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Please note that even though mask mandates were lifted on March 21st for most places, as a healthcare facility we will continue to require masking until further notice

At this time we cannot accept walk-ins due to the latest restrictions imposed by the government.

We would be more than happy to help you, please give us a call at 613-236-6066

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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.

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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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.

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Read Our Patient Reviews
7 days ago
(Translated by Google) A cheerful and friendly service. They welcomed me for an emergency when I was desperate because no other clinic would take me. I drove across town for a 10 minute meeting which was worth it. A big thank you to the team. (Original) Un service jovial et sympathique. Ils m’ont accueilli pour une urgence quand j’étais désespérée car aucune autre clinique voulait me prendre . J’ai traversé la ville pour un rendez-vous de 10 min qui valait la peine. Un grand merci à l’équipe.
- Josée L.
Dr. Harry Prizant
Dr. Amber
Dr. Juan Giraldo, optometrist

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: 613-236-6066 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, and if you feel the need, please visit the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Eye Emergency page for more information.


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?
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.

Every contact counts!

You may now bring in your old contact lenses into our office for recycling. Just drop them off in the bin in our waiting room.

We Collect Donations of Used Glasses

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to the Lions Club

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