Lenses & Treatments
EyedeologyTM is committed to providing the best lens quality and selection to give you the best vision. Dr. Farrah and her opticians will be able to guide you on which lens options will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
With over 100 years experience and being at the cutting edge of photographic technology, Nikon lenses mimic the natural workings of the eye and brings unparalleled comfort that is the closest thing to natural vision. They are the most trusted and sought after ophthalmic lenses on the market.
Hoya focuses on developing and manufacturing the finest quality ophthalmic lenses and the most advanced coating techniques and lens designs available to correct ophthalmic imperfections. Introducing a scratch resistant and durable anti-reflection coating that outperforms glass. HOYA SUPER HI VISION EX3 combines new and unrivalled materials, resulting in: extreme scratch resistance; extreme reflection protection; and extreme clean vision. With a dedicated focus on the overall composition, SUPER HI VISION EX3 delivers unmatched durability and reliability in a premium anti-reflection coating.
A Lens treatment is an additive that either bond to the lens or is built into the lens during the manufacturing process. Lens coatings and treatments that come with our lenses include:
UV Damage to Eyes
Most Canadians understand the link between ultraviolet (UV) radiation and skin cancer. But did you know UV and other radiation from the sun also can harm your eyes?
With increased levels of UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, largely due to stratospheric ozone layer depletion, the short term, excessive exposure to UV radiation from daily activities, including reflections off of snow, pavement, and other surfaces, can burn the front surface of the eye, similar to a sunburn on the skin. The cumulative effects of spending long hours in the sun without adequate eye protection can increase the likelihood of developing the following eye disorders:
Cataract: A clouding of the eye’s lens that can blur vision.
Snow Blindness (Photokeratitis): A temporary but painful burn to the cornea caused by a day at the beach without sunglasses; reflections off of snow, water, or concrete; or exposure to artificial light sources such as tanning beds.
Pterygium: An abnormal, but usually non-cancerous, growth in the corner of the eye. It can grow over the cornea, partially blocking vision, and may require surgery to be removed.
Skin Cancer around the Eyelids: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer to affect the eyelids. In most cases, lesions occur on the lower lid, but they can occur anywhere on the eyelids, in the corners of the eye, under the eyebrows, and on adjacent areas of the face.
New Research: Suggests the sun’s high-energy visible (HEV) radiation “blue light” may increase your long-term risk of age related macular degeneration.
If you are at high risk of age related macular degeneration or have had cataract surgery, you NEED sunglasses.
Sunglasses are important especially in winter, because fresh snow can reflect 80 percent of UV rays, nearly doubling your overall exposure to solar UV radiation. If you ski or snowboard, choosing the right ski goggles is essential for adequate UV protection on the slopes.
If you have dark skin and eyes, you still need to wear sunglasses. Although your dark skin may give you a lower risk of skin cancer from UV radiation, your risk of eye damage from UV and HEV rays is the same as that of someone with fair skin.
To protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, sunglasses should block 100 percent of UV rays and also absorb most HEV rays. Frames with a close-fitting wraparound style provide the best protection because they limit how much stray sunlight reaches your eyes from above and beyond the periphery of your sunglass lenses. For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, polarized sunglasses are ideal. These are available with or without prescription.
Kids Need UV Protection
80% UV damage occurs before age of 18 years
Children tend to spend significantly more time outdoors than most adults, up to half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation can occur by age 18. Also, children are more susceptible to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye.
Therefore, make sure your kids’ eyes are protected from the sun with good quality sunglasses or transitions lenses. Also, encourage your child to wear a hat on sunny days to further reduce UV exposure.
Greatly reduces the light reflected by the lens surface. Your eyes appear clearer behind the lenses, vision is crisper, and glare from reflected surfaces such as headlights at night or a computer monitor are reduced.