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About Focal Point

We are a progressive, seven doctor optometric practice in Morden, Manitoba. Our state-of-the-art, 7700 square foot, 10 exam lane facility continues to experience growth. Our full-scope practice was established in 1970 and we celebrated serving our communities for 50 Years in 2020. We believe in being on the leading edge of optometry in all aspects of practice. We set high standards for our optometrists, certified support staff and create an environment that fosters exceptional patient care.

Leaders in vision care technology, our practice provides comprehensive eye health exams and dry eye therapy.  Our leading-edge diagnostic instrumentation and continuous commitment to learning ensures our patients have access to a high standard of eyecare, locally.  In addition to diagnosing and treating various eye health diseases, our services have expanded to include prescribing topical and oral pharmaceuticals.  Our office also carries a wide selection of optometrist recommended over-the-counter products at competitive prices to ensure your eye health and comfort.

 

Our Optometrists

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Dr. Tio Bellisario

Owner

Dr. Tio Bellisario grew up in St. Andrews, Manitoba.  He attended the University of Manitoba where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Bellisa...

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Dr. Jessica Lautenschlager

Owner

Dr. Jessica Lautenschlager was born and raised in Morden. After graduating from Morden Collegiate Institute, she pursued an undergraduate degree in scienc...

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Dr. Cynthia Magarrell

Dr. Cynthia Stephen graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 1999 and practiced in her hometown, Calgary, AB until she joined our practice in January 200...

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Dr. Crystal Henderson

Dr. Crystal Henderson was raised in Manitou. She attended the University of Manitoba where she pursued an undergraduate education in the faculty of science. She then continued her stud...

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Dr. Graham Noseworthy

Dr. Graham Noseworthy was born and raised outside New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He went on to the University of New Brunswick (obtaining a Bachelor of Science) before going to the Universi...

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Dr. Daniel Klauke

Born and raised in the community of Holland Landing in the town of East Gwillimbury, ON, Dr. Daniel Klauke enjoys a small-town atmosphere.

Dr. Klauke attended the University of ...

Our Team

Administration / Management Team
Connie Klassen

Director of Operations

Dr. Jessica Lautenschlager

Owner/Optometrist

Dr. Tio Bellisario

Owner/Optometrist

Jordana Fehr

FP Optical Manager

Kalynn Warren

CVS Practice Manager

Lisa Wiebe

Marketing Coordinator, CCOA

Pam Parker

Accounts Receivable

Schudy Sawatzky

Business Administrator

Contact Lens Department
Colleen Rempel

Contact Lens Leader

Connie Klassen

Director of Operations

Jordana Fehr

FP Optical Manager

Rachel Thiessen

Licensed Contact Lens Fitter

Gallery Staff
Agnes Thome

Eyewear Consultant

Alexandra Dueck

Licensed Optician

Amara Reimer

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Colleen Kehler

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Connie Klassen

Director of Operations

Eryn Klassen

Lab Manager

Faylin Fehr

Eyewear Consultant, Front Desk

Jocelyn Friesen

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Jordana Fehr

FP Optical Manager

Laurie Nakonechny

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Lisa Wiebe

Marketing Coordinator, CCOA

Nadea Pawlowski

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Nancy Dueck

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Olena Tykhenko

Eyewear Consultant

Reghyn Wall

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Sara Boughen

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Sherry Stambuski

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Sonia Friesen

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Clinic Staff
Alissa Giesbrecht

Optometric Assistant

Carissa Giesbrecht

Medical Team Leader

Colleen Stewart

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Faylin Fehr

Eyewear Consultant, Front Desk

Jenny Hartry

Front Desk, CCOA

Jessica Klassen

Optometric Assistant

Juliana Deblits

Front Desk

Laura Reimer

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Lea Denisenko

Optometric Assistant

Lisa Lehman

Front Desk Team Leader, CCOA

Martha Neufeld

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Melissa Klassen

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Naomi Voth

Front Desk

Reghyn Wall

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Sonia Friesen

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Susan Doell

Dry Eye Clinician, CCOA

Trudy Knelssen

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Why Us?

Providing comprehensive eye care close to home for over 50 years to serve you.

Latest technology to better diagnose, treat and care for your eyes.

Wide selection of the newest frame styles curated with you in mind!

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

Dr. John Friesen Opens Valley Vision Services

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.

Building Expansion Renovations & Dr. Magarrell 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.

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…Read More

Focal Point Welcomes Dr. Crystal Henderson

Dr. Crystal Henderson joins the Focal Point Team

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…Read More

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.

Dr. Brook Barteaux Joins Focal Point

Dr. Brooks Barteaux becomes Focal Point’s 4th Associate.

Founder, Dr. John Friesen Retires and Dr. Tio Bellisario welcomed in new partnership

In February 2011 Dr. Friesen retired and Dr. Bellisario took over as owner/optometrist, in partnership with Earl Lautenschlager.

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.

Focal Point Acquires Carman Vision Services

With the retirement of Dr. Holroyd, Carman Vision Services was acquired by Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care.

“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.

Dr. Karen Deane Joins the Team

Dr. Karen Deane has joined Focal Point to help meet the demands of our growing communities.

Dr. Dan Klauke Joins Focal Point

Dr. Dan Klauke joins the Focal Point team with the departure of Dr. Brooks Barteaux.

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.

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