your glasses in place while you live your life.

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USING NERDWAX IS SIMPLE AND PRETTY MUCH THE BEST THING SINCE… EVER.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? WE MADE A VIDEO JUST FOR YOU

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THE CLEAREST SUNGLASSES ON THE PLANET

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THE CLEAREST SUNGLASSES ON THE PLANET

If you love spending time out on the water, you know that it can be difficult to find the right pair of sunglasses. You want to reduce the glare off the water without compromising light, and want to wear something that’s both comfortable and built to last.

Known for being the clearest lenses on the planet, Costa sunglasses are made by fisherman for fisherman and are ideal for those who love to spend time in the outdoors.

Available in glass or plastic lenses that offers 100% UV blockage and 100% polarization. Both types provide superior clarity. The glass lenses are scratch resistant, have the greatest clarity, and the Costa LightWAVE™ glass is 20% lighter and 22% thinner than average polarized glass. The plastic lenses are impact resistant, extremely durable and more lightweight than the glass lenses.

Costa Sunglasses lenses come in seven different colours, each specifically designed for individual purposes. The amber lenses deliver the brightest field of vision and are an excellent all-around lens. Pick these lenses for any situation where high contrast is needed, including driving and sight fishing. Their gray lenses maintain colour saturation and natural contrast in medium to bright sun conditions. If you are looking for a high contrast specialty lens that will allow the maximum light transmission, you want the sunrise lenses. These lenses are ideal for low light and to see more clearly during the early morning or late afternoon. The copper lens cuts glare and enhances contrast, making them perfect for fishing, driving and everyday activities. For enhanced visual acuity, choose the green mirror lenses. The silver mirror lenses optimize light transmissions and enhance colours. For superior contrast and colour in full sun while eliminating glare, opt for the blue mirror lenses.

At Kodak Lens Vision Centre, you will find a great selection of Costa Sunglasses, available in both prescription and non-prescription. All Costa Sunglasses are built by hand and backed with a lifetime warranty. The Kodak Lens Vision Centre team recently exhibited with Costa at the Toronto International Boat Show to offer their eye care expertise for prescription and non-prescription Costa Sunglasses.

KODAK Lens Vision Centre also specializes in KODAK Lenses, a unique combination of over 100 years of KODAK imaging expertise and the most advanced ophthalmic digital technology.

Call, visit our locations or visit www.eyetrusteyecare.ca.

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