Knowledge and Care

Our Optometrists specialize in the management and diagnosis of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration. 

Our doctors also specialize in children's eye examinations and eye development including amblyopia treatment and management of strabismus.  

The Visual Eyes Optometry Team

Dr. Carmen Recksiedler O.D.

Dr. Carmen Recksiedler Doctor of Optometry at the Manitoba Clinic in Winnipeg

Dr. Janelle Driedger O.D.

Dr. JAnelle Driedger Doctor of Optometry at the Manitoba Clinic in Winnipeg

Chris Chojnacki

As Office Manager, Chris will ensure your visit to Visual Eyes Optometry will be an enjoyable one! 

Whether it be arranging your next eye exam or ordering in that must have pair of spectacles or if you just have some questions, he'll be happy to assist you.

Sarah Hildebrand


Sarah is our team’s Assistant Manager!

Sarah has a diploma in Business Administration with an interest in health care. She is here to ensure that you have a positive experience in our office from start to finish. 

She is trained in preliminary testing, 

Visual Field tests, and frame styling as well!

Carla Chubaty

Our Licensed Ophthalmic Optician is a familiar face as she has been in the optical at the Manitoba Clinic for over 20 years. 

With over 30 years of optical experience, Carla will help you find that perfect frame, adjust your spectacles or tackle any frame repair.

Gabi Verspeek

Gabi is our Optometric Assistant, she is currently in the program to become certified with the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  

Gabi is trained in contact lens care, preliminary testing, Visual Field tests, and assisting you with your frame selection.

Sawyer Badiuk

Sawyer is our Visual Field Technician. 

 She is trained to perform this specialized test which analyzes the optic nerve  function and the visual pathway through the brain.  

Sawyer has a degree in Medical Physics and is a research student at the U of M.