Love Local | Jamiesons Opticians

As a part of our Love Local series, we’re featuring one Manulife Place retailer each week to learn a little bit more about their unique offerings and what they love about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton. Next up: Jamiesons Opticians.


Tell us about Jamiesons Opticians – When did you open? What services do you offer? What can customers find at your optical that they can’t find elsewhere?

We opened in 1989 with the view to providing exceptional quality frames and lenses fit with expertise and care to the people of Edmonton. As an independent family business we have always strived to support small independent artisans. For more than thirty years Jamiesons Opticians has been travelling the world to find the most exquisite and unique handmade eyewear. From Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Japan and the U.K. We shop for the few while big retailers shop for the many. We individually hand select every piece of eyewear specifically for our clients.


How long has Jamieson’s Opticians called Manulife Place home?

We have been at Manulife Place for 31 years, since we opened in 1989.


What’s your favourite thing about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton?

We love being centrally located! People from all parts of the city and surrounding communities find their way to us. We also have clients from NWT, BC, and all across Canada.


When paying a visit to Manulife Place to shop at Jamieson’s Opticians, what are 3 things you think visitors should see and do when Downtown or at Manulife Place?

Everyone should definitely visit the other shops at Manulife Place to support unique, local and independent retailers! There are also a lot of great restaurants nearby and the Art Gallery and Royal Alberta Museum are nearby. Park at Manulife Place for a great day out Downtown.


Getting a new pair of glasses can be a high-pressure experience – the thought of committing to a pair of frames 2 years can give anyone decision fatigue! What advice do you have for shoppers in the market to help make that decision easier?

Come to Jamiesons! We take the time to fit not only your face, but your personality. At Jamiesons we are honest about what works with your features, your prescription and your lifestyle to help make that decision easier. If you don’t feel and look fabulous it reflects on us – YOU are our advertising.


Jamiesons Opticians is open to customers by appointment only and they are not accepting walk-ins at this time. Please call 780 424-8316 to schedule an appointment.

Their current hours are Monday –  Friday from 11am – 3pm.