Optix ensures both ocular health and stylish eyes by doling out exams and designer frames in equal measure. Men, women, and kids can find styles that suit their faces and budgets, choosing from a wide range of prescription glasses and sunglasses. Optix saves contact-wearing clients from trekking outdoors and possibly encountering a wild, nearsighted animal by delivering contacts directly to homes via its Lensmail service.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses
Brands Used: Luxury optical brands: Oakley, Dior, OGA, Koali, RayBan
Pro Tip: One of the largest,most fashion-conscious luxury optical store in Greater Toronto Area
Brands Used: Nikon Lenses, Essilor Lenses, Ziess Lenses
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.
At Boom Breakfast & Co., taste buds wake up with a diverse menu of breakfast and lunch fare. In the open-concept kitchen, cooks conceptualize a cheese, tomato, and basil pesto caprese omelette ($8.99), a Fresh Start dish that can help diners kick-start morning metabolisms, increase concentration, and wrestle alarm clocks into submission. The Benny Boom stars nanuk smoked salmon, baby spinach, and two poached eggs that rest atop an english muffin drizzled in hollandaise sauce and buttressed by fresh fruit and frites ($10.99). Diners can discuss string theory with coworkers as they sip cappuccino ($3.69) from the espresso bar, or wrap fists around heaps of sweet-potato fries and a 100 per cent pure beef mediterranean burger strewn, like the shores of Greece, with feta, red pepper, and caramelized onions ($8.99).
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.
At Metro Eye Care, Doctors Sam Baraam and Gavin Bastiampillai balance the use of cutting-edge equipment with a personalized, caring approach to client care. Both have
pursued additional licenses in specialty areas including complex prescriptions and pediatric diagnostics, all with the aim of better serving each patient. Further to that end, they provide unlimited complimentary check-ups, whether they're conducting an ocular health exam or helping to maintain the results of a refractive surgery. They even offer unlimited complimentary repair for their plethora of frames from designers such as Michael Kors, IC! Berlin, Waza and Tom Ford.
But it isn't just dedication to the patient that characterizes this office. The staffers depend on advanced gear such as their automated retinal imager, which takes panoramic images of the inside of the eye to get a closer look at the tiny elves operating it.