Clearly Rideau Centre

50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

Store hours:
Mon to Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

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

Store services

  • • 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
  • 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 (details)

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!)

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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.

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.

We don’t currently offer direct billing for vision insurance, but it’s simple to get reimbursed by your insurance provider on prescription eyewear and eye exams after you receive a receipt from your purchase at Clearly. Learn how to claim your vision benefits. Need more info? Contact us.

We don’t currently offer direct billing for vision insurance, but once your online order has shipped, we’ll email your receipt (also available to access in your account), which you can use to file a manual claim with your provider for reimbursement. For in-store purchases, we’ll provide you with a receipt right away. Learn how to claim your vision benefits

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

  • Limited capacity

    Limited capacity

    We're limiting the number of visitors in the store.

  • Masks required

    Masks required

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

  • Sanitization stations

    Sanitization stations

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

Clearly Rideau Optometrists

Our partner optometrists can help you with comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and assessments, and much more!


  • Dr. Andrew Asgarpour

    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.

    He then moved onto receive his Doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston Massachusetts.

    Since his time practicing optometry Dr. Asgarpour has worked in diverse populations and a variety of clinical settings, with an emphasis on pediatrics, contact lenses and ocular disease. He believes in giving the utmost care and attention to all of his patients ensuring each concern is heard and addressed with the quality eye care.

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