Ham’s Vision Centre has been a leader and preferred provider of quality optical care produces for over 70 years. At Ham’s you will find licensed professional opticians who pay expert attention to detail and are dedicated to providing you with exceptional personalized service. These are true professionals who care about your needs whether for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

We offer complementary services:

  • Eye examinations arranged
  • Efficiently handle all electronic paper work for most third party vision plans
  • Hospital and nursing home visits for shut-in (as restrictions allow)
  • Free parking
  • Free adjustments



Ham’s makes insurance billing easy!  When you purchase your eyewear with Ham’s, we will happily direct bill your benefits for the following companies:


What people say about us.

I have been a client of Ham’s for probably a decade and recently other members of my immediate family have become clients as well. I can say without any reservation that this Optical Dispensary runs like a piece of precision Swiss time piece. I think that the secret to their success is that everyone employed by Ham’s work cohesively and tirelessly to provide the very best of service. There’s no such thing as “sorry you’re not my customer”!  Everyone pitches in to help and ensure that the client’s buying; adjustment; or new purchase is a pleasant experience. It is my pleasure to provide this client satisfaction affirmation of Ham’s Optical and their staff

Mike Kopot

To me, Ham’s Vision and Contact Lens Centre represents outstanding service, quality eyewear and genuine concern for their clients. I have been a very happy and satisfied customer for 40 years; all of my needs for contact lenses, prescription glasses and even sports sunglasses have been addressed with the utmost care and personalized attention. Staff are exceptionally professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable; they go above and beyond to make every client feel important. Ham’s is truly a time-honoured Thunder Bay treasure!

Charlene Dulacka

Ham’s Vision Centre is our family’s optical shop of choice.  I met Bob McEwen in 1960 and have been with him and his staff ever since.  Their service is always very professional, with precise skills in delivering to all their customers the best vision requirements.  Furthermore, with such continuity of care, we are treated like family, as every visit is such a pleasant experience. Trust your vision needs to the best family opticians at Ham’s; you will not be disappointed.

Judy Perrier

The staff at Ham’s Optical will go out of their way to ensure the perfect fit and style. They are all so kind, helpful and dedicated to their customers.

Ryan Mackett

I have always received great service as soon as you walk in the door. Often times I don’t even know exactly what I want but the staff is always super helpful and go the extra to help me get what I’m looking for…great local business! 

Lorraine Pollock


At Ham’s you will find professionals who pay expert attention to detail and are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service. We care about your needs whether for eyeglasses or contact lenses.


Our eyewear inventory is packed with the latest styles and the most attractive eyewear on the market.  We carry the latest name brands like Coach, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren, etc.