About The Best Optometrists in Toronto

If you're looking for a professional, friendly, conveniently located eye doctor in Toronto, then look no further than the Yonge and St Clair Eye Centre. With highly experienced and qualified optometrists on hand, we are able to provide a full range of eye care services for patients in Toronto. We're conveniently located in midtown Toronto at Yonge and St Clair, just next to the Deer Park Library. We specialise in providing personalized eye care, which often means that our patients come to us for years to receive the eye care they need. We are on the subway line and offer a handicap access practice.

Toronto Eye Care Suitable For All Ages

We offer eye care to children and adults. From routine examinations through to contact lens fitting, diagnosis of eye problems and prescribing, we offer a complete suite of optometry services. Our local eye doctors are able to work with patients who have a wide variety of different eye problems: even if you've got a complex optical diagnosis or have special needs when it comes to your optical aids, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to meet your needs.

One-stop solution for Toronto eye care

Optometrists diagnose and treat most common eye problems. We use state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide every patient with the very best diagnostic service possible. Able to offer customised options that can be tailored to suit individual needs, we are able to provide eyewear that's suitable for driving, reading, outdoor use, close work and more.

Our Optometrists



Dr. Bernard Fresco received his Master’s degree in physiological optics in the area of spatial and temporal neural processing at the University of Houston. He completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY), where he was appointed Assistant Professor in charge of contact lens clinics. His initial optometric training was in South Africa, at the Witwatersrand Institute for Advanced Technology.

He has lectured internationally in the areas of neural processing, ocular pathology, vision development, environmental vision, and contact lenses.

Dr. Fresco has been on the faculty of four international universities. He was the Woodruff lecturer at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Fresco has published in peer-reviewed journals with over 20 publications. He has also served as a consultant to multinational companies.

Dr. Fresco has invented several devices and holds multiple patents in the area of eye health, glaucoma and other vision related areas. He has been active in research for contact lens materials, glaucoma, lens design, ocular pathology and systemic effects on vision. In 2014, Dr. Fresco wrote and published “Eyeknow,” a handbook on eyes and vision.

His clinical practice has been at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto for over 25 years. Dr. Fresco was voted Best Optometrist in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine.

Dr. Fresco is a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.


Optometrist Karin Simon

Dr. Karin Simon was educated at the University of Houston, the London Refraction Hospital in England, and the Witwatersrand Institute for Advanced Technology in South Africa. She was a clinic instructor at the University of Houston.

In clinical practice for over 30 years, her experience has been in both optometry and ophthalmology practices internationally.

For over 20 years, she has served on various committees for the College of Optometrists in Ontario, including Ethics, Registration, Discipline, Bridging and Fitness to Practice. She has extensive teaching experience in her role as a Quality Assurance Coach in optometry.

Dr. Simon has researched in the areas of glaucoma, contact lenses, and ocular pathology.

Yonge St Clair Eye Centre's offers leading optometrists for eye examinations, contact lens fittings, and other ocular health inquiries. Call our local optometry clinic at (416) 922-2020 to book your appointment, or to find out more about our range of services.


Tel: 416.922.2020
Fax: 416.922.1932

Drs. Fresco and Simon

27 Alvin Avenue

Toronto, ON

M4T 2A7