The idea of Second Specs began when our founders Quy An, an optician, and Dr. Aaron Patel, an optometrist, began working together in Aaron's optometry clinic. Quy found a way to make lenses and fit them to a frame within 30 minutes, we realized we could make lenses anywhere, quickly and at affordable prices!

From there, we opened our first location in West Edmonton Mall in Fall of 2013 and have continued to grow since! Still entirely owned by our two founders and based in Edmonton, Alberta, Second Specs has grown to 11 locations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. All of our lenses-cutting is done onsite by licensed opticians and we continue to offer high-quality eyewear at affordable prices.




Second Specs is a proud supporter of Canadian Vision Care. For every pair of glasses purchased Second Specs will donate to provide eyecare and eyewear to someone in need. In addition to donating, we regularly help organize and attend eye care trips around the world!

Learn more about our charity here