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Clearly Rideau Centre

Clearly Rideau Centre

50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7



Come see us in Rideau Centre, on the 2nd level diagonally across from Sephora.

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Store services

• Direct billing for vision care insurance

• Comprehensive eye exams for all ages

• Full retinal imagining/OCT technology

• Contact lens fittings

• Eyewear returns and exchanges

• Glasses, PD, and optical measurements

• Free fitting, adjustment, cleaning and repairs


Top reasons to get your eyes checked

Adults should get an eye exam every 1-2 years (and kids should have one every year). These are just some of the reasons.

Vision protection

Catch vision issues, help prevent permanent damage and blindness

General health

Eye exams can help identify underlying health issues like diabetes

Everyday comfort

See clearly in eyewear that's right for your needs and routine

Leading tech

Experience advanced ophthalmic tech (and see your eye in 3D!)

In-store exclusive


$20 off

Get your eyes checked at Clearly Rideau and we'll give you $20 credit towards your next glasses or contact lenses order.

Full eye exam (19-64 years old)
• only $95
• OHIP covers a full eye exam for kids (0-19 years) and seniors (65+ years) annually

Eye exam & contact lens assessments and fittings
• from $125


Free Glasses for Kids

Age 10 and under
In-store exclusive: Children age 10 and under get a free pair of kids' glasses. Please bring their health card and recent prescription.

*Some restrictions apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you book in advance, you'll have a guaranteed spot in the Clearly Rideau store. You can still come in without an appointment, but we recommend booking beforehand so you don’t have to wait in line if you happen to visit at one of our busy times. If you already have an eye exam booked, you don’t need a store appointment.

Routine eye exams aren’t covered by OHIP for people between the ages of 20 and 64, unless specified by your doctor. Please visit the Government of Ontario website for more information.

Yes, Clearly offers direct billing online and in-store.

Visit your nearest Clearly to claim your vision insurance benefits upfront, skip the paperwork and save money on your eyewear. Whether you have workplace insurance, student coverage, or coverage through a partner or carer, you can use your benefits at your nearest Clearly.

To claim your benefits in-store, please bring your insurance information and your prescription with you. Our team will help process your direct billing claim.

If your insurance provider isn't eligible for direct billing, or if you prefer to process your claim manually, you can submit a receipt directly to your provider (along with any other required paperwork). We'll send your reciept once your order has shipped.

The cost of an eye exam will depend on your vision needs and your optometrist’s expertise. Eye exam prices at Clearly’s partner clinic in Ottawa, Asgarpour Optometry, range as follows: 

• $95 for adults between 20 and 64 
• OHIP provides annual coverage for children (0-19 years) and seniors (65 and above) 
• Eye exam & contact lens assessments and fittings start from $125 

Please visit the Government of Ontario website for more information. 

Most extended benefits programs offer reimbursement for eye exams, so make sure to inquire about your coverage.

The prices of our glasses and contacts are the same in-store as they are online. However, we often run exclusive in-store promotions so it’s always worth talking to our experts so we can find the best deal for you.

If we have your contacts in stock, you can pick them up on the same day at our Clearly Rideau location. You’ll need to bring a valid contact lens prescription and show it to the team.  
Glasses orders take a little longer, as we have to create your custom lenses and fit them into your chosen frames. We can arrange to ship your glasses directly to you, or you can pick them up in-store. Typically, glasses orders take about 2 weeks. If you ordered your glasses online and want to pick them up in the store, you’ll also need to show us your valid glasses prescription.

There are plenty of pay parking lots at Rideau Centre!

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye surgeries. An optometrist (or eye doctor) is your general practitioner who provides routine eye care: comprehensive eye exams and vision tests. Book an eye exam with us today if you need a new eye prescription for glasses or contact lenses, and treatments for common eye conditions, such as dry eyes, glaucoma, and eye infections. Our local optometrists can also provide eye care for before and after eye surgery. 

If you’re looking for an optometrist in Ottawa, book an eye exam or a store visit with us online.

An optometrist is your general practitioner for vision care who provides comprehensive eye exams and vision tests, eye prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and treatments for common eye conditions.  

An optician is a technician who primarily dispenses glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses as stated by your optometrist or ophthalmologist on your eye prescriptions. If your eyewear needs to be adjusted or repaired, an optician can also help. 

If you’re looking for a local optician or optometrist in Ottawa, book an eye exam or a store visit with us online.

Our optometrists will determine your eye health through a series of tests in a full eye exam

• Refractive issues: nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia 
• Overall perception: colour vision, depth perception, and eye coordination 
• Assessment of vision loss: “lazy eye” (amblyopia), glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, and keratoconus 
• Assessment of other health conditions: vascular diseases, neurological diseases, inflammatory diseases, and certain cancers 

Ensure your eyes and overall health are healthy with a routine eye exam every one to two years.

Prior to visiting our optometrists for an eye exam or routine eye checkup appointment, here’s a checklist to help you prepare. Please bring with you:

• A list of any medications that you currently use 
• All pairs of glasses that you currently use 
• If you are a contact lens wearer, please wear your glasses to the appointment (if available), and bring your contact lens boxes/foils 
• Your provincial health card 

If you’re considering contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, it’s best to visit your eye doctor for an assessment because contacts are medical devices and they come in different shapes, sizes, and materials. Book an eye exam today for a valid contact lens prescription and initial contact lens fitting.

If you’re considering toric contact lenses for astigmatism, it’s best to visit your eye doctor for an assessment. Regular contacts aren’t suitable to correct blurry vision caused by astigmatism because these lenses lack the correct shape and prescription power. Book an eye exam today for a valid contact lens prescription and initial contact lens fitting.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a thorough assessment of your vision and eye health and helps your eye doctor determine your glasses prescription. A contact lens exam helps determine your contact lens prescription. It includes a contact lens fitting (a measurement of your eye surface and evaluation of your tear film) to ensure the best lens fit. Learn about the differences between contact lens and glasses prescriptions.

Health and Safety

Extra cleaning

We're keeping things spick-and-span, with extensive cleaning at regular intervals.

Masks required

As per Ontario provincial regulations, please wear a mask at Clearly Rideau Centre.

Sanitization stations

Feel free to use our self-serve sanitization stations throughout the store.


Dr. Andrew Asgarpour, OD

Dr. Andrew Asgarpour was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He studied Biological sciences with a psychology minor at the University of Alberta.

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