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Customized Lenses for Eye Care in Calgary

For eyeglass lenses, visit our Calgary and Regina optical boutiques. Eyeglass technology has changed significantly regarding optical clarity, comfort, and performance. Materials have changed, offering reduced weight, safety, easy use, and improved cosmetics and comfort. In addition, various lens coatings have been developed to enhance a lens's characteristics, from increased UV protection and blue light protection to scratch resistance and glare reduction without destroying cosmetic appearance. It is our privilege to help you find products to enhance your eye care needs.

At Eye Health Centres, we know there is more to fitting a pair of eyeglasses than just measuring the distance between your eyes. Once your prescription is determined, we will use the Visioffice® 2 to take personalized measurements of your interpupillary distance (IPD), where in the frame your eyes sit, and how they move as you point your head in different directions. This information is then sent to the lab with your prescription to customize your spectacle lenses to your eyes and frame.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services regarding eye care in Calgary.


Lens Materials for Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Hi-index (Thinner and Lighter Lenses)

The higher the index of refraction of a material, the thinner the lens can be and still bend the light the same as a conventional material. This allows for a much more appealing pair of eyeglass lenses for Calgary residents, especially with higher prescriptions. Since less lens material is needed in hi-index, it is much lighter. The hi-index material blocks nearly 100% of harmful UV light and is tintable.

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Lenses made of polycarbonate material are the most impact-resistant in the world. They are better for sports glasses, active children, and protecting patients with only one usable eye. Polycarbonate blocks UV light. It is an entry-level type of hi-index material, so lenses are thinner and lighter than standard plastic.

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Essilor – Safety


Lens Coatings

For Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

When you decide to get a new pair of eyeglass lenses, you’ll be able to select from a wide variety of lens coatings that can be applied at the time of manufacture, which will provide some very helpful qualities for care and comfort.


Coatings are generally selected for scratch resistance, ease of cleaning, anti-reflective (anti-glare), and UV protection. We recommend the following coatings, which often combine these properties.

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Optifog™ by Essilor – NEW!

Optifog™ lenses prevent eyeglasses from fogging up, thanks to hydrophilic coating, while simultaneously offering all the optical and anti-smudge performance of Essilor lenses. The number of eyeglass wearers affected by fog problems is estimated at 1.2 billion worldwide, on all continents, irrespective of climate conditions. Whether you would like fog-free lenses for cooking, bathing your children, sports, or in cases where you might wear a mask, such as health care, please come in and ask about Optifog™ today!


For more information about Optifog™, please see these brochures from Essilor:

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Crizal Sapphire

Crizal Sapphire lenses with Scotchgard™ protector are clear, no-glare lenses. Today, they have 50% less reflection than the no-glare lenses for better visual comfort and aesthetic appeal. Crizal Sapphire lenses have better scratch resistance for a more durable lens and eliminate visual distractions. Ease of cleaning is ample, so fingerprints, water, and smudges are easily wiped away; these lenses are dust repellent and thus stay clean for longer. Crizal Sapphire has no-glare performance – the key innovation of this product is enabled by the Enhanced Light Transmission™ (ELT) System. This technology maximizes light transmission through the lens by reducing glare and visible reflections.

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No-Glare Lenses

Crizal Prevencia

The prevencia coating selectively filters out harmful blue-violet light, contributing to eyestrain when using digital devices for eye care Calgary users. Prolonged exposure to blue-violet light can also lead to eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. With Crizal Prevencia, your eyes are protected against blue-violet light and damaging UV rays, and this coating allows beneficial blue-turquoise light to pass through.

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses are made from a special polarizing film that is applied in the factory on the front surface of the lens. This film allows light rays to be filtered, improving the vision in strong light conditions. Polarized lenses can protect you from UV rays, glare, and intense light reflections. Polarized lenses are ideal for fishing and driving in combination with a reflection-free coating.

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Essilor Sunwear


A tint reduces the light intensity that gets to the eye for better visual comfort. This type of treatment is used for sunglasses and can be functional or aesthetic. Tints are available in many colours to be used indoors and outdoors.


Preferred Lens Designs

Depending on your requirements and prescription, the doctor may suggest one of the following lens designs to suit your specific visual needs:

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These lenses are recommended to help alleviate some of the eyestrain that we face as our lives become more and more focused on digital devices. They help relax our eyes while looking at objects within arm's reach while providing distortion-free distance vision. Eyezen™ lenses are recommended for most pre-presbyopes over 16 who may or may not be experiencing eye strain throughout the day.

Varilux X™

We are proud to offer the Varilux X™ series of progressive lenses. They are the latest generation of ergonomic progressive lenses for all-day vision comfort. With the help of Varilux X™, you can maximize your vision comfort all day long. These lenses allow you to keep up with the need for flexibility resulting from today’s active lifestyle and the increasing number of distractions. Featuring the new Flex Optimum™ technology, the Varilux X™ lenses adjust to your natural postures. 9 of 10 wearers who have never tried progressive lenses want to continue wearing the Varilux X™ Comfort Max lenses. 

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Varilux® XR series™

Introducing the Varilux® XR series™, a revolutionary eye-responsive progressive lens that ensures instant sharpness, even during motion – a game-changer in eye care. This cutting-edge lens leverages behavioral artificial intelligence, marking a significant leap beyond conventional prescription and eye physiology considerations. Considering the patient's visual behavior profile, the XR-motion technology optimizes both lenses, focusing on elevating binocular vision and precise positioning of focus zones.



Below are the manufacturers of the finely crafted lenses we provide for our valuable customers:

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Dr. Monea’s Response on This High-Quality Progressive


Varilux X Series Lenses Personalized with NVB and Visioffice Measurement

When Should You Replace Your Eyeglass Lenses?

You might often not realize that you need new eyeglasses without professional help since your current lenses still allow you to see correctly. However, if your eyeglass lenses have an old prescription, they may harm your eyes and eyesight more than good. Getting your eyes tested frequently and adjusting the prescription accordingly is essential.


Here are a few signs that might tell you it is time to update your lenses:

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You cannot see using your current eyeglass lenses.

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There are scratches, cracks, or other signs of physical distortion on your lenses.

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Availability of significantly and technologically improved eyeglasses in the market.

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Your current glasses do not fit your face, making them uncomfortable.

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Your glasses have broken, and you are managing to prolong their use with quick fixes.

Wearing old or damaged eyeglasses can cause significant harm to your eyes because they cannot only put additional and excess strain on your eyes but further deteriorate your vision. If your eyeglasses show any of the signs mentioned above, it might be time to contact your eye doctor and get new eyeglasses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding eye care in Calgary.


Why Is Regular Eye Care Important in Calgary?
Regular eye care in Calgary is crucial to maintaining optimal vision and detecting potential eye conditions early. The city's diverse climate and environmental factors can impact eye health, making routine check-ups essential for comprehensive eye care.

How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Exam in Calgary?
It is advisable to schedule an eye exam at least once a year. However, individuals with certain eye conditions or risk factors may need more frequent check-ups. We offer personalized eye care plans tailored to your specific needs.

What Services Do Eye Health Centres Provide for Eye Care in Calgary?
Eye Health Centres in Calgary offer various services, including comprehensive eye exams, prescription eyewear fittings, contact lens consultations, and treatment for various eye conditions. Our experienced optometrists and staff are committed to providing professional eye care services.

How Do I Know If I Need Specialized Eye Care Services in Calgary?
If you are experiencing vision changes, discomfort, or any unusual symptoms related to your eyes, it is advisable to seek specialized eye care. We have specialists who can address various eye conditions, ensuring you receive the appropriate care for your needs.

Are Pediatric Eye Care Services Available at Eye Health Centres in Calgary?
Yes, we cater to patients of all ages, including children. Our experienced optometrists are trained to conduct comprehensive eye exams for children to monitor their vision development and detect any potential issues early on.

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Our Range of Eyewear

Walk into our eye care centre to find suitable eyewear that will match your face, age, and taste.

Our Doctors

We welcome you to browse the bios of our Calgary and Regina doctors.


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