Your Winnipeg Optometrists

Welcome to Eyes in the Village.
Your Optometrist in Winnipeg, MB

Call us at (204) 477-1636 today.

Welcome to Eyes in the Village in Winnipeg. Benjamin Itzkow and the Eyes in the Village team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Winnipeg office.

Eyes in the Village is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Winnipeg area come to Eyes in the Village because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Itzkow and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Eyes in the Village, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Eyes in the Village, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Itzkow and the Eyes in the Village staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Winnipeg area. Our Winnipeg optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Winnipeg office at (204) 477-1636.

At Eyes in the Village, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (204) 477-1636 or schedule an appointment today online.

Benjamin Itzkow
Winnipeg Optometrist | Eyes in the Village | (204) 477-1636
134 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, MB R3L1Y5

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Meet Dr. Benji and the Team

Are you searching for a ‘go-to’ clinic for your eye care needs in Osborne Village or surrounding community? Dr Benji and the team have the knowledge & expertise (not to mention approachable personalities) with over 20 years of optometry industry experience. Stop in to say hi & see for yourself!

Welcome to our Winnipeg Shop

We are pleased to welcome our friends, neighbours and patients to our newly renovated shop which is located right in the heart of Osborne Village. Our Winnipeg eye doctors ensure we are providing the highest standard eye care possible we have installed the most innovative equipment and technologies available.

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Benji Itzkow

    Dr. Itzkow prefers to be called Benji. He is a fun loving eye doctor that thrives on helping people see the world clearer. Benji is a fan of kale, fishing and riding vintage bicycles. He couldn’t be prouder to be opening an independent optometric practice right here in the heart of Osborne Village.

  • Dr. Allison Low

    Dr. Allison Low received her optometry degree from the University of Waterloo and undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia. Allison recently moved from her home province of BC and is slowly getting used to Winnipeg’s winters. She is excited to join EITVO and welcomes all visitors with a warm smile. When she’s not at the clinic, you can find her seeking new food experiences around town or checking out the local festivities.

  • Kristen
    Licensed Optician / Office Manager

    Kristen has a passion for designer eyewear. She brings to the table an eye for style in combination with an extensive knowledge of lenses to help you find that perfect pair of glasses to meet your vision needs and create a new and exciting look. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, keeping up with Big Brother and Grey’s Anatomy, and watching football games on wing night. She is passionate about spending time with her family and her dogs, travelling, and learning new things. She loves working alongside Dr. Benji and the rest of the EITVO team, helping people every day and immersing herself in the Osborne Village summer culture.

  • Sandie
    Licensed Optician

    Sandie is a licensed optician who brings 25+ years of experience to the office. Her favourite part about working at EITVO is meeting new people and finding the perfect lens and frame combination for each individual! In the summer you will find Sandie relaxing at the lake sipping sangria, and cycling with her daughter.

  • Laura
    Frame Stylist / Optical Assistant

    Laura brings her vibrant attitude to the Eyes in the Village team, and enjoys helping customers with their eyeglass needs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching National Geographic documentaries and hanging out with friends. She is passionate about dogs, organization, and shark week. Laura’s favourite things about working at EITVO are the wonderful patients she meets every day, her close-knit group of co-workers and working in the heart of Osborne Village.

  • Tiffany
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Tiffany graduated as a Medical Office Assistant at Robertson College. She is very proud to be one of the front house receptionist at EITVO. In her spare time, you can find her playing catch with her dogs, watching cooking shows or volunteering in her community. Tiffany’s favourite thing about working at EITVO are helping patients and working with her wonderful co-workers!

  • Olga
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Olga is our pre-tester/ receptionist here at EITVO. In her free time, you can find her working out at the gym, re-watching Grey’s Anatomy for the 10th time or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her favourite things about working at EITVO are interacting with the wonderful patients that come through our doors and working with her lovely co-workers.

Why Eyes in the Village is the Optometrist for You

Have you been around Osborne Village here in Winnipeg? On any given day, it’s a sight to behold; the shops, the people, the view of the Legislative Building and the Assiniboine River. We think the sights around here are so breathtaking, we established our optometry practice right here in the Village, so that when you walk out with a fresh pair of eyeglasses, you’ll be blown away by the beauty. We’re Eyes in the Village!

Progressive Lenses

Well, you might already know you need corrective lenses to improve your vision; if so, when’s the last time you had an eye check up? A lot of folks get their prescription for eye glasses and decide they’re done, simply purchasing glasses from the nearest LensCrafters from there on out. Your vision is worth so much more than a new pair of glasses every year, though; you want personalized care from optometrists who have a vested interest in you and your community. You should be getting an eye exam done at least every two years, so adjustments can be made for your prescription; this is especially true if you wear contact lenses, as the shape of your eye can change over time. That means the lens needs to be adjusted in order to maintain comfort. Contact lens prescriptions and eyeglass prescriptions also differ, so schedule an appointment and we’ll get you the right prescription for your needs.

Specialized Eye Doctors

There are some who have never even seen an eye doctor; you might be one of them! You go online, take a vision test, it tells you your vision is 20/20, and you say “Good enough!” and continue on your merry way. The problem with this philosophy is it only addresses how clear your vision is; it doesn’t address underlying problems that might be developing. Glaucoma has almost no signs notable by the layman, but the best eye doctor can spot it from a mile away (assuming they have their glasses on). Glaucoma causes permanent blindness, so you’re better off getting an eye test done on the regular! Other early warning signs of disease can be spotted by your vision care team; diabetes and some forms of cancer give early warning signs that can be noticed in a walk-in eye exam. That means there’s no reason to hesitate; if you haven’t ever seen an optometrist, walk-in today!

Emergency Eye Care

There are occasions where you might have an eye care emergency; maybe you have an accident, or experience temporary blindness, or a cascade of floaters. You want the best optometrist to see you right away when any of these things happen; your vision is one of the most valuable things that you have, and it needs to be taken care of. Our eye specialists will take you in right away in case of emergency, so don’t hesitate to drop in or call when something happens so we can take care of you. These emergencies can be quite scary, so we always advise you to take proper precautions when playing sports or working with bright lights or equipment.

Vision Care

The last group of people we want to talk to is those who haven’t been getting vision care done because they’re worried about visiting a medical professional. We have good news for you, though it might be surprising; a great eye specialist will make your appointment fun. You’ll get to see things you’ve never seen before, experience whole new worlds of vision, and maybe even get clarity you never thought possible. While other medical exams often come with some degree of discomfort (though you should still get regular physicals and teeth-cleanings), eye exams are painless, and usually leave you with a sense of wonder and awe. Also, not to brag too much, but we’re pretty easy going, fun loving folks, so you’ll have a good time!

Eyes in the Village is compassionate, heartwarming, comprehensive vision care in your community. When you choose us, you choose family.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    Wonderful service and selection. Easy to explain to staff what i wanted in terms of style and what my price range was, they found something to fit both. And I love my new glasses!

    Jenny C.

    Very friendly staff. Helped me find glasses I needed promptly. Knowledgeable optometrist. Nice modern waiting lounge. Quick service. Reasonably priced. Overall great experience and highly recommended. Excellent location right in the village. If you need an optometrist close by, I suggest going here.

    Brad H.

    Would recommend this place to anyone, such friendly and welcoming staff. The associate was giving me her undivided attention and she helped me find a pair of glasses that I love. So helpful and kind! Was actually one of the best parts of my day. Who says that about appointments. Thank you so much for a great experience!!

    Katie L.


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