QUALITY
AFFORDABLE GLASSES
FOR ALL

Le Bonhomme à lunettes, aka Philippe Rochette, is a nomadic optician working with community organizations in the Greater Montreal area and Montéregie with a great choice of affordable glasses with all the options, for men, women and kids. Honesty, simplicity and solidarity are the keys to understanding our philosophy. Possibility of $20 glasses for welfare recipients. (see how it works)*

THE
BONHOMME’S
MANIFESTO

Glasses are not a luxury. Seeing clearly is a necessity. My mission is to make glasses affordable to everyone. How do I do that? It’s actually pretty simple. When you buy glasses from me, here’s what you are NOT paying for: head office space, a huge ad on a billboard along the highway, or a ‘prestigious’ name on the frame. You don’t pay for those things simply because I don’t have any of them. I trust word-of-mouth and the dynamism and loyalty of community organizers.

HONESTY,
SIMPLICITY,
SOLIDARITY

With absolutely no marketing budget, I always say jokingly that I’m condemned to do a great job because if I don’t, I just won’t have any clients. My business model is based on 3 core principles: honesty, simplicity and solidarity. Because I hold the firm belief that people should always trump profits, I offer an opportunity to save on something essential while allowing my clients to give back 10$ to the community. Come see me or contact me via email if you would like to know more. Together, we’ll see clearly !

 
 
 

HOW DOES IT WORK? IT’S EASY.  COME AND SEE US WITH YOUR PRESCRIPTION TO GET AFFORDABLE GLASSES!

 
 
 

What
should I do?

Think of the optician as the pharmacist for glasses. Come see us with your optometrist’s prescription (any will do). With your health card, the exam is free for everybody under 18 and over 65 as well as the vast majority of welfare recipients. The article 40 of their professionnal code forces them to give you the prescription on the spot. You are not even supposed to ask for it. If you do not fit these criteria, it’s usually around 50$ and it is covered by your work insurance. To recap : 1- Eye exam from the optometrist; 2- come see with your prescription (and your welfare form if applicable); 3- choose your glasses; 4- fast delivery with a solid warranty.*Important : We only accept cash as payment.

 
 
 

What if I’m a welfare recipient?

Your monthly welfare pocket book indicates if the eye exam is covered (after one year of allowances). You need to show your pocket book and your medicare card at the optometrist to get it for free. You then ask for a copy of your prescription. For glasses, it’s 6 months of allowances, eligible once every two years, unless you lose them or break them. You need to call 1-877-767-8773 to ask for the form. The price for an adult is 20$ more than the amount reimbursed by the government. For a children under your responsibility, it’s free.

 
 

Is there
a warranty?

Let’s recap : We do not advertize and we never ever buy brand names. By keeping our overhead costs low, we are able to offer quality glasses at an affordable price. Production times are short, we have a wide selection of frames and there’s a one year warranty on every pair we sell. If you have insurance through work, you will be able to use our receipt to process your claim.

 
 

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 
 
 
 

For each pair we sell, we give $10 back
to a community organization of your choice on this list :

 
 
 
 
 

LE BONHOMME À LUNETTES IN THE MEDIA

 
 
 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK

 

(…) all community organizations who, for more than 10 years now, share information about us on their respective networks. We would also like to point out that because of their work, dozens of local and community publications have mentioned the Bonhomme à lunettes!

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 
 

14 OPTICIANS
IN 49 ORGANIZATIONS

We are now 15 opticians on the road and 53 community organizations
devoted to serving you in the Greater Montreal area, Laval, Ouataouais, Laurentians, Lanaudière and Monteregie. Schedule may change weekly, look carefully.

∎ Montreal

∎ Laval

∎ Monteregie

∎ Laurentians

∎ Lanaudière

∎ Outaouais

 
     

DAYS

HOURS

ORGANIZATIONS

CITY / REGION

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:00am → 11:00am

without appointment

Aux sources du bassin de Chambly

1369, Av. Bourgogne, view map

Chambly

Monteregie

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 11:00am

without appointment

Destination Travail du Sud-Ouest de l'île de Montréal

1191 90e Av, LaSalle, QC H8R 3A6, view map

Lasalle

Greater Montreal

One Monday on two

Next opening : September 24th, October 22th ... *Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Centre d’animation familiale (CAF)

1312, St-Louis, Gatineau, view map

Gatineau

Outaouais

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Bourassa-Sauvé

11000, Saint-Vital, Montreal, view map

Montreal-Nord

Greater Montreal

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Cloverdale Multi-Ressources

9542 Gouin West, view map

Pierrefonds

Greater Montreal

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 12:00am

without appointment.

Centre regain de vie

12 Turgeon, Sainte-Thérèse. view map

Sainte-Thérèse

Laval

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

9:30am → 11:30am &
1:15pm → 4:00pm

on appointment 450-4651803

La Mosaïque

1650. de l’Église, view map

LeMoyne

Monteregie / Metro Longueuil

One Monday on two

Next opening : September 24th, October 22th ... *Holiday, closed on October 8th

12:30am → 3:30pm

without appointment

Soupe Populaire de Hull

297 Des Allumettières, Gatineau, view map

Hull

Outaouais

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

1:00pm → 3:30pm

without appointment

Maison Tremplin de Longueuil

267 Toulouse, view map

Longueuil

Monteregie

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8thchaise-roulante

1:00pm → 3:00pm

without appointment

Conseil Communautaire Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

5964 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce #204, view map

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Montreal

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

1:00pm → 3:00pm

without appointment

Comité de vie de quartier Duff-Court COVIQ

1830 Rue Duff Court #103, Lachine, QC H8S 1C8, view map

Lachine

Greater Montreal

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8thchaise-roulante

1:30pm → 16:00pm

without appointment

Centre d'entraide d'Argenteuil

171 Mary, Lachute, J8H 2C1, view map

Lachute

Laurentians

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8th

1:30pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Le Snac

10 780, Laverdure, #003, view map

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Montreal/ Metro Henri-Bourassa bus 69 Gouin

Monday

*Holiday, closed on October 8thchaise-roulante

1h30pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Centre d'entraide Racine-Lavoie

154 Dorion, view map

Saint-Eustache

Laval

One Tuesday on two

Next opening : September 25th, October 9th ...

9:00am → 11:30am

without appointment

La Maison de l'Entraide

1999-2 Nobel, Sainte-Julie, view map

Sainte-Julie

Monteregie

One Tuesday on two

Next opening : October 2nd, October 16th ...

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Centre NAHA

5995, Hochelaga, Montreal. view map

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Montreal, Metro Cadillac

Tuesday

chaise-roulante

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Complexe Le Partage

547 Saint-Henri, view map

Laprairie

Monteregie

Tuesday

9:30am → 12:00am

without appointment

Pitrem

7962 Hochelaga (2e étage), view map

Tétreaultville

Montreal / Metro Honoré-Beaugrand bus 85 west

Tuesday

9:30am → 12:00am

without appointment

Entraide Bénévole des Pays-d'en-Haut

1013 Valiquette, view map

Sainte-Adèle

Laurentides

Tuesday

9:30am → 12:00am &
1:00pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Centre d'Action Bénévole de Granby

362 Notre-Dame, view map

Granby

Monteregie

Tuesday

10:00am → 12:00am

without appointment

Famijeunes

3900 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, view map

Saint-Henri

Montreal

Tuesday

1:00pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Le Riapas

71 Principale, view map

Châteauguay

Monteregie

Tuesday

1:30pm → 3:30pm

without appointment

Carrefour Familial les Pitchou

14 115, Prince-Arthur, 1st floor, view map

Pointe-aux-Trembles

Montreal, Metro Radisson (+bus)

Tuesday

chaise-roulante

1:00pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Le Chic resto Pop

3900 Adam, Montreal, QC H1W 1Z8, view map

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Montreal, Metro Pie IX (+bus)

Tuesday

chaise-roulante

1:30pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

L'Amie du Quartier

655 Filion, Saint-Jérôme, view map

Saint-Jérôme

Laurentians

Tuesday

1:30pm → 3:30pm

without appointment

Partageons l'espoir

625 Fortune, Pointe-Saint-Charles, view map

Pointe-Saint-Charles

Monteregie

Wednesday

9:00am → 11:30am | 1:00pm → 4:00pm

on appointment 450-377-5551

Service alimentaire communautaire

50, Webb, Valleyfield. view map

Valleyfield

Monteregie

Wednesday

9:00am → 11:30am

without appointment

ACEF Montérégie-Est

1195 St-Antoine # 103, Saint-Hyacinthe. view map

Saint-Hyacinthe

Monteregie

Wednesday

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

St-François-de-Sales de Longueuil

1800, Vianney, Longueuil. view map

Longueuil

Monteregie

Wednesday

9:30am → 12:00pm

without appointment

Service d’Aide et de Référencement Aîné d’Anjou

7750 Châteauneuf, Anjou, QC,, salle du conseil, view map

Anjou

Greater Montreal

Wednesday

9:30am → 1:00pm

without appointment

Mission Nouvelle Génération

1423, boulevard Provencher, Brossard (Quebec) J4W-1Z3 view map

Brossard

Monteregie

Wednesday

chaise-roulante

10:00am → 12:00am

without appointment.

Cartier Émilie

12 395 Lachapelle, view map

Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Montreal/ Metro Henri-Bourassa +bus 69

Wednesday

10:00am → 1:00pm

without appointment

Relais Communautaire de Laval

111 des Laurentides, Laval. view map

Laval

Metro Cartier

Wednesday

1:00pm → 3:30pm

without appointment

Les Fourchettes de l’espoir

12165 Rolland, Montreal-Nord, view map

Montreal-Nord

Greater Montreal

Wednesday

1:30pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Centre d'action bénévole du Bas-Richelieu

70, Élisabeth view map

Sorel-Tracy

Monteregie

Wednesday

3:00pm → 8:00pm

without appointment

ACEF de Lanaudière

200 rue De Salaberry, Murmure room,, Joliette. Entry door at Oliver street parking, right room, parking before 6:00pm, view map

Joliette

Lanaudière

Wednesday

chaise-roulante

3:00pm → 8:00pm

without appointment

Service point - Portes Orange

160 Saint-Viateur Est, # 404, view map

Montreal (Mile-End)

Metro Laurier

Wednesday in alternation

see calendar

10:30am → 1:00pm

without appointment

Maison des jeunes de Saint-Lin

674, du Parc, view map

Saint-Lin-Laurentides

Lanaudière

Wednesday in alternation

see calendar

10:30am → 1:00pm

without appointment

Groupe d'entraide en toute amitié

190 Sainte Foy, Berthierville, view map

Berthierville

Lanaudière

Thursday in alternation

see calendar

9:00am → 11:30am

without appointment

Saint-Vincent de Paul

3763 Queen (church's basement), view map

Rawdon

Lanaudière

Thursday in alternation

see calendar

9:00am → 10:30am

without appointment

Les Amis de Marie

1250, Alphonse-Marion, Saint-Côme (Québec) J0K 2B0, view map

Saint-Côme

Lanaudière

Thursday in alternation

see calendar

1:30pm → 4:30pm

without appointment

La Ruche Saint-Damien

7221 Chemin Beaulieu, Saint-Damien, QC J0K 2E0, view map

Saint-Damien

Lanaudière

Thursday

chaise-roulante

9:00am → 11:30am &
1:30pm → 3:30pm

on appointment 450-347-1172

Centre d’action bénévole d’Iberville

290 des Conseillers, view map

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Monteregie

Thursday

9:00am → 12h00am

without appointment

Centre d'action bénévole de la Vallée-du-Richelieu

288A, Radisson, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Manson room, view map

Mont-Saint-Hilaire

Monteregie

Thursday

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

ACEF du Sud-Ouest

6734, Monk, (2nd floor) Montreal, view map

Ville-Émard

Montreal/Metro Monk

Thursday

9:30am → 13:00pm

without appointment

Centre d’action bénévole de Saint-Hubert

3339, Grande-Allée, Saint-Hubert, view map

Saint-Hubert

Monteregie

Thursday

chaise-roulante

11:00am → 2:00pm

without appointment

YMCA Guy-Favreau

200, René-Lévesque West, Montreal, view map

Montreal

Ville-Marie / Metro Place-d’Armes

Thursday

1:00pm → 3:00pm

without appointment

Réseau d’entraide de Verdun

4350 Ruelle Quinn, Verdun.view map

Verdun

Metro Verdun

Thursday

chaise-roulante

4pm → 8:00pm

without appointment

Service point - Portes Orange

160 Saint-Viateur Est, # 404, view map

Montreal (Mile-End)

Metro Laurier

Friday

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

Le Tournesol de la Rive-Nord

(side door) 222, Notre-Dame, Repentigny, Quebec, view map

Repentigny

Lanaudière

Friday

chaise-roulante

9:30am → 11:30am

without appointment

AVC-Aphasie Laval

3350 Boulevard Dagenais O Laval, QC H7P 1V6 view map

Fabreville

Laval

Friday

10:00am → 3:30pm

without appointment

CDC Vaudreuil-Soulanges

10 St-Louis, Vaudreuil-Dorion, view map

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Monteregie

Friday

chaise-roulante

10:00am → 4:00pm

without appointment

Service point - Portes Orange

160 Saint-Viateur Est, # 404, view map

Montreal (Mile-End)

Metro Laurier

Friday

1:00pm → 3:00pm

without appointment

La Maison de la Famille de St-François

8190 boul. Lévesque E Laval, QC H7A1V4, view map

Laval

Friday

1:00pm → 4:00pm

without appointment

Club Optimiste de Mascouche

2465 Ste Marie, Mascouche, view map

Mascouche

Lanaudière

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
 
 
 

DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

When you visit the schedule on the website, you will see if the service point requires an appointment or not. Most of them don’t. All you have to do is show up during the designated time period. No need to rush, we take everybody!

CAN I USE YOUR SERVICE OR IS IT ONLY FOR PEOPLE ON WELFARE?

This is for everybody. Our mission is to make buying glasses accessible for everyone. We certainly won’t ask for a financial statement.

CAN I KEEP MY FRAMES?

Yes, it’ll be cheaper! But we are not responsible for (very rare) cases where the frames get broken during lens insertion or the adjustment. We have final say. If we believe the frame is too old, we simply won’t go through with it.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Have you heard the story about the guy who calls at the restaurant to ask how much his dinner will cost? Well, it depends on what your order! We offer a wide range of thrifty solutions, but it all depends on the specifics of your prescription. Our prices are worth it and we collaborate with more than 45 community organisations. Furthermore, we consider our business as a safety net for people who are unable to see and don’t have the money to change that. We always find a solution.

THERE ARE NO DATES ON THE SCHEDULE

It’s a weekly schedule! Same time, same place every week!

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NEED GLASSES? CONTACT US!

 
 
 
 

* We often answer the same questions, now available in our new FAQ page.

PHILIPPE ROCHETTE OPTICIAN
514.303.4315

philippe@bonhommealunettes.org
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