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Monday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30PM

Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

CLOSED for Lunch from 12:00PM to 12:30PM daily




Baffin Optical Location: The Nobel House 1088 Block E

(across from Public Health and Yummy Shawarma)


We look forward to seeing you, and serving you for your vision needs.




Offering the Best in Vision Care to Northern Canada

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

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Polar Vision Centres LTD. Locations in Yellowknife and Iqaluit 

We are very HAPPY to be welcoming all of our patients back, but please note there are some additional precautions that we are following, the health and safety of our employees and staff remain our #1 priority.

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.

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 to view the frames that are available.


3. Choose a frame, Contact Polar Vision with the Frame information: Style number, Color 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 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. We look forward to helping you all with your Vision Needs and will make this process as easy as possible.


Our hours of operation will be:

Polar Vision - Yellowknife Location

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 Location

Monday to Friday  -  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm daily.


We will be seeing patients for glasses, contacts, and repairs by appointment only. Please call  1-867-920-4500 or write to us at and a staff member will be happy to assist. We are still offering curbside pick-up. 

You will be required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire, wear a mask, and sanitize hands before entering the store. 

We are working very diligently to keep our staff and patients safe and healthy. Please note there are extra cleaning and safety measures put in place as set out by our chief medical health office. 

Please read and follow our signs that are posted inside the store. 

Thank you for your understanding

Staff of Polar Vision

Designer Brand Eyeglass Frames for All Ages

Find the latest fashion trends for yourself and your children at Polar Vision, 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, including:

100% Inuit Owned

Polar Vision Centres Ltd. – Licensed Opticians in Yellowknife & Iqaluit

Welcome to Polar Vision Centres Ltd. Through our outlets in Yellowknife (Polar Vision) and Iqaluit (Baffin Optical), we offer professional optical services for the whole family. If you need glasses or contact lenses, our licensed opticians in Yellowknife and Iqaluit provide complete vision care, including eyewear fitting and frame repair. Our in house optical labs allow 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 today to see what we have in store for your eyes.

Meet all your optical needs from Polar Vision Centres Ltd. through our stores Polar Vision in Yellowknife and Baffin Optical in Iqaluit, including:

  • 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

  • 20% discount – This is available at both locations, Polar Vision in Yellowknife and Baffin Optical in Iqaluit for co-op members.

  • Frame and lenses Warranty: Frames purchased from Polar Vision will be warrantied against manufacturers’ defects for one year from the original date of purchase.

  • Lenses purchased from Polar Vision will be warrantied for one year from the original date of purchase against manufacturers’ defects.

  • Our Polar Vision office in Yellowknife will honour contract pricing for all NIHB clients.

Experienced and Professional Optical Centres

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

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Self-Tinting Lenses

Get eyeglasses that adjust to any light condition with PhotoFusion® by ZEISS.

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Bring a New Look to Your Face

With high-quality designer brands like Oakley and Gucci, we are sure to have something to suit your style.

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Designer Frames Available at Polar Vision

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:

  • Prada
  • Serengeti
  • Oakley
  • Michael Kors
  • Coach
  • Ray ban
  • Maui Jim
  • D&G
  • Fendi

Baffin Optical carries a large selection of economy frames, plus the following brands: Fysh, Kliik, Champion, Louisluso, and Nano.

Service Area

Polar Vision:

  • Arviat

  • Baker Lake

  • Cambridge Bay

  • Chesterfield Inlet

  • Coral Harbour

  • Gjoa Haven

  • Kugaaruk

  • Kugluktuk

  • Rankin Inlet

  • Repulse Bay

  • Sanikiluaq

  • Taloyoak

  • Whale Cove

  • Yellowknife

Baffin Optical:

  • Arctic Bay

  • Cape Dorset

  • Clyde River

  • Grise Fiord

  • Hall Beach

  • Igloolik

  • Iqaluit

  • Kimmirut

  • Pangnirtung

  • Pond Inlet

  • Qikiqtarjuaq

  • Resolute Bay

Contact Details

Polar Vision Centres Ltd.

Suite 113, 5109 48th Street

Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N5



Toll free:- 1-866-944-7466


Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Closed for lunch every day from 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Contact Details

Baffin Optical

PO Box 891, Building 1088, Block “E”

(across from Public Health and Yummy Shawarma)

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0



Toll free:- 1-888-244-0084


Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 08:00 AM -  4:30 PM

Closed for lunch every day from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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