Our Staff

Dr. Jagpreet Kaler O.D.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Kaler graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then studied Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. She has been practicing Optometry since 2009. Dr. Kaler can provide eye exams in English, Punjabi or Hindi.

When not at work she enjoys playing with her two boys, watching reality tv, dining out and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Jered Oliver O.D.

Jered was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Sciences Honours Degree prior to completing his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2007. Dr. Oliver began his optometry career working at Hakim Optical and is thrilled to open Bright Eye Care with his longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Kaler, where they can place more focus on patient care.

In his spare time, Dr. Oliver enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling, attending live concerts and reading short biographies of local professionals. (We have so much in common!)

Mykenna Neilson, CCOA

Mykenna recently completed the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant program and has been working with our Optometrists for over a year. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, and in her free time, enjoys reading and loves a good cup of coffee.

Mykenna is very happy to be welcoming patients into our new clinic and looks forward to helping with their eyewear needs.

John de Torres, Licensed Optician

John is a newly Licensed Optician who graduated with Honours. He has over 3 years of experience in the optical industry. John’s fresh knowledge of optics helps clients understand the importance of prescription eyewear. His bubbly personality and felicific optimism bring a bright energy to the clinic and is always happy to help patients with frame and lens selections suited for their optical and aesthetic needs.

Outside business hours, John likes to spend time with family and friends, try out local restaurants, and search for the best Moscow Mule in the city.

Ceara Kuchinski, Licensed Optician

Ceara was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is dual licensed as an Optician and Contact Lens Specialist with over 16 years of experience in the optical industry. She graduated at the top of her class, receiving numerous awards, and received acknowledgement for achieving the highest mark across Canada for her Contact Lens Course. Ceara takes great pride in problem solving and finding her clients the perfect solution for their visual needs.

In her leisure time, Ceara enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She has a passion for baking, especially around the holiday season; and loves all animals… especially cats!