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Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Winnipeg LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Village Optical Eye Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good candidates for...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Winnipeg contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Village Optical Eye Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an eye exam...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Winnipeg eye exam – Why the Cheapest Eye Exam is Not the Best

See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Winnipeg, Manitoba No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet that doesn’t...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Winnipeg LASIK – Does LASIK Eye Surgery Hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your...

Do I need Eye Exams?

Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

How can I protect my eyes from Diabetes?

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

10 Eye Care Tips for Healthy Vision

Eye Clinic near you in Winnipeg, Manitoba Do you eat healthily and work out to keep your body in shape? Did you know that there...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

All About Management & Treatment of Eye Disease in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Many eye diseases are associated with aging, and even before you notice any problems, it is common for one of these conditions to be detected...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

What can I do about Dry Eyes in Winter ? Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Keeping your children safe from damaging their eyes Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test Village Optical - What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test, Winnipeg, Manitoba An online...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for University Students

College Student Eye Care Help Village Optical - College Student Eye Care Help, Winnipeg, Manitoba It’s almost back to school time for college students and...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is a migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

Do I really need to check my eyes ?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams. Thorough evaluations of your eye health and vision by our...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

Who is affected by Glaucoma ?

We Provide Advanced Eye Care for Glaucoma Glaucoma describes a type of ocular disease that causes damage to your optic nerve and destroys your quality...

Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

Village Optical Helps Kids Reach the Top of the Class There’s a strong association between sharp eyesight and successful classroom learning. According to education experts,...

How do I get Contact Lenses?

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with...

Do I have the Best Vision Possible?

Our expert eye doctors are committed to providing you with the best vision possible. Our optometrists will perform a detailed eye exam to check your...

Are Over-the-Counter Readers good enough?

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a...

How do I choose my family Optometrist ?

Village Optical provides much more for your eyes than eyeglasses and contact lenses! Our optometrists in Winnipeg will examine, monitor, treat, and manage your ocular...

What’s In a Contact Lens?

Learn How Contact Lenses are Made Contact lenses are immensely popular, with a wide variety of types to fit almost every individual and their vision...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Village Optical Halloween blog

How to Protect Your Eyes from Halloween Hazards Halloween is the perfect time to look scary, while staying safe. Yet, every year we receive frantic...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

Why Our Patients Choose us For Their Eye Exams and Eyecare Needs in Winnipeg!

We combine a team of skilled eye doctors, over 30 years of experience, top-notch technology, and friendly, efficient service! Do you really need additional reasons...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Frame show and sale Feb 19th-20th!

Unique European eyewear for one weekend only! "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"  Dr. Seuss    ...

Macular degeneration and low vision awareness month

February is macular degeneration and low vision awareness month.  Learn more here...

Dr. Dillon interviewed for online article: Optometrists Separate Contact Lens Facts from Fiction

Dr. Dillon interviewed for online article: Contact Lens Facts from Fiction. Read More Here  ...

We now carry Oakley glasses and sunglasses!

Stylish performance eyewear for active individuals.

Village Optical team returns from training event

Staff welcomed back from weekend training event in Vancouver

Optometrist of the Year

Dr. Georgi was honoured as the Optometrist of the Year 

We now carry Mira-Flex Frames for children

Safe, flexible plastic frames for children.

Dr. Loewen will be appearing on CTV

Tune into CTV on Monday, February 9th at 815 am.  Dr. Loewen will be discussing special issues surrounding eye health in the winter months.

Dr. Loewen quoted in Winnipeg Free Press article on children’s vision

Dr. Loewen educates the public about the importance of early detection and intervention of eye problems in children. Read the full article "Early Eye Care...

Dr. Dillon quoted in Winnipeg Free Press article about the importance of eye health

Dr. Dillon interviewed for Winnipeg Free Press article about the importance of eye health.  Click here to see the full article "Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes":  http://publications.winnipegfreepress.com/i/374044  ...

Dr. Georgi quoted in online article about sunglasses!

Dr. Georgi was recently interviewed for a publication on sunglasses and UV protection. Click here to read the full article and find out more about...

Dr. Dillon reminds contact lens wearers of the importance of proper contact lens care in radio interview

Dr. Dillon reminds contact lens wearers of the importance of proper contact lens care in radio interview on CJOB

It’s Another Boy!

Dr. Dillon and her husband, Steve Malo, are proud to announce the arrival of their second child.  On December 14th, 2012, Scott Andrew Malo arrived at 7:34pm weighing in...

Office Hours Expanded

In our ongoing efforts to continually advance our service and care of our patients, we have recently expanded the office hours. We are pleased to...

Doctors Donate Exam Fees on World Sight Day

On October 11th, 2012 our office participated in the World Sight Day Challenge. We raised funds for our international charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight....

Staff welcomed back from weekend training event in Muskoka

To maintain our high level of service, our staff have just returned from a weekend training event in Muskoka, Ontario. Feel free to ask our...

Welcome Dr. Cam Livingstone and staff from Eyeprism Optical!

Our renovation/expansion is nearly complete.  We are very excited to welcome Dr. Cam Livingstone and his exceptional team from Eyeprism Optical.  Dr. Livingstone will begin...

Doctors donate $2 per eye exam throughout the month of May to the CNIB

Throughout the month of May (Vision Health Month) the doctors at Village Optical will be donating $2 for every eye examination to the CNIB (Canadian...

Dr. Loewen returns from vision care mission to Jamaica

Dr. Loewen recently travelled to Port Antonio and Morant Bay, Jamaica, to provide eye care to these underserviced communities. She travelled with a team from Canadian...

Doctors donate exam fees on World Sight Day

World Sight Day was held on October 14th, 2011. Our doctors once again donated the proceeds from their eye examinations on this day. This year,...

Doctors Donate Exam Fees on October 14th, 2010!

On October 14th, 2010 our office participated in the World Sight Day Challenge.  We raised funds for our international charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight. Optometry...

IT’S A BOY!!

Dr. Dillon and her husband, Steve Malo, are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, on May 26th, 2010. Matthew Brayden Malo arrived...

Staff welcomed back from weekend training event in Ottawa!

To maintain our high level of service, our staff have just returned from a weekend training event in Ottawa.  Feel free to ask our knowledgeable,...

Doctors Donate Exam Fees on October 8th, 2009!

On October 8th, 2009 our office participated in the World Sight Day Challenge.  We raised funds for our international charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight. Optometry...

Dr. Georgi elected president of Manitoba Association of Optometrists

Dr. Michelle Georgi was elected president of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists.  Her term will run from April 2009 to April 2010. Congratulations to Dr....

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...