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100% Inuit Owned

Optical Outlets and Mobile Services for Your Community

Polar Vision Centres LTD operates two optical outlets: Our retail location - Polar Vision in Yellowknife and our mobile clinic - Baffin Optical in Iqaluit. Our opticians travel to the communities of Nunavut. We have highly-trained staff and work hard to ensure professional service for all our vision clients. Contact us 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

Retail location in Yellowknife and Mobile Clinic in Iqaluit

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

Mobile Clinic - Contact us for more information

Building 1088, Block "E"
(across from Public Health and Yummy Shawarma)
Iqaluit, NU 

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.


Eira Hatkaittuq


Eira is a part time employee of Polar Vision and joined the team in June 2023. Eira assists the Opticians with the day-to-day tasks, greeting patients and 

dispensing their glasses. Eira has lived in Yellowknife for 3 years and enjoys all it has to offer.

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