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Polar Vision Centres LTD fills your optical prescriptions with precision and style.


Check Out our Frame & Lens Packages!

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Our Locations

Polar Vision - Yellowknife Location

Suite 113, 5109 48th Street

(across from Boston Pizza)

Monday to Friday  -  9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm daily


Baffin Optical - Iqaluit (Mobile Clinic)

Building 1088, Block "E"

(across from Public Health and Yummy Shawarma)

Mobile Clinic - Call for more information

100% Inuit Owned

What We Are

Polar Vision Centres LTD operates two optical outlets: Polar Vision, our retail location in Yellowknife and Baffin Optical, our mobile clinic 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 and work hard to ensure professional service for all our vision clients. Visit us in Yellowknife or contact us to find out our travel schedule to your community.

Superflex eyewear with different frames
Westgroupe logo

You can now select any frame from the WestGroupe frame catalogue without meeting us in person by following these steps:

  1. Have a prescription? Need Glasses?
  2. Click on the Westgroupe Link or scan the QR code below, to view the frames that are available.
  3. Choose a frame [ NOTE: Superflex Frames are 100% covered under the NIHB Program, no upgrade fee required]. Contact Polar Vision Centres LTD with the frame information: style number, colour number and size. Also, we will need a copy of your prescription. You can scan email this to us or even take a picture and send it.
  4. If you need any assistance with either please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  5. Once Polar Vision Centres LTD has this information, we will process your order. That’s it!
  6. Your glasses will be sent back to the Health Centre in your Community for you to pick up.
  7. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the completion of NIHB orders.

Thank you from the staff of Polar Vision Centres LTD. We look forward to helping you all with your vision needs and will make this process as easy as possible.

Designer Brand Eyeglass Frames for All Ages

Find the latest fashion trends for yourself and your children at Polar Vision Centres LTD, and the whole family will enjoy seeing clearly. Choose the best frames for your face and lifestyle, even comfortable and durable kids’ frames at competitive prices. Your designer, safety or everyday frames include an expert fitting and adjustments. Visit our shop to see our selection of designer frames.

100% Inuit Owned

Polar Vision Centres LTD – Licensed Opticians in Yellowknife & Iqaluit

Welcome to Polar Vision Centres LTD. Through our retail location in Yellowknife (Polar Vision) and mobile clinic in Iqaluit (Baffin Optical), we offer professional optical services for the whole family. If you need glasses or contact lenses, our licensed opticians provide complete vision care, including eyewear fitting and frame repair. Our in house optical lab at our Yellowknife location allows us to make your glasses on-site quickly and accurately using the latest technology at great prices. Polar Vision Centres LTD will fill your optical prescription with precision and style. Come visit us or call today to see what we have in store for your eyes.

Meet all your optical needs from Polar Vision Centres LTD through our Polar Vision retail location in Yellowknife or our Baffin Optical mobile clinic in Iqaluit. We provide the following services:

Eyeglass frames for men, women and children
Prescription glasses
Single vision, bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses
Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses
Eyeglass repairs and accessories
CSA-approved protective eyewear
Contact lenses

Promotions and Special Offers

Starting January 2023 - Special Package Pricing on Zeiss Lenses, including Single Vision and Progressive Lenses, with Superflex Frames. See staff in-store for details.
Frame and lenses warranty: Frames purchased from Polar Vision Centres LTD will be warrantied against manufacturers’ defects for one year from the original date of purchase.
Lenses purchased from Polar Vision Centres LTD will be warrantied for one year from the original date of purchase against manufacturers’ defects.
Polar Vision in Yellowknife, and Baffin Optical in Iqaluit both offer 50% off the 2nd pair for all of our NIHB clients.

Experienced and Professional Optical Centres

We offer complete vision care from frame repair to manufacture and fitting of designer eyeglasses.

Designer Frames Available at Polar Vision Centres LTD

We know our customers want quality eyewear in fashionable styles. That’s why we carry a wide selection of frames from the world’s most respected eyewear brands. Our top-selling brands include:

Serengeti logo
michael kors logo
Prada logo
rayban logo
oakley logo
maui jim logo
coach logo
dolce & gabbana logo

Baffin Optical now carries a selection of designer frames from Oakley, Rayban, Michael Kors and Coach.


Serving Yellowknife and the Following Regions/Communities in Nunavut

Keewatin/Kivalliq Regions

Rankin Inlet


Baker Lake

Chesterfield Inlet

Coral Harbour



Whale Cove

Kitikmeot Region

Cambridge Bay

Gjoa Haven




Baffin Region


Arctic Bay


Clyde River

Grise Fiord

Hall Beach




Pond Inlet


Resolute Bay

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