Appointments: (705) 423-9370

Comprehensive examination


Our office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

In the event of an eye emergency, such as unusual pain and/or vision loss, please call our emergency booking line (705-627-2051). 

Please leave one voicemail and we will return your call. 

Our Services


Comprehensive Eye Examination


A comprehensive eye examination is a series of tests performed by a doctor of optometry in order to assess a patient's eye muscles, vision, and eye health . The examination may detect many preventable eye diseases ( such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or signs of systemic diseases that can affect the eye ( such as diabetes, high blood pressure or Lyme disease)

 Without early detection and proper treatment, many eye diseases can cause unnecessary and sometimes permanent loss of vision for Ontarians. A stand alone refraction or sight test can only measure a patient's prescription but does not detect undiagnosed eye diseases.

 Should the need arise, we can refer you to the appropriate specialist when required.

OHIP Coverage

Changes were made by the Ontario government to the eye care coverage as of November 1, 2004.

Children (0 - 19 years) - Covered for a full comprehensive eye exam once every 12 months. 

Adults (aged 20 - 64 years) - No OHIP coverage (*some exceptions apply: medical coverage through a doctor's referral). 

*Please call our office should you require clarification.

Seniors (65 years and older)- Covered for a full comprehensive eye exam once every 12 months.

Medical Exceptions: Certain medical conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, strabismus, etc., are also covered for a full eye exam every 12 months.

Comprehensive eye examination fees not covered by OHIP, are due on the date of the exam. 


Optomap Retinal Image



An optomap image provides the practitioner with a tool to help discover retinal disease, and assist in the diagnosis of eye conditions – and potentially other health conditions – early. It also enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action. Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevent vision loss. An optomap should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing doctors to observe subtle changes occurring as their patient’s age.

 For more information or to schedule an optomap exam, please contact us at 705-423-9370 or our direct booking line at 705-627-2051 


Laser Surgery Co-management

Our office provides pre-operative and post-operative management for clients interested in laser vision correction surgery. Pre-examination will help evaluate if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. Follow-up care visits are provided the first day following surgery, one week post-surgery, one month post-surgery, three months post-surgery, six months post-surgery, and one year post-surgery.


Contact Lens Fitting - Separate fitting

Contact lenses are an excellent option when you want a change from wearing eyeglasses, especially for sport enthusiasts. We have 3 skilled professionals who fit all types of contact lenses, including single vision, astigmatism, multifocal and RGP’s. We promote Professional Brand contact lenses and have complete access to many products.  If you are a first time wearer or an experienced long time wearer looking for better performance, we can help. Your vision health matters. Having contact lenses professionally fit does require chair time and call backs. Please visit our office for further details. 


Paediatric Eye Examinations

 It is recommended that children have their first eye examination by the age of six months, and a second visit is at the age of 3 years, prior to starting school. For children between the ages of 4 and 19, a yearly examination is advised, which is covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Program). This allows the possibility of early detection of disease and abnormalities, increasing the ability to treat possible condition(s). Yearly eye examinations are important because as they grow, children’s eyes continue to change.   

Fact: Children do not have anything to compare their vision to. Therefore no matter a child's vision, they believe that the way they see the world is how it is, possibly blurry and unclear until their vision is corrected.


Safety Eyewear

Safety eyewear is eyewear which meets the standards for protective safety eyewear in your work environment. We use proper impact resistant lenses, either Polycarbonate or Trivex material. Your lenses are manufactured to the appropriate lens thickness required. Certified safety frames, including permanent side-shields, are chosen and provided to meet the safety requirements for the safety of your vision


Custom Eyewear

No matter how similar eyewear looks, it is very unique and is a case specific product. We take pride in sitting with our clients individually, learning about their lifestyle and providing solutions for their needs. This can include lenses for Night driving, overhead working eyewear for close vision, task specific eyewear and much more. We encourage our clients to come in and sit down with us to educate themselves on what the optical field has to offer. It's more than just your vision.

The Benefits of the Optomap


About Us


Why Choose Us

With over 40 years of experience as a licensed optician, I am proud to offer unmatched quality & service. Your vision is unique, and we put forth every effort to service your specific vision needs. I look forward to seeing you!
Steve Garland- Optician

We accept all major insurance providers, but also have the most affordable fees in town. Whether you have insurance or not, you can afford our services. Direct billing to insurance companies is available when the policy allows .


How We Can Help You

Fitting and dispensing of corrective lenses and eyewear frames that compliment each individual. Prescription lenses are custom manufactured, the majority right on site in our lab, to your individual needs. Educating our clients about the world of optics and what products are available is key, so our clients understand the products & their vision they are investing in. 

See the Difference

Come see the difference experience makes. 



 Steve Garland, RO

With over 40 years of experience as a licensed optician, Steve is thrilled to provide his knowledge and expertise in helping to choose eyewear specifically for you! Previously located in Barrie, Steve has moved his practice to Angus with a strong following of clientel. Steve encourages his patients to try on multiple frames to truly appreciate the benefits of a good fit with their eyewear. He is an active member of the College of Opticians and prides himself in providing quality vision care products. Getting to know each patient is a strong asset that Steve possesses, and has been appreciated by many. When not working, Steve enjoys spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Now the travel bug has bitten him since his trip to Mexico with his grandchildren! 


Dr. Jeff Smith, OD


Dr. Jeff Smith grew up in Ontario, graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science specializing in Biomedical Science.  He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. As an intern with the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Mesa, AZ, the origin of his interest to specialize in ocular disease management and treatment had been realized.  Having had a relative with Age Related Macular Degeneration, Dr Smith has an empathetic approach to ocular disease management and treatment. He developed proficiency in early detection of conditions such as glaucoma and those involving the retina – for example diabetes and hypertension. He was also involved in surgical preparation and observed operations like cataract removal, laser eye surgery, repairing retinal detachments, and administering injections for eyes with macular degeneration.
        He worked in Calgary from 2008-2019 in order to enjoy the area’s great outdoor activities as well as discover western Canada. He has completed specialty training in contact lenses and his professional interests include specialty contact lens fitting, ocular disease in association with systemic health including the effects of diabetes and hypertension among others.
        Dr. Jeff Smith begins seeing patients for routine eye exams beginning at 6-12 months of age and continues to ensure that their visual needs are met and ocular health is preserved with regular eye exams into one’s later years. He enjoys working with patients of all ages.
      As Ontario is his home province, Jeff has come back to be close to family and old friends.  Participating in community activities in his spare time, he also spends a great deal of time with his German Shepherd dog, Frankie.


Brandice Garland, Administrator


A 3rd generation member of the Garland family optical business, Brandice wears many hats during her day. 

   With the asset of 20 years lab experience as well as her quick wit and sense of humour, she is able to make clients feel at ease. Her personal tool kit also includes problem solving, a desire to learn and a keen sense of gleaning optical information daily under the tutelage of her father.

    When not at work, you will find Brandice on her yoga mat, near bodies of water or engaging in her newest hobby of travelling.


Bailey Tarling, Reception

  Bailey has been wearing glasses since age five. She knows the importance of good vision. Deciding to further her understanding of vision and lenses, Bailey joined our team in September of 2018. Her favourite part of the job is seeing the excitement on patients' faces as they put on their new eyewear and are able to see so clearly. In her down time, Bailey enjoys being with her family and friends, and occasionally visiting her childhood dance family.   


Brian Grant, Lab Manager


With over 37 years optical experience under his belt, Brian started at Central in 1983. He loves the challenges of difficult prescriptions and using new technology to perfect his craft of creating lenses. His mathematical prowess allows him to delve into alternative measures to create your eyewear.

    When not at work, you will find this avid sports enthusiast either on the golf course, in a sports centre cheering on the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays or coaching from his favourite armchair. Brian also delights in challenging his culinary skills through the creation of nutritious and delicious food fare.


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The Optical Market

223 Mill St Unit #6 Angus, ON L0M1B2 ca

(705) 423-9370



09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


09:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.


09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


09:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.


09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.