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.
Robin joined Concordia Eye Centre as our patient care coordinator 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.
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.
Beata joined Concordia Eye Centre as an optometric assistant in the spring of 2018, switching focuses from the chiropractic side of the medical field into the visual side. Beata completed her Medical Office Assistant Diploma though CDI College in 2013 and prior to that, obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg.
Beata is busy in many areas of the office, you might meet her at the front desk when checking in, while you are having some preliminary testing done before you see the optometrist or while doing your visual fields. Beata is also the friendly voice that is often calling to remind you about an upcoming appointment
In her spare time, Beata enjoys spending time with her family and learning new things.
As Adjunct Clinical Supervisors for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, Drs. Bayer and Samborski are frequently supervising 4th year Optometry students as part of their final training prior to graduation. These students will conduct part of the eye exam before Dr. Bayer or Dr. Samborski comes in to re-check certain tests, answer any questions and offer final counselling regarding the eye exam results. We appreciate your patience in allowing these students to conduct your eye exam however if you prefer not to be examined by a student, please do not hesitate to let the staff know!