Vision in Stratford

86% Off Eyewear at Optical Direct

Victoria North

C$200 C$29

Sunglasses, contacts, and eyeglasses with frames from designers such as Armani, Alfred Soung, and Hugo Boss; new location's grand opening

88% Off Eyewear at Eyes on King

Waterloo

C$200 C$25

Designer frames by Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, and Lacoste, plus prescription lenses

86% Off Eyewear at Campus Eyes

Waterloo

C$200 C$29

Sunglasses, contact lenses, and eyeglasses with frames from designers such as Armani, Burberry, and Hugo Boss

C$25 for C$200 Toward Eyewear

University Vision Centre

C$200 C$25

Patients see the world more clearly with high-tech lenses from an on-site computerized lab and frames from Dior, Gucci, Burberry, and Armani

C$54 for C$200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

Byron

C$200 C$54

Equipped with a prescription, customers choose glasses from wide array of brands including Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, and Coach

C$29 for C$150 Toward Prescription Eyewear

West London

C$150 C$29

Designer frames by Porsche, Coach, and Versace; prescription lenses created in an onsite laboratory

91% Off Prescription Eyewear

Multiple Locations

C$200 C$19

Choose from a wide variety of designer frames such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and Prada

92% Off Prescription Eyewear in Hamilton

Hamilton

C$250 C$19

Prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Versace, Gucci, and Ray-Ban

Up to 92% Off Prescription Eyewear in Hamilton

Central Hamilton

C$250 C$19

In-house lab crafts lightweight lenses in as little as 15 minutes to fill out frames from labels such as Ray-Ban, Armani, and D&G.

Up to 86% Off Eyeglasses or Frames

Multiple Locations

C$138 C$19

Regular or posh frames from a variety of designer brands; HD lenses offer a sharp view and better peripheral vision

C$19 for C$200 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Clarkson

C$200 C$19

Frames include brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Alexander McQueen

C$19 for C$150 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

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More than 3,000 designer frames; single-vision and progressive lenses; choice of five lens coatings

C$40 for C$150 Toward Eyewear at Ideal Optical

Mississauga

C$150 C$40

Stylish eyeglasses from brands such as CK, Burberry, Tommy, and Versace

Up to 76% Off Prescription Eyewear at SVS Vision Center

Multiple Locations

$260 $69

Frames by Coach, bebe, Ray-Ban, and Gucci hold lenses with scratch coating and UV protection

Up to 92% Off Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Willowdale

C$239 C$19

Stylish designer eyeglasses and sunglasses with optional polarized or coated lenses; nonprescription designer shades

75% Off at Metro Eye Care

Downtown Toronto

$120 $30

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Prescription sunglasses or glasses in frames from designers including IC! Berlin, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Waza, OGA and JF Rey

92% Off Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Downtown Toronto

C$225 C$19

Designer frames from Lacoste and Ray-Ban house prescription lenses to sharpen eyesight and complement facial features

C$29 for C$150 Toward Eyewear at Crown Opticians

Downtown Toronto

C$150 C$29

Innovative Optikam pairs faces with designer sunglasses and glasses from Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Prada, and Gucci

87% Off Prescription Eyewear

Bathurst Manor

C$150 C$19

Designer frames from the likes of Calvin Klein, Armani, and MaxMara

87% Off Prescription Eyewear

Markham

C$150 C$19

Prescription glasses and sunglasses from Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Oakley, and Versace

81% Off at Nu Optik

Downtown Barrie

C$150 C$29

Designer frames from Tom Ford, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Mont Blanc, Hugo Boss, and Jimmy Choo

C$39 for C$150 Toward Prescription Glasses

Niagara Falls

C$150 C$39

Choose face-flattering prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban, Versace, and D&G

Select Local Merchants

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.

2960 Kingsway Dr
Kitchener,
ON
CA

Best Value Optical stocks a large selection of designer and economy eyeglasses backed by lens, frame, and prescription-change warranties. Walls of notched shelves hold frames and sunglasses from Armani, Fendi, and Ray-Ban, each handpicked by Best Value’s design staff. A team of certified and accredited optometrists performs on-site eye exams as well as professional fittings of contacts and night-vision goggles.

158 University Ave W
Waterloo,
ON
CA

The licensed eye surgeons of LASIK MD—a laser vision correction provider with over 30 locations in North America—perform more than 75,000 total procedures each year. A chosen treatment among professional athletes and media personalities, LASIK and PRK correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism using advanced excimer laser technology. Treatments begin as patients meet with a LASIK MD eyecare professional for a complimentary consultation. The procedure takes about five minutes per eye, and most patients return to work within 24 hours. To monitor healing and evaluate results, each LASIK procedure includes postoperative assessments.

320 Dundas Street
London,
ON
CA

Paul Rooks and Gayle Harrison of 2020 Optical Service match customers to soft contacts, frames, and lenses. With a current prescription in hand, clients discuss soft-contact options with a licensed optician. If more than two years have passed since corneas have scanned outsize capital letters, patients may arrange for a fresh eye exam. With sight newly sharpened and double vision banished, customers exit wearing a pair of trial lenses and clutching a vial of contact solution. For more than two decades, Paul and Kathy Rooks have personally attended to three generations of customers seeking all manner of eyewear including disposable contacts, frames, single-vision lenses, and superhero x-ray goggles.

939 Oxford St E
London,
ON
CA

The ocular experts at Vision Clinic assess eyesight and stock their boutique shelves with frames from names including Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Alain Mikli. Devoted to creating eyewear that suits the wearer’s lifestyle, the staff consults with each client to ensure lenses withstand prolonged staring at computer screens or prolonged staring matches with younger siblings. Once frames are selected, technicians keep them fitting with complimentary adjustments and onsite repairs.

Vision Clinic’s attentive care stretches beyond its shop doors—the practice provides prescription eyewear and exams for the local community. The company also makes frequent contributions to a number of charitable organizations.

1791 Stone Church Rd E
Hamilton,
ON
CA

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.

25 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton,
ON
CA