About Us

We are devoted to providing our patients a personalized experience that focuses on maximizing their visual comfort, clarity and overall eye health. To achieve this goal, Eyes in the Village promises to always provide our patients with the hottest eye wear fashions and most advanced lens technologies available, while doing so at the lowest possible price. Our driving purpose is to serve our patients, neighbours and community by making the highest quality optical products and services more readily accessible.

Meet the Team

Dr. Benji Itzkow

Dr. Benji Itzkow

Optometrist

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. Benji Itzkow

Dr. Allison Low

Optometrist

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.

Desiree Rafael

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.

Desiree Rafael

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.

Rachel

Rachel

Part-Time Receptionist

Rachel has been working at Eyes in the Village Optometry for the past 2 years. In her spare time, she can be found studying for her degree in Conflict Resolutions Studies or playing squash. Some of her passions include playing board games, going for sushi and attending Winnipeg Folk Festival! Great team members and being in the heart of Osborne Village are just a few of Rachel’s favourite things about working at EITVO.

Desiree Rafael

Johanna

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Johanna is very proud to be the front of house receptionist at Eyes in the Village Optometry. In her spare time, Johanna can be found either with her nose stuck in a fiction book or creating needle art projects for her friends and family. Some of her passions include musical theatre, film, and books! Johanna’s favourite things about working at EITVO are helping customers on a daily basis, working with a fantastic staff and management as well as the close parking.