📌 1102 Kings Road, Sydney
📌 219 Commercial St Glacebay
Sydney River: 902-564-5332
Glace Bay: 902-842-3333
About Us

Say Hello To The New You!

Your Vision Is Important To Us

We never cut corners and always do what's best for you and your vision!

At Tamarind Optical, we care about your vision, and use the best equipment possible to diagnose your eye-related condition. Whether you need a stronger contact prescription, new glasses, or are interested in laser eye treatment, we can help you. You can trust that Tamarind Optical will take care of you.

For 35 years, Tamarind Optical has offered Cape Breton residents a place to recieve thorough eye examinations and access to a wide selection of designer eyewear and contact lenses.  As well, we have been known to provide top-quality safety glasses and prescription sunwear. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the vision correction that fits you, your budget and your sense of style.

Please call our office to schedule a consultation appointment, and we'll address your needs from there - 902-564-5332

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald was born and grew up in Halifax, but with strong Cape Breton roots spending every summer at her grandparents in Glace Bay. She attended Mount Allison and Dalhousie University before earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2012. As part of her training, she did a four-month ocular disease externship specializing in glaucoma management at the St. Albans Veterans hospital in Queens, NY. As a student, she had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Jamaica, and South Africa, providing eyecare clinics to those in need.


Dr. MacDonald has been a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometry since 2012.  As someone who needed glasses at a young age, she is passionate about providing pediatric care and knows how important eye care is for child development. She is also very interested in providing dry eye therapy for her patients, aware of how much this can improve quality of life. In her spare time, Dr. MacDonald enjoys traveling, reading, and baking. 


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