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No matter where you live in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut Polar Vision Centres Ltd. have you covered, with high end prescription glasses available through our offices in Yellowknife and Iqaluit. If you are not able to reach one of these outlets contact us for scheduled optical service visits in the communities of Nunavut.
On-Site Lab Services for Quality Control and Efficiency
Polar Vision and Baffin Optical provide a licensed optician who works on-site in our own optical labs. Both stores offer efficient, personalized service for adults and children. Polar Vision Centres Ltd. can also help you with contact lenses, precise grinding of prescription lenses and expert adjustments.
See Your Optician at Polar Vision in Yellowknife
Walk into Polar Vision for current styles and advanced technology in eyewear. Our licensed opticians can fit your frames in our shop and make your prescription glasses on-site. Walk in Monday through Friday or call for an appointment and enjoy Polar Vision’s fast, reliable services that include:
Eyewear for Every Occasion at Baffin Optical in Iqaluit
Baffin Optical is the Polar Vision Centres Ltd. dispensary in Iqaluit, providing an on-site optical lab and optician services to clients in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. You don’t have to travel to Yellowknife for services when you can visit Baffin Optical for every eyewear need you have, including:
October 2019 - March 2020
October 2019 - March 2020
Come to Polar Vision Centres Ltd. to see why we are the North’s top choice for vision care.
A multi-purpose lens is used for near, intermediate and distance vision correction. It is esthetically designed without a visible line in the lens. The goal is to use all 3 zones. This lens offers vision for all viewing distances and is invisible so that only you know you are wearing multi focal lenses.
The most precise vision is at the central point of the lens, looking straight ahead with your chin at a natural height. If you turn your eyes right or left and notice any distortion, just point your nose directly at what you are looking at. This will mean moving your head, not just your eyes. When viewing something closer like the dashboard of your car, keep your chin up and lower your eyes until the dashboard comes into focus. When looking at a near object, you will either lower your eyes even more or raise your chin until the near object or reading material comes into clear focus.
Unlike single vision lenses, it is necessary to go through an adaption period of a minimum of 2 days or up to two weeks in order to learn how to find the different zones on the lens. Once you get accustomed to pointing your nose at the object you wish to see and lowering or raising your eyes instead of your chin, you will find the method becomes natural.
This lens offers nearsighted and farsighted vision correction in a single lens. The upper part of the lens is for seeing from a distance and the bottom part to see things from close. To view close objects, lift your chin or lower your eyes to the lower portion of the frame.