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email at: ClearVision@ContactLens.ca  

Who we are:

Heather Power, Owner & Certified Contact Lens Optician

 K. Heather Power, Owner
 Contact Lens Licensed Optician
 Heather@ContactLens.ca  
 204-942-0838

About Heather

As a professional in the Optical industry since 1979 Heather has become known as the Optician to see for difficult and specialty fittings. She is a Fellow Member of the Contact Lens Society of America (FCLSA), and a Contact Lens Licensed Optician.

She started at CLS in 1984, became the Manager in 1988, and purchased the business in 1991.

As a student she achieved the highest mark in Canada on the first year dispensing course, and the highest mark in Manitoba in the first year contact lens course.

She taught the 1st year Ophthalmic Dispensing Course (now known as Optical Sciences) for 10 years and then continued to guest lecture for the 2nd year Contact Lens Course (now known as Advanced Practices-Contact Lenses) for over 15 years. For many years she has mentored students taking Advanced Practices-Contact Lenses. Heather co-taught the 2nd year Advanced Practices-Contact Lenses from 2009 to 2011.

Keeping her knowledge current and cutting edge is important to Heather. She helps to keep up to date by attending the Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas, the Contact Lens Society of America educational events and other seminars across Canada and the USA.
Heather has been volunteering for the Opticians of Manitoba for over 33 years. She retired as President of the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM) in July 2019 for after serving for 6+ years in this position for a second time. She also retired as Chair of the Registration Committee in July 2019. She is now a member of the council for the OOM, the Registration Committee, and is the Legislative Representative (OOM). After serving for 12 years, Heather retired in 2019 as the Opticians of Manitoba’s representative at the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR). She has been involved for many years in the examinations for Contact Lens Licensed Opticians in Manitoba as an examiner.

Other positions held in the past are:
President (OOM)
Vice President (OOM)
Legislative Chair (OOM)
Registration Committee Chair (OOM)
Education Chair (OOM)
Member of the Policies and Standards of Practice Committee (OOM)
Member of the Ethics Committee (OOM)
Media Spokesperson (OOM)
Secretary/Registrar (OOM)
Treasurer (CLSA)
NACO Recording Secretary (National Accreditation Committee of Opticians)
NACOR representative for the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM/NACOR)

As the Manitoba representative for the National Accreditation Committee of Opticians, Heather was instrumental in achieving Labour Mobility for Opticians in Canada.

She has lectured at Canadian Optical conventions across Canada, and has been asked to lecture in the States. Her articles have appeared in EyeWitness, published by the Contact Lens Society of America, Vision Canada, MACLEAN’S and the National Keratoconus Foundation’s Newsletter.

Community involvement:
Past Board member (6 years maximum term), Downtown Winnipeg Biz Association
Past Parking/Transit Committee member, Downtown Winnipeg Biz
Past Co-sponsor, “Into Lunch” concert series
Member, Patron’s Circle for Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Member, Director’s Circle of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Member, Founder’s Circle of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Member, Friends of the Prairie Theatre Exchange
Was involved in co-organizing the Bear Eye Care tent at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic for 9 years.
Past co-ordinator, (for Opticians) for CNIB’s Vision Health Care Month
Board Member for 4 years (two as the Treasurer) for the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA)

Awards received:
Recognition Award for the Development of Education in Manitoba awarded by the Ophthalmic Dispensers of Manitoba, now OOM (1992)
Appreciation Award for volunteerism on the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ awarded by the City of Winnipeg
“With Gratitude” for helping to achieve Labour Mobility for Opticians in Canada awarded by the OOM (2002)
The Angus MacDonald Award for her “..commitment to professionalism, education and the advancement of the practice of Opticianry and Contact Lens fitting..” awarded by the OOM (2011)
Harold Klause, Licensed Optician

Harold Klause
Licensed Optician
 ClearVision@ContactLens.ca  
 204-942-0838      

About harold

Hard to fit high powered prescription glasses are Harold’s specialty.
At Contact Lens Services he also oversees the selection of frames that CLS stocks.

Harold also taught the 1st year Optical Sciences course for 14 years.
With experience reaching back to 1997, Harold is well equipped to ensure that your new glasses are comfortably and accurately fitted
Awndrea Belanger, Contact Lens Licensed Optician

 Awndrea Belanger
 Contact Lens Licensed Optician
 Awndrea@ContactLens.ca  
 204-942-0838    

About Awndrea

Awndrea started in Optical in 2004 and is a Contact Lens Licensed Optician.

Awndrea joined CLS in 2013, and is a valued member of our team with knowledge and experience that ensures that all our patients receive the very best service.

Although Awndrea’s duties are primarily in the Contact Lens Department, she also helps out in the Frame (Glasses) Department.

Awndrea has mentored several students taking both Advanced Practices (Contact Lenses) and Optical Sciences (Eyeglasses). She has been an examination supervisor for the National Licensing Examinations for both Optical Sciences since 2008 and Advanced Practices since 2009. She has also helped out at various examination preparation classes for students in Advanced Practices. Awndrea was an excellent student herself winning the Nikon high mark award for Optical Sciences.

Awndrea is a member of the Education Committee for the Opticians of Manitoba(OOM), and a member of the Policies and Standards of Practice Committee (OOM).

Her involvement in the community includes:
Past volunteer at the Park Manor Personal Care Home
Volunteer at children’s vision screening events (sponsored by the OOM)
Volunteer at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Bear Eye Care Tent
Awndrea Belanger, Contact Lens Licensed Optician

 Flo Nys
 Reception
 204-942-0838    

About Flo

Flo Nys retired in 2017 after 15 years with CLS.

However; she decided to forgo full retirement in 2018, when she started working for us again, one day a week. She is now up to 2 days a week. It is a pleasure working with her again.

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