Dr. Barry Wiseman & Dr. Robert J. MacAlpine Optometry

Our Locations & Hours

  1. Aurora
  2. Barrie
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15157 Yonge St.
Aurora, ON L4G 1M1
Phone: 905-727-1341
Fax: 905-248-5050
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  • Mon-Thurs:9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am - 12pm
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649 Yonge St.
Barrie, ON L4N 4E7
Phone: 705-719-1670
Fax: 705-719-1672
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  • Tuesday:10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am - 7:00pm

Anti-Reflective Coating

Normal eyewear often creates glare, reflections, and “ghost images.” Now all that can be eliminated with an anti-reflective coating.

What we see is a result of light being sensed by our eyes. With normal glasses, much of the light reflects off the lenses. This produces glare. It also reduces the wearer’s visual acuity. In other words, the light reflection is both a cosmetic and visual problem.

Anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission through the lenses to 99.5 percent. They make it easier to see and easier for others to see you. These coatings are especially useful for those viewing computer screens and driving at night.

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Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses have essentially replaced the need for bifocal or trifocal lenses. Often mistakenly referred to as a ‘no-line bifocal’, they provide a smooth transition from focusing on near to focusing on distant objects because they do not have a distinct line which separates the focusing powers. Instead, a gradual change in power allows the wearer to focus on objects at all distances.

Not all progressive lenses are produced equal! Historically it was very difficult to adapt to progressive lenses. However, companies such as Nikon have new technology developed for design and production of these lenses making the transition to progressives almost seamless.

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Computer & Office Lenses

Who doesn’t use a computer these days? Our monitors are positioned at a distance further than we hold traditional print material, Most of us could benefit from a lens that accommodates both distances simultaneously. Therefore there are many new computer/office lens designs made to accommodate your specific vision needs.

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Photochromics (Lenses darken with sunlight)

If you have ever felt frustrated at needing both prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are found throughout the lens or in a coating on the front of the lens. When the wearer goes outside, the lenses darken or tint. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.

There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others darken in little or no direct light. Some are designed to darken while you are in the car to reduce road glare while you are driving. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask your doctor what options are available.

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Polarized Lenses

Glare from wet roads, light reflecting off other vehicles, and glare from your own windshield can be annoying and dangerous. Polarized lenses eliminate almost all glare, reducing eye strain and increasing visibility. Polarized lenses are the most effective way to reduce glare.

Polarized lenses can make a world of difference for any outdoor enthusiast. Fisherman can eliminate the bright reflections from the water and actually see into the water more easily than with other sunglasses, golfers can see the green easier, and joggers and bikers can enjoy reduced glare from the road. In addition, drivers can enjoy the safety and comfort that polarized lenses provide while driving.

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