Eyeglasses in One Hour

Designer Frames

Sight Testing

Seniors, Youth, and Student Discounts

COVID-19 Announcement: We are now open with new temporary hours:

Kamloops store:

  • Thur 10:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00 – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00 – 5:00

Vernon store:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Armstrong store:

  • Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00 – 1:00pm

Walkins are welcome. Provincial health guidelines will be observed. Please bring your own mask and gloves if you have your own; otherwise we can provide them upon request. We look forward to your visit!

Affordable prescription glasses and optical in the Okanagan

Serving Kamloops, Vernon and Armstrong since 1994

About Us

Inspired by the need for well-priced eyewear for everyone, Lensmakers Optical has always maintained a passion for optics and housed a family of eyeglass experts. Founded in 1994 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Lensmakers Optical has provided the community with friendly, professional, and individualized service for 25 years.

Opening our second store in Vernon in 1996, and then our third store in Armstrong in 2009 has meant that the experience and personalized care that Lensmakers Optical offers is available to more people, in more places, for more days of the week.

We are proudly one of the few optical stores that offers one-hour service and a has a full surfacing lab. It has always been our business to bring the best vision to all our customers with competitive offers and great service for everyone. With a full selection of lens products and a wide range of prices, Lensmakers Optical has the perfect eyewear solution for everyone!

Lensmakers Optical - About Us

Mission Statement

At Lensmakers Optical we provide friendly, professional, and individualized service to all our customers. We believe that good service should be available to everyone at an affordable price that represents the products and services offered. With competitive offers and a genuine passion for the business, Lensmakers Optical is a one-stop shop for all your eyewear needs.

Eyewear in Kamloops, Vernon & Armstrong

Eyewear in Kamloops, Vernon & Armstrong

Lensmakers Optical has been locally owned and operated since 1994 and has convenient locations in Vernon, Kamloops, and Armstrong BC. We are proud to provide complete and reliable optical services to all our clients and their families.

Onsite Technicians & Eyeglasses in One-Hour

Onsite Technicians & Eyeglasses in One-Hour

At Lensmakers Optical we provide fittings for eyewear and contact lenses as well as sight testing for optical prescriptions. We also carry a large range of the latest styles of eyeglass frames and sunglasses. Our onsite lab means that we offer one-hour service on most single vision, bifocal, and conventional progressive lenses.

Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

Most optical stores don’t offer sight testing in their practice. Lensmakers have all the equipment and training necessary to provide vision tests onsite. Our licensed opticians/sight testers can update your prescription to ensure that you are 100% happy with your new frame and lenses.

Our Personal Touch

We believe in going the extra mile with professional and individualized service. When you purchase eyeglasses for the first time, we give you a free bottle of cleaning spray that we will refill, at no cost, whenever needed. We also offer free cleaning, adjustments, and minor repairs for all our customers and their families.

Our personal touch extends to our pricing because we are passionate about providing well-priced eyewear. Your best vision should not be influenced by excessive fees and markup which is why we continue to encourage customers to compare pricing in their area.

Lensmakers Optical - Our Personal Touch


We direct bill to the following insurance companies and many more.

Bluecross | Lensmakers Optical
Chambers of Commerce | Lensmakers Optical
CINUP | Lensmakers Optical
Great West | Lensmakers Optical
Green Shield Canada | Lensmakers Optical
Johnston Group | Lensmakers Optical
Manulife | Lensmakers Optical
Sunlife Financial | Lensmakers Optical