Meet Our Team


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. Katherine Krol

OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Krol was born and raised in Edmonton and is also a Pacific University, College of Optometry alumnus, graduating in 2015. She is very passionate about eye care and practices full scope optometry. Dr. Krol has experience working alongside ophthalmologists in a surgical setting providing pre and post-surgical care. She is currently accepting new patients and provides care to patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in the treatment of dry eye, ocular disease, and the fitting of contact lenses.

When out of the office you can often find her in the mountains, out and about with her dog Julep, or trying one of the city’s newest restaurants.


Dr. Bob Champion

Optometrist

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

Optometrist

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.

Dr. Joljart is currently not seeing patients at Lendrum Eyecare. See him at our sister location, Doctors Eyecare.


Cassie

Manager

Cassie grew up on the Northside of Edmonton and has worked in the optical field for 10 years. She graduated from NAIT with a Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma but found that she loved working the optical field and decided to pursue her career in optical instead! Cassie’s favourite part of the job is getting to know everyone and hearing everyone’s unique stories. She is always ready to help you out during your visit at the office!

 


Trina

Optician

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.


Victoria

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!


Maddy

Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant

Maddy was born and raised here in Edmonton on the south side. She is currently a student at MacEwan University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. While she doesn’t have a strong prescription, she is a glasses addict! She has over ten pairs and has only been with us for a year. Maddy really enjoys helping people find their best glasses match but also strives for everyone to step out of their comfort zone and choose a more bold option! She has a very optimistic personality and tries to put a smile on everyone’s face.


Susana

Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant

Susana was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She then moved to Edmonton in 2014 for schooling in aesthetics and to experience a “bigger” city lifestyle. Susana instantly found a job as an Optometric Assistant and fell in love with learning the medical side of Optometry and has been working as an Optometric Assistant since. Susana enjoys patient care, is ready to help anyone, and wants to grow in this field of work as best she can. When not at work Susana loves to spend quality time with close family and friends.


Carli

Receptionist

Carli was born and raised in Edmonton. She finished school to become an Aesthetician and takes clients from home on her free time. She is passionate about helping others and finds a sense of gratification in seeing patients leave the clinic happy. Although she doesn’t need glasses she loves fashion and believes the right pair of glasses can help boost one’s confidence! Carli is a busy single mom to her five year old son and loves being surrounded by little one’s that come in.