Optometrists are open for routine care and observe protocols to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. If you have any questions, contact your optometrist's office or the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, 204-943-9811. We encourage patients to take care of all aspects of their health, including regular eye care. If you have delayed your regular eye care visit due to the pandemic, consider making an appointment today. Click here to find an optometrist near you.
Outcomes from Excessive Screen Time
Wondering how excessive screen time can affect our long term health? Blue light and screen time impacts do impact vision. Listen to this CBC Radio Interview with Winnipeg optometrist Dr. Irene Mestito-Dao about why that could be leading to blurrier vision.
Optometrist Registration in Manitoba
Find details on applying for membership as a North American-trained Optometrist, Internationally-trained Optometrist, Optometric Student (externship). View the list of Optometrists currently registered in Manitoba. Learn about a career in optometry and MAO's Basman Scholarship.
Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win Health Expo
Manitoba Optometrists participated in the recent Health Fair at the Saul Sair Health Centre in Siloam Mission.
Outside of the expo, volunteer optometrists provide services at Siloam about once a month on average, and have been visiting the site since around 2011.
Optometric Care Expanding in Churchill
A pilot project between the Churchill Health Centre, Manitoba Association of Optometrists and University of Waterloo's School of Optometry has created a permanent optometric lane.