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Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lens technology has been around for over 40 years. Photochromic lenses change from clear to dark based on the intensity of UV radiation. Remove the source of UV radiation from the lenses, and they return to their clear state.

The amount of photochromic reaction (how much a lens darkens) depends upon the intensity of the UV radiation present, combined to a lesser extent with the current temperature of the air. That means photochromics adjust automatically to indoor and outdoor light conditions. Photochromic lenses automatically adjust to outdoor lighting conditions by providing the right level of tint, and return automatically to their clear state; both indoors and at night.

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A note to our valued patients,

Please note that our Sherwood Park 587-414-6185 and North Edmonton 587-410-5920 locations will be open for routine eye care beginning on Thursday, May 14. Our Downtown location will remain closed for the present time; if you need to see the eye doctor, please schedule an appointment at one of the other locations and check back on our website for further updates.

Please be aware that due to social distancing there may delays in the office, we apologize in advance. Click here for more information regarding what steps we are taking to ensure your safety in the office.