Welcome to Gimbel Eye Centre. Our practice has been leading the way in advanced vision care for decades, and we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive array of options to help you successfully meet your needs.
Gimbel Eye Centre was led by Dr. Howard Gimbel, an experienced ophthalmologist who had been serving our community for more than 50 years. In fact, Dr. Gimbel was recently appointed to the Order of Canada—one of the highest distinctions residents can achieve and bestowed only upon those who have made extraordinary contributions to our great nation. Along with the team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and skilled eye care professionals, The Centre offers LASIK surgery, PRK, and a vast selection of other treatments designed to correct common vision imperfections, address debilitating eye diseases, and help patients clearly see life as it is meant to be seen.
We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our vision care team, the many treatments we offer, and our dedication to providing you with the best possible experience at our practice. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Dr. Gimbel is proud to lead an exemplary team of eye doctors whose talents and expertise have helped thousands of patients improve their vision and their day-to-day lives. Our eye care specialists have been trained and educated at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, and they are all committed to Gimbel Eye Centre’s mission of providing comprehensive vision care treatment that is customized for each patient’s unique needs and goals.
Nearsightedness is how we refer to a vision condition called “myopia.” Individuals who are nearsighted often experience blurry vision when trying to see objects at a great distance, such as road signs, movie screens, and other far-away objects.
Farsightedness is otherwise known as “hyperopia.” This very common condition is characterized by the eye’s inability to focus clearly on objects at a close range, which can pose quite a challenge while reading and engaging in other activities that require clear, up-close vision.
Astigmatism is the term used to describe a condition in which the curvature of the eye’s cornea or natural lens is irregular in shape, causing blurry vision at a range of distances. This condition is very common, and is often diagnosed in patients who have nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that typically develops after one has reached their early to mid-40s. Typically caused by the eye’s gradual loss of its ability to quickly accommodate focus between far and near distances, presbyopia results in significantly blurry vision when observing objects at a close range.
“I am still to this day, so thankful that I went to Gimbel Eye Center for my Lasik. The entire staff was so kind, considerate, comforting and knowledgeable. Dr. John van Westenbrugge made sure to explain everything clearly during my surgery so I knew what to expect at every moment. I ended up going to Calgary just to go to Gimbel Eye Center because of the high level of praise my eye doctor gave them. He was right! I tell everyone I know that’s considering Lasik to go to Gimbel Eye Center. 2.5 years later and my eyes feel amazing! They’re still super sharp and I don’t have any issues with pain or dryness. Thank you Gimbel Eye Center team!“
“Today at 86 years old, I underwent a treatment performed by Dr. Helen Chung. The purpose of this brief note is simply to express my extreme gratitude for the results I have obtained having lived with this vexing problem for a long time. Thanks to her skills, dedication and abilities I have recovered excellent vision in my eye in less that 12 hours. To me this is an utterly amazing thing! I also greatly appreciate the opportunity to be exposed to some of the latest Zeiss equipment used by Ms. Chung at the Gimbel Eye Centre. I am so proud of you Helen! You are performing great things for humanity which is something all your hard work and dedication over the years has paid off for you not in dollars and cents, but in the knowledge that you are very good at what you do.“
“I recently had a consultation at the Gimbel Eye Centre. Dr. Kevin Warrian examined me and after meeting with him I felt relaxed enough to proceed with his recommendations. The right eye Laser Iridotomy was done October 28, 2019 and the left eye was done November 13, 2019. No regrets and no pain!! I can not say enough about how professional and comforting all staff I met with were at the Gimbel Centre during the procedures and follow up examinations. This place deserves any credits available!! Thank you Dr. Warrian and all the staff.”