Drs. Bayer, Samborski and Associates, Optometrists 

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Concordia Eye Centre Staff

Filomena Horvath

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant


Filomena began her journey in the world of optics in 1998 as an Optician. While enjoying working with glasses and people's prescriptions, she found the medical side of the industry fascinating. In 2007 Filomena started exploring the world of ophthalmology and quickly found that she wanted to take schooling to support the work she was doing. Filomena completed the ophthalmic assistant course in 2008. 


Ready to bring all of her experiences together, Filomena joined Concordia Eye Centre in July 2015.

In 2017 she graduated amongst the top of her class with the title of Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant.

The versatility of the experiences Filomena has gained over nearly two decades are a massive asset to the team at Concordia Eye Centre.


When she is not at work, Filomena is very involved with her children's active sports lives. Domenic's main focus is football, while Andrew loves shooting hoops on the basketball court. She supports her husband Frank as the basketball convenor at North Kildonan Community Centre.



Jennifer Ostash-Gooch

Licensed Optician


Jennifer had worked in the optical industry for more than 5 years before she decided to make a career as an optician. Graduating in 2012, Jen scored the top marks in Manitoba for the NACOR Licensing Exam and was the recipient of the Whitworth Award. With over 10 years of experience Jen has had the opportunity to mentor under some of the greatest opticians in Manitoba who have deep roots in the industry.  She excels in frame adjustments and understanding the uniqueness of an individual’s visual needs.  Jen has fit several target shooters with glasses, including a member of Team Canada for the 2017 F-Class World Championship.

Jennifer joined Concordia Eye Centre in December 2016, only a few days after returning to Canada from her honeymoon in London. With Jen, its one adventure after the next!



Christina Gair

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant​


Christina joined the Concordia Eye Centre team in the winter of 2017.  She has spent the last 10 years in the Optical Industry, learning many different sides of the trade. Graduating from the Optometric Assistant Course in 2010, Christina quickly became involved in the Manitoba Para Optometric Association and spent 5 years as President.  While Christina may pre-test you before seeing one of our Optometrists, she also loves helping you find the right frames and prescription lenses suited to your individual and unique needs.  In her spare time Christina enjoys having fun with her 2 young children.




Robin Sawchuk

Patient Care Coordinator


Robin joined Concordia Eye Centre in the snowy winter of 2017.  She has spent the last 20 years giving exceptional customer service.  She is one of the first people you will meet when entering the office.  Robin is always smiling and ensures that every visit is a happy visit!  Robin enjoys spending time with her 2 new baby grand-nieces, and 6 furry nieces and nephews.  Robin is our patient care coordinator and we are thrilled to have her on our team!