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Bastien Prizant Optometry -
Top Eye Care in the Sandy Hill Area

Celebrating 100 Years in the Community in Ottawa, Ontario

Bastien has been a trusted name in Ottawa eye care since 1913. When the jeweler R.J. Bastien started manufacturing eyeglass frames at his first location on Dalhousie Street, he recognized customer service as the most important factor of his business – a sentiment that remains a priority over a century later at Bastien Prizant Optometry.

With a patient base that spans multiple generations, the clinic is an essential fixture with deep roots in the Ottawa community. We also treat patients from Parliament Hill and Ottawa Byward Market.

Digital retinal imaging by Optomap, state of the art pre-testing instrumentation, is included in every comprehensive eye exam. The Optomap provides for a no – drops, holistic eye exam.

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Bastien and Prizant is located 2 blocks from the Rideau Centre on corner of Cumberland St. and Besserer St.

What Makes Bastien & Prizant Clinic Unique

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Contacts which adjust to challenging light: playing sports, office lighting, digital screens or TVs.

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Whether you're 5 or 65, we use the latest technology to be preemptive in our diagnosis...

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We are always receiving new arrivals for both kids and adults, like these.

Our Patients Know Best!

Been a very, very happy customer for around 15 years Excellent service and friendly helpful staff
1 day ago
- peter w.
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II have been a patient of Dr. Prizant for over 10 years. A doctor who truly cares for his patients is a wonderful thing. Not only does he have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment but Dr. Prizant and his staff are always great to interact with. As a designer, I am always pleased to select from a great assortment of quality eyewear. In addition, he speaks both French and English with a smile. Over the years, everyone I have shared contact with has always been very satisfied with the services offered. ________________ Je suis patiente du Dr Prizant depuis plus de 10 ans. Il est un médecin qui prend vraiment soin de ses patients. Non seulement il dispose d'un équipement de diagnostic de pointe, mais le Dr Prizant et son personnel sont toujours très sympatiques. Aussi en tant que designer, je suis toujours heureuse de choisir parmi un grand assortiment de lunettes de qualités. Deplus il s'exprime aussi bien en français qu'en anglais et ce avec le sourire. Au fil des ans, tout ceux à qui j'ai partagé ses coordonnés ont toujours très satisfaits des services offerts par Bastien & Prizant.
1 day ago
- marie d.
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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 613-800-5950 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Eye Emergency page for more information.

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Q&A with Drs. Bastien and Prizant

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

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Eyewear can be a confidence booster!

Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well. We at Bastian & Prizant stand behind our products by knowing we offer high quality eyewear manufactured by smaller, independent companies. We are continuously inspired by the beauty and individuality of handmade frames and the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.

We also ensure our employees are constantly learning and growing within this dynamic field.

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