An important announcement for our patients

On December 1st, Dr. Evelyn St George will retire from Gloucester & Almonte Family Optometrists after 33 years with the clinics.

Fall Hours for Our Clinics

As August comes to a close, we would like to remind you of current clinic hours, upcoming statutory holiday closures, and Saturday openings in Almonte this fall.

Summer Hours & Eye Safety

Summer hours at both of our clinics mean early closures on Fridays (2pm) starting this Friday, 25 June and running throughout July and August. We hope that all of our patients enjoy a fun and safe Canada Day and a great summer ahead.

Summer Eye Safety

We’ve rounded up some past articles we’ve shared about eye safety in the summer months:

Statutory Holidays

Our eye clinics are always closed for statutory holidays, including:

Canada Day (July 1st), the August Civic Holiday (August 2nd) and Labour Day (September 6th)

Almonte Saturday Openings

There are no Saturday openings in the summer. After a break in July and August, Saturday openings will resume on the following schedule in Almonte (8am to 2pm):

Fall 2021: Sept 11, 25 | Oct 9, 23 | Nov 6, 20 | Dec 4, 18

New Year’s Reminders

Yes, we are open under the current provincial lock down. As part of welcoming in 2021, we want to share some updates on hours and some useful reminders.

Upcoming holiday closures and hours

In order to help you plan for the upcoming holiday period, we’re sharing our holiday hours for both clinics. We wish you a very happy holiday season!

Phones down in Gloucester clinic

Our phones were down in the Gloucester clinic on October 7th, but as of today (Oct 8th) are back up. Thank you for your understanding.

Closed for Canada Day

Canada Day falls mid-week this year. Please be aware that our clinics will be closed for the public holiday on July 1st.

Order your favourite eyecare essentials online

As part of re-opening, we have shifted sales of essential eyecare products to an online ordering system.

Re-opening June 1st

Welcome back to Gloucester and Almonte Family Optometrists! We are happy to announce
that we will be re-opening our practices on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Notice of temporary closure for COVID-19

On the recommendation of the College of Optometry, we have decided to close our offices until March 29th to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. We feel it’s important to heed the government’s call for social distancing at this critical time.

Open only for urgent care

Updated March 20th: Both our Almonte and Gloucester offices will be closed except for urgent care as per the recommendations from the Ministry of Health. Appointments for routine care are cancelled but we are available for urgent cases.

If patients need to order contact lenses, this can be done through our website or by sending an email or leaving a message. Once contact lenses arrive, an appointment will be arranged for the patient to pick up.

Glasses can be picked up as well by arranging an appointment.

In all cases, we ask that you come to the clinic only if you are symptom-free and not in quarantine for another reason.

Almonte patients can leave a message at 613-256-0770 or by email at almonte@ottawafamilyeyecare.com.

Gloucester patients can call 613-745-5588 or email gloucester@ottawafamilyeyecare.com.

We thank you for your understanding and patience at this challenging time. Stay well.