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Glimpses DR.’S CHOICE EXPANDS FACILITY, ADDS LENSES Dr.'s Choice Optical Lab, an indepen- dently Canadian, family-owned and operated lens manufacturer has recently expanded their facility. The newly designed optical lab is constructed with the most technolog- ically advanced operations in mind to enhance their current product and for future innovations. Dr.'s Choice has doubled their manufac- turing work space in order to keep up with the demand of high-quality digi- tal lenses and to increase production. The optical lab has been in operation at their location in Trenton, Ont., for more than 20 years. In 2017, the lab included a state-of- the-art superior AR coating facility and introduced the MEI EZ FIT edger to the provide customers with optimal products while minimizing wait times. Alongside the development of the new manufacturing space, Dr.'s Choice has expanded the private label digital lenses to include the OMNI and OMNI 4K European designs. These premium custom-made lenses have the highest resolution made for the performance of today's lifestyles. With lower abberation these lenses offer a comfortable change between near and far vision giving a natural view capable of reading small digital information on your electronic devices. 40 OPTICAL PRISM | March 2019 To further compliment the newest design, Dr.'s Choice is releasing SMART Technology in the AR processes. Superior, Multi-surface, Anti-Reflective, Treatment is latest technology in advanced AR coatings. The new aqua colour finish is not only aesthetically pleasing but is extensively tested for durability and quality. “We are incredibly excited for the recent developments in our facility,” Director of Operations Kyle Aquino said. “It is a substantial investment increasing our manufacturing space however we have always been dedicated to finding the latest in technology and creating a product our customers can trust. We are always accepting new customers and provide each and everyone with a personal customer service experience. We care and it shows in our product and relationships with our existing clients.” Dr.'s Choice Optical Lab is confident that trying our product is the best way to experience our lenses and they are of- fering customers a free pair of OMNI/ OMNI 4K lenses with AR coating. Dr.'s Choice can be contacted by calling 1-888-240-7687. TRANSITIONS, OAC ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Transitions Optical and the Opticians Association of Canada have announced the winners of the 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship program: Sherene Vazhappilly, Katherine Vanloo and Brittany Hoffman. Vazhappily, a student optometrist at the University of Waterloo, will be awarded the grand prize scholarship of $2,500, while Vanloo, a student op- tician at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, will be awarded a scholarship of $1,500, and Hoffman, also a student optician at NAIT, will be awarded a scholarship of $500. Student applicants were tasked with describing how they will educate their patients on style in vision care by crafting a video, presentation or essay entry. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges and evaluated based on their demonstration of creativity, strategic thinking and ethics.