Our opticians are professionally certified by the Alberta College and Association of Opticians (ACAO). With over 20 years of experience as an optical retailer in Calgary, AB, they are equipped with a wealth of knowledge in the latest progressive and multifocal lens designs. We understand that everyone has specific needs in terms of daily vision requirements. We will always strive to recommend the best lens options based on your approximate price point, prescription, lens history, and unique vision requirements.

Progressives

Often referred to as “no-line bifocals”, or for some, “transitions” (although transitions are a misnomer) are multifocal lenses without any clear aesthetic distinction within the lens. Click through the product options below to view simulations of the visual zones for each progressive design.

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They have a zone for correcting distance on the upper portion of the lens which then progresses into a reading correction at the bottom of the lens. The middle portion where the progression occurs is for intermediate distances and to avoid a sharp change in prescription.

BIFOCALS & TRIFOCALS

Bifocals and Trifocals are multifocal lenses with lines separating the zones for distance and reading. The lines can be seen right on the lens but they make it easier to find the distance and reading zones.

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Office & Workspace

Workspace multifocals or office progressives are specifically designed for shorter distances like working on computers, smartphones and tablets. They have an expanded intermediate and reading zone for increased comfort working on these devices.

Treatments

All of our lenses are treated with a UV coating and a hard coat. Hard coatings can vary dependent on the lens design or coating applied.

  • anti-glare

    Anti-Glare/ Anti-Reflection

  • TITAn-hardcoating

    TITAN Hard Coating

  • Transition

    Photochromic/ Transitions

  • mirror-coating

    Mirror Coating

  • tinting

    Lens Tinting

  • Blue-light

    Blue Light Filtering

Contact Us

For more information on progressives and multifocal lenses, feel free to reach out to us for questions and/or consultation.

You can call us at 403-764-6161 or send an email to macleod@soloptixonline.com. You can also visit us in-store at any of our two locations in Calgary, AB.

We strive to be Calgary’s premier optical retailer. Our optometrists and eye care professionals will assist you in providing trusted vision care and quality eyewear.