Why Get Anti-Reflective Coating On Glasses?

Dr. Lee is a big fan of Mindy Kaling, but she cringed when she saw this photo online. Can you guess why?

Her glasses don’t have anti-reflective coating, which is why you see so much glare on her lenses! Anti-reflective coating eliminates reflections from both the front and back of the lenses, which allows more light to go straight into your eyes for good vision. This gives you sharper vision with less glare, especially when driving at night and using a computer. It cuts down the glare for you looking out, and for other people looking at you.

Anti-reflective coating helps you see better AND look better! 🙂

Here’s a picture of Tina Fey doing it right- you can see her eyes despite the bright lighting, so she can see better, AND she looks better!

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Sunglasses Night in Whitby!

UV protection for your eyes is very important! especially for kids, who are more susceptible than adults to the harmful effects of UV

We’re having our annual Sunglass Night at Whitby Vision Care tomorrow May 21st from 5-7 pm, featuring Kaenon, Nike, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Guess, SPY, and more! Come check out some new styles and enter for a chance to win great prizes including Blue Jays tickets! With every purchase, you will also be entered into a raffle for $100 off your next purchase. Now is the perfect time to get your new shades for the summer!

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Buying Glasses Online Not A Good Idea

Operating online is cheaper, but even Clearly Contacts has opened a few storefronts – they’ve realized how important it is to have your glasses customized to fit your face in order for the prescription to work well!

Also for the glasses to work well, the prescription needs to be filled correctly. A 2011 study evaluating online orders showed nearly half of the prescription glasses purchased online did not meet patients’ “visual or physical needs.” The study showed 28.6 per cent of the glasses contained at least one lens that failed a component of optical analysis (eg. failure to match prescription, failed impact testing, incorrect/added lens treatments, incorrect lens type single vision vs bifocal).
These things get inspected at an optometrist’s office before the glasses are dispensed. They may be sent back to the lab for correction, which is why your delivery gets sometimes takes a bit longer, but it’s worth the wait to ensure quality.

An experienced optometrist or optician will help you choose frames that work with your particular prescription needs, and make recommendations about coatings and lens materials based on your specific prescription. They require measurements to customize the lenses for the frames you choose, and in high prescriptions, even a small error can cause headaches.

Glasses are something that you have to depend on daily, so take the time to get them right!|

See here for an article about buying online from CTV News: Buying glasses online may be cheap, but not necessarily safe, doctors warn

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