Kodak Lens Upgrade Options

At KODAK Lens stores, we provide lens options for every budget, lifestyle and visual need.

Visit one of our KODAK Lens Vision Centres to see our complete transparent pricing and eyewear packages.

learn about all Lens Types available:

Single vision lenses have a single power or field of vision over the whole lens and are the most common type of prescription lenses. Depending on your prescription, single vision lenses may allow you to see clearly at distance, reading, or both.  

Single vision reading glasses may either be prescription or over-the-counter (OTC). OTC reading glasses are the same power in both eyes, and often use powers such as +1.00, +1.50, +2.00, or +2.50. On the other hand, prescription reading glasses are tailored to you and can be prescribed by your Optometrist. These are customized lenses that account for pupillary distance, reading distance, eye focusing and many other factors to produce the most comfortable, sharp and detailed reading vision.

Progressive lenses are no-line multifocal eyeglass lenses. that look exactly like single vision lenses. In other words, progressive lenses will help you see clearly at all distances without those annoying (and age-defining) “bifocal lines” that are visible in regular bifocals and trifocals.  

These lenses have focal ranges for distance, intermediate and near without the appearance of any lines on the lens. 

Progressive lenses are line-free multifocals that have a seamless progression of added magnifying power for intermediate and near vision. 

The power of progressive lenses changes gradually from point to point on the lens surface, providing the correct lens power for seeing objects clearly at virtually any distance. Progressive lenses sometimes are called “no-line bifocals ” because they don’t have this visible bifocal line. But progressive lenses have a significantly more advanced multifocal design than bifocals or trifocals. 

Progressive lens benefits: 

  • Significant visual and cosmetics benefits for presbyopes 
  • Multiple lens powers across the lens surface that gradually changes in power from point to point, providing clear vision at all distances 
  • It eliminates bothersome “image jump” caused by bifocals and trifocals. This is where objects abruptly change in clarity and apparent position when your eyes move across the visible lines in these lenses. 
  • Because there are no visible “bifocal lines” in progressive lenses, they give you a more youthful appearance than bifocals or trifocals. This reason alone may be why more people today wear progressive lenses than the number who wear bifocal and trifocals combined. 

Bifocals are eyeglasses that have lenses with two different focal lengths and power. This solution can help people experiencing symptoms of presbyopia. While most presbyopes choose progressives or “no-line bifocals”, conventional bifocals lenses have some advantages over progressives. 

Bifocal eyeglass lenses contain two lens powers to help you see objects at distance and near clearly Each viewing area is distinct within the lens meaning there are no areas that are not focused exactly to your prescription. While wearing bifocals, you can experience image jump, which is the displacement of the image of an object occurring when viewing across the borderline between portions of different powers. Because only two powers exist, there is no intermediate vision with these lenses.

The bottom portion of the bifocal lens reduces the amount of focusing effort required to see near objects clearly. The top portion is used to see far objects clearly. Some research suggests wearing bifocals can help control myopia in some children by reducing the focussing demands of reading and near work.

Trifocals are eyeglasses that have lenses with three different focal lengths and power. This solution can help people experiencing symptoms of presbyopia. While most presbyopes choose progressives or “no-line bifocals”, conventional trifocal lenses have some advantages over progressives. 

Trifocal eyeglass lenses contain three lens powers to help you see objects at distance, intermediate and near. Each viewing area is distinct within the lens meaning there are no areas that are not focused exactly to your prescription. The bottom portion of the trifocal lens reduces the amount of focusing effort required to see near objects clearly. The top portion is used to see far objects clearly. The intermediate zone is for viewing something between 18 to 24 inches away. While wearing trifocals, you can experience image jump, which is the displacement of the image of an object occurring when viewing across the borderline between portions of different powers. Trifocals are fitted a bit higher, with the top line of the intermediate seg placed even with the lower margin of the pupil. 

Learn about our progressive lens designs available:

Our EyeTrust lens private label is our most affordable progressive adaptive lens. This lens offers good viewing areas for distance and near, however intermediate may be compromised. You may also notice that this lens has slightly more peripheral distortion than our other high definition lenses. that offers good viewing areas for distance and near clarity. This lens has a wide prescription range and can be ordered with a variety of lens upgrade options. This can be a starter progressive lens to better align with your budget, but we highly recommend trying our other better progressive lenses such as Kodak Precise and Unique so that you can get the best experience. Ask us to learn more about our “good” EyeTrust progressive lens. 

Persona Novice Anti-Fatigue lenses offer exceptional distance clarity while still relieving visual fatigue with extended near viewing. This lens is especially designed for those who suffer from digital vision syndrome. Persona Novice is our only lens available in an ADD of +0.50 but goes all the way to +1.00 ADD power.  

Our Persona Novice is a low add power progressive with exceptional distance clarity and easy transition to near. This lens is perfect for all pre-presbyopes (35-45 years old), all single vision wearers experiencing near vision fatigue, addresses a need for people suffering from digital vision syndrome, and custom designed for hyperopes performing extended near vision tasks. Persona Novice is a great anti-fatigue lens that is available in +0.50, +0.75 and +1.00 ADD powers. Ask us to learn more about Persona Novice. 

Features: 

  • Exceptional distance clarity 
  • Seamless change of power from distance to near area with supplemental power 
  • No transitional adaptation 

Benefits: 

  • Provides eye strain relief for extended near vision activities 
  • Comfortable and clear single vision lenses 
  • Helps overcome pre-presbyope concerns

Our Persona Office progressive option is a computer lens used for intermediate and near viewing only. This lens is perfect for computer viewing and can be used for a variety of office viewing distances. The Persona Office lens is one of the most versatile, task specific lenses available today. It can be used to satisfy the visual requirements of anyone seeking a task specific solution for such tasks as extended computer use, reading sheet music, workplace viewing, sewing, quilting and other hobbies. 

Benefits: 

  • Almost unlimited selection of viewing distances 
  • Most usable near and upper fields of view 
  • Task specific design 

Our team of eye care professionals can help determine the right viewing distance for you. With all digital device viewing, we recommend to add on our high energy blue light filtering BluSelect lens. Ask us to learn more. 

Kodak Precise PB is our award-winning “better” progressive lens is great for hyperopes or someone who is new to progressive lenses.  This lens provides clear and comfortable vision at distance and near. Kodak Precise PB is created for you using proprietary technology and Vision First Design™ that controls the surface power at virtually every point on the lens. Being a digitally produced full-backside progressive, the result is a smooth power increase across the entire lens from top to bottom, which allows all viewing areas to work together to provide a more natural wearing experience. This lens offers easy adaptation, along with smooth transition between near, mid and far distances. This lens is a great second choice for hyperopes behind Unique HD and Unique DRO HD.  

Features: 

  • Large distance area that provides excellent optics 
  • Intermediate zone transitions smoothly between distance and near while providing clear mid-range vision 
  • Wide near zone that creates natural head and eye movement 
  • Gives presbyopes the reading power they need, where they need it most 
  • A broad field of view in a clear distance area and vision 

Benefits: 

  • Smooth graduation of power across the lens surface to ease patient adaptation 
  • Gentle binocular balance for quick, clear object recognition 
  • Visual quality often compared to a single vision lens 

The smooth progression of power across the lens greatly reduces the swim effect, making it virtually unnoticeable by most wearers. With peripheral distortion all but eliminated, adaptation is fast and easy. For small frames and patients who want to maximize the distance and reading zones, we recommend KODAK Precise Short PB Progressive Lenses, offering the same superb optics in a short-corridor lens design. 

The Kodak Unique is our “best” progressive lens design and uses advanced computer technology to ensure optical quality. This lens is great for myopes because it has a large distance zone and moderate reading zone. This lens is a custom lens, digitally-created to provide sharp, clear viewing at near, far and in-between. Whether choosing a small or large frame, a computer program will select from six KODAK Unique Lens designs to properly locate the viewing areas.  This lens design is great for myopes as it has a large distance viewing area and is a great second choice behind Unique HD and Unique DRO HD. 

KODAK Unique Progressive Lenses are created with state-of-the-art technology using diamond-tip, high-speed cutting and integrated digital surfacing to transfer the Vision First Design to the backside of the lens. The lens can be offered with UV and glare protection, thinness and lightweight comfort, and convenient darkness adaptation to light changes. Choose our premium anti-reflection with SILK so lenses are easy to clean. A durable hard coat is applied using a dip-coat method for optimal results. 

Features: 

  • A broad field of view in a clear distance area 
  • Smooth gradation of power across the surface of the lens to ease patient adaptation 
  • Gentle binocular balance for quick, clear object recognition 
  • Visual quality often compared to a single vision lens 

Benefits: 

  • Over 60 lens material options 
  • Back surface lens design 
  • Extra durable, two-side hard coat protection 

Learn about OUR Bifocal & Trifocal lens designs available:

A round-22 is a bifocal lens that has a round shaped segment allowing you to see at distance and near. The segment width is 22 mm. With a round shaped segment, you will have a longer area for reading. Some people feel that a round segment is less noticeable than a flat top.

A round-24 is a bifocal lens that has a round shaped segment allowing you to see at distance and near. The segment width is 24 mm. With a round shaped segment, you will have a longer area for reading. Some people feel that a round segment is less noticeable than a flat top.

A Straight Top-25 is a bifocal lens that has a flat top and semi rounded shaped segment allowing you to see at distance and near. The segment width is 25 mm (smallest size). With a straight top shaped segment, you can easily differentiate where to see for distance and near with enough reading area. 

A Straight Top-28 is a bifocal lens that has a flat top and semi rounded shaped segment allowing you to see at distance and near. The segment width is 28 mm (medium size). With a straight top shaped segment, you can easily differentiate where to see for distance and near with enough reading area. A straight top segment is more noticeable than round.

A Straight Top-35 is a bifocal lens that has a flat top and semi rounded shaped segment allowing you to see at distance and near. The segment width is 35 mm (largest size). With a straight top shaped segment, you can easily differentiate where to see for distance and near with enough reading area. A straight top segment is more noticeable than round.

   

Trifocal 7×28 is a trifocal lens that has a flat top and semi rounded shaped segment allowing you to see at distance, intermediate and near. The segment width is 28 mm (medium size). The intermediate height is 7 mm. With a straight top shaped segment, you can easily differentiate where to see for distance, intermediate and near with enough reading area. 

A Trifocal 8x35 is a trifocal lens that has a flat top and semi rounded shaped segment allowing you to see at distance, intermediate and near. The segment width is 35 mm (largest size). The intermediate height is 8 mm. With a straight top shaped segment, you can easily differentiate where to see for distance, intermediate and near with enough reading area. 

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The refractive index of an eyeglass lens material determines how that material bends light.  The higher the refractive index, the thinner the lens can be while still bending light to your specified prescription.  Plastic eyeglass lens materials have refractive indices that range from 1.50 to 1.74.  For the same prescription power and lens design, a lens made of 1.50 plastic will be thickest and 1.74 high-index plastic will be the thinnest.  

The index of refraction (or refractive index) of an eyeglass lens material is a number that is a relative measure of how efficiently the material refracts (bends) light, which depends on how fast light travels through the material. The higher the refractive index of a material, the slower light moves through it, which results in greater bending (refracting) of the light rays.  

The higher the refractive index of a lens material, the less lens material is required to bend light to the same degree as a lens with a lower refractive index. In other words, for a given eyeglass lens power, a lens made of a material with a high refractive index will be thinner than a lens made of a material with a lower refractive index. The refractive index of current eyeglass lens materials ranges from 1.5 (CR-39 plastic) to 1.74 (a specific variety of high-index plastic). For the same prescription power and lens design, a lens made of CR-39 plastic will be the thickest lens available, and a 1.74 high-index plastic lens will be the thinnest. 

CR-39 is a plastic lens available in an index of 1.50 or 1.56. Because this lens has a low index, it will be thicker for any given lens power.  However, this is also the clearest type of plastic, producing the lowest wavelength aberrations of all eyeglass lens materials.  

It has an Abbe value of 58, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. This lens has a low index and will be thicker for any given lens power. 

Benefits: 

  • Excellent optics 
  • Low cost 

Anti-reflective coating (also called “AR coating” or “anti-glare coating”) improves vision, reduces eye strain and makes your eyeglasses look more attractive. Our basic AR reduces reflections from the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses producing clearer vision for you, and a clearer view of your eyes for whomever you are looking atOur Basic AR includes a scratch-resistant coating.  

With reflections gone, more light passes through your lenses to optimize visual acuity with fewer distractionsespecially at night. Note that the higher the index of refraction of the lens material, the more light that will be reflected from the surface of the lenses and thus allowing more light to enter for good vision. AR enhances your appearance by drawing more attention to your eyes than the reflection and helping you make better “eye contact” with others. This cosmetic benefit makes your eyeglasses look more attractive so that you look the best in all lighting conditions. 

Kodak Lens has its own proprietary AR formula, which consist of multiple microscopic layers of metallic oxides of alternating high and low index of refraction. Since each layer affects different wavelengths of light, the more layers there are, the more reflections that are neutralized. Kodak Lens AR coatings have up to seven layers. 

Benefits: 

  • Protective layers that provide durability and scratch resistance 
  • Several microscopic layers of minerals that effectively reduce reflections over a broad band of wavelengths 
  • Decreases irritating glare and reflections 
  • Reduces nighttime reflections 

Helps you See Clear and Crisp 

With ordinary lenses, a portion of visible light is reflected away and doesn’t reach the eye. More reflections and less light mean poor vision. KODAK AR Lenses allow the maximum amount of available light to reach the eye providing clear and crisp vision. 

We recommend our Premium AR for best visual and lens performance.
 

Single Upgrade Lens Options:

Our premium AR has all the benefits of basic AR as well as being oleophobic and hydrophobic. The oleophobic layer helps make your lenses easy to care for and clean by allowing you to easily wipe away oily smudges and grime. Hydrophobic layer is a super-slick top coat that seals the lens and provides quality water-repellent performance. Premium AR uses an advanced proprietary AR formula with more microscopic layers using finer minerals to significantly reduce reflections over a board band of wavelengths. 

Benefits: 

  • Reducing eye strain and fatigue often related to glare from artificial lighting, tablets and computer screens 
  • Virtually eliminating unsightly reflective glare and reflections visible to others; your lenses will appear thinner and more transparent 
  • Protecting lenses from scratches – optimizing their performance and making them last longer 
  • Repelling water and dust particles 
  • Enabling easy cleaning of oil smudges and dirt 
  • Protective layers that provide durability and scratch resistance 
  • Several microscopic layers of minerals that effectively reduce reflections over a broad band of wavelengths 
  • Reduces nighttime reflections for safer and comfortable night driving 
  • Superior cleanability; easy to clean 
  • More clarity and contrast 
  • Anti-static properties resist dust and dirt 
  • Super-slick hydrophobic top coat; seals lens and repels water

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Polycarbonate is a plastic lens available in an index of 1.59. It has an Abbe value of 30, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. This lens has a moderate index and will not be as thick compared to CR39 for any given lens power, but also not as thin as other higher index lenses.  Polycarbonate is super impact resistant and inherently UV blocking making it the lens of choice for safety eyewear, although it can scratch more easily than other types of plastic.  Although polycarbonate has the highest amount of wavelength aberrations reducing it’s optical clarity, most wearers do not notice unless looking directly at lights or out of the sides of their glasses.  

Lenses with a low Abbe value have high dispersion, which can cause chromatic aberration. This aberration is an optical effect that causes visible coloured halos around objects, especially lights. Experiencing aberration does depend on the wearer, the lens quality and overall eye health. Chromatic aberration is most noticeable when looking through the periphery of eyeglass lenses. It is least noticeable when looking directly through the central optical lens zone, most commonly known as the optical center. 

Benefits: 

  • Super impact resistant 
  • Blocks UV 
  • Light & durable

This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions between +3.50 to +7.75 or -5.50 to -7.75. Prescriptions that fall within this range are thicker and more difficult to create. We highly recommend to get hi-index lens materials as well as this upgrade to accommodate higher prescriptions.

This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with cylinder between -2.00 to -3.75. Prescriptions with cylinder that fall within this range have a more cylindrical shape and more difficult to create. We highly recommend to get hi-index lens materials as well as this upgrade to accommodate prescriptions with higher cylinder.

All the benefits of an anti-reflective (AR) lens, but placed on the back side of the lens to reflect light coming in from the sides. This lens option is best when combined with sun protection upgrade options such as solid tint, gradient tint, or polarized lenses. Since tinted and polarized lenses are dark to help reduce brightness and protect you from the sun, there is no need to reflect light from the front. A backside AR will enhance the performance of the sunglass lens and protect you from light coming from different angles. Backside AR is recommended for all outdoor, bright and sunny conditions. 

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Persona Office Plus is our high definition version of Persona Office. Like Persona Office, the plus lens has an enhanced upper viewing zone, which enables the wearer to experience clear vision out to an even greater distance vision. A visual solution for your day to day activities; at home or at work, from using your electronic devices to attending a meeting in a board room. The enhanced upper zone allows you to see out to 6 meters or 20 feet (prescription dependent) while maintaining superior vision at intermediate and near. With all digital device viewing, we recommend to add on our high energy blue light filtering BluSelect lens. Ask us to learn more about Persona Office Plus lenses. 

Features: 

  • Task specific design with an enhanced upper viewing zone 
  • Expansive reading and intermediate viewing areas 
  • Enhanced upper zone 
  • Seamless viewing over all areas of the lens  

Advantages: 

  • Provides great near and intermediate viewing distances along with the comfort of an upper viewing zone to enhance mobility. 
  • Persona Office Plus can be worn comfortably all day at work or practicing your favorite hobby.
  • Extremely relaxing to wear.

With KODAK Unique HD Lens, the patient can experience full prescription optimization with the use of point of wear measurements. This is our “better than best” progressive lens design. The ‘HD’ in KODAK Unique HD Lens stands for ‘High-Definition’ and fulfills this description by including point-of-wear measurements to more highly customize the lens to the individual patient’s viewing needs. It works great with all prescriptions by accounting custom measurements such as monocular distance PD, monocular seg height, corridor length, back vertex distance, refracted vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, wrap and much more. These measurements produce results that will enhance your visual experience and help in HD. 

Features: 

  • A broad field of view in a clear distance area 
  • Smooth gradation of power across the surface of the lens to ease patient adaptation 
  • Gentle binocular balance for quick, clear object recognition 
  • Visual quality often compared to a single vision lens 
  • Accounts point of wear measurements 

Benefits: 

  • Over 60 lens material options 
  • Back surface lens design 
  • Extra durable, two-side hard coat protection 
  • HD viewing experience 
  • Advanced computer technology 

KODAK Unique Progressive Lenses are created with state-of-the-art technology using diamond-tip, high-speed cutting and integrated digital surfacing to transfer the Vision First Design to the backside of the lens. The lens can be offered with UV and glare protection, thinness and lightweight comfort, and convenient darkness adaptation to light changes. Choose our premium anti-reflection with SILK so lenses are easy to clean. A durable hard coat is applied using a dip-coat method for optimal results. With KODAK Unique HD Lens, the patient can experience full prescription optimization with the use of as-worn measurements. 

Double Upgrade Lens Options:

Hi-Vex: 

Hi-vex is a plastic lens available in an index of 1.56 that was originally developed by the military.  This lens material is super impact resistant, has excellent optics and is inherently UV blocking.  

It has an Abbe value of 46, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. Hivex uses advanced technology, which was originally developed for the military.

Benefits: 

  • Lightweight comfort 
  • Strong & durable 
  • Excellent optics 
  • Thinner and lighter than CR39 
  • Blocks UV 

Tri-Vex: 

Tri-vex is a plastic lens available in an index of 1.53. This lens material has the highest tensile strength of any material making it super impact resistant and ideal for drill mounted, rimless and semi-rimless frames.  Despite the low index of this material the material has a low specific gravity meaning that it’s weight is still low despite being thicker.  This material has excellent optics and is inherently UV blocking.   

It has an Abbe value of 46, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. Trivex combines impact resistance of polycarbonate, exceptional optical clarity and it’s tensile strength is ideal for drill mount frames.  

Benefits: 

  • Impact resistance of polycarbonate 
  • Better optical quality than polycarbonate 
  • Tintable 
  • Light 
  • Blocks UV 
  • High tensile strength 

Persona HD single vision lenses are high definition lenses that are customized specifically to your eyes, face shape and frame you choose. By applying cutting edge digital surfacing technology and point of wear measurements to our lens manufacturing process, you can achieve clearer vision and larger fields of view through your single vision lenses. This is especially true for people with higher prescriptions (over +3.00) and high astigmatism (over -1.25). 

Our brains receive 9/10 of the stimuli from the world around us through our eyes. Persona High Definition Lenses make sure you are not missing out on your perception of the world! The Free Form Persona High Definition (HD) lens meets the high standards necessary to make this design a “true” high definition lens. This lens provides you with the highest resolution in order to optimize your vision. Using leading edge technology, this HD lens offers optimum visual comfort. 

Benefits of Free Form HD lenses: 

  • Clearer vision at all distances 
  • Larger field of view both vertically and horizontally for optimal acuity 
  • Easy adaptation 
  • Reduced distortion in the peripheral areas 
  • Highly reduced swim and sway sensation 
  • Personalised to your needs 

Advanced Technology: 

  • Digital Surfacing 
  • Superior HD design 
  • Leading edge technology 

Free Form Persona HD single vision comes in a wide prescription range, a variety of lens material and lens upgrade options. Ask us to learn more about Free Form Persona HD single vision lenses. 

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Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses automatically adapt to changing light, darkening when outdoors and returning to clear when indoors. These lenses provide 100% UV protection.

Transitions colours available: Grey, Brown, Green, Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Sapphire (all colours subject to availability. Ask us to ensure colour is available in desired index before ordering).

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This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions greater or equal to +8.00 or -8.00. Prescriptions that fall within this range are a lot thicker and more difficult to create. We highly recommend to get hi-index lens materials as well as this upgrade to accommodate very high prescriptions.

This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with cylinder greater or equal to -4.00. Prescriptions with cylinder that fall within this range have a greater cylindrical shape and more difficult to create. We highly recommend to get hi-index lens materials as well as this upgrade to accommodate prescriptions with very high cylinder.

1.60 is a high-index plastic lens available in an index of 1.60. This is the first of the high-index lenses, creating thinner and lighter lenses than polycarbonate with better optical clarity. 1.60 high-index plastic is inherently UV blocking.  

It has an Abbe value of 42, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. 1.60 high-index lens is one of the thin and light lenses on the market. Want thinner and lighter? Try and ask for 1.67. 

Benefits: 

  • Thin and light 
  • Better optical quality than polycarbonate 
  • Blocks UV

A new ophthalmic lens material that helps protect eyes from not only ultraviolet (10-400nm) light rays, but also high energy blue light (400nm-420nm wavelength)It is widely known that UV light can cause damage to the cells of our body, including those on the surface and within our eyes.  Some studies suggest that even high energy blue light can affect ocular tissues, increasing risk for macular degeneration and cataracts.  High energy blue light may also be associated with visual fatigue associated with extending viewing of digital screens.   

The human eye can be damaged by exposure to UV light. Recent studies have shown, however, that shorter wavelength light from 400nm to 420nm also damages the retina, which is the most vulnerable tissue of the eye, and this can be one of the factors, which accelerates the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Although many conventional sunglasses, in addition to protecting eyes from UV rays, provide protection from shorter wavelength light, general vision correction lenses do not. 

Sources of blue light include the sun, digital screens (TVs, computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets), electronic devices, and fluorescent and LED lighting. 

Beneficial Effects: Blue Turquoise Visible Light

  • Memory and Cognitive Functions 
  • Helps regulate circadian rhythm 
  • Elevates moods and boosts alertness 

Negative Effects: Blue Violet Visible Light 

  • Digital Eye Strain 
  • Greater risk of certain types of cancers 
  • Greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes 
  • May cause permanent eye damage and increase the risk of AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration)

BluSelect includes Premium AR with UV protection.

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This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with prism between 0.25 to 3.75.

Prism correction is used in eyeglasses for people who have diplopia or double vision. This is when someone sees two separate images of one object. The prism made in lenses helps align the two images you see so that only one is image is seen. With double vision, two images are seen because the light falls in different places on the retina of each eye. A prism used in eyeglasses bends light before it travels through the eye. The light is redirected so it will fall correctly on the retina in each eye. The brain then does its usual work of fusing the two retina images together to produce one, clear picture.

Who might benefit from prism correction?

A prism can be used for double vision from eye misalignment when caused by:

  • Eye muscle problems, such as myasthenia gravis, Graves’ disease, or strabismus
  • Neurological (brain-related) issues, such as head injuries, stroke, migraine, or tumor.
  • Nerve-related problems, like multiple sclerosis or diabetes mellitus

Prism is prescribed by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. Please ask our Optometrist to learn more about eyeglasses with prism. 

Our tinted lenses come with a scratch resistant and UV coat to protect you from harmful UV light. Tinted lenses can be made in every colour of the rainbow making it easy to create a customized look unique to you. Colour tint options available are grey, brown, green, blue, mint, amber, rose, G15, yellow, copper, and lavendar. Tint percentage and match tint from demo or sample lens provided can be requested, but accuracy depends on our lab to ensure quality. We will try our best to meet your expectations for your specific visual and aesthetic needs. Please visit us to learn more and see demo lenses.

Includes ultraviolet (UV) protection and scratch resistant coating (SRC). Not available in 1.74.

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Gradient lenses are sunglasses that have lenses tinted from the top down where the top of the lens is darkest. Towards the middle and bottom, the colour shade gets lighter to create a style that is becoming very popular. Our gradient tinted lenses come with a scratch resistant and UV coat to protect you from harmful UV light. Tinted lenses can be made in every colour of the rainbow making it easy to create a customized look unique to you. Colour tint options available are grey, brown, green, blue, mint, amber, rose, G15, yellow, copper, and lavendar. Tint percentage and match tint from demo or sample lens provided can be requested, but accuracy depends on our lab to ensure quality. We will try our best to meet your expectations for your specific visual and aesthetic needs. Please visit us to learn more and see demo lenses.

Includes ultraviolet (UV) protection and scratch resistant coating (SRC). Not available in 1.74.

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Polarized lenses provide the clearest vision in sunglass lenses by filtering all light travelling in a vertical direction. These lenses help to eliminate glare especially when looking at shiny surfaces, like on the water. Polarized lenses come in set colours and cannot be modified. Note that viewing LCD devices may be difficult with polarized lenses as LCD screens only emit their image with light travelling in one direction. Please visit us to learn more and see demo lenses.

Available in grey, brown, green or copper. Includes scratch resistant coating (SRC). Green available in 1.5, poly, 1.6, or 1.74. Copper available in poly. 1.74 free form only available in grey or brown.

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Mirrors can be added to any tinted, polarized or even Transitions XTRActive lenses. Mirrors help to reduce glare and brightness above and beyond what can be achieved with your lens tint. Different coloured mirrors are also a great way to customize your look and vision. It is especially important to add Backside AR to any mirrored lenses as glare produced by light entering from the side is exacerbated by a mirror on the front of the lens. Please visit us to learn more and see demo lenses.

Available in sapphire, pyro, champagne, forest, violet, silver, citrine, blue, gold, black, red, green, flash silver or black. Includes scratch resistant coating (SRC). Back side AR is highly recommended for mirrors.

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This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with ADD power greater than +4.00. Prescriptions with ADD power that fall within this range makes it more difficult to create. We highly recommend to get hi-index lens materials as well as this upgrade to accommodate prescriptions with very ADD powers.

Triple Upgrade Lens Options:

1.67 (Thinner & Lighter): 

1.67 is a high-index plastic lens available in an index of 1.67. This is the second of the high-index lenses, creating thinner and lighter lenses than polycarbonate and 1.60 with better optical clarity than polycarbonate. 1.67 high-index plastic is inherently UV blocking. 

It has an Abbe value of 32, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. 1.67 high-index lens is one of the thinner and lighter lenses on the market. Want thinnest and lightest? Try and ask for 1.74. Please see below. 

Benefits: 

  • Thinner and lighter than 1.60 
  • Better optical quality than polycarbonate 
  • Blocks UV 

1.74 (Thinest & Lightest): 

1.74 is a high-index plastic lens available in an index of 1.74. This is the highest of the high-index lenses, creating the thinnest and lightest lenses available with better optical clarity than polycarbonate. 1.74 high-index plastic is inherently UV blocking. 

It has an Abbe value of 33, which means how widely the lens disperses different wavelengths of light as light passes through it. 1.74 high-index lens is one of the thinnest and lightest lenses on the market.

Benefits: 

  • Thinnest and lightest lens available 
  • Better optical quality than polycarbonate 
  • Blocks UV 
  • Lightweight 

Transitions XTRActive Light Intelligent Lenses automatically adapt to changing light, darkening when outdoors and returning to clear when indoors. These lenses provide 100% UV protection and will even darken when you are in the car. These lenses are uniquely designed to protect your eyes from the brightest sun outdoors and harsh artificial light indoors. Please note that Transitions XTRActive does have a very slight tint when indoors.  

Transitions colours available: Grey, Brown, Green, Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Sapphire (all colours subject to availability. Ask us to ensure colour is available in desired index before ordering).

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This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with higher prism between 4.00 to 7.75.

Prism correction is used in eyeglasses for people who have diplopia or double vision. This is when someone sees two separate images of one object. The prism made in lenses helps align the two images you see so that only one is image is seen. With double vision, two images are seen because the light falls in different places on the retina of each eye. A prism used in eyeglasses bends light before it travels through the eye. The light is redirected so it will fall correctly on the retina in each eye. The brain then does its usual work of fusing the two retina images together to produce one, clear picture.

Who might benefit from prism correction?

A prism can be used for double vision from eye misalignment when caused by:

  • Eye muscle problems, such as myasthenia gravis, Graves’ disease, or strabismus
  • Neurological (brain-related) issues, such as head injuries, stroke, migraine, or tumor.
  • Nerve-related problems, like multiple sclerosis or diabetes mellitus

Prism is prescribed by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. Please ask our Optometrist to learn more about eyeglasses with prism. 

Our digital custom lens with premium anti-reflective, ultra violet & SILK™  coatings provide a personalized and high performance lens that is very repellant to water, dirt, dust, oils and particles. 

Silk adds a fluorocarbon top coat to the anti-reflective layers, making cleaning lenses easier than ever. Now, dirty lenses won’t get in the way of enjoying our messy lives.

Silk is an ultra-slick coating that features: 

  • Ultra-repellant to water, dirt, dust, oils and particles
    • 50% higher abrasion resistance than previous coatings*
    • Minimal deterioration after 3-year wear tests
    • Contact Angle of 115 degree on average 

*Bayer abrasion test between Kodak Clean&CleAR Lenses with and without Silk. 

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Quadruple Upgrade Lens Options:

Kodak Total Blue Lens with SILK is a hybrid of lens material and AR lens coating that provides 100% direct UV protection and up to 80% filtering of High Energy Visible Blue Ligh, making it a better blue light blocker than BluSelect These lenses come with our proprietary SILK coating making lenses 50% more scratch resistant and super easy to clean. It is widely known that UV light can cause damage to the cells of our body, including those on the surface and within our eyes.  Some studies suggest that even high energy blue light can affect ocular tissues, increasing risk for macular degeneration and cataracts.  High energy blue light may also be associated with visual fatigue associated with extending viewing of digital screens.   

The exposure to potentially Harmful Blue Light is increasing every day in every age group. With the addition of finished single vision lenses, Kodak Total Blue Lens offers HEV Blue Light filtration for every patient, at every age. 

Total Blue Lens has a hard coat for scratch resistance. A special multi-layer blue light coating is applied to the front of the lens to help filter HEV Blue Light. Additional layers on the backside of the lens provide protection from potential reflected UV rays. A superhydrophobic layer is also added for easy-to-clean lenses. 

Benefits: 

  • Filters up to 80% of HEV Blue Light 
  • Significantly reduces Harmful Blue Light exposure 
  • Reduces and eases eyestrain and eye fatigue linked to prolonged digital device usage and exposure of harmful blue light 
  • Provides exceptional colour vision and 100% direct UV protection 
  • Accommodates various viewing needs 
  • Options for both indoor and outdoor activities 
  • Available in progressive, digital single vision and computer lens designs to accommodate a majority of patients 

Kodak Total Blue Lens delivers:  

  • Blue Light Filtering: Filters up to 80% of High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light* 
  • UV Protection: 100% protection from direct UV rays 
  • Glare Reduction: Provides protection from glare and reflections caused by digital devices (televisions, computer monitors, handheld devices), LED lighting and energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) 
  • Object Recognition: Helps with object recognition in low-light and night-driving conditions 
  • Versatile Options: Clear and polarized materials in progressive, single vision and computer lens designs 
  • Kodak is one of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names 

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Our blue blocker AR coating is the only coating that protects your eyes against high energy blue light.  This coating is not as effective at blocking blue light as our in-matrix options like BluSelect and Total Blue, but is the only blue light blocking option for those who want to also have Transitions on their lenses. Please ask us to learn more.

This lens upgrade helps create a custom and well fabricated lens to accommodate for prescriptions with very high prism greater or equal to 8.00.

Prism correction is used in eyeglasses for people who have diplopia or double vision. This is when someone sees two separate images of one object. The prism made in lenses helps align the two images you see so that only one is image is seen. With double vision, two images are seen because the light falls in different places on the retina of each eye. A prism used in eyeglasses bends light before it travels through the eye. The light is redirected so it will fall correctly on the retina in each eye. The brain then does its usual work of fusing the two retina images together to produce one, clear picture.

Who might benefit from prism correction?

A prism can be used for double vision from eye misalignment when caused by:

  • Eye muscle problems, such as myasthenia gravis, Graves’ disease, or strabismus
  • Neurological (brain-related) issues, such as head injuries, stroke, migraine, or tumor.
  • Nerve-related problems, like multiple sclerosis or diabetes mellitus

Prism is prescribed by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. Please ask our Optometrist to learn more about eyeglasses with prism. 

learn about all our Custom upgrades available:

An additional charge for mounting your full-rimless or drill mounted frame.

An additional charge for mounting your semi-rimless or grooved frame.

An additional charge should you wish to customize the shape of your semi-rimless or rimless lenses (i.e. add more height by 2 mm in B measurement).

 

An additional charge should you wish to polish the edge of your semi-rimless, rimless or any type of lenses to make it shiny and reflective. Offers great cosmetic appearance for semi-rimless or rimless lenses. Once this upgrade is chosen, it cannot be undone. Please see image below.

  

An additional charge for frames that are highly wrapped.

  

An additional charge should you wish to add scratch resistant coat to the backside of your lenses for added protection.

An additional charge should you wish for a lens to be matched to the same colour and opacity as the demo tinted lens.  

This upgrade may be added on top of Freeform HD or Unique HD lenses. This upgrade is for those who experience aniseikonia as a result of anisometropia.  Ask your doctor if these lenses may be right for you if you have a very asymmetrical prescription and have double vision or general difficulty seeing through your glasses.  

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This upgrade may be added on top of Freeform HD or Unique HD lenses. This upgrade is for those who experience aniseikonia as a result of anisometropia.  Ask your doctor if these lenses may be right for you if you have a very asymmetrical prescription and have double vision or general difficulty seeing through your glasses. 

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Our No-Fault Warranty is available for an additional cost of $50 per pair on all Kodak frame and lens packages. The No-Fault warranty provides a 1 time lens(es) replacement in case of an accident or a breakage within 1 year (365 days from invoice date) of the original order. Lenses are replaced with the exact same lenses as the original purchase. Original lenses must be returned when fulfilling this warranty policy. The No-Fault Warranty also guarantees a 1 time re-purchase of the same frame within 1 year (365 days from invoice date) of the original order at a discount of 40% in the case of accident or breakage. Only if the frame you originally purchased is unavailable, you may select any other frame at a discount of 40%. This warranty must be purchased at the time of the original order to be valid. Does not cover any loss of frames or lenses. Some conditions apply, please ask in store for full details. 

More Lens upgrade Information:

KODAK Clean’N’Clear Lenses are offered with UV and glare protection

SILK™ is an ultra-slick enhancement to Kodak Clean&CleAR™ and Kodak Total Blue™ Lenses

Silk adds a fluorocarbon top coat to the anti-reflective layers, making cleaning lenses easier than ever. Now, dirty lenses won’t get in the way of enjoying our messy lives.

Silk
 is an ultra-slick coating that features:

• Ultra-repellant to water, dirt, dust, oils and particles
• 50% higher abrasion resistance than previous coatings*
• Minimal deterioration after 3-year wear tests
• Contact Angle of 115 degree on average

*Bayer abrasion test between Kodak Clean&CleAR Lenses with and without Silk.

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Photochromic solutions that fit your lifestyle and visual needs.

Most likely, you are one of the millions of people who spend a large portion of your day viewing one or more digital devices; smartphone, tablet, or computer monitor. Along with the greater access to information, has come a greater exposure to potentially harmful blue light. 

Previously, we were mainly exposed to High-Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light through the sun. Now we are exposed to even more HEV Blue Light with various digital devices, LED lights, and energy-efficient light bulbs. This increase in HEV Blue Light could potentially lead to eyestrain, eye fatigue and disruption in normal sleeping patterns.

KODAK Total Blue Lens Features:

  • Filtering of harmful blue light
  • 100% protection from direct UV rays
  • Reduction of glare and reflections especially when caused by HEV Blue Light emitting devices
  • Scratch resistance
  • Easy-To-Clean
  • Clear options for all day use or computer-focused tasks
  • Polarized options for outdoor use or daytime driving

KODAK Total Blue Lens with Colour Guard Lens Technology works to alleviate your exposure to UV rays and HEV Blue Light while allowing beneficial low energy blue light to maintain colour vision.

CHOICE BluSelect Lenses: A new ophthalmic lens material that helps protect eyes from not only ultraviolet (100-400nm) light rays but also 400nm-420nm High Energy Visible (HEV) light. The human eye can be damaged by exposure to sunlight, in particular UV light. Recent studies have shown, however, that shorter wavelength light from 400nm to 420nm also damages the retina, which is the most vulnerable tissue of the eye, and this can be one of the factors, which accelerates the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), cataracts and sleeping disorders. Sources of blue light include the sun, digital screens (TVs, computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets), electronic devices, and fluorescent and LED lighting.

Your eyes need protection when playing sports and outdoor activities. We offer KODAK Sun Lenses with a wide range of features and benefits to suit every lifestyle and vision correction needed in direct sunlight and bright environments.

KODAK Sun Lens Features:

  • Impact resistant for sports and overall durability
  • Glare and UV protection
  • Great colour contrast
  • Thin, light materials for comfortable eyewear
  • Colour options to match vision requirements
  • Polarized photochromic options for automatic light control
  • Double-sided hard coat for long lasting, easy-to-clean eyeglasses

Sun Mirrored Lenses Features:

  • Multi-layer solid mirror applied in AR vacuum chamber for durability
  • Backside KODAK Clean & CleARTM UV lens coating
  • Super-slick hydrophobic top coat repels water, resists oil, smudges, dust and dirt
  • Choice of fashionable mirror colour options

KODAK Sun Lenses are available in progressive, single vision and bifocal lens designs and a variety of lens materials to provide the best solution for light control.

Lens Materials:

  • Option of impact resistant material (Polycarbonate, Hivex or Trivex)
  • Less weight material provides more all-day comfort (Hi-Index 1.6, 1.67, 1.74)
  • Lenses are thinner and lighter

Impacts weight, overall comfort, and cosmetics of lens

KODAK Digital Single Vision Lenses which include our Free Form Persona HD digital lens harness the power of digital lens design and incorporate innovate i-SyncTM Technology to create a single vision lens that delivers greater clarity and performance at all prescription powers.

It’s a Difference You Can See:

  • Improved image quality
  • Sharper vision (Esp. for Rx with Astigmatism)
  • Reduced strain on the eyes equates to less fatigue
  • Lens can be made into any frame size
  • A thinner lens profile provides a sleek, more flattering look
  • Point of Wear measurements for custom lens (Persona HD)

KODAK Digital Single Vision Lens technology provides incredibly clear vision for a truly unmatched visual experience. With a host of available lens options, you can express your own personal style, for a total eyewear solution that does it all.