The optometrists and staff at Transcona Optical are dedicated to the highest level of services for all patients. This has been our goal for the past 51 years. Our team is experienced in a wide variety of eye concerns - from vision correction, to pediatric and senior eye care, to the detection and treatment of eye diseases and injury to the eyes.
Our personalized approach combined with our state-of-the-art technology, ensures that we provide the best evaluations for vision correction and the early detection of eye diseases and assessment of eye injuries. We are then able to better help our patients with the prevention and maintenance of eye health issues. We are happy to provide the time and care needed to of fit our patients with the best options for glasses and contact lenses, tailored to their specific needs and budget.
All of your eye care needs will be exceeded at Transcona Optical!
From thorough eye exams to vision correction to the treatment of eye diseases and injuries, Transcona Optical provides comprehensive family eye care. Our optometrists are trained to diagnose and treat many vision problems and eye conditions. Following is an overview of what to expect from our doctors and staff:
Regardless of your age and current vision, a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist is necessary to accommodate your visual needs and protect your vision. Eye conditions are best minimized and corrected through early detection and our diagnostic technology offers patients the best optometric care.
Transcona Optical offers frames to suit all patients and we offer a 1- 2 year warranty on all frames and lenses. We use the highest quality lenses including Nikon, Hoya and Zeiss and offer high-index materials to thin lenses of higher prescriptions. We carry the newest technology in antireflection and scratch coatings to maximize vision and the look of the lens. We are also proud to offer all of the latest contact lenses in the market.
We treat each patient as an individual, identifying not only their prescription but also any work and/or lifestyle factors that will contribute to the effectiveness of a pair of glasses or type of contact lenses.
At Transcona Optical, our optometrists are trained in the most advanced optometric care to detect and treat a variety of eye diseases and conditions. Read more about some of the most common conditions that we see in our practice, including age related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.
Transcona Optical's optometrists are trained and qualified to treat a variety of eye conditions and traumas such as eye infections, iritis, blepharitis, foreign body removal, corneal abrasions, ocular allergies and more.
PRE-OP AND POST-OPERATIVE SURGICAL SUPPORT
At Transcona Optical, we provide pre-operative and post-operative care for surgeries including Lasik vision correction, cataract surgery, Intacs surgery for Keratoconus, and certain Glaucoma related surgeries. We are experienced in providing the essential pre- and post-operative care that helps make these surgeries a success and work closely with our local surgeons. In order to achieve a successful outcome, a comprehensive eye exam is needed to see if you are a good candidate.
CONSULTATION AND REFERRALS
Once we have assessed your particular needs during a comprehensive exam, we present all available options. These may include glasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, eye drops, medications, diet suggestions, and/or referrals to the appropriate ophthalmologist. We are familiar with all of the local ophthalmologists and know which specialist will best suit your needs if you require further assessment or surgery.
EYE EXAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that infants and toddlers have their first eye examination at the age of 6-9 months. Preschool children should have at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years (prior to starting school). Children who are 6 to 19 years of age should have their eyes examined each year. All infant and children eye exams until the age of 19 years of age are paid entirely by Manitoba Health.
EYE EXAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that seniors and adults undergo an eye exam every 1 or 2 years respectively. This helps detect and diagnose vision changes or problems and therefore maintains eye health. Regular vision examinations are also important for the prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today's academic, lifestyle and professional demands. If you are having any issues prior to the time recommended by your optometrist and/or have been referred by your family or specialized doctor, please contact us for an appointment at any time.
ADJUSTMENT AND REPAIR OF SPECTACLES
Spectacles often need to be adjusted to maintain comfort as well as optimal vision. We offer this service at no charge. We also offer custom repair services including soldering broken frames, replacing lost screws and nose pads and more.
REGULAR AND SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS FITTING
Our optometrists fit all forms of contact lenses including daily disposable wear, extended wear, multifocal, coloured lenses and custom RGPs for people with complex prescriptions or corneal conditions such as Keratoconus. We also offer many options for astigmatism and presbyopia.
EXAMENS VISUELS COMPLETS / FRENCH EYE EXAMS
Transcona Optical vous assurent un accès aux soins et aux services oculaires de la plus haute qualité. A Transcona Optical nous avons des optometrists bilingues. Il ne faut que demander si vous preferes un examination en francais.
Please feel free to see one of our optometrists or shop for glasses on the weekend. We are open on Saturday from 9AM - 3PM. During the week we are open from 8:30AM - 5:30PM. Contact us
DIRECT BILLING TO PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES
We offer same day direct billing to most private insurance companies. We can direct bill to the following companies (some exceptions apply); Blue Cross, Great West Life, Green Shield, Standard Life, Manulife, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Alliance, Cowan, Johnson Inc, and Sunlife. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine your eligibility for eye care.