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
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.
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.
It was Scott Catton?s father who opened the first two-for-one optical store in Ontario in 1989. It was called Wholesale Vision, and the glasses sold there were crafted at the lens-manufacturing facility onsite. The company may have changed its name to iVision in 2000, and it may have a new president?Scott?but it still offers two-for-one specs, perfect for those who misplace things or for for people like Superman, who need to completely change their identity in a hurry. iVision also still manufactures all of its lenses in-house. These lenses go on to fill regular frames as well as frames from designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss, Prada, and Gucci.
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 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).