Henderson Vision Centre has been providing high-quality optometric care for over 40 years. We are genuinely passionate about striving for excellence in both patient care and satisfaction. We believe that supporting our patients in excellent lifelong eye care starts with understanding their unique, individual needs through personalized relationships.
We take pride in staying on top of a rapidly evolving discipline. We relish the opportunity to test out new advancements in optometric tools to continually provide our patients with the best quality of care available.
We are committed to providing the highest quality vision care in a thoughtful and friendly manner. Our professional and knowledgeable team values your trust and promises to use the most recent technology and products to meet your needs.
Practicing 24 years since she graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Dr. Mestito-Dao is one of our owners and Optometrists. She joined Henderson Vision Centre 20 years ago and is an experienced and accomplished member of our team.
Dr. Mestito-Dao is a staple in our office – come in and say hi! Her academic and professional accomplishments include:
Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry
Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba
Volunteer Low Vision Clinician since 1998 for CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Volunteer Clinical Director since 2006, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Clinics
Volunteer Clinician for various mission trips for TWECS (Third World Eyecare Society) and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity)
Co-Chair Conventions Committee, Manitoba Association of Optometry
Co-Chair Public Education Committee, Manitoba Association of Optometrist
Optometrist of the Year (2013), Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Executive of the Year Finalist (2014), Manitoba Filipino Business Council
Pinay MB Trailblazer Award (2020), Pinay Manitoba
“I love interacting with my patients every day – especially kids! Watching them grow into adults, and eventually parents is extremely rewarding, especially when they bring their kids to me! It feels really incredible to be a true multi-generational optometrist.”
Dr. Mestito-Dao is a dedicated mother of two. A self-described “dance and stage mom,” you can find her at various dance events and behind the scenes as she encourages her daughters to pursue their passions. An interesting note, Dr. Mestito-Dao was the first Filipino to practice Optometry in Manitoba. She is a true leader and aspires to inspire people from all walks of life to pursue their ambitions and realize their dreams.
Dr. Melina Chow
Dr. Chow received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2005. She has been an integral part of the Henderson Vision team for over 15 years, moving back to her home town immediately upon graduating university. Some of her professional and academic accomplishments include:
Graduated from the University of Waterloo on the Dean’s Honour List
Received the Eschenbach Low Vision Award, which is given to outstanding clinicians in their fourth year
Co-Chair of Convention Committee for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Optometry Volunteer at Siloam Mission Saul Sair Health Centre
Active volunteer at her kids’ school (Parent Council! Fundraising! Book Fairs!)
“I’ve been with Henderson Vision Centre ever since I graduated. For me, Henderson Vision Centre is an extension of my professional self and a big part of who I am. I am hugely proud of everything we do here and am humbled to be part of such an amazing team and community. I am honoured that my patients continue to see me year after year- it really shows the trust that exists between us.”
When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. Chow runs circles trying to keep up with her two energetic boys. Once she’s had enough cardio, she enjoys baking and planning her next vacation.
Dr. Lindsey Melo
Dr. Melo joined our team in 2010 and has been an important part of our team ever since. She brings her expertise from her experience working with an ophthalmologist in Ontario and her present position with Focus on Falls, performing comprehensive vision care in Winnipeg’s nursing homes. Her academic and professional accomplishments include:
Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba (Honour Roll)
Doctor of Optometrist, University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (Honour Roll)
“Henderson Vision Centre feels like home; I have been a patient here since age 4. Growing up, I was a patient of Dr. Reiss,’ and it was her passion that inspired me to become an Optometrist. It is a pleasure to work alongside a great team of Optometrists.”
Dr. Melo has travelled extensively and has volunteered in India at a local eye hospital. Her husband is from Mexico, and she has 2 young boys. She is a “foodie” and makes great desserts!
Dr. Leanne Zimmer
Dr. Leanne Zimmer started her career at Henderson Vision Centre while she was studying to become an Optometrist at the University of Waterloo. She joined the team as an Optometrist in 2014 and is a tremendous asset to our practice. Dr. Zimmer has a great interest in ocular disease including glaucoma treatment, dry eye management and pediatric optometry. Her academic and professional accomplishments include:
Bachelor of Science, University of Winnipeg (Honour Roll)
Doctor of Optometry, University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (Honour Roll)
Co-Chair of Continuing Education Committee for the Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Volunteer, Soup Sister’s Winnipeg, CNIB
“What I love most about working at Henderson Vision Centre is meeting new patients and watching our patients and their families grow. Being part of a comprehensive eye care team allows us to go the extra mile for our patients and provide the highest quality of care possible.”
Dr. Zimmer enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. Her most memorable trip was in 2012 when she traveled to Ecuador for an Optometry Mission through Volunteer Optometrist Services to Humanity (VOSH). During this trip, she provided vision care and performed eye exams for those in need.
Dr. Christian Peloquin
Dr. Peloquin was first introduced to our team during the summer of 2017 when he completed a clinical externship. During his final year of optometric studies, he was exposed to a wide array of ocular diseases and became well-versed in pediatric eye care. Dr. Peloquin is excited to bring his knowledge to HVC. His academic and professional accomplishments include:
Bachelor of Science, Université de Saint-Boniface
Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry
A.H Basman Scholarship
“Being born and raised in Winnipeg, I’m very excited to be back from Chicago and give back to the community that has given me so much. I consider it an honour and privilege to work with so many great people at Henderson Vision Centre.”
Dr. Peloquin enjoys playing/coaching hockey, golf, and spending time at the lake in his spare time. He is also bilingual in French/English and is happy to give eye exams in either language.
“Just had the first eye exam for my daughter with Dr. Chow. My daughter really does not like doctors… but Dr. Chow was perfect she did the exam flawlessly and handled my daughter’s objections really well. ZERO stress. Now my daughter is excited to come back for her next eye exam in a year. Thank you also to Dr. Mestito-Dao super nice and super accommodating! Not to mention the staff, pro’s at what they do. Thank you and nicely done HVC!”
“I had a very good experience with this clinic. The reception staff were warm, and efficient. My insurance coverage was handling very well. The pre-exam procedures were done well, by staff that were well versed in doing them. The Optometrist (Dr Zimmer), was excellent to deal with and very thorough. The office had a pleasant ambiance, and I left my appointment with a very “good feeling” about the whole experience. I will be booking my appointments with this clinic again.”
“Every time I go to the H.V.C. I’m very pleased with Dr. Mundle & his staff’s thorough eye examination. They always take their time to explain & answer any questions I have regarding their tests & procedures.”
“Everyone was very friendly. They went over and above to explain everything to me. Helped me pick out new glasses which I’m obsessed with. When I went back in to pick them up the girl was so excited to help me and I left feeling so confident.”
“The staff are so friendly and it’s a very welcoming place. I see Dr. Mestito-Dao and I always feel like she listens to me and offers great feedback & advice. The exams are thorough so I also feel reassured that I’m in good hands and have had a comprehensive appointment. I would recommend Henderson Vision Centre to anyone.”
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