Our experienced staff at Ottawa Eyecare is available to inform patients about the latest technology in lens and frame options:

Lens Material

Polycarbonate Lenses

  • Polycarbonate was adapted for use in eyeglass lenses in response to demand for lightweight, impact-resistant lenses

  • Polycarbonate lenses have become the standard for safety glasses, sports goggles and children's eyewear.

  • They are less likely to fracture than regular plastic lenses

Trivex Lenses

  • Another lightweight, impact-resistant material for eyeglass lenses

  • An excellent lens material for safety applications and children's eyewear

  • Lenses have the advantage of sharper optics than injection-molded polycarbonate lenses

Lens Design

Bifocal Vs Progressive

Two areas of focus

(Distance and Reading)

Defined vision areas

Standardized manufacturing

Multiple focal areas

(Distance, Intermediate and Reading)

Invisible blended vision areas

Cutting edge technology used

Office Lenses


This lens is a task specific lens designed for sitting at a computer/reading (cannot be used for driving). The lenses are great for people who use progressive lenses or bifocals and are still having trouble at the computer. Easier adjusting to the lenses by wider intermediate and reading area, less distortions on the sides and smoother vision for any sight.

Lens Options

Anti-Glare/Anti-Reflective Coating

  • Reduces distracting reflections

  • Makes lenses more resistant to scratches

  • Smudge resistant and water and dust repellent

  • Double-sided UV protection

Polarized Sunglasses

  • Polarized lenses are helpful for reducing glare increasing color perception when you are driving, boating, or playing sports

  • Protect eyes from harmful UV rays

  • Polarized lenses aren't right for every situation (if you're driving at night or using LCD devices, the lenses cause dimming and blurring)

Transition/Photochromic Lenses

  • Lenses which darken when exposed to UV light

  • The higher intensity of UV light, the darker the lenses become

  • When lenses are no longer exposed to UV light (indoors or night) they return to their original transparent state

  • These lenses are available in several different colors

Blue Light Filter Lenses

  • Helps reduce digital eye strain

  • Improves sleep

  • Can aid in helping prevent headaches

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