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.
Vincent Optical's registered opticians fit frames to heads from a selection of dozens of brands, including names such as Oakley, Gucci, and Ray-Ban. They nestle lenses—from reading glasses to prescription cuts—into the frames, or prescribe boxes full of contact lenses, readily available in their store. They also sell sunglasses, excellent for protecting eyesight from harmful radiation and correcting the vision of those who have trouble looking cool.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At iContacts we believe clear vision is a necessity and that everyone should be able to afford the Best Quality Contact Lenses. We are proud to provide the Best Quality lenses at the Best Prices. With iContacts Shipping is ALWAYS FREE and NO TAX.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
iContacts was inspired by students because most of us have been students at one point and understand the broke student life. We know that not only students but everyone wants to look their best, at iContacts we can help without sacrificing quality or the budget.
What do you love most about your job?
At iContact we love that we are able to provide the best Contacts at the Best Prices and Save you Money. Whether its for that new dress you saw at the mall, that new video game or maybe even for that hot date this weekend :)
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
WOW. Your prices are half of what other places are charging!
Since its founding more than 20 years ago, University Vision Centre has been fully committed to enhancing the local eyecare industry through high-tech, on-site manufacturing procedures and an ironclad dedication to precision and quality. In the digitized in-house laboratory, registered opticians fit each patient and produce framed or rimless lenses, customizing their craftwork with coatings that reduce glare, resist scratches, and deflect deadly laser beams. Thorough exams screen eyeballs for ocular and systemic disease, and an extensive collection of sunglasses and contact lenses shield pupils from the harsh UV rays of the sun and blurry, unfocused vision. As skilled technicians hone one-of-a-kind lenses for each patient, an arsenal of stylish frames infuse faces with the exquisite styles of designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, Hugo Boss, and Ralph Lauren.
Eyes on King maintains an expert staff and displays a selection of eyewear in their cobalt-blue walls that snagged the Gold Award for Best Local Optical Store in the Waterloo Chronicle Reader's 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Their licensed optometrists can diagnose vision with a series of tests before prescribing lenses to correct eyesight or impart night vision. Recessed displays hold designer frames by Coach, Gucci and Persol as well as sunglasses to shield eyes on sunny days.
Waterloo's SIHT Optical is a state-of-the-art vision center that is here to assist you with all of your optical needs.
At SIHT Optical, you can complete your eye exam and get a new pair of glasses or contacts all in one place.
When you're battling scratchy and itchy eyes, SIHT Optical is here to help you.