Bonhomme à lunettes

QUALITY
AFFORDABLE GLASSES
FOR ALL

Philippe Rochette, aka le Bonhomme à lunettes, is an optician unlike any other. Since 2007, he has been working with community organizations in and around Montreal to offer a great choice of affordable glasses for men, women and children.

THE
BONHOMME’S
MANIFESTO

Glasses are not a luxury. Seeing clearly is a necessity. My mission as an optician is to make glasses affordable to everyone. I am absolutely convinced that people should be prioritized over profits.

HONESTY,
SIMPLICITY,
SOLIDARITY

My business model is based on 3 core principles: honesty, simplicity and solidarity. I offer an opportunity to save on something essential while allowing clients to give 10$ back the community. How do I do that? It’s actually pretty simple. With my knowledge of the market and by keeping my exploitation costs to a minimum. No head office, no expansive billboard ads, no «prestigious» brands. Instead, I just sell quality cheap glasses and trust word of mouth as well as the dynamism and collaboration spirit of community organizers.

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TAKE AN EYE EXAM WITH AN OPTOMETRIST

An optician is basically the pharmacist of glasses. We work with your prescription. That’s why you need to first take an eye exam with an optometrist (any will do). Their code of ethics (Section 3 – Freedom of choice) requires them to give you your prescription if you ask for it.

With your carte d’assurance-maladie, the exam is free for children 17 and under as well as adults over 65. Normally, it’s around $100. It might also be covered by your insurance. More details in our FAQ section.

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COME TO ONE OF OUR SERVICES POINTS

Being mobile, community opticians means we have service points in many community organizations. Check our weekly schedule to find the service points that’s best for you. We’re almost everywhere in the southern part of Québec:

  • Montréal
  • Laval
  • Longueuil
  • Montéregie
  • Laurentides
  • Outaouais
  • Portes Orange, our multi-service headquarters, is located in the Mile End

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CHOOSE YOUR FRAMES AND LENS

We offer all prescriptions lens (with all options) and a wide choice of quality, cheap glasses for men, women and children. Our prices are fair and our opticians are dedicated to finding the best solution for your needs within your financial means. We simply try to do smart business, close to our values, while having fun.

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PICK UP & GUARANTEES

As soon as your glasses are ready, we give you a call for you to pick them up. We do our best to make your experience as zen as possible. Our work is 100% guaranteed and the quality of our service is a priority. Our receipts are accepted by all insurance compagnies.

✅ We accept major credit cards and Interac payments.

❌ We do NOT accept cheques and Interac e-transfers

Check our schedule. Each service point indicates if an appointment is required or not. Most of them don’t. All you have to do is show up during the designated time period.

It’s for all. We think an optician should serve anyone!

Sure. Why not? it’ll be cheaper for you! 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.

Unfortunately, no. It would require too much equipment for mobile opticians!

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 you order! We offer a wide range of thrifty solutions, but it all depends on the specifics of your prescription. We sell quality cheap glasses and our work is guaranteed. No fuss. 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. Basically, we always find a solution for our clients. As for kids 17 and under, they can get free glasses.

Usually, it’s a weekly schedule, same time, same place every week! But because of COVID-related restrictions, be sure to check our schedule before coming to a service point. It will be updated regularly.

Portes Orange, our headquarters in the Mile End, are opened from Monday to Friday. Because of COVID-related restrictions, an appointment is necessary. Check out our weekly schedule for opening hours

BULLSHIT

From our studios in Milan and Paris, This organic co-creation was made with only one word in mind: prestige. Bullshit is a luxury brand where every piece of plastic just oozes with good taste. Dedicated to refined, authentic people, Bullshit will get you the looks, while still being able to pretend you don’t like all the attention. Ideal for those who are hostile to mediocrity.

WHATEVER

Born in the basement of a fair-trade, vegan café in Brooklyn, Whatever is handmade by a robot in one of the three factories that produces 90% of the world’s glasses. Whatever was created for altruists who truly value friendship. They are creative people with good values who don’t get hung up on details. Add a touch of nonchalance to your weekend look.

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MA GRAND-MÈRE

Ma Grand-Mère is a proud Montrealer. From the optician putting it on your nose to the port employee unloading the box from China, Ma Grand-Mère has deep roots in the city. Those who wear Ma Grand-Mère usually have a strong personality, are tenacious, with a repartee that is both efficient and unoriginal. Their experience expresses the passing of time.

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DIRECTIONAL POSTERS (8.5X11)

DIRECTIONAL POSTERS (11X17)

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PHONE: 514-303-4315
FAX: 438-380-4494

INFO@BONHOMMEALUNETTES.ORG

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