When it comes to eye glass lenses there are many optical lens choices available to our customers at Space Optical.
Eyeglass Lens Materials, we offer a wide spectrum of lens materials to accommodate your prescription needs,
Plastic CR-39 Eyeglass Lenses
- The best choice if you want the most economical lenses possible.
- Excellent optical clarity
- Due to thickness, not recommended for higher prescription powers.
- Can be easily tinted to dark sunglass shades.
High index plastic Eyeglass Lenses
- The best choice if you want the thinnest, most attractive lenses possible.
- We offer a range of index to accommodate the power of your prescription and your buget,
- Range from 20% to 65% thinner than plastic lenses (depending on refractive index).
- Most high index plastic lenses provide 100% protection from the sun’s UV rays.
Types of eyeglass lenses
Single vision lenses, this is a lens that has a purpose to correct one type of vision, either for distance, close up or for intermediate vision for the computer
Bifocal lenses, this lens accommodates 2 powers, the top of the lens is for distance vision and on the bottom is a visible half moon shape lens that has been “added” with a corrective power to accommodate a reading prescription. The reading portion at the bottom of the lens is visible,
Progressive lenses, this is a design of lens that accommodates a “progressive” change in power from the centre of where the pupil is located to an intermediate power in the middle, for “computer or arms length” vision to the reading area near the nasal bottom of the lens. This lens is recommended for computer use. Or for those who use their glasses every day.
Digital Progressive lenses, This lens is a high definition lens, with reduced distortion in the periphery. It is ideal for computer use while looking at pixelated screens. It offers the latest in technology.
*We also provide vocational lenses, lenses used for specific purposes, eg. Reversed bifocal for electritians, golfing bifocals, our lab has the ability to accommodate any request.
This is a coating applied to the front and back layer of a lens in many coatings. this coating reduces the reflection that you see, as well as the reflection of light that others can see on your lenses. An anti-reflective coating is hydrophobic coatings keep rain, snow and fog at bay. It improves vision in night driving and while looking at a computer screen. Space Optical has available different brands of coating, such as Crizal eyeglass lense coatings, and Nikon canada ,along with other brands.
Scratch Resistant Coating
No eyeglass lenses — not even glass lenses — are scratch-proof. However, lenses that are treated front and back with a clear, scratch-resistant coating have a much harder surface that is more resistant to scratching, All lenses with Anti-reflective coating also automatically come with an scratch-resistant hard coat. However this coating can also be applied to lenses that do not have the anti reflective.
Ultra violet coating t blocks UV ultraviolet light. UV-protective treatments for eyeglass lenses block the damaging wavelength of rays from your eyes. Overexposure to ultraviolet light is thought to be a cause of cataracts, and retinal damage. CR-39 plastic lenses block most UV light, but adding a UV-blocking dye boosts UV protection to 100 percent for added safety. Lens materials, such as high-index plastics, have 100 percent UV protection built-in. UV coating is clear, and can be applied to plastic lenses.
Transitions lenses change color according to lighting conditions. It is a chemical process in the lens material that gets darker when exposed to UV light and turns clear when you come indoors. At Space Optical Oakville we carry official “transitions” lenses.
A Polaroid lens is a laminated lens that blocks glare. It comes in brown or gray. When sunlight reflects off a horizontal surface it becomes concentrated. This causes the phenomenon of glare. Polarized sunglasses lenses block glare and only allow vertical light to pass through to reach your eyes. Polaroid lenses are ideal for when you are on the water, snow, or intense sunlight
We carry all the major high quality lenses from Nikon, Zeiss, Kodak, Essilor, Crizzal.
We have been proudly serving customers from Oakville,Mississauga,Burlington and Hamilton for 28 years and look forward to serving you too.