Family Friendly
Community focused


independent eyewear
sourced globally
styled locally

Regular Hours

Monday | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday | Closed

Special Hours

We are closed Statutory Holidays and the Saturdays of every holiday long weekend.

Handmade eyewear

With over 2,000 frames in stock, we fly around the globe seeking the best independent eyewear designers. We set ourselves apart from other opticals and optometrists by featuring exclusive handcrafted frames that are functional works of art. Whether you are looking for high-fashion, technical construction or unique materials, we are here to help. Some of our most popular brands include Salt Optics, Mykita, Lindberg, Bruno Chaussignand, Blake Kuwahara, Vinylize and Matsuda.

serving Waterloo Region

Insight Eye Care has been serving Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding area since 1982.

Experienced Optometrists

With 6 Optometrists, 1 Optician and over 100 years of combined industry experience, our entire staff is ready to help you see and look your best. Providing exceptional service in an inclusive and welcoming environment is our top priority. We are an independent Optometry Practice and Eyewear Boutique with one beautiful location in the heart of UpTown Waterloo.

What makes us awesome

Independent Brands
Doctors on-site
free parking spots

Kitchener Waterloo Eye Exams

Request an appointment with one of our Optometrists! Our eye exams come with no sales gimmicks that could leave you feeling forced to buy glasses. A true love for family eye care is the foundation of our optometry practice. Eye exams at Insight Eye Care are conducted by an Optometrist with attention to both quality of vision and long-term eye health. Our Optometrists use the latest technology during the eye examination to make sure you get the best results.


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Pickin’ Punkins

Shantz Family Farm What does one do on a crisp afternoon in October? Pickin’ punkins, obviously. We took a short drive out to Shantz Family Farms and, despite the weather turning from crisp to bone-chilling, it was crowded! Amid the

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Neil Moser and eyewear designer Bruno Chassignand

Oyonnax Factory Tour with Bruno Chaussignand

Petit Canada   Bruno Chaussignand invited us to take a tour of his acetate factory in Oyonnax, France, a little region in the mountains outside of Lyon that is actually called Petit Canada. Interesting fact: the very first Barbie Doll

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Neil Moser Troy Dettwiler Nicole Wagler Paris France

Silmo: Eyewear Show in Paris, France

Paris Trade Show By: Neil Moser   We like to attend various international trade shows, like Silmo, to keep our independent eyewear brands fresh, thus keeping you fresh in return. Like Outkast says, “Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m dressed

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Independent Eyewear Culture

Take some time to check out our company culture in our galleries. Our business thrives on the energy of our staff and clients. Instead of buying from a faceless corporation, you are supporting a local and independent business in Waterloo Region. In our blog called “Pulse”, our optometrists also write posts covering common eye care topics. We work with licensed Opticians to ensure you are getting the best lens technology to meet your needs. Our Optometrists are on-site, so there is no need to travel to a different clinic for your eye exam.

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Children's Eye Exams

Our optometrists have lots of experience working with kids! At Insight Eye Care, we welcome children with a dedicated kids area in the waiting room. Our large facility and free parking are perfect to bring your entire family. Children’s eye exams are a way to monitor development and track changes from year to year.