In the early 1900s three welsh men - William Emlyn Davies, Ivor Wynne and E.D. Smith headed across the Atlantic ocean from Wales to Hamilton, ON. We know of the jams of E.D. Smith, the stadium named after Ivor Wynne, and for over 80 years W.E. Davies has led the way in quality eyewear, with many thousands of satisfied customers as a result. So many opticians got their beginnings at 1 Young Street, in Hamilton's Medical Arts Building, including Gord Skinner, who later went on to open his own shop. In 1989 W.E.'s son Bill took over the family business and is still actively involed today.




As owner of W. E. Davies Opticians since 1989, when he took over from his father, Bill has been an integral part of the development of this business. His background as a licensed Cabinet Maker has given him an edge in the problem solving of the shape and colour of frames and type of lenses needed to help provide a person with that perfect pair of eyeglasses.