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Glasses & Contacts

Glasses & Sunglasses

Frame Galleria

Open Monday to Saturday, and serviced by our outstanding eyecare specialist team members, Kingsway Eye Care’s Frame Galleria was purposefully designed for our patients in mind. With over 400 frames to choose from, our beautiful collection includes everything from children’s frames to fashion forward sunglasses, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed in our selection.

We carry the latest fashion forward frames from:

What Types of Eyeglasses Lenses Are Available?

As technology advances, so does the industrial science that goes into fabricating lenses for your eyeglasses.

In the past, eyeglasses lenses were made exclusively of glass. Glass offered many advantages but also many disadvantages such as heavier weight and thickness–this is how the term “coke bottle glasses” was familiarized.

Today, most eyeglasses are made of high-tech polymer plastics. These new lenses are lighter, do not break as easily as traditional eyeglass lenses, and can be treated with a coating, to shield your eyes from damaging ultraviolet light.

The quality of your vision is determined by the technology that is put into the making of your eyeglasses lenses.

At Kingsway Eye Care, we understand this more than anyone else. For this reason, we offer our patients the best that modern lens technology can provide–lenses that are clearer, lighter, thinner and more-scratch resistant. Your lenses should be perfectly able to accommodate your lifestyle without compromise. Our eyecare team specialists consisting of opticians and optometric assistants will help you select what lenses are appropriate for your needs:

Polycarbonate Lenses
Polycarbonate lenses are impact-resistant and are best suited for children who may easily drop and scratch their eyeglasses; for active patients who engage in sports; and for patients who work in job environments with eye hazards. Polycarbonate lenses are frequently prescribed as safety workplace glasses lenses. In addition, polycarbonate lenses also provide ultraviolet (UV) protection.

At Kingsway Eye Care Family Optometry, we always prescribe polycarbonate lenses for children, as we believe their safety attributes and high quality of vision, are best suited for your little ones.

High Index Plastic Lenses
High Index Plastic Lenses are best suited for patients with strong prescriptions who would otherwise have thick and heavy lenses with regular plastic lenses. High Index Plastic Lenses are recommended to eliminate the “coke bottle”-lens effect of patients with high prescriptions.

Photochromatic/Transitions® Lenses
Photochromatic Lenses/Transitions® are made of either glass or plastic, and are formulated with trillions of molecules that are calibrated to change structure when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. This change in structure is what causes the lens to darken and to protect your eye whether you’re in bright sunlight, under cloud cover or indoors.

Our Kingsway Eyewear Specialist team highly recommends Transition Lenses to all our patients to allow for the flexibility of having two lenses in one.

Multifocal Lenses
Tired of taking your glasses on and off? Patients who require glasses for distance- and near-vision often require multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses, such as bifocals and trifocals, contain two or more vision-correcting prescriptions. In years past, you could spot a multifocal lens by the visible “line” separating the two sections. But today’s lens advancements enable seamless and invisible transition between the distance- and near- section of the lens. These multifocal lenses are called progressive lenses.

You should be aware that not all multifocal lenses are made with the same technology, nor do they have the same attributes. For instance, many multifocal wearers often experience severe “adaption” when wearing their multi-focals. That is, they may experience dizziness, or often complain of small reading areas, and they may experience a degree of “head-tilting” while wearing traditional outdated multifocals/progressives.

However, at Kingsway Eye Care, we provide our patients with cutting-edge progressive lenses, made from the latest lens technology design’s. Patients experience less adaption, the best visual performance, a wider field of vision, a smooth transition from one distance to another, and sharp vision and high contrast.

Don’t settle for out-dated progressive lenses elsewhere, when you can have the best at Kingsway Eye Care. We partner with the most reputable digital progressive lenses manufactures such as Nikon, Zeiss, and Essilor to constantly provide our patients with the latest in digital lens advancements. Your clear, comfortable and perfect vision is our top priority.

At Kingsway Eye Care we use the following lenses:

Computer Anti-Fatigue Therapeutic Lenses
Do you spend hours at a time in front of a computer screen? Enquire with our eyecare specialists about our computer anti-fatigue lenses.

Our personalized computer anti-fatigue glasses are digitally customized for your eyes and your work environment; and prescribed with precision accuracy to relieve your daily eye strain.

Computer anti-fatigue lenses are ideal for individuals in office environments or students who suffer from eye fatigue or headaches while reading or working on the computer or tablet for prolonged periods at a time.

Computer anti-fatigue lenses can be specially designed for patients who do not require glasses for everyday use but who suffer from headaches and/or eye strain while working on the computer or tablet.

Anti-fatigue lenses can also be easily added to your single vision lenses if you are near- or far-sighted. Computer eye strain relief is only an enquiry away–ask our Eyewear Specialist team at your next visit.

Digital High Definition / Free-Form Lenses

Think back to putting on your first pair of glasses: the world around you sprung in acute clarity, colour and brightness. That is what wearing high definition or free-form lenses is like.

Advancements in digital lens technology, have expanded the range of choice and quality for glasses-wearers correcting for nearsightedness, farsighted and/or astigmatism. Rather than wearing the standard glasses lens, a significant number of patients are opting for high definition lenses.

High definition lenses maximize the optics built into the lens, providing glasses-wearers with clearer and sharper vision; seeing brighter and more intense colours; and enabling exceptional night/low light vision when compared to standard glasses lenses.

High definition lenses are a superior alternative than the traditional standard glasses lens.

Patients wearing high definition lenses, obtain the most benefit when they have complex prescriptions or are bothered by higher order aberrations when wearing standard lenses.

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Higher order aberrations such as halos and comet-shaped distortions, experienced in low-lighting situations or when driving, are greatly minimized and/or are eliminated when wearing high definition, free-form lenses; providing glasses-wearers with exceptional night/low light vision.

Kingsway Eye Care, being The Home of the Digital Eye Exam, offers its patients an extensive array of choice in high definition lenses. In addition, we have invested in digital lens personalization technology to determine your exact frame and lens measurements. The result is truly bespoke personalization of your high definition digital lenses.

Contact Lenses

For patients requiring near-sighted, far-sighted or astigmatism correction, contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing glasses. They are also a good alternative for patients who have active lifestyles, and who do not wish to undergo correct LASIK surgery to forgo wearing glasses.

If you are a first time contact lens-wearer then it is important to schedule a contact lens fitting appointment with our Kingsway Eye Care Optometrist.

During the contact lens-fitting, you will undergo a comprehensive eye exam. Your Kingsway Eye Care Optometrist will also discuss the options available that will best fit your prescription, your eye health and your tear production to determine the best lens for your optimal eye health needs.

A contact lens fitting is an additional service fee and is not an OHIP-insured service. A contact lens fittings will allow your eye doctor to asses the optimal contact lens fitting for your prescription needs. You will be taught proper insertion, removal and contact lens care techniques. Each contact lens fitting includes a complimentary sample of contact lens trials, complimentary starter solution along with a hands on personalized instructor for proper insertion/removal techniques.

If you are interested in contacts as a corrective alternative and you live in or around the Etobicoke area, feel free to contact Kingsway Eye Care to schedule an eye exam with our Optometrist. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.

Types of Contact Lenses

Disposable Lenses

Disposable soft lenses are intended to be placed you’ve worn them for a certain length of time. Many disposable lenses are designed for either daily replacement or, every two weeks, or once a month. Daily-wear disposables are worn during waking hours only, it is highly not recommended to sleep in your contacts as it increases the risk of a bacterial infection.

Gas-permeable Lenses

Rigid, gas-permeable (RGP) contacts offer several benefits over soft lenses. They can correct a wider range of vision problems, including a high degree of astigmatism; Provide sharper vision than most soft lenses; Allow more oxygen to pass through to the eye, reducing the risk of corneal irritation; Are more durable than soft lenses and don’t need to be replaced as often, lasting as long as two or three years.

Because they are much harder than flexible contacts, gas-permeable lenses may take some getting used to when you first start wearing them. They are also more likely than soft lenses to slip off the center of your eye and require adjustment, making them an inconvenient choice for patients who play sports or participate in other demanding activities. However, most patients soon grow accustomed to the feel of gas-permeable lenses and are satisfied with the improvement in vision they offer without the need for glasses.

Regardless of RGP or soft lens wear. We recommend that you never sleep in your contact lenses as it puts you at increased risk for a severe eye infection.

Synergy Hybrid Duette® HD lens
For more complicated contact lens fittings, where the benefits of both RGP and soft contact lens are needed. Kingsway Eye Care is pleased to offer Duette® HD hybrid lenses.

This highly customized lenses combine the benefits of both soft and RGP lenses for superior comfort and vision.

Who can benefit from Duette® HD lens, those with high prescriptions of near nearsightedness, far nearsightedness, high astigmatism, or even those with kerataconus.

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