In a 4,000 square-foot showroom stocked with more than 3,000 frames, you're bound to find the perfect specs. But Optical Thirty 8 doesn't rest on its massive selection; they also offer a number of services, packages, and extras that make the complicated ordeal of buying new glasses a simple one. They strive to keep the process of getting an exam, choosing a frame, and creating the glasses down to an hour or less. On-site eye exams are available, and so are free contact lens fittings. With their package deals, the price tag you see on a favored frame is what you pay?it includes the frame, the single-vision lenses, the x-ray abilities, and the lens coatings in one price. The coatings are a treat, as well. From scratch resistance to anti-reflection, all five of their protective lens coatings come complimentary with every pair of glasses. They'll even replace the nosepads and screws on an existing pair for no charge.
Since launching as a small optometric practice on Ottawa’s Laurier Street more than 20 years ago, Laurier Optical has grown from that single office into a network of more than 45 locations across Ontario and Quebec. It’s created a new distribution operation to lower costs and increase the diversity of its stock. And it’s helped countless patients feel good about how they see the world.
Today each of Laurier Optical’s locations stocks a selection of frames from an array of recognized designers, along with a variety of contact lenses. Their collection of sunglasses is almost as diverse, helping patients to protect their pupils from ultraviolet rays or simply win a staring contest with their car’s headlights. Each location also maintains an eye-exam clinic to make sure prescriptions stay up to date and offers complimentary eyewear adjustments to help frames maintain an ideal fit throughout the year.
Subscribing to one of Coco Chanel’s credos, “fashion is not something that exists in dresses only,” the ocular experts in charge of Eyestar Optical outfit their display racks with glasses that aren’t just functional, but also stylish. While available brands vary by location, many frames come from high-end designers such as Gucci, Prada, and Tom Ford, which can subtly complement elegant outfits or add dramatic flair to overall looks. In addition to boosting fashion cred, select locations offer eye exams to suss out any current or impending eye-related maladies, as well as contact-lens fittings for those uninterested in wearing glasses or welding together two monocles.
Helmed by licensed optician Nav Purba, Vision Express brightens the sight and updates the style of its patrons with expert eye care and frames from brands such as Gucci, Coach, Versace, and Armani Exchange. The on-site licensed optometrists employ more than 100 methods to test patients' eyes, including glaucoma exams or asking guests to distinguish between an eye chart and a bowl of alphabet soup hurled at the wall. Trained eyewear consultants help customers pick out their ideal lens type, whether it's single vision, trifocal, progressive, or contacts, and the laboratory staff prepare specially made Nikon and Carl Zeiss lenses in as little as one hour.
For more than 20 years, Ideal Optical has helped equip customers with the right prescriptions and stylish frames. After eye doctors thoroughly inspect eyes for ocular issues and prescriptions, lenses are made within the optical laboratory. Then, customers can choose one of several stylish frames from brands such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, Nike, and Dior.