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Dr. Michelle Georgi

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Dr. Michelle Georgi graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1983 and has practised 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 on 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.  She was named the Manitoba Optometrist of the Year in 2015.

 

Dr. Georgi is retiring as of the end of 2019. She wanted to share this letter with her patients. She will be missed. 

Dear Patients,

I hope this letter finds you well. I’d like to share some new developments at Village Optical.

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from optometry at the end of 2019. I have had the honour and privilege of looking after your vision needs and I would like to thank all of you for your continued trust and confidence. It has meant a great deal to me that you have made Village Optical your place for optometric care and I have so enjoyed getting to know all of you! I have always looked forward to each day, catching up on your day-to-day lives, and helping you achieve the best vision you can possibly have. It has been such a pleasure.

My youngest son just transitioned to a new dentist, and he commented on how he missed the comforting feeling of knowing your caregiver is aware of your history and past issues, and of having to build that relationship anew. This is why I am writing today; I would like to assure all of you that your patient charts will continue to stay at Village Optical, and the same wonderful staff will continue to greet you and your family when you arrive!

I would like to introduce the optometrist that is taking over my part of the practice. Dr.Cody van Dijk graduated from the University of Waterloo. He was on the Dean’s honour list and his class Valedictorian. He is a kind, thoughtful practitioner, who takes the time to listen to your concerns and carefully explain treatment options. Dr. van Dijk is newly married and speaks English and French. You will be in great hands!

One of the many great things about Village Optical is that we have 6 optometrists providing care. I want to assure you that we can address any issue that you may have in a timely way so that if your optometrist is not available, or if there is an emergency, we will be happy to have another optometrist look after your needs. The newest member of the team will be our new associate Dr. Brandon Bzovey, who joined us this August. Dr. Bzovey grew up in Winnipeg and recently graduated from the University of Waterloo. Welcome Dr. Bzovey! French eye exams are available with Drs. van Dijk, Loewen, and Dillon. Dr. Loewen is the chair of the Children’s Vision Committee of Manitoba. Dr. Tanya Dillon is the President of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. Dr. Livingstone and Dr. Murray have a special interest in complex contact lens fittings. All practitioners see patients of all ages and provide full scope of care, including glaucoma treatment, cataract assessment, contact lenses, pediatric care and the rapidly growing area of myopia prevention/control. The office hours remain the same and we will continue to offer appointments on Wednesday evenings and most Saturdays.

Once again, thank you for allowing me to provide your vision care over the past 36 years! It has been my absolute pleasure.

Kind regards,

Dr. Michelle Georgi, OD

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have closed the office to routine care. Contact lens orders can still be made, and limited eyeglasses services are available. For everyone’s safety, we are providing free delivery for all contact lenses. Please call 204-253-9219 or e-mail info@villageoptical.ca to place an order.

We remain open for urgent situations and emergency care. Please call to schedule an appointment. Our new office hours are 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday, and we also have an after hours emergency phone that can be reached at 431-275-2495. If you would like to be put on a call list for when routine care resumes, please let us know by phone or email.

The safety of our staff, patients, and community is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding. Take care, and stay safe.