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An Overview of Vision Aid Options

Posted on April 9th, 2015

Advances in optometric technology have led to the development of a number of vision correction options for individuals suffering from refractive errors.


Eyeglass frames have evolved over the years and are now available in a number of plastics and various metals. Individuals who lead an active lifestyle may consider polycarbonate frames or flexible metal that reduces the risk of breakage, whereas those with skin allergies may consider hypoallergenic metals including stainless steel or titanium. Frames also come in a number of styles including those with designer emblems, inserts of precious stones, and multi-coloured inlays.

Coated Lenses

Individuals who wear prescription eye glasses can choose from a number of lens coatings. Anti-reflective HiDef plus coatings reduce glare from all light sources including headlights, televisions, computers, and overhead lights. Super hydrophobic coatings repel water and fog, super oleophobic coatings repel oil, and anti-static coatings repel fine debris and dust particles. Scratch-resistant coatings can help prevent lens damage.

Prescription Sunglasses

Sunlight can increase your risk of vision disorders, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Fortunately, many optometrists offer prescription sunglasses to help keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays.

Contact Lenses

Those of us who would prefer an alternative to prescription eye glasses can take advantage of a variety of contact lenses including single-use, extended-wear, and overnight contacts. Most Canada optometry clinics offer a number of brand name contact lenses including those by Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb, and CIBA Vision.

Our optometrists with FYidoctors are devoted to defining eye care, offering a wide variety of frames, lenses, contact lenses, and lens coatings to fit your specific needs. With a number of fashion label frames, including Burberry, Coach, D&G, Dior, Calvin Klein, Ray Ban, Ralph Lauren, and Oakley, we’ve got the styles you just can’t find anywhere else. (Note that frame selections vary by location.)