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Let us help you see clearly.

A locally owned and operated practice serving patients in Grimsby, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Smithville and the Niagara Peninsula. 


In accordance with the College and MOH,COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure our staff and clients stay safe during this challenging time. We ask you to call to book your appointment in effort to ensure your safety while we meet your vision needs.

Thank you and please continue to support small businesses in the community.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting .

Main Street Eye Clinic & Optical (Agate & Audet Optometrists) remains committed to providing our community with the same exemplary vision care. We recognize that eyesight is a precious gift. Our eyes connect us to the world, helping us to navigate a landscape of textures and colours, perceiving all the beauty life has to offer; and when words fail us, they speak for us. This is why your sight is our first priority.

Trusting us with your vision needs is more than business to us, it is our privilege.

Please take the time to explore our site. Learn all about the services tailored to provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family.

Our Pledge

When vision is affected by trauma, natural progression, or illness we are committed to co-managing your condition with specialists to maintain your vision for as long, and as best we can.  We are honoured to provide the community with quality eye care through comprehensive exams screening for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and avoidable vision loss. 

We Pride Ourselves In Assisting Individuals In Understanding Their Eye Health Issues.

Our Team

Complimentary to the services we offer, we aim to provide you with individualized treatment plans delivered by a caring team of professionals equally invested in your vision health and eye care needs.

Dr. Jacques Charles Audet


Dr. Jake Audet is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry (and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering). Following graduation, he was accepted to a one-year primary care optometry residency program at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This led to a six-month fellowship in the optometry department at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, followed by a second fellowship at the Hogeschool van Utrecht in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

He returned to his roots in 2000 and was fortunate to find a knowledgeable and progressive partner in Dr. James Agate. He is the current owner of the practice and expanding to provide contemporary services to a growing community.

Dr. James Agate


Dr. James Agate is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He immediately began to practice with Dr. E. J. Gordon at the present location. He spent thirty years building a reputable business providing quality vision care and comprehensive service, by expanding to include an in-house lab and dispensary.

Dr. Agate's continued dedication to optometry had him pursue certification in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases. 

Having recently entrusted the business to his long-time partner, Dr. Agate continues to practice. Together, he and Dr. Audet maintain a shared commitment to preventable vision loss and eyecare.

Dr. Amanda Beck


Dr. Amanda Beck graduated with honours from the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo and was the recipient of the Good-Lite Pediatric Optometry Award. Dr. Beck's clinical experience includes an Ocular Disease and Therapeutics internship at the OMNI Eye Specialists in Baltimore and has completed clinical rotations in contact lens, binocular vision, pediatric, and low vision specialty clinics. Dr. Beck also traveled to Peru to take part in an eye care mission trip where she provided ocular health and vision care services to people who would otherwise be without eye care.

Dr. Beck is an active member of the Ontario and Canadian Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is pleased to provide high quality eye care to patients of all ages and welcomes new patients.   

Rosalind Audet


Beata Horvath


Laura Taylor


Ed Whitworth


What your vision care means to all of us at Main Street Eye Clinic & Optical.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Prescription eyewear / sunglasses
  • Contact lenses / significant contact lens rebates
  • Safety glasses / sports wear
  • Eye frame consultation
  • Contact lens exams and fittings including single vision and bifocal lenses
  • Screening & early detection
  • LASIK and laser surgery co-management
  • Digital imaging / retinal photos
  • Full-service optical lab
  • Insurance and OHIP billing
  • Referrals and co-management with Ophthalmologists

Our on-site lab allows us to maintain quality control and provide our patients with superior finished products. This is just one more way that we can provide you with a higher degree of excellence in every aspect of your eye care. We are able to make a large number of our glasses right in the office and get them to you as quickly as possible! Our services include adjustments and repair of your eyewear.

We are certified to co-manage LASIK and laser surgery with Ophthalmologists to provide the best care for our patients.

Our Products

House of Luxottica

House of Safilo

House of Centennial

Aspex & Cocoons

Contacts & RX Lenses

Eye Care

Give the gift of sight to someone you love.

Gift Certificates are now available for purchase. Contact us for more details.

Regular eye exams benefit not only you, but they enable us to establish relationships with members of our community both locally and in neighbouring towns and locales. The friendships we foster are more than bonds. Our patients become our family. And we always take care of family.

Care Center


According to the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, as of June 2018, 5.7% of Canadian adults had visual impairment.

Factors associated with a higher probability of visual impairment included: older age, lower income, current smoking, type 2 diabetes, and memory problems.


Main Street Eye Clinic & Optical offers special promotion pricing and limited time offers to save you money on the styles you’re looking for.

Use the link below to learn about promotions available, and check back often.


Main Street Eye Clinic & Optical support the EYE SEE...EYE LEARN program sponsored by the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

The Eye See…Eye Learn program encourages parents to book a comprehensive eye exam for their junior kindergarten child with a local, participating optometrist. The eye exam is covered by OHIP. 


Main Street Eye Clinic supports the Lions Club. Throughout the year, volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.


Eye Care Guide

The Canadian Association Of Optometrists Has Outlined Their Recommendations For Eye Exams For Those At Low-Risk Or Asymptomatic.

Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 24 months)

Infants and toddlers should undergo their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.

Preschool Children (2 to 5 years)

Preschool children should undergo at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

School Age Children (6 to 19 years)

School children aged 6 to 19 years should undergo an eye examination annually.

Adults (20 to 39 years)

Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 to 3 years.

Adults (40 to 64 years)

Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 years.

Adults (65 years or older)

Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo an eye examination annually.

5 Early Signs Of Vision Loss

"As we age we experience changes that are perfectly normal and don't signify any sort of disease process. Some of us, however, will experience more serious age-related conditionsMonitor your vision for any early signs of vision loss. Early detection is the best defence."

  • Vision is repeatedly clear/fuzzy/clear/fuzzy
  • Blurred central vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colours
  • Eyelids appear irregular
  • Flashes of light or debris in vision


Located in the heart of Grimsby

A contrast from commercial chains and wholesale franchises, Main Street Eye Clinic & Optical is an independently owned and operated business nestled in the quaint town of Grimsby Ontario. It is a picturesque community offering a unique opportunity to engage with local artisans, merchants, and to satisfy your appetite by visiting the nearby bistros. Grimsby is also central to surrounding attractions in the Niagara region.

Contact Us


87 Main Street East

Grimsby, ON, L3M 1N6

Phone: 905.945.4823   Fax: 905.945.5523


Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to earning your trust by safeguarding your personal information. All the information you provide to us is securely maintained and is kept strictly confidential. We do not, and will not, sell or rent our patient lists or private health information to other companies.

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