Welcome to Downtown Optometry Clinic!

Excellence in Eye Care and Eye Wear

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Welcome to Downtown Optometry Clinic!

Mission Statement & History

The Downtown Optometry Clinic is a vibrant provider of vision care to the people of Fredericton and the surrounding area.


Our optometrists and staff believe in complete patient care, and seek to put into practice the products and services necessary to show we value your vision. From eye health to the provision of high quality eye glasses and contact lenses, we strive to exceed our patients’ expectations with the goal of being a truly patient care based practice.

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With over 1000 designer frames that can fit any budget! We offer value minded frame and lens packages for children and adults. And if high-end fashion is what you are after, take a look at the selection of designer frames.

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Our optometry clinic has been continuously operating in downtown Fredericton, NB, for over 60 years. Dr. Calvin Smith and Dr. Bronwyn Mulherin, along with their Associate Dr. Amanda Bartlett, provide comprehensive vision health care with a staff of six with three optometric assistants and two opticians.


The optometry office has its origins when Dr. John Phelan commenced practice in 1947. Dr. Calvin Smith purchased the practice in June of 1980 and Dr. Bronwyn Mulherin joined him in September of 2007. Dr. Amada Bartlett joined as an associate in the summer of 2014.

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Our Team

Team spirit, the constant search for innovative challenges and the devotion to product excellence make our team invaluable to our clients. Come by and discover their professionalism for yourself!


Dr. Calvin Smith
Dr. Calvin Smith

Optometrist/Owner

Dr. Bronwyn Mulherin
Dr. Bronwyn Mulherin

Optometrist/Owner

Dr. Amanda Bartlett
Dr. Amanda Bartlett

Associate Optometrist

Melissa Fraser
Melissa Fraser

Receptionist

Monique Barrett-Fleming
Monique Barrett-Fleming

Licensed Optician

Rachel Carhart
Rachel Carhart

Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)

Cynthia Lutes
Cynthia Lutes

Administrative Assistant

Heather MacMillan
Heather MacMillan

Administrative Assistant

Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown

Optician

Mitchell Feero
Mitchell Feero

Certified Optometric Assistant/Student Optician

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Our services

The health of your eyes and vision is our number one priority. Early diagnosis of eye diseases and visual disorders is key to preserving and enjoying the gift of sight. Our dedicated Eyecare team strives to provide the best possible vision performance through the highest quality of vision and eye health care, customer service, state of the art instrumentation and craftsmanship.

Optometric Services

  • Complete eye examinations for all ages, including eye health assessments.
  • Contact lens fitting and training.
  • Specialized contact lens fittings for astigmatism, multifocals, one day, extended wear, or sclerals
  • Red eye and urgent eye care.
  • Visual field testing.
  • Specialized testing as required.
  • Laser Vision Correction – Before and after care.
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Laboratory

Optical Services

  • Men’s, women’s and children’s eyeglasses.
  • Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.
  • Custom clip-on sunglasses.
  • Personalized eyeglass frame and lens selection and fitting in consultation with our optician.
  • Frame adjustments and repairs.
  • A huge selection of contact lenses are available through our office with a valid contact lens prescription.
  • Superior quality Crizal anti-reflective coatings.
  • Supplier of Varilux S progressive lens.

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Make an appointment for a complete eye exam today! Call us at 506 454-4000.
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Vision INFO

Eye exam, how often?

It is never too early, or late, to have your first eye exam. 80% of all learning is visual. To reach your full potential, and help kids reach theirs, healthy eyes and comfortable, clear vision is vital. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following :

  • Between six and nine months : first eye exam;
  • Between the age of 2 and 5 years: at least one eye examination;
  • Between the age of 6 and 19 years : a complete eye exam once a year;
  • Between the age of 20 and 39 years: a complete eye examination every one to two years;
  • Between the age of 40 and 64: a complete eye exam every two years;
  • From 65 years old: a complete eye exam once a year.

A person's eye care needs are very case specific and so the above recommendations may not apply in all cases.

Contact Lenses

Having a proper contact lens consultation and fitting is the key to contact lens wearing success. There are contact lenses for almost all types of vision problems but only an eye care professional with proper training and experience can provide you with the right one for you. Seeing well is important, but the lenses also have to be safe, comfortable, and not impact on the long term health of your eyes. Our Optometrists have extensive training and expertise in all types of contact lenses and will be happy to answer any question you might have about vision correction with contact lenses.

Our Optometrists can also provide specialty contact lens fittings for keratoconus, severe dry eye, post corneal graft or transplant, among many other conditions.

LASER vision correction

Our optometrists are fully qualified to provide LASER vision correction consultations, as well as complete before and after surgical care. Consulting with your Optometrist is incredibly important before considering LASER vision correction. Two of our Optometrists have had LASER vision correction themselves!

Children's Vision

All children should have an eye exam before starting kindergarten. 80% of learning is visual which means that if a child's vision is blurry it is hard to learn. Studies show that approximately 1 in 4 children have a vision problem, BUT only 14% of school age children have had proper eye care! Undetected vision problems can lead to children being labelled as having behavioral or learning problems. Children usually do not realize or complain of vision difficulties - they just assume that their vision is normal. All children deserve to see well; seeing an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to ensure they do.

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Payment is required at time of pick-up. An order confirmation and invoice will be sent to you via email. Your contact lens prescription is valid for one year. If your prescription has expired we will contact you.

You can also call us at 506 454-4000 during regular office hours.

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Downtown Optometry Clinic Inc.

169 Dundonald Street Suite 3
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 1W7

Phone: 506 454-4000
Fax: 506 450-2662

Hours of operation:
Sunday: Closed
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm