What is the main role of an Optician?

(from the College of Opticians of Ontario)


Sometimes referred to as Registered Opticians or Licensed Opticians are health professionals trained to:

  • Supply prepare and dispense optical appliances
  • Interpret prescriptions prepared by optometrists and physicians/ophthalmologists
  • Fit, adjust and adapt optical appliances.
  • In Ontario, opticians are regulated by the College of Opticians of Ontario.

What are the different services my Optician can offer me?

Opticians can dispense eyeglasses:

Registered Opticians interpret eyeglass prescriptions while taking into account the patient's occupation, habits, and facial features.  Recommendations on eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings are made after considering the power of the lenses. Existing eyewear can be duplicated without seeking a new prescription.

Opticians can fit contact lenses:

Registered Opticians can instruct on how to insert, remove and care for contacts lenses. At periodic intervals through a patient’s contact lens wearing life, Registered Opticians are required to check the fitting of the contacts lenses, ensuring no harm to the eye.

Do you offer eye exams? 

We do not currently offer eye exams but we can refer you to an Optometrist in the area that we work closely with. Please call us at 519-254-0252 or email us at info@soulliere.ca so that we can set up an appointment for you.

Do you carry children's eyewear?

Yes, we have a selection of eyewear for the entire family, including children and youth. We carry a line of children's sunglasses and screen with blue light from IZIPIZI that are sized for youth and are reasonably priced. 

Do you have eyewear to suit every budget?

Absolutely! We carry a wide variety of eyewear brands to suit each and every budget. 

Do you accept all vision plans?

We simplify the process of buying prescription eyewear by providing direct insurance billing for customers of the major insurance companies.