Started in 1998, the expertise and unique positioning of Sol Optix (formerly Watchout) has grown alongside the urban market in the City of Calgary’s uptown on 17th Avenue SW.
On the lookout for new trends, in the vanguard of fashion and innovations – Sol Optix selects the best in sunglass and optical collections just for you. From Hollywood’s top cults to sports enthusiasts to best sellers and budget prices, Sol Optix offers a wide variety of products to help you tune up to the trends.
Face too small?
Nose too flat?
We all need advice, and the sales staff at Sol Optix have just about all the advice you need. Luckily choosing a pair of sunglasses or prescription frames isn’t as difficult as deciding what to order at a new restaurant. The sales staff here will spend the time with you to understand your budget, style and most of all what feels right – all the while protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays!
All of our lenses are made by the world's leading manufacturers and include the latest advances in technology to improve your vision beyond expectations. It is very important to have lenses that help you see clear, look good, and easy to maintain. Our lenses also feature the finest anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings for increased durability and comfort.
Whether your concern is thinner lenses, to reduce glare, or sun protection, our eyewear consultants are professionally trained to provide you with the most suitable suggestion for your needs.
Our eyewear collections are among the newest, trendiest, exclusive and some are most luxurious. What make us superior to others are the varieties of selection we offer for a good value, and personalized style consultations to help you find your perfect eyewear looks.
Sport-specific and general recreational sunglasses.www.bolle.com
British luxury fashion housewww.burberry.com
Extending its vision of extra-ordinary beauty to everyday objectswww.bvlgari.com
glamorous designer sunglasses collection featuring complete UV protection, gradient lenseswww.coach.com
Dolce & Gabbana
The stylish refreshment where the innovation meets the traditionwww.dolcegabbana.com
Diesel sunglasses are probably the most innovative and fashion-forward when it comes to design and quality.www.diesel.com
Donna Karan New Yorkwww.dkny.com
Dsquared sunglasses are really popular this year.www.dsquared2.com
Efva Attling has been designing eyewear under her own brand name for Scandinavian Eyewearwww.efvaattling.se
Face of Stockholm Designer Prescription Glasses from SpecSuperstore. The full range of prescription Glasses from the elegant ladies brand.www.facestockholm.com
John Galliano launches his own range of sunglasses, produced by Marcollin, high fashion and function fusewww.marcolin.com
Our selection of men's sunglasses provides UV protection while offering a variety of tints and frame styles.www.kennethcole.com
Your world, see the brilliancewww.mauijim.com
Montblanc reflect the latest trends and technology and uses the latest materials to assure quality and durability.www.montblanc.com
Frsh new looks to compliment your lifewww.oakley.com
Oscar Magnuson's designs are inspired by individual expression.www.oscarmagnuson.com
Persol's hand-crafted sunglasses combine style, quality, and comfort into one sleek package.www.persol.com
Polo Sunglasses reflect the latest trends and technology and Ralph Lauren uses the latest materials to assure quality, durabilitywww.ralphlauren.com
An Italian fashion label specializing in luxury goods for men and womenwww.prada.com
Create a signature Ralpha Lauren Look with fresh natural tones & Clean silhouettes from our spring collectionswww.ralphlauren.com
Eyewear is all about making a statementwww.ray-ban.com
The Roberto Cavalli sunglasses collection opts for interplay between post and future for a style that defies timewww.robertocavalli.com
There is only one way to experience Serengeti - your waywww.serengeti-eyewear.com
Beyond the looking glasswww.spec-eyeworks.com
Tom Ford Is a leading fashion designer best known for his designs in luxury clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics.www.tomford.com
Tory Bruch offers attainable, elegant women's eyewearwww.torybruch.com
Venus eyewear reflect the latest trends and technology and Ralph Lauren uses the latest materials to assure quality, durabilitywww.venuseyedesign.com
Versace sunglasses have 100% UV protection and are made in Italywww.versace.com
Get whisked away by Love this Spring. Love Vogue special edition sunglasses.www.vogue-eyewear.com
Bold colors and exceptional style makes this collection stand out in any practicewww.williammorris.co.uk
SOL OPTIX628-B 17th AVE S.W
T2S 0B4 Phone : 403-452-8463
Fax : 403-452-8461
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday : 11am - 7pm Saturday : 11am - 6pm Sunday & Holidays : 12pm - 5pm
Fans of SOLJ.PLove Love Love this place! really great customer service, they are super good at picking frames, competitive prices; And most of all the selection is like no other.C.RI would have paid more than twice for the same pair of new glasses at another Retailer, nice work guys. I will refer all my friends and family.D.HThis place is a miracle. I broke my only glasses and the owner personally went to the lab to rush me a pair for the same day, no one does that. Thank-you.K.BThis place is an experience! If you want selection, as in what actually fits. The staff know what looks good and fits. I ended up with 3 pairs.T.AI Highly recommend this store, i have never been in the store for more than 15 minutes every time i shop here, the friendly staff know exactly what to show me. I will always get my glasses and sunglasses here.Being also in the service industry, i like the way i get treated every time i shop at Sol. The entire team is good.S.SMy family and I have been shopping at Sol Optix for several years and have had nothing but a terrific experience every time.S.R (Calgary, AB)This place is dangerous, i have an addiction because of these guys, i find a few pairs every time i drop by, absolutely dangerous.G.V. (Okanagan, B.C.)Sol has been repeatedly a fantastic experience with great attention to detail in style, fitting and follow through customer service. no need to shop anywhere else.Sonya.D (Calgary, AB)Exceptional Staff, extraordinary service and a wonderful selection of eye wear. Sol Optix has really opened my eyes to the world of optical couture.Natasha J. (Calgary, AB)I always leave this store feeling up to date in style. The staff make you feel welcome and the frames are always up to par with the changing styles.I wear my glasses when i am tired of contacts and i always get tonnes of compliments even though i am tired! Love this place!A.K.M (Calgary, AB)I recently had laser eye surgery and i wanted to find a pair of sunglasses. I found Sol Optix on 17th and was amazed by the selection and the wonderful customer service.Kailey.S (Calgary, AB)I would recommend Sol Optix to any of my friends. I had fantastic service and purchased some great eyewear.D.G (Calgary, AB)Thanks again to all that helped us out. Your service is by far the best we have experienced in any commercial store in a very long time and we will definitely be sending people your way in the future.C.S (Chestermere, AB)This is the first time I have ever written a review. I went to Sol Optix because i saw their reviews on yelp and now i know why. I give them 5 out of 5. They were very helpful and only gave suggestions, not pushy like my other experiences. I am loving my Prescription Sunglasses and My eyeglasses.Blaise K. (Calgary, AB)I went in to browse, the entire staff said hello and started chatting with me. They were pulling frame out from all over the store and making suggestions. The service was truly impeccable. The frames I really wanted were a little small, not only did they offer to bring a couple other sizes in, but they brought in a few more colours! Nobody else has ever done that, its always been whatever is on the shelf.
i was worried that they would be pricy but their pricing was amazing. I paid for my glasses on Friday and they were ready on Tuesday, I have a difficult prescription and even the 1 hour places take nearly 2 weeks to get me my glasses.
Go pay them a visit, they will treat you like a million bucks without breaking the bank. I'm sending everyone I know to pay them a visit, and I'll be back for some new sun glasses too. review from Yelp.Shantel L. (Carstairs, AB)I was so impressed with the service! I thought most businesses forgot about customer serivce, but not here! I had all three giving me there suggestions. They worked with me and got a fantastic deal on 2 pairs of glasses. When my son gets his glasses I'll be without a doubt getting my glasses there! Outstanding!!! review from Yelp.G.F (Calgary, AB)At first i was not fully happy with my purchase but really liked the service at Sol Optix, The next time i went back to help a friend find glasses, the owner asked how i liked my glasses, and in my tone he could tell i didn't totally love them. He helped me find a new pair and got them done for me at no charge. I like that type of service.Anna.C (Calgary, AB)Friendly customer service personal touch! will visit Sol Optix for all my eyewear needs.Safi S. (Calgary, AB)Wonderful customer service, very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Amber B. (Calgary, AB)Great service, very friendly staff, and enormous selection.Sara A. (Calgary, AB)It was time for a new pair of glasses. MY friends told me about a promotion at Sol Optix. Not only did i find some great glasses but also met some awesome people who i call friends. Thanks for the great service.Kevin J. (Calgary, AB)Sol Optix has been our choice for glasses for years. The owners genuinely care about their customers, this itself has kept us coming back for years.Dr.Jennifer NelsonSol Optix is where i go to buy sunglasses for my family and I. They always have name brand sunglasses that are in style and have helpful staff to pick the right pair for you! Acurevolution.else.CWhat a magnificent collection to choose from and a friendly helpful staff, I'll never go anywhere.Online Deals and Promotions
Sol Optix often during the year uses On line Deal websites such as DEALFIND, LIVINGSOCIAL, GROUPON and other similar sites as a means for advertising and to grow our business. These sites provide performance-based marketing allowing our business to acquire new clients within a limited time-period. Since our targeted audience is the mass, we get tremendous exposure and offer genuine savings to our customers.
F.A.Q. for Online Deals
Q. Are the online deals real? Do i really save $209 when i purchase the deal for $19?
A. Yes it is real. The voucher you receive electronically or print out will save you a total of $209 on your prescription eyeglass or prescription sunglasses purchase. It is not free frames and lenses voucher. The voucher acts like a Gift Certificate. So for example if your Frames cost 200 and Lenses 179 = $379 total, you would save $209 with your voucher and pay only $170
Q. Can you combine two vouchers for one frame?
A. Sorry, you cannot combine two vouchers for one frame however you can apply two vouchers for two frames. For example, if you purchase two frames either two of eye glasses or sunglasses and apply two vouchers to the total, than this will result in a combined savings. This also applies to multiple vouchers to multiple frames to boost up the savings!!
Q. Can you use this towards the purchase of only lenses or only frames?
A. The vouchers are applicable towards the purchase of frames AND lenses. However on top of your purchased new frames and lenses, we can always see we can do for you to bring your old lenses to life!
Q. After the discount, how much more do we have to pay?
A. The best way to think of this amount is as store credit. After you choose your frame(s) , which range from $99 and up and your lenses, which are determined by your prescription, we deduct the voucher amount. If your total is greater than the number of the voucher amount, you would pay the difference of the purchase.
Q. Do the vouchers have an expiry date?
A. Despite what some vouchers say, we do not have an expiration date. We welcome our customers to take as little or as long as possible as we have a great selection with styles arriving as often as every week!
Q. I would like to know if the same deal applies to the coupon if I would like to purchase sun glasses without a prescription?
A. The purchase of the voucher allows for a saving total of 25% off of the regular price for non prescription sunglasses! Because we have such a wide selection and everything from trendy to high end brands, we welcome you to come and see what we have to offer.
Q. Is it possible to use this coupon and have frames ordered from a brand they carry? Or do the frames have to be "in-stock"?
A. We welcome you to come into the store and try and find something that you like. Because we have such a wide selection of brands and variety we ask that you come in and try to find something that you enjoy. However if you are unable to find anything because you are set on a style you saw, if it is a brand we carry, we can order it in for you. As a result of the vouchers, we try to pride ourselves on the amount of quality frames that we have, in order to give our customers the best possible selection, so we invite you to come in and look even if you’re just looking.
Q. Can I use the deal with my vision insurance?
A. Yes! We encourage our customers to find out any additional savings they have outside of the voucher so they can happily submit the resulting costs to their benefits. We provide a detailed receipt after the purchase which is emailed to our customers so they can send it off to their benefits. If our customers are through BlueCross, we are even able to submit the payment through them and are working with other insurance companies to be set up in direct billing as well.
Q. Could you tell me what is the average cost (or a range) for a pair of prescription eyewear including lenses?
A. The cost completely depends on your prescription and the frames that you choose. The price of your lenses is determined by the prescription in which your eye doctor has given you. The higher it is and the more requirements you have with the lenses the more likely you are to see an increase in the lens cost. The cost of the frames is concluded by the ones in which you choose. As mentioned, we have a wide variety of prices ranging from $95 and above and it just depends on which ones you fall in love with!