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There Is So Much to See in the World

A Choice of Eyeglasses for the Whole Family in Sault Ste. Marie

Dr. Lynda Myles and Downtown Optometry provide our patients with a varied selection of eyeglasses in Sault Ste. Marie. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colours, and materials, including titanium, stainless steel, and plastic. Heather is our frame buyer and knows her product very well. If she has not got it on the board, she will know where to find the particular frame you want.

After our evaluation, we prescribe quality eyeglasses according to your personal vision needs. We also provide casual eye care products from designer frames to sunglasses and have enough options to find you the right fitting pair. On consultation with Dr. Myles, you can learn how different lenses and frames can impact your vision. Through personal evaluation, we can help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality of your eyewear.

New clients and our current patients from Sault Ste. Marie are welcome to visit Downtown Optometry with their current prescription and we can help with selecting the right pair of eyeglasses for you. Please call for a one on one appointment.

Our Eyeglass Services

At Downtown Optometry, we offer several eyeglass services to get the most out of your eye care product.

Trendy Designer Frames

A pair of new eyeglasses from our contemporary collection will enhance your life with much more than clear vision! Prescription glasses and sunglasses are a trendy, fashionable way to accessorize any outfit. We have a great selection of quality eyewear at Downtown Optometry. Some of the brands available include:

Alternative eyewear
Calvin Klein
Elizabeth Arden
Jimmy Choo
Kate Spade glasses
Maui Jim
Charmant group
Easy twist
Beaver Canoe

Eyeglass Basics

Modern eyewear serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a vision-correcting medical device, they have become a popular fashion accessory. When it comes to selecting a pair of eyeglasses, there are many important factors to consider. High-quality frames, made with materials ranging from metal to hard plastics are the first thing that non-prescription eye care customers are drawn towards. Frames are important for the fashion and accessories aspect of eyewear but choosing the right one that fits comfortably, is durable and flexible is very important. 

Even though people spend much more time focusing on frame selection, as a medical device, the lenses of your eyeglasses are the most important part. It is therefore very important that you obtain your lenses from an eye doctor who is able to check that the lenses are made and fitted properly to ensure your best possible vision. There are many types of lenses suited for particular types of use. Sportsmen may opt for shatter-resistant polycarbonate frames whereas photochromic lenses darken when exposed to sunlight offering an added layer of comfort for your eyes. People over 40 tend to suffer from presbyopia which makes it difficult to focus on close objects. There are several lens options available for presbyopes including bifocals and multifocals. We recommend that you consult with our eye care experts to know more about which lens type is right for you.


Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance in your activities, while helping you look great. Apart from being a popular fashion accessory, sunglasses are used in a variety of professions such as popular sports and mountaineering with the help of activity-specific lens options. We offer both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for our customers and patients. Our kids’ selection will definitely help keep the eyes of your young ones protected during those long play dates under the sun. Downtown Optometry provides a great selection of quality branded sunglasses to choose from.

Prescription Eyeglasses

No matter what your eye condition, or level of activity, there are now prescription lenses that meet your unique lifestyle and vision correction needs. Eyeglass lenses that change as the light changes, from clear indoors to dark outdoors. Bifocal lenses provide multiple fields of vision. High-index lenses are thinner and lighter than ever before. And progressive lenses that eliminate the traditional lines of multi-focal lenses. Thanks to all the options we have available today, finding the right prescription lens will be easy to do. Dr. Myles can help you with selecting the correct pair of prescription eyeglasses, to improve your vision health. 

Lens Treatments

A lens treatment is a special additive that either bonds with the lens, or is built into the lens during the manufacturing process. Lens treatments, like UV Protection treatment, are available as individual additions to lenses and are also commonly bundled into single lens products for convenience and maximum benefit to your eyes. Some other common lens coatings and treatments are scratch-resistant lenses and anti-reflective lenses. Consult with us for a better understanding of lens treatments and how they can benefit your vision health.

Kids Optical

According to statistics, approximately one out of five children need to wear glasses to see accurately. Unfortunately, it can be hard to get children to wear glasses for one of several reasons. Children can find glasses uncomfortable, “uncool” and unstylish, or too fragile for an active life. Fortunately, there are strong, comfortable, stylish frames made now for children. These glasses not only improve vision but also look great. The most important thing for children is fit. The frame must fit right on the face and should not be falling off all the time causing the glasses to break. They should be comfortable at the temples and the nose bridge to avoid causing cuts and indentations if they are too tight. When choosing a frame for children, the materials should be tough and durable to avoid breakage. Polycarbonate impact-resistant lenses should be ideal for kids as well to avoid them breaking their glasses while doing activities. When picking out eyewear for your child we find that it’s important to include them in the process. Chances are if your child likes what is picked, they will wear them more and take care not to lose or break them. Visit our clinic to see the options for children’s eyewear available to you.

Need Prescription Eyeglasses?

Dr. Myles provides a variety of designer frames, sunglasses and eyeglass options. Consider taking our eye exam for prescription eyewear.

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