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Dear Patients,



Please call our office to book an appointment at 416-233-2020.


We continue to follow regulations for infection prevention to keep all of us safe!



Thank You and Stay Safe.

Join our satisfied patients, many of whom participate in

methods to Improve eye health

...because your vision matters!

We speak English and Polish - Mowimy po polsku

Improve Eye Health


Helping you take care of your eye health is Dr. Dunning’s mission and she uses a range of tools at her disposal to improve eye health and optometry education. She performs eye exams to screen for eye conditions and diseases, treats the varying needs of eyes throughout their lifetime, as well as educates patients on proper eye care. Your eyes are your gateway to the world; ensure that you are seeing it to the fullest. Call to book an eye exam to get a clear picture of your eye health.


The delicate tissue, at the back of your eye, that helps you to see, is called the retina. For patients 40 years and above, Dr. Dunning analyzes photographs of your retina to determine if retinal disease is present or not.


We offer nutritional support for epiretinal membrane.


When your eyes are free of retinal disease, Dr. Dunning can determine if your eyes are at low, moderate or high risk for retinal disease. When your eyes are at moderate to high risk, she will recommend one of several strategies to reduce your risk of retinal disease.


When you have a retinal disease, you could lose your vision. Dr. Dunning will recommend one of several strategies to reduce the risk of your retinal disease getting worse.


This technique and the strategies to improve eye health are based on Dr. Dunning’s clinical expertise, gathered since 2009. Common retinal diseases include Age-related Macular Degeneration, AMD and EpiRetinal Membrane, ERM.


About Us

Our services are offered in both English and Polish.

Our goal is to protect your vision into your nineties and beyond! 

Our style is personal service where your needs are uppermost in our minds.

Our office is cheerful with soothing music, colorful art and beautiful cookbooks.


Dr. Barbara Dunning

Dr. Dunning is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry.

She is passionate about her evolving expertise in the promotion of eye health.


Hobbies include acrylic painting.


Anna is a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant since 2005. She loves fashion. Her talent for finding the right frame for each patient provides excellent customer service.


Hobbies include amazing home cooking.





Eye Exams

Accurate prescriptions for eyeglasses or for contact lenses.

Eye health assessment includes testing for cataract, glaucoma and retinal disease. (eg. AMD)

Retinal photography for patients age 40 and above.

Recommendations to improve eye health.


Contact Lenses

We choose only the best lens materials that provide the best health and vision for your eyes.

Contact lenses for astigmatism have been available for many years.



NEW- special lens coatings that filter out the blue-violet light that is emanating from computer screens and electronic devices.

Two year warranty on high quality frames, lenses and coatings.

Wide selection of beautiful frames from Rayban, Alfred Sung, Easyclip, William Morris, BCBGMaxazaria, Ann Taylor, Nicole Miller, and many others.

Wide selection of lens designs, materials and coatings.

Progressive lenses gradually change focus from that for distant objects, to that for reading.

Transitions lenses turn into dark sunglasses outside. Inside, they lighten to regular glasses.



At the heart of Dr. Dunning’s optometry practise is her genuine desire to help her patients to see their world in high definition. This allows patients to continue reading new books, attending events and seeing their loved ones clearly.

Don’t just take our word for it; hear from patients of Dr. Barbara Dunning Family Optometrist by reading our customer reviews below.

Dr. Dunning Managed My Difficult Vision Problems with Great Skill and Patience
I've been a patient of Dr. Dunning for ten years and she has managed my very difficult vision problems with great skill and patience. She also offers a unique disease prevention program which I believe has contributed hugely to maintaining my vision. After all this time I feel it's time to let others know that I consider Dr. Dunning an absolutely top notch optometrist as well as a caring and conscientious eye care professional.
- Patrick H.

Highly Recommended
Professional, warm and friendly atmosphere. Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.
- Dariusz O.

Excellent Care
Excellent care and patience
- Tina P.

Good Access & Pleasant Service
Very good access and pleasant service. I would recommend.
Bardzo dogodny dojazd i przyjemna obsługa. Polecam.
- Halina Z.


Very much appreciated

I wanted to pass along how appreciative I am, regarding your guidance and assistance in addressing my epiretinal membrane, with nutrients and foods. They have been key in keeping my eyesight stable and in check for many years. I encourage all potential patients in the GTA to consider reaching out to Dr. Dunning for their optical requirements.

-Paul K.


Contact Us

Mowimy po polsku

Telephone: 416-233-2020



Monday: 9am to 3pm

Tuesday: 9am to 3pm

Wednesday: 1pm to 7pm

Thursday: 9am to 3pm

Friday: 9am to 3pm


South side of Bloor Street about halfway between Royal York Road and Islington Avenue.

Dr. Barbara Dunning
Family Optometrist
3269B Bloor Street West, (main floor, street entrance, in the Montgomery Building)
Etobicoke, ON M8X 1E2

City parking in front of the building and across Bloor Street.



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