Dr. Douglas A. Puttaert • Dr. Rachel J. Cherian • Dr. Romie Dhaliwal • Dr. Brett D. Puttaert
Village Family Eyecare Center is now open at a reduced capacity
Following the Manitoba Government guidelines, we are resuming your eyecare services using a phased approach.
First priority will be given to eyeglass and contact lens needs, and urgent care patients. We will then be booking routine eye examinations. Please be aware that following the provincial guidelines, we have a very limited number of appointments available per day. As a result, some appointments may need to be rescheduled to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.
Our phone lines will be open starting Tuesday May 5 and we will continue to be checking messages and emails regularly.
In case of a sight threatening eye emergency after hours, the Misericordia Urgent Eyecare Centre will remain open at 99 Cornish Ave.
Please be assured, we are working tirelessly with ever changing protocols and plans in an effort to accommodate our patients’ needs as efficiently as possible until we can regain full capacity.
Thank you for your understanding and community support while we navigate these challenging times to provide you with the high quality professional service you are used to.
For general questions and guidance, we will be responding to email at:
Established in 2000, Village Family Eye Care has been serving the St. James community for almost twenty years. With a full size dispensary that includes a wide variety of frames for all budgets, we are able to provide full service eye care. Four optometrists are available for comprehensive eye examinations five days a week, including evening appointments on Wednesdays as well as being open some Saturdays. Our office specializes in contact lens fittings, providing vision therapy and follow up for diabetic retinal evaluations and glaucoma monitoring using visual field testing, photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Please note the office will be closed on Saturdays over long weekends where the Holiday falls on a Monday.
1870 Portage Ave
- Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
- Tuesday8:30am - 5:30pm
- Wednesday8:30am - 7:00pm
- Thursday8:30am - 5:30pm
- Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
- SaturdayBy appointment only
- Eye health examinations
- Vision examinations
- Pediatric care
- Vision therapy
- Contact lenses
- Fashion eye wear and Sunglasses
- Student eye wear packages
- Certified staff