We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.
Dr. Murray grew up in rural Manitoba and after graduating from the University of Waterloo practised in Portage la Prairie for 26 years. He joined Dr. Georgi at Village Optical in 2001. Still finding the eye care profession rewarding, he particularly enjoys the challenge of specialized contact lens fittings including those for keratoconus and night wear orthokeratology.
Dr. Michelle Georgi graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1983 and has practiced in Winnipeg ever since. She and Dr. Murray formed Village Optical in 2001 and have grown the practice that strives to offer complete vision care for the whole family in a caring, friendly and affordable way.
Dr. Georgi has a particular interest in children's vision and is currently the chair of the Children's Vision Committee of Manitoba and sits on the National Children's Vision Initiative Committee.
All the doctors at Village Optical strive to encourage all parents and caregivers to have their children's vision checked by age 3.
Dr. Georgi is a past president of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Dillon graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2006, on the dean's honour list. In her final year, she did an internship at a leading eye disease referral centre in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, she returned to Winnipeg to join Drs. Georgi and Murray at Village Optical. She has a special interest in ocular disease and pediatrics.
Dr. Dillon maintains an active role on council with the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, and currently chairs two committees.
Dr. Loewen grew up in St. Boniface and attended the University of Manitoba. She graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction in 2006. During this time, she was involved in molecular biology research in the Department of Microbiology. She continued her studies at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and completed an internship at VisionAmerica in Mobile, Alabama with emphasis on oculopastics, neuro-ophthalmology, cataract pre-operative and post-operative management, glaucoma, and diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Loewen graduated in 2010 on the Dean’s Honours List.
Dr. Loewen is on the Children’s Vision Committee of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. She has a special interest in providing eyecare to those in need and has traveled to communities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Jamaica on vision missions.
Dr. Loewen is happy to be back in Winnipeg and joined Village Optical in July 2010. She looks forward to meeting new and current patients.
Dr. Livingstone graduated from the University of Waterloo and formed EyePrism Optical in 2003. He merged his practise with Village Optical in 2013.
Dr. Livingstone looks forward to continuing to serve his previous patients, and meeting new patients, at the newly renovated Village Optical location.