Helping the World see better.

One set of glasses at a time.

For every pair of glasses purchased at Second Specs, we donate towards eyecare and eyewear for someone in need.   There are over a billion people in the world in need of glasses. Canadian Vision Care was founded over thirty years ago and has donated millions of dollars in glasses, eye care and surgical services to underserved communities around the world.  Partnering with the Lion's Club, this is is one of the most effective and efficient eye care charities we have worked with.


In addition to simply donating, we also participate in the eyecare trips ourselves by providing eye exams and properly measuring and fitting patients glasses.


In North America we often take eye care or even access to reading glasses for granted.  For many people, the loss of near vision after the age of forty can make it impossible to have a livelihood. A small donation can make a big change for these people.


A priority of Canadian Vision Care is children's vision.  80% of learning is visual.  Children that cannot see are often thought to be lazy or unintelligent.  Watching a child get their first pair of glasses and finally see is awesome.  It is a gift that changes lives.


The donations also reduce the charity's glasses expenses allowing for more funding available for equipment, drops and surgical supplies.  The other thing we really like about Canadian Vision Care is that all of the travel and services are 100% donated by the eye care providers that participate in the humanitarian missions.


At Second Specs, we hope every optical and optometry clinic will join us in this effort.  Together we can make an immeasurable difference.

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West Edmonton Mall

Phase 3 by Waterpark

Second Floor

#2348, 8882 170 Street NW

Edmonton, Alberta 

T5T 4M2


TEL: 780-643-2350

FAX: 780-809-8707

West Edmonton Mall

Phase 1

by Pandora

#1843, 8882 170 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta 

T5T 4M2


TEL: 587-782-4350
FAX: 587-782-4707

Airdrie - CrossIron Mills

Entry 6 (main)

by Bootlegger

#TK05, 261055

CrossIron Blvd
Rocky View, AB  T4A 0G3


TEL: 587-779-7250
FAX: 587-747-7366

Calgary - Market Mall

Across from Old Navy

#Z005, 3625 Shaganappi

Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta  T3A 0E2


TEL: 587-747-7353
FAX: 587-747-7352

Sherwood Park

Now Open! (Sherwood Centre)

110, 1020 Sherwood Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta

T8A 4N5


TEL: 780-809-2360

FAX: 780-809-2901

St. Albert Centre

Newly Opened in the Mall

K3 - 375 St. Albert Trail

St. Albert, Alberta

T8N 3K8


TEL: 780-809-2350

FAX: 780-809-2901