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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.

Polar Vision
Suite 113, 5109 48th Street
(across from Boston Pizza)
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N5

Baffin Optical
PO Box 891, Building 1088, Block “E”
(across from Public Health and Yummy Shawarma)
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Polar Vision Staff

Roseanne Gaulton - General Manager
Dispensing Optician/ Contact Lens Practitioner Assistant


Roseanne has 15 years of management experience and 12 years of optical dispensing. As the General Manager for Polar Vision, she is responsible for the day-to-day business and customer service. Roseanne has lived in the North for 21 years and has had the pleasure of visiting most of the Nunavut communities.


Beth Saturos - Lab Manager
Licenced Optician


Beth has 23 years of 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 20 years of experience in optical dispensing. He started at Polar Vision almost 10 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 25 years.


Chona Alberca - Lab Assistant


Chona is a full-time employee of Polar Vision. She started with Polar Vision 5 years ago. She loves helping customers and assisting other colleges. She has lived in the North for 12 years.


Marnna Traill - Full-Time Traveller / Admin Assistant


Marnna brings on board 15 years of retail management experience. She is looking forward to serving Polar Vision’s patients in Nunavut. She has travelled to the Kiv/Baff region and looks forward to seeing all the beauty that the rest of the territory has to offer. Marnna has lived in the North for 25 years.


Emma Dizon - Lab Assistant


Emma started with Polar Vision 5 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 the North for 25 years.


Emerald Hatkaittuq


Emerald is a part-time employee with Polar Vision. She started in April 2022. Emerald enjoys assisting the Opticians in their day-to-day tasks, her favourite being data entry. Emerald has lived in Yellowknife for 3 years and enjoys all it has to offer.

Doreen Porter - Optician Assistant / Full Time Traveller

Doreen started with Polar Vision in February 2023. She brings many years of office experience to Polar Vision and is looking forward to travelling throughout Nunavut, serving patients for their optical needs.

Baffin Optical Staff

Jo Ann Murphy - Assistant Manager


Jo-Ann assists the store manager in day-to-day operations. She also travels as part of The Eye Team throughout the Baffin region, serving patients for their vision needs. Jo Ann has lived in Nunavut for 8 years.

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