At Lendrum Eyecare, we pride ourselves on exceptional eye health care and excellent customer service. We work hard to ensure every person that enters Lendrum Eyecare has a positive experience. This includes everything from feeling comfortable and welcome when you come in the door, to exemplary and thorough care from one of our doctors, to finding your perfect pair of glasses. Good vision and eye health is very important, and you can trust you are in good hands with the staff at Lendrum Eyecare.
Lendrum Eyecare is located in south Edmonton, a quick two-minute drive north of Southgate Mall on 111 Street. We have the pleasure of having some great neighbours in the strip mall where we are located, including J’Adore Dance and Sunterra.
Dr. Kelsey Ford
Owner & Optometrist
Dr. Kelsey Ford graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Ford moved to Edmonton with her husband Dr. Michael Joljart to start their family. Their son Gibson was born in 2003 and their daughter Sydney joined the family in 2004.
Dr. Ford has been actively seeing patients part-time in the Edmonton area since 2003, but decided to open her own practice in 2012 as a way to better serve the needs of her patients. Answering questions and helping patients understand their exam is a passion of Dr. Ford’s. She is currently taking new patients and welcomes all to her practice.
Dr. Ford is dedicated to keeping your eyes healthy and seeing well – this means staying up to date on current medical trends. She has studied under the OMNI eye services in Chattanooga, Tennessee for advanced eye disease. The rotation included Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration evaluation.
She is also an avid outdoor enthusiast. You can find her biking, running, or walking around Edmonton and our beautiful river valley.
Dr. Bob Champion
Dr. Bob Champion loves practicing optometry in the neighbourhood that he has considered home for most of his life. He grew up on the south side of Edmonton and represented the Yellowbird community for over 12 years in various community sports. Dr. Champion and his wife Karen have two wonderful young children, Jaxon and Risa.
Prior to graduating with his optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2013, Dr. Champion lived in Africa for nearly two years, devoting his time there to volunteering. His volunteer role allowed him to distribute used glasses to those who needed them most. Seeing the impact that providing clear vision to those in need influenced Dr. Champion’s decision to become an optometrist.
Dr. Mike Joljart
Dr. Mike Joljart grew up in Edmonton and graduated from Pacific University in 2000. He focuses his optometry on primary eye care, and has extensive experience working with contact lenses. This includes contact lenses for astigmatism, bifocal contact lenses, and working with patients who have dry eyes. He has also gained a wealth of knowledge seeing patients who are over 65 years of age. This often includes more specific issues such as macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eyes, and other diseases that are more common in the senior population.
Outside of optometry, Dr. Joljart enjoys being outdoors. He especially enjoys biking, ideally in the mountains. He loves to be with his family, which includes his wife Dr. Kelsey Ford, their two great kids, and two cuddly dogs.
Trina was born and raised in Edmonton. She is a busy mom of two – her son Jordan was born in 2002, and her daughter Amy was born in 2004. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a BSc and has several years of experience as an optometric assistant at both Lasik Vision Canada and Millwoods Vision Care. After many years of wearing glasses with a strong prescription, she went ahead and had LASIK surgery in 2000 with no complications. In 2015, Trina graduated with honours from NAIT with a diploma in Optical Sciences and is thrilled to be a part of the team as an optician at Lendrum Eyecare. Trina looks forward to helping you with all of your vision needs.
Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant
Sarah grew up on the south side of Edmonton and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is passionate about customer service, and loves the ‘people’ aspect of her job. Sarah herself has a higher prescription and wears glasses and contact lenses. She is always ready and willing to help you find your perfect pair of glasses, or assist you in your visit to see one of our fantastic doctors!
Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant
Victoria was born and raised here in the Lendrum community. She is currently a student at the University of Alberta, pursuing a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Her love of glasses and passion for helping others has led her to Lendrum Eyecare. Her favourite part of the job is meeting and getting to know each one of our patients. She is always happy to help our patients in their search for the right pair of glasses!
- Complete eye care, including:
- prescriptions for glasses
- contact lenses
- eye medications
- Baby and child eye health
- Monitoring for diabetes and glaucoma issues
- Retinal detachment, defects and diseases
- Pre and post operative care for cataracts, eye infections or injuries
- Inflammation of the eyelid, foreign object in the eye, or sudden changes in vision
Where to Find Us
We’re a quick 2 minute drive north of Southgate Mall on 111 Street.
5822 111 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1
Having trouble finding us? Give us a call!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
I wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated the great service at your establishment. I came in as a new patient to arrange an appointment last week. I was greeted by Victoria with a welcoming smile and a “Hello, how are you today?” What a great start. She took my details and booked an appointment for me with Dr. Ford. The friendly atmosphere continued when I arrived for my appointment and filled in the history. I was impressed with Dr. Ford and her friendliness and professionalism. I was so impressed that today I brought my wife in so that she could arrange to have her annual check up. Again the same welcome. I also needed some new nose pads for my sunglasses which were repaired at no charge. What service. Keep up the good work!!
My kids really had fun at their eye appointment. The young woman at the front desk was welcoming, helping them feel at ease with their first ever eye appointments. Dr. Champion was super encouraging and made them feel like “champions”. He took the time to explain what he was looking at to both the kids and me. It was a wonderful visit: 20/20 vision for both kids and stickers and prizes at the end. THANK YOU!
Very good care. Thanks for making me aware of the insurance on my eye glasses.
Dr. Ford is so very friendly, and in a genuine way too. I felt like I had known her for years, because she made me that comfortable. Highly recommend!
Dr. Champion was absolutely incredible with my three year old. It was her first eye exam and he made it into a fun adventure for her while still managing to give her a thorough check up. Absolutely top notch!
Dr. Kelsey Ford was very personable and informative. She identified her procedure well and identified what follow-up should occur. The reception staff member and intake technician was very friendly and thorough. Very pleasant environment.
I brought my two young boys in for their first eye exam and was incredibly impressed with the service we received from Dr. Champion and his great staff. Everyone was so patient with my active boys and they made the entire experience enjoyable for all of us. Dr. Champion was very informative and wonderful at explaining each step of the exam. My boys were especially thrilled to pick a prize out of the treasure chest at the end! Who knew an eye appointment could be so much fun?! They can’t wait to come back next year! Thank you Lendrum Eyecare!
The team at Lendrum Eyecare is professional, welcoming and accommodating. It was a pleasure to sit and watch Dr. Ford interact with my 3 year old daughter during her eye exam. It is clear how much care and attention goes into making a medical office space feel inviting. I really appreciated how Dr. Ford treated all three of my children as a patient and person, while recognizing each one’ age and stage. Her genuine warmth and her professionalism – along with her expertise and the accessible way she brings her patients into the process – shows that Dr. Ford cares for more than our eyes.
Office is in a good location with good parking. Office is clean and neat and well-appointed. Very friendly and prompt reception. Dr. Ford was very pleasant with an excellent professional attitude. Complete exam with a complete explanation of what she is doing and what the problem is, plus excellent recommendations for eye care. I would highly recommend Dr. Ford and her set up for eye care.
Our Physician recommended Lendrum Eyecare to have our 7 year old’s vision tested. So glad she did. The whole experience has been positive. Easy booking (loved that I could do it online at my convenience) and Dr. Champion was wonderful with both our boys. He quickly learned what subjects interested them and used that to help make the eye examination seem like an adventure playtime. Both boys ask when we are visiting Dr. Champion again.
Friendly people, nice office, thorough examination. Really liked this place!
The location is convenient, the place looks great, and the staff are friendly. I also appreciated that they processed the insurance information and made it very convenient for me. I recommend using the services at Lendrum Eyecare!
I found my experience with Lendrum Eye Care very positive. Booking online made it very easy to get an appointment that fit my schedule. Dr. Ford and her staff are friendly and professional. Every aspect of the exam was explained to me. I felt very relaxed. I too live in Lendrum and thought I would check them out and I am very glad I did. Many many frames to choose from. Great too that they can bill directly to Blue Cross.