How do safety glasses and goggles differ from regular eyeglasses? Safety glasses must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than dress eyewear. This higher standard applies to both lenses and frames of safety glasses. We carry a large selection of safety frames, On-Guard and Uvex. Our safety frames and lenses are CSA approved.

Why risk losing precious eyesight, when wearing safety glasses or protective eyewear can keep your eyes safe for a lifetime of good vision?


Not quite ready for bifocals?

In todays world chances are you use the computer or portable electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones or video games. If your activities revolve around these devices or you spend more than 3 hours a day working at close range, chances are you might experience some sort of visual fatigue. Visual fatigue can manifest itself as a set of symptoms known as "asthenopia" These symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Difficulty concentrating
These symptoms are often more annoying than painful and it varies from one individual to another. If you suffer from these symptoms ask about the Essilor Anti-Fatigue lens!


Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but besides providing style, quality sunglasses do much more:

Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight has been associated with the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Quality sunglasses protect your eyes by blocking 100 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays. Sunglasses also protect the delicate skin around the eyes from UV rays that cause wrinkles and premature aging.
Reduce glare
All surfaces reflect light. Surfaces like water, snow, and automobile windshields can cause extremely bright reflections that are distracting and can interfere with vision. Reflective glare is particularly dangerous when driving, riding a motercycle, skiing, or boating. Sunglasses reduce glare for safer, more comfortable vision. Polarized sunglasses are particularly effective at reducing glare from surface reflections.
Protect your eyes from wind, dust and debris
Sunglasses are an effective wind barrier. Wearing sunglasses reduces the rate of evaporation of tears and helps keep your eyes moist and comforatble. Sunglasses also help keep contact lenses from drying out and prevent windblown particles from getting in your eyes and causing a corneal abrasion. Close-fitting, "wrap" style sport sunglasses are particularly effective at reducing the potential for dry eyes and eye injuries from windblown particles.
Reduce headaches and eyestrain
The pupil controls how much light reaches the light-sensitive retina in the back of the eye. In dim light, the pupil increases in size (dilates) to allow more light in. In bright light, the pupil constricts to keep too much light from striking the retina.

In very bright conditions, the pupil cannot constrict small enough to reduce the light to a comfortable level. This causes a person to squint (squinting reduces the space between the upper and lower lids to further reduce the amount of light entering the eye). Muscle fatigue associated with squinting and constant constriction of the pupil can lead to headaches and eyestrain.

Sunglasses reduce the amount of light reaching the eyes to a more comfortable level, eliminating the need for squinting and severe pupil constriction. This increases comfort and reduces the risk of headaches and eyestrain.

Summer, spring, fall or winter sunglasses should be a part of your everyday protection routine.


We carry the Acuvue Oasys brand of contact lenses which features next generation Hydraclear Plus technology that can keep your eyes comfortable all day long – even in tough surroundings that can make eyes feel tired and dry. They are super comfortable, you can enjoy feeling like you are not wearing contacts at all, they have UV protection one of the highest UV-A and UV-B protection available in a contact lens.


Multifocal contact lenses offer the best of both worlds, no glasses along with good near and distance vision. Some multifocal contact lenses have a bifocal design with two distinct lens powers-one for distance vision and one for near. Others have a multifocal design somewhat like progressive eyeglass lenses, with a gradual change in lens power for a natural visual transition from distance to near. Bausch + Lomb Purevision Multi-focal contact lenses feature an innovative optical design allowing you to see clearly at all distances – near, far, and everywhere in-between. Purevision is a silicone hydrogel lens made of AerGel, a unique material designed to deliver extraordinary comfort and health.


In the past, soft multifocal contact lenses could not correct astigmatism. If you had astigmatism, your only choice in multifocal contact lenses was rigid gas permeable lenses. Today, soft multifocal contacts can also correct astigmatism by using a toric lense design. The lenses achieve the proper rotational positioning on the eye by means of unequal thickness zones in the lens to create a prism ballast effect (similar to that on a translating GP multifocal).