About Off the Wall
This Is How Our Story Began
A velvet vintage couch stands between shelves of eyeglasses in Off The Wall Eyewear Emporium. Whimsical sun glass holders with moustaches and local art adorn the walls. The store on Elmwood Drive in Moncton opened in November 2017, providing some truly unique eyewear products.
“"The idea of having to conform is a popular one, but I'm here to say that isn't the case! We can all be individuals, and I'm hoping to provide that option," said Steve Charlebois, the owner of Off the Wall Eyewear Emporium.
A true romantic at heart, Charlebois has a special relationship with eyewear. It started 25 years ago in an Ottawa store, when he and a friend encountered the owners who thought they were there to commit a crime! Fortunately, that wasn't the case - instead Charlebois and his pal ended up with a friendship, and a new career path - Charlebois was inspired to begin his own business.
Charlebois attended optician school at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. and later was employed by Luxottica's LensCrafter. Despite the closure of the company's east coast operations during the 2008 financial crisis, his wife and he eventually landed in Moncton, where Charlebois took on the role of instructor for Oulton College's optician program; a program he helped conceive by authoring its curriculum. After a few years, however, he determined that a shift in focus was required.
“I thought about going back to school and changing careers entirely, and I was like, NO, I’ve planned Off the Wall Eyewear Emporium for 10 years,” he said.
On their third anniversary, our second store, located at 1633 Mountain Road in Moncton, opened – a giant optical store in the Maritime region, with a state-of-the-art lab, two optical lanes, a full office for eye doctors, and a grand selection of Canadian and European designer glasses. This store is one of a kind and has an incredible atmosphere that must be experienced.
Celebrating 6 years, we've secured a spot at Area 506 Container Village from May to Nov. 2023! Rehoming in Saint John, NB, we openned on May 19th. We remain eager to one day settle back in Saint John where we spent many years.
Explore Off The Wall Eyewear Emporium for retro Shuron eyeglasses, Zeal, Kuron, Ronit-Furst, MODO, Spectacle Eyewerks, Maui Jim, Dandy's, Rogers, Hemp Eyewear, EnChroma, and 3D Printed L-oL. Plus, discover contact lenses, sunglasses, motorcycle goggles, swimming goggles, and safety glasses, all available with repair, lens cutting, and fitting services.
Meet Our Team
Steve "That Guy"
Owner & Optician, Contact Lens Fitter, Repair Guy
Steve Charlebois Brings ‘Quirky, Funky Stuff’ to Moncton’s Eyewear Market..
“This is what I love. I love glasses. I love helping people”
Jen "The Hammer"
Behind the Scenes
See those funny ads and video's?
All those great contests? Weird window displays? This is the gal that puts it all together
Finnegan, Violet & Olive
Often found on the vintage velvet couch or nibbling at your legs when you walk in. Our store mascots provides licks and cuddles while you shop. Long-hair wiener dogs.
Over 20 years in the optical lab; we are lucky to have her on our team. You will find Beth in the lab cutting lenses, tinting glasses and doing repairs.
We are looking for the following:
* Optometrist to join our team in Moncton, NB - new grads welcome!
Come join our funky family at Off the Wall! Our super busy, independent eyewear emporium offers two trendy locations in New Brunswick and is looking for a rad smarty-pants to join us. We provide an office, exam lane, pre-testing room, contact lens room, receptionist area, and waiting room--all with flexible hours/days and no rent--and you get to keep 100% of exam billings.
Plus, you'll have the chance to build your own team and expand with us as we grow across the Maritimes. Sound like you? If so, we need you to have a license to practice Optometry in New Brunswick, and love working with a dynamic team of Opticians. Passion for rock n roll and blues is a plus.. Ready to help shape the eye care industry? Let's go!
***Health plan, Dental, Life Insurance and Staff Rewards***
Send us an email and let's chat.
onyourfaceeyewear @ gmail.com
Off the Wall Eyewear Emporium
1633 Mountain Road, Moncton NB