100% Inuit Owned
Polar Vision Centres Ltd. operates two optical outlets: Polar Vision in Yellowknife and Baffin Optical in Iqaluit. Our opticians travel to the communities of Nunavut. Owner Nunasi Corporation established Polar Vision in Yellowknife in 1986 and opened Baffin Optical in Iqaluit in 1989. We have highly-trained staff at both our locations and work hard to ensure professional service for all our vision clients. Contact Polar Vision or Baffin Optical to inquire about mobile optical services for your communities.
Polar Vision Centres Ltd. Supports and Serves the Inuit
Polar Vision Centres Ltd. offers an annual $2500 scholarship, established to encourage Inuit to continue with their education and pursue academic excellence. Eligible applicants must be Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and enrolled in a recognized, accredited educational institution for the academic year. Mature adult education students may also apply.
Be the premier optical dispensary in Nunavut and NWT through the provision of quality vision care products at a reasonable price delivered by certified, experienced staff that have exceptional customer service skills.
Our company’s mission is to:
Come to Polar Vision Centres Ltd. to see why we are the North’s top choice for vision care.
Polar Vision Staff
Robert Morrow - General Manager
Licenced Optician/ Licenced Contact Lens Practitioner
Robert has 15 years management and optical experience, and was awarded a bursary for top marks in The Contact Lens Course. Originally from Saskatchewan, he relocated to Yellowknife two years ago. In his current position, Robert has traveled to most of the communities of Nunavut and has cherished his time there.
Roseanne Gaulton - Office Manager
Dispensing Optician/ Contact Lens Practitioner Assistant
Roseanne has 5 years management experience and 8 years in optical dispensing. As office manager for Polar Vision Centre, she is responsible for the day to day business and customer service. Roseanne has lived in the North for 15 years and has had the pleasure of visiting most of the Nunavut communities.
Beth Saturos - Lab Manager
Beth has 16 years’ experience managing and operating an optical lab. As lab manager, she is responsible for the accurate and efficient cutting of all prescription glasses manufactured on site. Glasses are then packaged and shipped throughout Nunavut. Beth has been in the North for 29 years.
Karl O’Keefe - Full Time Traveller
Karl has 10 years of experience in optical dispensing. He started at Polar Vision Centre almost 5 years ago, and he has travelled to almost every community in Nunavut. He enjoys assisting customers and helping out with administration when required. Karl has lived in the North for 20 years.
Chona Alberca - Lab Assistant
Chona is a part time employee of Polar Vision. She started with PV almost a year ago. She loves helping customers and assisting other colleagues. Chona has lived in Yellowknife for 7 years.
Emma Dizon - Lab Assistant
Emma started with Polar Vision Centre a year ago. She has many years of experience working in optical laboratories. Emma works side by side with Beth to make sure our patients of Nunavut receive their glasses in a timely manner. Emma has lived in Yellowknife for 23 years.
Sarah started with Polar Vision in June 2017. Originally from Gjoa Haven, Sarah is fluent in both Inuktitut and English. Sarah stays connected with the people of NU through her job with Polar Vision and she brings a smile to work every day.
Baffin Optical Staff
Wayne Wheeler - Manager
Wayne has 30+ years of experience in the optical industry and has been with Polar Vision/Baffin Optical for the past 12 years. Wayne passed the Optical Technicians course in 1987 and also passed the “AOABC” exam in 1994. Wayne believes in respect, superior customer service and quality of optical products.
Judy Wheeler - Eyewear Consultant
Judy has been with Polar Vision/Baffin Optical for the past 8 years. Judy travels throughout the Baffin region helping people choose eyewear that is suitable for their prescription, lifestyle and needs.
Joanne Murphy - Optometric Assistant
Joanne is the newest member of the Baffin Optical team. She comes to us with 20+ years of experience in customer service and she is excited to be working with Polar Vision/Baffin Optical in this capacity.