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About Carman Vision Services

Our Optometrists

Carman Vision Services (2016 owned and operated), in Carman, Manitoba is our second location.  This historical building is as warm, charming and welcoming as our staff.  This progressive, full-scope practice serves the Carman communities with the latest innovations in instrumentation, techniques and products.  We continue to see growth and strive to preserve and enhance the vision of our valued patients, both established and new.

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Dr. Karen Deane

Dr. Karen Deane was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Manitoba. Upon graduation, she continued her studies ...

Our Team

Connie Klassen

Director of Operations

Jo Umandal

Optometric Assistant

Jordana Fehr

FP Optical Manager

Kalynn Warren

CVS Practice Manager

Kyiah Meleck

Optometric Assistant

Lisa Wiebe

Marketing Coordinator, CCOA

Nancy Dueck

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Schudy Sawatzky

Business Administrator

Why Us?

We live in and care for the communities we serve.  For over 50 years our owners and team of optometrists have believed in providing comprehensive eye care locally.

We have invested in technology that allows us to better diagnose, treat and care for our patients ocular health.  We strive to provide a wide selection of frames, lenses and contact lenses for all your vision care needs.

Our Mission

We enhance your vision and enrich your life by caring for the gift of sight.

OUR VISION

We empower our team and patients.

We impact our community through education and involvement.

We help people see.

OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity

Teamwork

People Matter

Innovation and Development

Compassion and Respect

Our History

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  • Aug 1970

    Dr. John Friesen Opens Valley Vision Services

    Dr. John Friesen Opens Valley Vision Services

    August 22, 1970
    Dr. John Friesen Opens Valley Vision Services
  • Aug 1979

    Drs. Friesen & Lautenschlager Optometrists

    Drs. Friesen & Lautenschlager Optometrists

    August 16, 1979
    Drs. Friesen & Lautenschlager Optometrists
    New University of Waterloo Optometry graduate moves to Morden, MB to partner with Dr. John Friesen.  Valley Vision Services changes it name to Drs. Friesen & Lautenschlager Optometrists serving Morden and surrounding communities.  A satellite office was set up in Winkler to accommodate patients as well.
  • Apr 2000

    Building Expansion Renovations & First Associate Joins The Team

    Building Expansion Renovations & First Associate Joins The Team

    April 3, 2000
    Building Expansion Renovations & First Associate Joins The Team
    In preparation for the growing southern Manitoba population, Drs. Friesen and Lautenschlager made plans to add to their existing building, tripling it’s current size. With the continued growth, Dr. Cynthia Magarrell, also a graduate from University of Waterloo joined the practice as the first associate in 2001.
  • Feb 2002

    Focal Point Brand Established

    Focal Point Brand Established

    February 1, 2002
    Focal Point Brand Established
    Meeting the demands of the growing communities meant the team had to add more associates.  The staff already had their mouths full when answering the phones…”Good Morning, Drs. Friesen, Lautenschlager and Stephen’s office.  How may I help you?” and thereby the decision to rebrand was made.  The owners held a in-house competition for staff to come up with the new name for the practice.  “Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care” was established along with a new logo in 2002, making room for the addition of Dr. Crystal Henderson in 2003.
  • Sep 2003

    Focal Point Welcomes 2nd Associate

    Focal Point Welcomes 2nd Associate

    September 3, 2003
    Focal Point Welcomes 2nd Associate
    Dr. Crystal Henderson joins the Focal Point Team
  • Oct 2004

    State-of-the-Art Building Opens

    State-of-the-Art Building Opens

    October 1, 2004
    State-of-the-Art Building Opens
    Within 10 years, the 2000 renovations and expansion were bursting at the seems.  It was time to plan, design and build a new building.  The 7700 sqft building opened its doors in the fall of 2004.  This 10 lane exam room office, with filled with the latest equipment in the industry, as well as a frame gallery that features over 1000 frames.  A larger building meant hiring more staff.  Our intimate staff of 10 quickly grew to over 30 members.
  • Sep 2008

    Dr. Tio Bellisario Joins the Team

    Dr. Tio Bellisario Joins the Team

    September 24, 2008
    Dr. Tio Bellisario Joins the Team
    Dr. Tio Bellisario joined the team with the intention of taking over Dr. John Friesen’s portion of the practice.
  • Aug 2009

    Dr. Brook Barteaux Joins Focal Point

    Dr. Brook Barteaux Joins Focal Point

    August 10, 2009
    Dr. Brook Barteaux Joins Focal Point
    Dr. Brooks Barteaux becomes Focal Point’s 4th Associate.
  • Feb 2011

    Founder, Dr. John Friesen Retires

    Founder, Dr. John Friesen Retires

    February 1, 2011
    Founder, Dr. John Friesen Retires
    In February 2011 Dr. Friesen retired and Dr. Bellisario took over as owner/optometrist, in partnership with Earl Lautenschlager.
  • Sep 2013

    Focal Point Welcomes Associate, Dr. Graham Noseworthy

    Focal Point Welcomes Associate, Dr. Graham Noseworthy

    September 3, 2013
    Focal Point Welcomes Associate, Dr. Graham Noseworthy
    Dr. Graham Noseworthy joins Focal Point in September 2013 to meet the growing demands of the surrounding communities.
  • Feb 2016

    Focal Point Acquires Carman Vision Services

    Focal Point Acquires Carman Vision Services

    February 1, 2016
    Focal Point Acquires Carman Vision Services
    With the retirement of Dr. Holroyd, Carman Vision Services was acquired by Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care.
  • Feb 2017

    “Dr. L” Retires and Daughter Jessica Becomes Partner

    “Dr. L” Retires and Daughter Jessica Becomes Partner

    February 1, 2017
    “Dr. L” Retires and Daughter Jessica Becomes Partner
    Dr. L begins to retire by allowing his daughter Dr. Jessica to become owner. He continues to see patients until April 2019 on a part time schedule.
  • Aug 2017

    Dr. Karen Deane Joins the Team

    Dr. Karen Deane Joins the Team

    August 14, 2017
    Dr. Karen Deane Joins the Team
    Dr. Karen Deane has joined Focal Point to help meet the demands of our growing communities.
  • Sep 2018

    Dr. Dan Klauke Joins Focal Point

    Dr. Dan Klauke Joins Focal Point

    September 2, 2018
    Dr. Dan Klauke Joins Focal Point
    Dr. Dan Klauke joins the Focal Point team with the departure of Dr. Brooks Barteaux.
  • Feb 2020

    Focal Point Celebrates 50 Years

    Focal Point Celebrates 50 Years

    February 1, 2020
    Focal Point Celebrates 50 Years
    The much anticipated 50th Anniversary of Focal Point in year 2020 was thwarted with the onset of COVID-19, but the historical milestone of serving our communities with eye health care second to none, carries on.