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Lens Options

Our office is pleased to offer a number of lens options. The staff at Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care are trained to recommend the best lens choice to ensure excellent vision. The style and materials used in a lens will impact the suitablility for each patient.

Lens Designs:

Single Vision Lenses

These lenses are appropriate to provide clear vision either for distance or near vision correction.

Bifocal Lenses

Bifocals are lenses with two distinct viewing areas to help correct vision that fails at two or even three distances. For example, these lenses will assist with the ability to view a map (near) and the the horizon (far).

Progressive Lenses (PAL)

These no-line lenses are designed to correct far (horizon) distance, intermediate (odometer)  vision and near (map) vision.

Lens Materials


These are light and relatively inexpensive.


Polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact resistant than regular plastic lenses. Our office recommends these lenses for children.

Lens Treatments


For fashion, comfort and clarity anti-reflective treatments are the way to go. They make the lens nearly invisible, and cut glare from headlights, computer screens and harsh lighting.

Scratch Resistant

Scratches on lenses are distracting, plain and simple. And they can interfere with lens performance. Scratch-resistant treatments imbued into the lens surface toughen up the lenses making them more durable.

UV Protection

The UV rays in sunlight can be harmful to the eyes. Lenses that block 100% UV help to ward off various eye conditions and damage.

Photochromic Lenses (Transitions)

Transitions Optical, Inc. has developed the world's most advanced photochromic lens technology—the ability of a lens to darken in the presence of invisible UV light.  Transitions lenses are the #1 brand of photochromic lenses recommended by eye care professionals worldwide.

Polarized Lenses

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.

Computer Lenses

These lenses correct vision issues created by computer use. They enhance vision and reduce the strain created by glare.

Aspheric Lenses

Manufactured to be thinner at the edges of the lens and lighter in weight overall—a good choice for people with stronger prescriptions.

Lens Companies:

  • Hoya
  • Nikon
  • Essilor

Doctor Recommends:

  • ShawLens
  • Hoya Safety
  • Zeiss
  • Maui Jim
  • Ray Ban
  • Oakley