Dr. bruce Rosner
Optometrist & Owner
Over 40 years ago, Dr. Bruce Rosner established Transcona Optical after graduating from the Ontario College of Optometry. He is continually pleased that the patients he examined as children, continue the tradition with their very own family and children. He was an active member on council of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. He has also been involved as a Manitoba Delegate to the Canadian Association of Optometrists as well as a part of the Downtown Merchant’s Association (now known as Transcona Biz). Dr. Bruce Rosner is very proud to have served as President for all of these organizations at one time or another and looks forward to many more years of being a part of the Winnipeg community.
Dr. Steven Mintz
Dr. Steven Mintz became a part of the Transcona Optical practice after graduating from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 1973. Having been involved with many organizations over the years he was elected to council of Manitoba Optometric Association early on in his career, and at one time was serving as President as well. He went on to perform duties as the Manitoba delegate to the Canadian Association of Optometry and for seven years was Director of Clinical Excellence. Dr. Steven Mintz was also a Commanding Officer of 573 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron, and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Transcona since 1980, currently serving as it’s Secretary.
Dr. Elisa Fiorentino
Optometrist & Owner
Dr. Elisa Fiorentino grew up in Transcona and graduated from College Pierre Elliott Trudeau. She completed her education graduating with Honours from the University of Waterloo in 1999. She was the recipient of the E.J. Chisholm Memorial Scholarship for academic and clinical proficiency in Pediatric Optometry. As part of her training she completed an internship in ocular therapeutics at the Omni Eye Centre in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Transcona upon her graduation to work at Transcona Optical. She has served as the co-chair for the Continuing Education commitee for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, as well as on the board of directors for the Manitoba Division of the CNIB. For several years Dr. Elisa Fiorentino also served as the secretary to the Board of Directors for Villa Cabrini Inc. She is of Italian background and she also speaks French.
Dr. Alissa Boroditsky
Optometrist & Owner
Dr. Alissa Boroditsky joined the Transcona Optical team in 2005 after graduating with Honors from the University of Waterloo. A highlight from her years of schooling was an externship at the Karolinska Eye Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. This externship along with her missionary trip to Villahermosa, Mexico, provided her with more experience and knowledge about ocular diseases.
Dr. Boroditsky is originally from Winnipeg and graduated from a french immersion high school and from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a mother of twins and recently a baby girl. Dr. Boroditsky enjoys seeing patients in both English and French and welcomes patients of all ages. She appreciates taking the extra time and care with patients and appreciates the relationships that have evolved over the years. During her years of practice, she has served as the Continuing Education Chair for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists and as an Optometric delegate to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
DR. Steven Malo
Optometrist & Owner
Dr. Steven Malo graduated with Honors in 2006 from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry. During his final year at university, he interned at a leading eye disease referral center in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Malo is originally from the small town of Simcoe, Ontario. He decided to move to his wife’s hometown of Winnipeg where he began practising in Portage la Prarie before joining Transcona Optical in 2009. Dr. Malo is currently a member of the complaints committee for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. Dr. Malo enjoys raising his young family and playing hockey and golf in his spare time.
Dr. Karen Blackie
Dr. Karen Blackie graduated with Honors from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2011. Prior to that she completed a BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology. She chose to pursue a career in Optometry because of a love for teaching & caring for people. In August of 2011, Dr. Karen Blackie joined Transcona Optical’s team of esteemed optometrists. She has spent time in Jamaica providing charity eye care to people who cannot otherwise afford proper eye care. She has worked in a Veteran’s hospital in Oklahoma for 4 months where she focused on the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases. Dr. Blackie prides herself in providing a fun & relaxing environment, especially for young nervous patients. She is there to answer any questions you may have and offer detailed explanations. Dr. Blackie is the proud mom of two young daughters. In her spare moments she enjoys reading & loves to cook. Dr. Karen Blackie is passionate & kind and loves what she does. She looks forward to caring for you and your family’s eye care needs.
Dr. Blake Chartier
Dr. Chartier graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2017 on the Dean’s Honour List. He was also recipient of the Karen Tompa Nowy Memorial Award for avocation of treatment, and excellence in patient care. Prior to optometry school, Dr. Chartier completed his undergraduate Honours Science degree at the University of Waterloo on a scholarship with the Men’s Varsity Hockey Team. During his final year of optometric studies, Dr. Chartier completed several clinical externships in both Canada and the United States. Included in those studies is time at the John D Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit, Michigan where he received extensive exposure to the diagnosis and management of various ocular disease. He also spent time at our clinic as an intern providing primary care. Away from the office, Dr. Chartier enjoys playing hockey, golf and spending time at the lake.