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The 6 Best Eyewear Stores in Toronto

5 Best Eyewear Stores in Toronto
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The 6 Best Eyewear Stores in Toronto

In search of the best eyeglasses or sunglasses? You're in luck since Toronto has many excellent options for purchasing eyewear!

We visited and reviewed the top eyewear stores in Toronto based on criteria like variety, pricing, quality, and service. Read on to find out what we thought of each one!

Top Eyewear Stores in Toronto

What aspects did we look into while identifying and reviewing the top eyewear stores in Toronto?

Designs – Does the store have high-quality eyewear and a broad selection of products? Products that have high quality and a variety of options help guarantee increased customer satisfaction.
Services – Are there other services, such as eye exams and product repair? Eyewear stores that offer these services make them more appealing to customers, as they provide a one-stop solution for all their eyewear needs.
Value – Does the eyewear store sell products that are of good value? Reasonable prices, discounts, and other promos are all important factors to take into account.
Reputation – Is the eyewear store well-regarded in the community in terms of their credibility and customer care? 

1. Bailey Nelson

Bailey Nelson's Homepage
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PRODUCTS

Optical Glasses, Sunglasses, Frames

Contact Lenses, Eyeglass Chains

Eyeglass Clips, Eyeglass Cases

Lens Cloth, Care Kits

WEBSITEhttps://baileynelson.com/
ADDRESS

732 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

View all locations here

CONTACT INFORMATIONPHONE: 416-623-6958

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Sat: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Sun: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

DESIGNS★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
REPUTATION★★★☆☆ (3.5/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Bailey Nelson was founded in Bondi Beach in 2012 and since then, it has skyrocketed into a worldwide brand, establishing locations in London, New Zealand, and Canada.

The store has their own design team based in Australia, hence it’s no surprise that they offer a wide selection of trendy and stylish eyewear! We especially like their range of cat-eye and aviator glasses.

It’s also impressive how Bailey Nelson has German-made barrel hinges for their frames, which they claim to surpass 100,000 uses!

All frames have their maximum number of hinge barrels used to maximise durability and longevity.

Bailey Nelson provides eye exams as part of their services. In addition to checking your vision, they can look for early indications of diseases including diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Eyewear items start at $169.00, and two pairs may be purchased for $269.00, which we think is a good deal.

The store has several special offers, such as student and teacher discounts, free shipping for orders over $150.00, and 30-day free returns or exchange. They offer 1-year manufacture warranties for all their glasses, too.

However, we’ve heard complaints that, despite the glasses’ high quality, it takes too long for them to arrive, whether you ordered them online or you’re waiting for a certain model to be in stock.

Further, we found that the customer service is inconsistent and unresponsive at times.

There was also a number of buyers who said that the store’s staff wasn’t able to keep up with appointments and answer their inquiries and concerns. 

Pros

  • Has own design team based in Australia
  • Excellent variety
  • Offers eye exams
  • Fair prices
  • Free shipping for orders over $150.00
  • 30-day returns or exchange

Cons

  • Eyeglasses take too long to arrive
  • Inconsistent customer service

Customer Reviews

Very pleasant staff

“The whole experience was great!! Got my eye exam right away and 2 pairs of glasses! They were made within 2 weeks and fit perfectly! I can see the world clearly now! Very pleasant staff and location is very clean.” —Djordje Stankovic, Google Reviews

Good selection and quick service

“Had such a lovely experience at Bailey Nelson on queen!! Very helpful staff, good selection and quick service. Thank you so much for all your help Sarah! I love my new glasses and definitely will be returning.” —Fiona Kern, Google Reviews

2. Glass Monocle Eyecare

Glass Monocle Eyecare's Homepage
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PRODUCTS

Optical Glasses, Sunglasses

Frames, Contact Lenses

WEBSITEhttps://www.glassmonocle.ca/
ADDRESS

THE ANNEX

519 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON


LESLIEVILLE

909 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON

CONTACT INFORMATION

THE ANNEX

PHONE: 416-792-2273

[email protected]


LESLIEVILLE

PHONE: 416-469-0110

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

THE ANNEX, LESLIEVILLE

Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–7:30 PM

Sat–Sun: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

DESIGNS★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
REPUTATION★★★☆☆ (3.5/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Glass Monocle Eyecare is a one-stop eyewear store based in Toronto known for designer frames.

While they do not have their own designs, they do carry several high-end international eyewear brands, such as Ray Ban, Oakley, Tom Ford, Armani, and Prada. If you have a penchant for luxury, we think this shop is a must-visit!

Their physical stores have large assortments of frames, although their website only lists a small number of items. If the store wants to attract more customers, we think they should they beef up their listing to include a detailed selection.

As for Glass Monocle Eyecare’s licensed optometrists offer comprehensive eye exams that assess visual acuity and the overall health of your eyes.

Expert opticians can assist you in choosing the best eyeglasses, frame, sunglasses, or contact lenses, and qualified optometrists can do your eye tests.

A customer shared with us that they appreciated the doctor at Glass Monocle Eyecare, saying that the doctor took the time to patiently explain every step of the session and answer all of their questions.

Unfortunately, the staff are apparently not as not as good as the doctors. Some customers mentioned that they lack knowledge on eyeglass frames, resulting in poor customer assistance.

Additionally, we noticed that they can be quite confrontational. The way they handle criticism and feedback could significantly be improved.

It’s good news though that Glass Monocle Eyecare offers discounts regularly. Their discounted designer frames are priced $160.00 on average.

Pros

  • High-quality eyewear products
  • High-end designer frames
  • Eye exams
  • Reasonable prices
  • Discounts are given regularly

Cons

  • Limited selection in online store
  • Issues with staff lacking knowledge and sensitivity

Customer Reviews

The staff made the process easy

“Great experience at this store. I was helped by Andrew and he made the process easy. He asked me my price range so I wouldn’t fall in love with a pair that was out of budget. He knew the inventory in the store and was able to quickly pull out pairs that looked good on me. I don’t think I spent more than 10 minutes trying on pairs before finding ‘the one’. I will definitely return here when I’m ready for my next pair of glasses!” —Monique Baskin, Google Reviews

Helpful and kind staff

“Such a great experience dealing with Peter here. He was helpful, kind and so very patient with me. They did not rest until I was comfortable with my new glasses and I really appreciated that.” —Rovena A., Google Reviews

3. Ollie Quinn

Ollie Quinn's Homepage
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PRODUCTS

Avulux Migraine Glasses, Contact Lenses

Optical Glasses, Sunglasses, Frames

Dry Eye Products, Maintenance Kit

Lens Cleaning Spray

WEBSITEhttps://www.olliequinn.ca/
ADDRESS

387 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

View all locations here

CONTACT INFORMATION

PHONE: 647-346-0387

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

DESIGNS★★★★☆ (4/5)
Quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★★☆ (4/5)

Independent eyewear manufacturer Ollie Quinn offers frames composed of premium acetate and stainless steel, high-performance lenses, and complete Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B protection.

They advertise selling high-quality eyeglasses; however, we’ve found out through customer surveys that while the build, styling, and frame longevity are all impressive, the lens durability falls short of expectations.

Nonetheless, Ollie Quinn having their in-house designer is a huge selling point for us.

They have a wide collection of fashionable eyeglasses for men and women and what’s more, they offer Avulux migraine glasses!

All eyeglasses at Ollie Quinn are priced at $205.00, which includes special lenses and coatings. There will be additional costs if you have a strong or complicated prescription.

On one hand, their sunglasses cost $185.00 each.

These prices are on the expensive side. We also think it would be better to give customers the option to purchase eyeglasses without extra lenses or coatings.

The store does provide free shipping on all eyeglasses and sunglasses orders over $50.00, and frames have a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

Ollie Quinn has eye testing for children and seniors as well as general comprehensive eye exams. However, it’s disappointing to learn that some customers felt their eye exams were being rushed.

Another service offered by the store is virtual frame assistance, wherein you can meet with one of their team members online and they will answer your questions and even suggest frames that suit your style and needs.

We believe this virtual frame assistance service is helpful and innovative at the same time.

Pros

  • Good quality and stylish frames
  • In-house designer
  • Offers migraine glasses
  • Free shipping for orders over $50.00
  • Virtual frame assistance

Cons

  • Lens durability can be improved
  • Expensive
  • Remarks on rushed eye exams

Customer Reviews

Wide choice of frames, all of which are reasonably priced

“Super helpful staff who go out of their way to make sure that you get the right glasses/contact lenses. Couldn’t ask for better service. A wide choice of frames, all of which are reasonably priced and delivered quickly after ordering. Highly recommend!” —Gemma Tomlinson, Google Reviews

The staff is very personable and helpful

“I have purchased a couple of pairs of glasses from Ollie Quinn over the last couple of years… The staff is very personable and helpful. They have a great variety and reasonable prices.” —Terry Becker, Google Reviews

4. Optical Thirty8

Optical Thirty8's Homepage
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PRODUCTS

Optical Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Frames

WEBSITEhttps://opticalthirty8.com/
ADDRESS

QUEEN STREET

623 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON


SHEPPARD AVENUE

4810 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, ON

CONTACT INFORMATION

QUEEN STREET

PHONE: 647-559-3535


SHEPPARD AVENUE

PHONE: 416-298-8595


[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

QUEEN STREET

Mon–Sat: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Sun: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM


SHEPPARD AVENUE

Mon–Fri: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM

Sat: 11:00 AM–7:30 PM

Sun: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

DESIGNS★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★★☆ (4/5)

Optical Thirty8 is another Toronto-based eyewear store that specialises in designer frames.

Their extensive collection of designer brands includes BVLGARI, Coach, D&G, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and more!

Sadly, they do not have an online store, but you can use their comprehensive website as a catalog and save your favorite eyewear items. Their website is equipped with a virtual try-on feature, too.

What makes Optical Thirty8 stand out for us is their even more wide-ranging eye services. They have adult and senior eye exams, children’s exams, and diabetic eye exams.

Furthermore, dry eye therapy, eye disease diagnosis and management, and emergency eye care are available. On top of that, they provide specialty eyewear.

According to some customers we talked to, Optical Thirty8’s doctors were of big help when it came to eye exams and check-ups.

For instance, a customer highlighted how one of their optometrists was very patient, comforting, and accommodating of their questions and concerns.

However, there were a few buyers who expressed their dissatisfaction because of the store’s delivery and appointment delays.

As for pricing, discounted eyewear can cost as low as $150.00. In spite of that, we’ve observed that there is a continuous price increase among the store’s collections.

Pros

  • First-rate eyewear products
  • Extensive collection of designer brands
  • Wide range of eye exams and check-ups
  • Specialty eyewear
  • Professional doctors and staff

Cons

  • No online store
  • Continuous price increases
  • Some remarks on delivery and appointment delays

Customer Reviews

Wide selection, great prices

“Honestly the best experience I’ve ever had shopping for glasses. Wide selection, great prices and knowledgeable and friendly staff. The customer service here is on another level.” —Andre Au, Google Reviews

Very professional and knowledgeable staff

“Was only here to get my glasses fix, but ended up leaving the store with two new purchases. This gentleman Adrian provided me A+ customer service, very professional and knowledgeable. All staff are so friendly too! Such a great experience purchasing glasses in here. My new go-to glasses store. Can’t recommend enough.” —John K, Google Reviews

5. Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision's Homepage
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PRODUCTS

Optical Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Frames

WEBSITEhttps://www.pearlevision.ca/
ADDRESS

300 Borough Dr Suite 60, Scarborough, ON

View all locations here

CONTACT INFORMATION

PHONE: 416-296-9244

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Sat: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sun: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

DESIGNS★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★☆☆ (3/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★★☆ (4/5)

Pearle Vision goes from educating you about your eyes and advanced care options to helping you find the perfect pair of glasses and talking straight about prices.

What we like about Pearle Vision the most is besides offering a vast collection of designer frames, they also have their own signature glasses.

They offer the Pearle ELITE, which is their most lightweight pair with the widest viewing zones, and the Pearle SELECT, which is intended for crisp and clear vision.

Some of their designer frame collections consist of Burberry, Michael Kors, Polo, Ralph Lauren, and Versace.

In addition, Pearle Vision provides various eye examinations, like visual acuity, keratometry (for signs of astigmatism), colour blindness, glaucoma, and so on.

Another thing that we like about this eyewear store is their very own protection plan.

Usual wear and tear, accidental damage from handling, repairs or replacements for the duration of the protection plan, and protection from day one are all included in the coverage.

A 1-year plan costs $34.95, which is an incredible bargain in our opinion. As for their glasses, the average cost is $150.00, which we think is also affordable.

Pearle Vision offers discounts, too; as of writing, they are offering 40% off for lenses. They have 30-day guarantees as well.

However, there is no option to order eyeglasses online. Moreover, their adjustments and cleaning services apparently don’t meet customer standards.

We were informed by a previous client that the staff wasn’t careful enough as their lens had scratches after the service.

Pros

  • Good quality eyewear
  • Vast collection of designer frames
  • Signature glasses
  • Eye exams
  • Affordable protection plan
  • Budget-friendly products
  • Huge discounts
  • 30-day guarantee

Cons

  • No online store
  • Adjustment/cleaning service could be improved

Customer Reviews

The staff did a good job at finding the best option for me and my mom

“Thomas was great at helping me with my glasses for the first time, I felt comfortable with him throughout the whole process and he did a good job at finding the best option for me and my mom.” —Jedelyn Junio, Google Reviews

The staff was very friendly and very accommodating

“Me and my girlfriend went to buy a pair of glasses for ourselves the moment we step inside the store we were greeted by one of their staff, Joey and Monica were very friendly and very accommodating, they help us in each every possible way. Definitely recommend them to our friends and family…” —Jan-Edd Hernandez, Google Reviews

6. I.D Optical & Optometry

PRODUCTS / SERVICES Products
MiyoSmart
Optical Eyeglasses
Frames
Sunglasses

Services
Eye Examination
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
Optical Dispensing
WEBSITEidoptical.com
ADDRESS3255 Highway 7 E, Unit 280 (Entrance B)
Markham, ON, Canada
L3R 3P9
CONTACT DETAILS

tel: (905) 946-8908
fax: (905) 947-8722
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Thursday,  11:30 AM – 6 PM
Friday – Sunday, 11:30 AM – 7 PM
DESIGNS★★★★★ (5/5)
Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer care★★★★★ (5/5)

I.D Optical & Optometry is one of the leading optical clinics to provide excellent eyewears in Toronto. They are known for their great efforts in curbing myopia progression on children and helping them get suited in this vision dependent world. 

Some benefits we have seen upon checking their website is that they make certain that each piece is tailored to your distinct sense of individuality. I.D Optical & Optometry offers eye care services ranging from eye exams to prescription eyeglasses. They are dedicated to offering excellent service and high-quality items. Their goal is to introduce distinctive styles from all around the world to their store.

Pros

  • Quality eyewear
  • Provides MiyoSmart care
  • Available seven days a week

Cons

  • Website needs to be updated

FAQs on Eyewear Stores in Toronto


If you’re looking to upgrade your eyewear game, we hope these stores will help you out!

If you need more in-depth diagnoses and treatments for your eyes, you may read our review of the best ophthalmology clinics in Toronto.