Ham’s Vision Centre has been proudly serving the eye care needs of Thunder Bay and Region for over 65 years.  We have earned an unmatched reputation for service, quality and reliability.

We work closely with eye care professionals to give our customers premium eyewear at a reasonable price.  Our in-house lab offers the latest lens technology giving you the best vision possible.

Our licensed and board certified opticians pride themselves in providing you with the best personalized service.


NineWest-reversedHam’s carries a wide variety of current frames —  meaning that you will never end up with out-of-date or discontinued stock.  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.  See our Brand Names page.

We want to provide you with the best vision possible but also help you to look and feel great.

Ham’s has been looking after families for decades.  We work closely with parents to ensure their children are fitted with both attractive and durable eyewear which are covered by a free two-year warranty.

We also cater to the needs of our senior community.  We are known for taking our time to help you with those more difficult to fill prescriptions.  Your comfort and style are as important to us as they are to you.


acuvueThere are a number of reasons why you may prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear – a glass-free look, hassle-free vision correction, non-prescription sunglasses, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses.  Should you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide you with a more enhanced vision correction.  Today we also offer bifocal contact lenses.

Our professionally certified opticians can recommend the best contact lenses to meet your visual needs for both work or play.  It is important to know what the choices are available and the advantages of each.  Order your Contact Lenses here.

We carry Acuvue of contact lenses which features next generation Hydraclear Plus technology that keep your eyes comfortable all day long.  These contacts provide superior comfort and the highest UV protection available in a contact lenses.


bebesunglassesExposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight has been associated with the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.  Quality sunglasses protect your eyes by blocking 100 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays.  Sunglasses also protect the delicate skin around the eyes from UV rays that cause wrinkles and premature aging.

Sunglasses help reduce glare from snow and water; protect your eyes from wind and dust; plus reduce eyestrain associated with headaches.


HOYA lenses are only available at Hoya-authorized eye care practices.  They combine specialized processes in optical engineering with high-tech knowledge.  That is why Hoya is the first lens maker to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface for a more precise vision correction.  Their Phoenix lenses are made of the exceptionally light material, meet FDA standards for impact resistance, and provide 100% protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays

PROGRESSIVE lenses are no-line eyeglass lenses have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and fa distances, but also smooth, comfortable transitions in between.

BIFOCAL lenses are lined lenses that let you focus on both near and far.   

TRANSITION lenses are commonly referred to as photochromic lenses that are clear, or almost clear, indoors and darken automatically when exposed to ultraviolet light.  Other terms sometimes used are light-adaptive or variable tint lenses.

COMPUTER lenses are designed to improve your concentration if you are spending hours each day staring at a computer screen.  Computer lenses help alleviate headaches due to eyestrain, reduce fatigue, and sensitivity to light.