We invite you to explore the possibilities – and visit us in store!

Honest & Caring Service

At Optical Excellence, we have a varied selection of fashionable eyewear – for prescription glasses, sunglasses, athletic or specialty-purpose lenses and frames. Bruce Tobin, our dedicated and award-winning Optician cares deeply about eye and vision health, solving problems and of course satisfied customers. He can expertly fit your contact lenses for optimal vision and comfort. Bruce works closely with the Irlen Syndrome Institute in California, providing and cutting lenses for patients in the Ottawa region. We sell our eyewear products and services in Ottawa, Canada, and to valued clients in the US, UK and Germany – we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Boyz Michele colourful frames

I used to wear ordinary glasses, and then I discovered Optical Excellence! This little gem of a store has the most distinctive selection of frames I’ve ever seen, including brands that no one else in Ottawa carries. You can go minimalist, channel your corporate side or take a walk on the wild side with bold and colorful limited edition frames from Goldsmith or the store’s own custom designs. They also have a great selection of vintage frames. Optical Excellence also uses state-of-the art digital lenses, so your vision will be as sharp as your look. And the service is personal and professional. I’ve been stopped on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and other major cities and asked about my amazing glasses. I’m always very proud to tell them that I got them right in my neighborhood in Ottawa!

Barbara Crook

Writer and editor

Our Unique Collection

Optical Excellence in the Glebe, is Ottawa’s one-stop shop for the largest collection of affordable, trend-setting and specialty eyewear featuring popular collections like Adiddas, and exclusive frames by Oliver Goldsmith, LA Eyeworks, Walter Wissing, Fusion, Dadae., Angel American and many more. Our frames and lenses offer the right blend of fashion, performance and affordability. Optical Excellence offers the best selection of current eye wear and top quality service. In business since 1986, Optical Excellence has an award-winning Optician and contact lens-specialist on premises.

We invite you to explore the possibilities – and visit us in store!