Do I need an eye exam to get new glasses?

What you need to know.

Having your eyes examined on a regular basis is a very important thing.  Many eye conditions such as glaucoma cause irreversible vision loss and have no signs until it is too late.


At Second Specs we don't feel that you should have to wear broken frames or scratched lenses while you are planning to get your eyes checked.  You might view our services similar to getting your existing glasses repaired.  


We are still going to encourage you to get your eyes examined but in the meantime, we can request your lastest prescription or in some cases take a very accurate measurement of your existing eyewear to determine what your last prescription was.  We then basically duplicate that prescription into the new glasses until you have the chance to get your eyes examination by an optometrist.  No one should have to wear scratched or broken glasses.

Visit Our Locations

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

T8N 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