Polar Vision

 867-920-4500

Baffin Optical

867-979-4300

100% Inuit Owned

Glasses, Sunglasses and Contact Lenses in Yellowknife and Iqaluit

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:

  • Optical lab on premises
  • Frames for adults and children
  • Prescription eyeglasses made on-site
  • In-store inventory of contact lenses
  • CSA-approved protective eyewear
  • Large selection of sunglasses
  • Eyeglass repairs and accessories
  • Sports eyewear
  • Co-op member discounts

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:

  • Optical lab on premises
  • Frames for adults and children
  • Prescription eyeglasses made on-site
  • In-store inventory of contact lenses
  • CSA-approved protective eyewear
  • Large selection of sunglasses
  • Eyeglass repairs and accessories
  • Sports eyewear
  • Student, senior and co-op member discounts

Travel Schedule for Polar Vision

October 2019 - March 2020

August

  • Kugluktuk - August 12 to August 19
  • Cambridge Bay – August 25 to August 30
  • Kugaaruk – August 21 to August 25
  • Chesterfield – August 22 to August 23
  • Rankin inlet – August 24 to August 28

September

  • Arviat – September 26 to September 30
  • Sanikiluaq – September 12 to September 15

October

  • Baker Lake –October 17 to October 20
  • Rankin Inlet – October 21 to October 25

November

  • Coral Harbour – November 2 to November 8
  • Naujaat – November 2 to November 6
  • Gjoa Haven – November 18 to November 25

December

  • Kugluktuk – December 12 to December 17
  • Cambridge Bay – December 9 to December 17
  • Taloyoak – December 2 to December 10

January

  • Arviat – January 21 to January 25
  • Rankin Inlet – January 26 to January 30

February

  • Baker Lake – February 4 to February 9
  • Whale Cove – February 10 to February 12
  • Gjoa Haven – February 17 to February 21
  • Kugaaruk – February 22 to February 25

March

  • Arviat – March 7 to March 11
  • Chesterfield – March 3 to March 5
  • Sanikiluaq – March 12 to March 15

Travel Schedule for Baffin Optical

October 2019 - March 2020

August

  • Cape Dorset – August 20 to August 24
  • Iqaluit – August 25 to August 28

September

  • Arctic Bay – September 25 to September 26
  • Clyde River – September 17 to September 20
  • Grise Fiord – September 17 to September 20
  • Iqaluit – September 28 to September 30
  • Pond Inlet – September 21 to September 25
  • Resolute Bay – September 20 to September 22

October

  • Hall Beach – October 22 to October 24
  • Igloolik – October 17 to October 21
  • Pangnirtung – October 1 to October 5
  • Qikiqtarjuak - October 6 to October 8

November

  • Iqaluit – November 29 to December 2
  • Kimmirut – November 26 to November 28

January

  • Arctic Bay – January 8 to January 9
  • Cape Dorset - January 7 to January 12
  • Iqaluit - January 10 to January 15

February

  • Clyde River – February 10 to February 13
  • Iqaluit – February 16 to February 19
  • Igloolik – February 11 to February 15
  • Pond Inlet – February 6 to February 9

March

  • Iqaluit – March 9 to March 9
  • Iqaluit – March 27 to March 30
  • Pangnirtung - March 10 to March 16
  • Qikiqtarjuak - March 3 to March 6
  • Resolute Bay - March 25 to March 26

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Progressive (Multi-focal)

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. 


Bi-focal

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.

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Polar Vision

Suite 113, 5109 48th Street

Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N5

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Phone

867-920-4500

Toll free 

1-866-944-7466

Fax
867-873-4550

Email

polarvision@ssimicro.com

Baffin Optical

P O Box 891, Building 1088,

Block "E" Iqaluit, NU X0A 0HO


Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch every day

from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone

867-979-4300
Toll free

1-888-244-0084
Fax

867-979-0077
Email

baffinoptical@qiniq.com

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