Vaughan's Best


Two Girl Bosses Building Their Empire With Love, Passion And Care

At Empire Eyewear, we pride ourselves on personalized service! Our quality eye exams are tailored for each individual patient with up to date equipment. We offer better pricing and wide variety of contact lenses as well as trendy and sleek designer eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Dr. Samar Kafeel and Dr. Anisa Jeewa both had influences that deeply rooted them to the field of optometry since their early teens. Their passion for the Eyecare Industry only grew from there.

Dr. Kafeel and Dr. Jeewa met at Aston University, School of Optometry, in the UK, where their friendship quickly blossomed. They literally became inseparable (no joke!). Fast forward 12+ years and the concept of Empire Eyewear was born.

Our doctors wanted to create a clinic that not only provided care for your eye health but also for your appearance too. This means comprehensive eye exams with a fashion forward selection of glasses and contact lenses. We want our patients to see well, look good, and feel amazing!!

Empire Eyewear is committed to educating and engaging our patients of all ages, about their eye health in a holistic manner. Our goal is to inspire patients to take care of themselves as overall health impacts your eye health greatly! Dr. Kafeel and Dr. Jeewa are fully licensed and certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to detect, treat and manage various ocular conditions. We love serving our community and are always happy to spend a little extra time to answer any questions or concerns.

We invite you to visit us today and #JointheEmpire!

Empire Promise

It is our mission to provide our patients with quality brand names for their frames and lenses. ย In fact, both Doctors have hand picked all of their collection keeping fashion, comfort, durability and recent trends in mind. ย They are very knowledgeable about the latest lens designs available to best suit your daily visual needs.

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Premium Quality Eye Exams for the Whole Family

Our comprehensive eye exams are not just about checking your vision and eye health; it is also our way of getting to know you and your lifestyle needs. Our Eye Doctors want to make sure they cover all your visual requirements as well as creating any treatment plans that are unique just for you and your needs! We especially love our Seniors and children! We adjust our techniques to make sure each and every patient is comfortable, relaxed but most importantly, has fun!

We are all about Educating

Dr. Samar Kafeel, Dr. Anisa Jeewa and Associates, are always eager to go into detail about your eye health and vision. One aspect the doctors enjoy the most, is taking the time to go through your retinal photographs with you and discuss the different parts of the eye that help you see. Our Optical team also love getting into the nitty gritty of how your glasses and eyewear work and the intricacies that are involved. We are happy to discuss all eye related topics. In fact, we encourage our patients to ask us questions! And remember, no question is a bad question! So please donโ€™t ever feel shy!

Passionate Expert Team

Our highly experienced staff all have been in the optical game for over 10-20 years! That is a lot of years! We strive for excellence in patient satisfaction while providing a personal and empathetic touch. We are committed to continuing education and take it very seriously to stay current in the eyecare and eyewear industries. We are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to get in touch with us, we are happy to help!

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Exceptional Craftsmanship

At Empire Eyewear, we donโ€™t mess around! We choose only the best quality lenses that will give the sharpest optics for your visual needs. Anti-fatigue, anti-glare, anti-fog, smudge resistant, photochromic (transitions), polarized and the latest blue filter coatings, are all available at Empire Eyewear. We deal with many reputable manufacturers (Essilor and Nikon to name a few) that are lead experts in the optical field. Comfort and clarity in your vision is our goal and we help choose the right lenses that will meet your visual demands.

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Exquisite Designer Frame Collection and Contact Lenses

Come drop by to see our sleek, iconic, trendy and competitively priced collection of designer eyewear for ALL AGES! Your glasses are a form of expression and our frame selection covers a large range of styles from the hipster look to the very classic and elegant. Gucci, Prada, Fendi, BOSS, Marc Jacobs, DITA, Mykita, Kate Spade are just a few of the brand names we carry. We also have a large range of contact lens brands available and we will help you select the best ones for your needs.

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Independently Owned and Operated

When it comes to your eyes, expect to be advised what is best for YOU! Since we get to be our own bosses, we have complete control over what we choose to represent, and we take great pride in all our products. This means we can always offer our patients the right frame, lenses or other products that are specific for their individual needs. We are also proud to add that Empire Eyewear is a women owned and led Company! We are all for representing women in science and technology and hope be part of inspiring future women entrepreneurs.

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We Care!

We are not happy until you are! We pride ourselves on patient satisfaction, and if you have any concerns regarding your eye exam, glasses, contact lenses or any of our products, we want to know about it! We are here for YOU and will do whatever we can to correct the issue at hand.

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Optometry Specialists

Dr. Samar Kafeel and Dr. Anisa Jeewa are fully licensed and certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to detect, treat and manage various ocular conditions. ย They love serving their community and are always happy to spend a little extra time to answer any questions or concerns. Feel free to visit and #JointheEmpire


Dr. Anisa Jeewa

Founder, Optometrist

Dr. Anisa Jeewa was inspired to pursue optometry at the age of 15, by her uncle, an ophthalmologist in UK, where she witnessed the power of sight and how it impacted the lives of individuals.

She was born and raised in Etobicoke and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from York University. Shortly after, she went on to attend Aston University, School of Optometry, in the UK, where she graduated with Honours Standing in 2009.

During her hospital rounds, Dr. Jeewa developed a keen interest in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment. Both of Dr. Jeewa's parents also have this debilitating eye disease and only furthered her passion. She spent 4 years practicing as a leading resident optometrist in the beautiful town of Oxfordshire then moved to Poole, Dorset where she co-managed a store linked to a primary UK eye-care provider. Dr Jeewa returned home to Toronto in 2013, to complete her qualifications at the University of Waterloo and obtained her Ontario licensure.

She is fully licensed and certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to detect, treat, and manage various ocular conditions. She makes it her mission to ensure that every patient experiences a thorough and complete eye exam. When she is not providing patient care, Dr. Jeewa enjoys spending time with family, travelling and staying active. She can speak Urdu and Hindi and understands Gujarati.


Dr. Samar Kafeel

Founder, Optometrist

Dr. Kafeelโ€™s interest sparked in the field of optometry after she did a co-op term in high school when she was only 16 years old. Since then she has volunteered or has worked for many optometrists in the gta and has been licenced to practice optometry since 2009.

Dr. Kafeel completed her Optometry school from Aston University in United Kingdom. She practiced optometry in Oxford for 3 years before returning back home to Canada. Dr. Kafeel loved practicing in Europe, but home is where the heart is and she returned back to Toronto in 2012.

Dr. Kafeel is well versed with all aspects of optometry and is qualified in therapeutic use. However, she has a special interest in Diabetic eye care as her own grandmother has lost some of her vision due to this debilitating disease. She has also worked in remote locations, such as Fort Albany in Ontario to service the First Nations Communities who majority are also battling diabetes.

Dr. Kafeel is especially good with children as she has a young daughter of her own. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi and can understand Punjabi.

We excel in providing our patients with the best eyecare and eyewear.

We are all about YOU! We take pride in individual care and needs.

We take the stress off of you, by direct billing most insurances.

Exquisite designer products handpicked by our trendy staff just for you.


  • Air Optix Hydraglyde
  • Air Optix For Astigmatism]
  • Air Optix Plus Hydragylde Multifocal
  • Air Optix Colors
  • Air Optix Aqua
  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus
  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Toric
  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Multifocal
  • Dailies Total 1
  • Freshlook Colorblends
  • Freshlook Colors
  • Freshlook Dimensions
  • Freshlook One-Day

Bausch & Lomb:

  • Bausch + Lomb ULTRA
  • Bausch + Lomb ULTRA For Astigmatism
  • Bausch + Lomb ULTRA For Presbyopia
  • Biotrue ONEday
  • Biotrue ONEday For Astigmatism
  • Biotrue ONEday For Presbyopia
  • PureVision2
  • PureVision2 For Astigmatism
  • PureVision2 For Presbyopia

Cannot seem to find what you are looking for? Contact us and we can help you to locate a specific brand or contact lens.


  • Biofinity
  • Biofinity Energys
  • Biofinity Multifocal
  • Biofinity Toric
  • Biofinity Toric XR
  • Biofinity XR
  • Clariti 1 Day
  • Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
  • Clariti 1 Day Toric
  • Expressions Colors
  • MyDay Sphere
  • MyDay Toric
  • Proclear
  • Proclear 1 Day Aspheric
  • Proclear 1 Day Multifocal
  • Proclear Multifocal Toric
  • Proclear Multifocal XR
  • Proclear Multifocal
  • Proclear Toric
  • Proclear Toric XR

Johnson & Johnson:

  • 1-Day Acuvue Moist
  • 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism
  • 1-Day Acuvue Most Multifocal
  • Acuvue Define
  • Acuvue Oasys
  • Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia
  • Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
  • Acuvue Oasys 1 Day
  • Acuvue Oasys 1 Day for Astigmatism
  • Acuvue Trueye
  • Acuvue Vita
  • Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism

Cannot seem to find what you are looking for? Contact us and we can help you to locate a specific brand or contact lens.

Empire Eyewear Hours

Monday – Fridayย 11.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Optometry Appointment

For all your eye exams, eye care, prescription glasses and contact lenses – book an appointment with one of our optometrists in Vaughan now.

Get In Touch

905 605 7867

We are here for you! The Empire Team is always ready and happy to help you with any eye related questions or concerns.

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People Say

Excellent customer service. I havenโ€™t had an eye exam in a while so I decided to try it out. Staff were patient and took the time to explain the details, not only on what the eye exam covers but also the insurance side. They even spent extra time to make sure I was fully satisfied with my decision on picking out my glasses. The eyewear selection is amazing!. Many named brands to choose for both men and women. Iโ€™m very happy I decided to go with Empire Eyewear in Vaughan. Professional staff, great prices, down to earth personalities. Donโ€™t waste your time and money with anyone else!!.
Josh W
Customer: April 27, 2019

Get your peace of mind with an eye exam today!

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