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Located at 1342 King St. E. Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2N7

Drs. Wilkinson, Runstedler, Cottreau & Barth

Located at 1342 King St. E.
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2N7


staffDrs. Wilkinson, Runstedler, Cottreau & Barth has been a comprehensive eye care clinic located in Kitchener, Ontario for over 40 years. Dr. Kan Chhatwal founded the practice in 1974. New patients of all ages are always welcome.

We provide comprehensive eye care for all members of your family; from six-month-old infants to seniors. All four doctors have extensive training and experience in treating diseases affecting the ocular system including Diabetes, Glaucoma, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, eye infections (ie. Pink Eye) and retinal disorders (ie. Retinal Detachments).

We believe in using the most up-to-date technology and the latest research to provide early detection and monitoring of eye diseases. We also feel strongly about Optometry’s role as a member of the medical team. This is exemplified by our communication between and requests from Ophthalmologist, Rheumatologist, Neurologist, Endocrinologist, and Family Practitioners. Drs. Wilkinson, Runstedler, Cottreau & Barth are all proud members of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

Eye Exams for the Whole Family

Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.

During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Our Comprehensive Eye Exam

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Q&A with Our Doctors | What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye is a condition affecting the front surface of the eye that is caused by either a low volume of tears or because the quality of your tears is poor. Your natural tears provide moisture & nourishment to the front surface of the eye. Any change in the normal chemistry of your tears can start contributing to dry eye issues.

More about Dry Eyes

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Low vision is considered significant vision impairment that usually results from serious eye disease or an injury. The vision loss can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.

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Vision Therapy is a program of progressive eye exercises individualized for each patient designed to retrain or help the patient develop or improve upon particular visual skills.

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Orthokeratology is used to correct myopia or astigmatism by wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses overnight, so that no corrective lenses are needed during daytime hours.

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to

prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight. Please call our office at:
519-576-6460 for further instructions or go to your nearest hospital


Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Drs. Wilkinson, Runstedler, Cottreau & Barth

1342 King St. E.
Kitchener, ON N2G 2N7
  • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Closed
  • Closed

Office is closed for lunch from 12:45 - 1:45 daily.
*Not always available so call the office prior to visiting.


We are now seeing patients again, and many things have changed.

One thing has and will remain the same is our commitment to your health and safety. We will be asking you some screening questions, and you are now required to wear a mask in the office. Hand sanitizing stations are throughout the office.

You will now need an appointment to enter the office for any reason. Eye exams, picking up glasses, and or contact lenses. As well as choosing new frames, or glasses adjustments.

Appointments are now spaced out to allow for distancing between patients. All these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for all our patients and our team.