Welcome to the Family Eye Care Center

Our staff are committed to superior eye care. Thorough eye exams determine the health of the eyes and the optimal treatment to improve vision. Regular eye examinations are key in preventing vision loss from common eye diseases and vision impairments that include myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism.

Our dispensary is well equipped to provide treatment services like glasses and contact lenses. The optical has a wide range of frames from classic designs to high fashion in a wide price range to fit all budgets. The lenses and coatings used are high quality products that include such names as Essilor and Crizal.

Our Doctors

Dr Nathan KnezacekDr. Nathan Knezacek was born and grew up just outside of Esterhazy. He graduated from Esterhazy Central High and continued to the University of Saskatchewan. After 2 years of undergrad, Dr. Knezacek was accepted to the School of Optometry in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Knezacek received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999.

Dr. Knezacek worked in several clinics in Saskatchewan (Yorkton, Melville, Regina, Moose Jaw, and Weyburn). He also provided low vision services for the CNIB Low Vision Clinic during that time.

He is currently a partner in Family Eye Care Center in Regina and also founded the Esterhazy Optometry Clinic in 2002. Dr Knezacek also serves on the council for the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrist.


Dr Sharla BenoitDr. Sharla Benoit was born and raised in Regina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with Great Distinction from the University of Regina. In 2010, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree with Honours from the University of Waterloo. She completed internships in Kentucky, Indiana, and Regina.

Sharla lives in Regina with her husband and two daughters. She is active in the music community and plays occasionally with the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

Sharla is a partner in Family Eye Care Center and enjoys practicing full scope optometry; she welcomes new patients of all ages.



Dr. Barbara Schweiger was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Following two years of study at the University of Regina, she was accepted into the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo.  After graduating with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989, she returned to Regina. Over the years, she has practiced at clinics in Regina, Moose Jaw, and Weyburn.  She has volunteered her time for programs involving youth sports, and had provided services at the Low Vision Clinic for the CNIB in the past.

She was a founding partner of Family Eye Care Center in Regina and also practices at  Family Vision Center in Moose Jaw.

When not working, Dr. Schweiger enjoys spending time with her family and also enjoys hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.