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

Proud to be serving the eye care needs of the Ottawa community for over 100 years

Bastien, Prizant Optometry 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.

Direct-Ship Contact Lenses

We will direct ship contact lenses to you at no expense. Contact our office for more information.

Dear Patients, as of September 1, we may no longer be accepting OHIP Coverage. Read more here…

Our Eye Care Staff in Ottawa, Ontario

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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Ways To Protect Your Eyes

In this day and age, computers, smartphones and similar technologies are everywhere.

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No Ordinary Eye Exams!

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

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Our Unique Optical

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

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Read Our Patient Reviews
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Favorite optometrist in Ottawa! I love this place so much…the ladies here are the right kind of crazy 😜. My eye test and time with the doctors and opticians felt like I was visiting a friend. I love the time and attention given to me and the level of expertise each person had. 200% recommend coming here for your next eye visit.
- Wendu I.
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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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We regret to inform you of the passing of Dr. Michel Bastien, whose family founded our practice over 100 years ago. His presence is sorely missed in our office, and in our community at large

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Q&A with Drs. Bastien and Prizant

Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A:
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.

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 Bastien & 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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