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About Focal Point

Our Optometrists

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.

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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 ...

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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

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

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

Sara Boughen

Eyewear Consultant

Sherry Stambuski

Eyewear Consultant, CCOA

Veronika Friesen

Licensed Optician

Clinic Staff
Alissa Giesbrecht
Annie Scheck

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Carissa Giesbrecht

Medical Team Leader

Colleen Stewart

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Jenny Hartry

Front Desk, CCOA

Jessica Klassen

Optometric Assistant

Jo Umandal

Optometric Assistant

Juliana Deblits

Front Desk

Lisa Lehman

Front Desk Team Leader, CCOA

Martha Zacharias

Optometric Assistant

Melissa Klassen

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Mikah Harms

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Natascha Gottfried

Optometric Assistant, CCOA

Nicole Poitra

Optometric Assistant

Sonia Friesen

Optometric Assistant

Susan Doell

Dry Eye Clinician, CCOA

Tisha Wiebe

Optometric Assistant

Trudy Knelssen

Optometric Assistant

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.