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Sunglasses provide protection for sensitive eyes in environments where sunlight, and UV radiation, are strong.

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Sunglasses Near You in Toronto, Ontario

They can be non-prescription clip-ons for your regular prescription eyeglasses, non-prescription glasses to be worn while you wear your contacts or, if you are in the sun or other bright environments regularly, you can have prescription sunglasses made for full-time wear.

To protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with style we carry the most popular European, American and Asian designers. Today an extensive array of materials are available. Choose from colorful plastics, stainless steel, titanium and other premium metals.

Modern details and embellishments include wood temples or inlays, gemstone decorations, split temples and vintage features. Whether you want to express elegance, sophistication, casualness or a bold and creative statement, you’ll find the ideal sunglasses to flatter your appearance in our Toronto office.

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Prescription Sunglasses

These days, sunglasses are not only highly fashionable but remarkably functional for a wide variety of activities. Sport and athletic sunglasses for example provide eye protection, reduced glare and better contrast to improve performance in a range of outdoor conditions. Individuals with prescription eyewear can also benefit from the advantages of these specialty eyewear by purchasing prescription lenses.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision (which happens for example with extremely wide wraparound lenses). Therefore if the latest pair of designer sunglasses catches your eye, there should be no problem in fitting a prescription lens to the frame.

You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses (for glare protection), tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses (for extra durability) and more.

Even for those individuals who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a fantastic solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated (during allergy season or in dusty or sandy locations for example), when you are going swimming (it’s advised not to wear contact lenses swimming in any body of water due to risk of infection) or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contacts. Prescription sunglasses give you yet another option for comfort, safety and great vision.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are another alternative for the prescription eyeglass wearer. These lenses darken in response to sunlight turning your regular prescription eyewear into prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses are a convenient solution for glasses wearers who find it a hassle to carry around two pairs of glasses. No matter what shape or style, you can protect your eyes and spruce up your outdoor look or your sports performance with a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Polarized sunglasses

For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, a pair of polarized sunglasses can’t be beat. An invisible filter is built into your lenses—making images appear sharper and clearer while reducing the intensity of the sun’s glare. Make sure your polarized sunglasses block 100% UV, and remember that polarized sunglasses are available with or without a prescription.

It’s always handy to have a second pair of eyeglasses—why not choose a second pair that makes a real difference in the comfort and clarity of vision while doing the things you love most!

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Contact Lenses in Downtown Toronto

We offer a wide range of contact lenses to fit your needs including contact lens exams and fittings

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Expert Fittings & All Types of Contacts

Contact lenses are more popular than ever. New materials and advanced engineering have enhanced the comfort, clarity, and convenience of these high tech discs. In contrast to eyeglasses, contacts provide superior vision and a broader peripheral view, without the nuisance of frames slipping down your nose.

However, not all contact lenses are equal – and you need a professional contact lenses eye exam and fitting from a skilled eye doctor in order to find the perfect pair. Our eye doctor is qualified and experienced with contacts in Downtown Toronto, book an appointment for your eye exam to get started with crisp and healthy vision with contacts!

Fitting Contacts in Downtown Toronto

When our eye doctor checks your eyes to fit contacts, the specialized exam consists of more than just basic vision testing. We will use advanced equipment, along with personalized attention that considers your unique visual requirements.

In addition to figuring out your prescription for contact lenses, we will also assess your ocular health to confirm that you do not have any pre-existing conditions that necessitate wearing specialty lenses (such as dry eye). Depending upon the results of your contact lenses eye exam, we will recommend the best types of contacts for your eyes.

The next step of your eye exam for contact lenses in Downtown Toronto is to measure your eyes. Our eye doctor may use a keratometer to inspect for any corneal irregularities (it is a quick and painless procedure). We will also measure corneal curvature, pupil size, and iris size.

Your Contact Lenses Prescription

Your accurate prescription for contact lenses will include:

  • Base curve (lens curvature)
  • Lens diameter
  • Power of each lens
  • Manufacturer and brand-name of lenses

What is the Best Type of Contact Lenses for You?

In addition to performing a complete eye exam, we will also ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle, visual expectations, and typical activities. All of this information is significant for recommending the most suitable contact lenses.

Here is a review of the different types of available contacts in our Downtown Toronto optical store:

Soft Contact Lenses

Nowadays, most people prefer soft contact lenses. Composed of specialized plastic mixed with water, soft lenses enable a high quantity of oxygen to reach your cornea.

They also give sharp vision and are comfortable as soon as you insert them, with no adjustment period. However, soft lenses can be fragile and some people find them hard to handle.

Soft contacts come in several wearing schedules, and the decision about which type to purchase depends heavily upon your lifestyle and personality. Will you be vigilant about disinfecting your lenses every night? Will you adhere to the wearing schedule instructed by your eye doctor?

Do you plan to insert and remove your lenses a few times each day? When you meet with our contact lenses specialists in Downtown Toronto, your answers to these questions will help us recommend the type of contacts to meet your needs.

  • Daily Wear Lenses: Must be taken out and sterilized nightly. These lenses are replaced on a set schedule, ranging from every two weeks to every three months, depending upon the brand.
  • Extended Wear Lenses: Designed to be worn overnight. You need to remove and sterilize them at least once a week. Many eye doctors do not recommend this type because it is linked to a higher risk of eye infection.
  • Disposable Contacts – Dailies:  These lenses are discarded after each use, so zero maintenance is required. Dailies are ideal for people with allergies because allergens do not have time to build upon the lenses. Daily disposable lenses are also appropriate for other eye conditions that cause protein deposits.
Hard Contact Lenses

Also known as rigid gas permeable lenses, these contacts are made from oxygen permeable silicone. Many people experience crisper vision with hard lenses.

In addition, if you have astigmatism or a medical condition that facilitates the build-up of protein deposits on the contact lens – hard lenses may be more suitable. You must remove, disinfect, and store hard lenses nightly, and usually, they last a very long time due to their durable construction.

Specialty Contact Lenses

These include:

  • Bifocal/multifocal contacts for presbyopia:  people with presbyopia benefit from these lenses, as they facilitate both near and far vision by looking through different prescription zones in the lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism: used to correct astigmatism, which is when an irregular cornea or lens leads to blurred vision. They are available as both soft and hard contact lenses, in daily and extended wear versions.
  • Scleral lenses for keratoconus and other corneal irregularities
  • Colored contacts for fun!
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Trying On Your Contact Lenses

After your eye exam, we will help you insert and try on some contact lenses.

Once they are in your eyes for about 10 minutes, our eye doctors will check the fit and make sure they move smoothly on your eyes.

Before you go home, we will provide clear instructions on how to handle, insert, remove, and care for your lenses.

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Follow-Up Eye Exams for Contacts in Downtown Toronto

Our eye doctors strongly encourage all wearers of contact lenses to return for regular eye exams. This is the only dependable way to monitor the health of your eyes and acuity of your vision.

We will also inspect the condition of your contacts, to make sure there are no problems. Sometimes, a change in the type of lenses or disinfectant is needed.