Did you know that Richmond University Vision Care is one of the oldest practices in Canada that specialize in eye and vision care?
Since Toronto’s Victorian period there was a small group of skilled craftsmen known as “mathematical instrument makers” who made and retailed optical instruments. Some of these practiced their trade as “Opticians” on King Street, then Toronto’s main commercial thoroughfare.
In 1860, Charles Potter (1831-1899) was already the premier retailer of scientific instruments in the country. Through time, as the profession evolved, the practice changed into an optical and later optometry practice. Richmond University Vision Care can proudly trace its lineage directly back to Charles Potter and continues to this day as Toronto’s favourite optometry practice.
Our current location is not too far from where it all started!