Reliable service in Fort St. John since 1987

Merwin Optical Ltd. is committed to providing residents of Fort St. John and the surrounding area with complete eye care services under one roof. From eyesight testing to frame selection, your complete satisfaction is always our staff’s top priority. Our licensed opticians and knowledgeable staff will collaborate with you to find eyeglasses or eyewear accessories that fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Visit Merwin Optical Ltd. in Fort St. John for top sight testing and eyewear selection.

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Products & Services We Offer:


Children’s eyewear

Ready-made readers


Eyeglass accessories

Prescription Sunglasses

On-site edging lab (1-hour service)

Eyeglass repairs

Sight testing

CSA approved safety glasses

Our Team:

Glen Merwin

Glen retired on June 30, 2021 after practicing for 47 years in the optical business. During these years he has served over 5 generations in Fort St. John and is missed by all his customers and the staff members.

Snehal Mistry

Snehal, a licensed optician and a long-term employee, is the new owner of Merwin optical. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry, hails from the family of opticians and is the third generation in the optical business. He also provides service at the FSJ hospital, where he performs Eye Measurements (A & K scans) for patients needing cataract surgery. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and he is also the Vice president of NPCF, a cricket club in fort St John.

Nainesh Mistry

Nainesh, also a licensed optician in India, owned an optical store for 40 long years and has sold that practice and moved to Fort St. John to be with his son, Snehal. He uses his expertise and skills in the lab, where he edges the lenses to ensure a perfect fit in the frame, allowing Merwin Optical to provide 1 hour on site service to their customers.

Deep Mistry

Deep is a recent graduate from Northern Lights College with a major in Accounting and therefore manages books at Merwin optical. He also helps with administrative work when needed ensuring smooth operations at the store.


Chelsee has lived in Peace region her whole life and is currently enrolled to get her optician’s license. She has 8 years experience in the industry and is happy to serve the community she grew up in. When she's not busy assisting patients finding their perfect pair of glasses, she likes to read and hike the trails around the area.

Insurance Plans

We aim to provide our customers with top-notch optical services. Additionally, we strive to make the payment process as seamless and smooth as possible. Thus, we offer direct billing to insurance companies to ensure that the payment process is a breeze for our valued customers. Visit us to learn more.