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100% Inuit Owned

Optical Outlets and Mobile Services for Your Community

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

Our company’s mission is to:

  • Be the eyewear provider of choice in the NWT and Nunavut

  • Develop the capacity to assemble and manufacture vision care products in the North

  • Train and employ beneficiaries and

  • Generate profit for the shareholders

Two Convenient Locations to Serve You

Come to Polar Vision Centres Ltd. to see why we are the North’s top choice for vision care.

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Polar Vision Staff


Roseanne Gaulton - Acting General Manager

Dispensing Optician/ Contact Lens Practitioner Assistant

Roseanne has 5 years of management experience and 8 years in optical dispensing. As the 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.

Marnna Traill-Dispensing Optician/ Traveller


Marnna brings on board 15 years of retail management experience. She is looking forward to serving Polar Visions patients in Nunavut and seeing all the beauty it has to offer. Marnna has lived in the North for 15 years.

Beth Saturos - Lab Manager

Licenced Optician

Beth has 16 years’ experience managing and operating an optical lab. As a 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

Dispensing Optician

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 full-time employee of Polar Vision. She started with Polar Vision 4 years ago. She loves helping customers and assisting other colleges. She has lived in Yellowknife for 7 years.

Emma Dizon - Lab Assistant

Emma started with Polar Vision Centre 4 years 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.

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.

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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