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Eye Exams & Eye Care Services in Winnipeg

Crest Eyecare is proud to offer top-notch eye care and eyewear to families in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our optometry services include:

  • Annual comprehensive eye exams
  • Diagnosis and management of common eye diseases
  • Emergency eye care services
  • Updates for glasses and contact lens prescriptions
  • Co-management of LASIK eye surgery

Contact our eye doctor’s office or give us a call at 204-421-8080 to learn more about these and other essential eye care services.

Vision Correction for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that affects both your distance and close vision, resulting in double or blurry vision, head aches, and eye strain. Fortunately, our Winnipeg eye care team can help correct your astigmatism so that you can see clearly and comfortably.

What Causes Astigmatism, and How Is It Treated?

In a normal, healthy eye, the clear layer at the front of your eye (known as the cornea) is a uniform, round shape. This allows it to bend light evenly as it enters the eye, creating a sharp, clear image of what you see as it reaches the photosensitive tissues at the back of your eye, known as the retina.

Astigmatism occurs when your cornea becomes misshapen, giving your eye more of an elliptical shape, like a football. This causes light to bend unevenly, scattering it and creating multiple or blurry images as it reaches the retina.

If you have astigmatism, you actually require two different prescriptions for each eye because of the oval shape of the cornea. This requires more specialized glasses or contact lenses and a more involved process for prescribing and fitting the lenses.

Our Winnipeg eye care and eyewear team has years of experience helping patients deal with astigmatism and prescribing glasses and contacts that allow for clear, comfortable vision every day.

Detection and Treatment of Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that often happens as a person gets older. They occur as a result of the clear lens inside our eyes becoming cloudy due to hardening proteins inside the eye. They tend to develop slowly, reducing the amount of light that can get through the lens, and resulting in significant vision loss. If cataracts go untreated, they can completely block light from entering the eye, resulting in blindness in the affected eye.

Conditions such as diabetes, overexposure to ultraviolet light, or complications after eye surgery are all thought to accelerate the development of cataracts, resulting in earlier formation and vision loss. Bad habits such as smoking and eating poorly are also thought to contribute.

As part of your comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will take a look at your eyes and determine if a cataract may be forming. If so, we may refer you to a trusted cataract surgeon who can replace your clouded lens with a new intra-ocular lens that will help you see more clearly.

For more information about detection and treatment of cataracts, reach out to our eye care team today.

Treatment For Dry Eyes and Eye Allergies in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Are you experiencing dry, red, itchy, gritty-feeling, or watery eyes? You may be experiencing dry eye syndrome.

Though warm or cool compresses can help temporarily reduce or eliminate some symptoms, it’s best to come in for a comprehensive eye exam so that our team of eye care experts can diagnose exactly what’s causing your dry eye symptoms, and find the right treatment to help you see more clearly and comfortably.

Advanced Techonology Used At Crest Eyecare

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress

BRUDER Moist Heat Eye Compress opens oil glands and allows natural oils to flow back into the eye relieving discomfort from aging, contact lenses, use of digital devices and more.


Accurate refraction measurement Easy VA measurement with glare test Simple opacity assessment with retroillumination image Patient-friendly accommodation measurement Keratometry measurement with mire ring

Platinum system

A slit-lamp imaging system is a communication tool for use with four distinct audiences: Patients. When was the last time you saw a patient and thought, “I wish you were making better decisions about your health!” When you show a photo and say “I’m concerned about” something, the patient immediately attaches more importance to the discussion. Your future self. If you see 400 patients between initial presentation and first follow-up, you’re probably not going to remember exactly what you saw originally. When you have a photo from the initial visit and a photo from the follow-up visit, you can easily assess the rate of change of the condition. You now have evidence for changing the treatment plan, or for keeping it the same. Use the photos to efficiently and clearly communicate with the patient. Colleagues in your office. In a multi-provider office it is sometimes necessary to see someone else’s patient for a follow-up visit. Wouldn’t you like to have a photo from the previous visit? Similarly, when someone sees your patient for a follow-up, wouldn’t you like to have a photo from that visit when you see the patient again? Images and videos help to provide continuity of care. Other eye care professionals. When you’re sending a patient to someone else, also send a photo so the doctor knows what it looked like at the start. When sending a report back to a referring doctor, include a photo so the primary care doctor knows what you did. Professional communication creates future referrals.


The only fundus imaging system that combines True Color and clarity within an ultra-wide field of view, enabling clinicians to manage patients with confidence

Cirrus 4000

The ZEISS Cirrus HD-OCT 4000 (Cirrus HD-OCT or Cirrus) enable examination of the posterior and anterior of the eye at an extremely fine spatial scale, without surgical biopsy or even any contact with the eye. The Cirrus HD-OCT builds on and refines the retinal imaging technology first introduced with the ZEISS Stratus OCT™. HD-OCT stands for "high-definition optical coherence tomography." Employing the advanced imaging technology of spectral domain optical coherence tomography, Cirrus HD-OCT acquires OCT data about 70 times faster (27,000 vs. 400 A-scans per second) and with better resolution (5 μm vs. ~10 μm axial resolution in tissue), compared to first-generation OCT technology. Cirrus acquires whole cubes of OCT image data, composed of hundreds of line scans, in about the same time as Stratus acquires a six-line scan. You can view these data cubes in three planes, or through three dimensions, giving you access to an extensive amount of retinal image data in one scan. Intended Use The Cirrus HD-OCT with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL), Macular, Optic Nerve Head, and Ganglion Cell Normative Databases is indicated for in-vivo viewing, axial cross-sectional, and three-dimensional imaging and measurement of anterior and posterior ocular structures. Indications for Use


Includes the latest in retina and glaucoma diagnostics, such as OCT angiography and en face imaging

AT 020 Applanation Tonometer

Non-contact tonometer whose totally automated operation results in error-free ocular pressure measurements


Non-contact tonometer whose totally automated operation results in error-free ocular pressure measurements

iCare Tonometer

This accurate painless puffless tonometer measures the eye's intra-ocular pressure (IOP).

Humphrey HFA3

This is used to assist with Glaucoma detection. It's designed for the examination, analysis and documentation of the field of sight, especially the light difference sensitivity and other functions of the human eye.


This is used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses and contact lenses, to orient and mark uncut lenses, and to properly mount lenses on eyeglass frames.

MPH 150 Manual Phoropter

When using a refracting system, we can determine the best prescription for you.

SL 800

Evaluates the tear film on the surface of the eye to facilitate diagnosis. May detect many diseases of the eye, including: eyelid diseases such as Blepharitis, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Corneal Injuries and diseases such as Keratoconus, retinal diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment, Dry Eye

Le 1000 Express Lens Edger

The all-gear driven mechanisms of the Le 1000 Express Lens Edger provide a high level of accuracy and durability. The model has recently been upgraded providing a 20% faster processing cycle, yet with “whisper quiet” operation.

3.5V Standard Ophthalmoscope

Used for inspecting the retina and other parts of the eye.

All Pupil BIO

The All Pupil II LED Convertible Slimline Wireless Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope (BIO) is based on the design of the number-one selling All Pupil indirect ophthalmoscope. Look for the features designed to make your examinations easier and more comfortable. Unit comes with a charger and two batteries.

PanOptic™ Ophthalmoscope

Used for inspecting the retina and other parts of the eye.

Professional Retinoscope

Retinoscopes shine light into the patient's eye, observes the reflection (reflex) off the patient's retina, and measures the refractive error.

Tonoref III

Combination of auto refractometer, auto keratometer, non contact tonometer and non contact pachymeter High measurement accuracy Clinically important functions ‐ accommodation measurement and opacity assessment User-friendly design Space saving design that is a comfortable and efficient upgrade to your practice

Tonoref II

Combination of auto refractometer, auto keratometer, non contact tonometer and non contact pachymeter High measurement accuracy Clinically important functions ‐ accommodation measurement and opacity assessment User-friendly design Space saving design that is a comfortable and efficient upgrade to your practice

Eye Care Services Offered At Crest Eyecare:

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    Comprehensive eye exams and so much more.
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    We diagnose and manage a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
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    Dry eye treatments can successfully manage dry eye discomfort. Visit Crest Eyecare to learn more about the best dry eye treatment near you. Eye doctor in Winnipeg, Manitoba.