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
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. 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. Dr. Krol practices full scope optometry including 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. 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.
Dr. Joljart is currently not seeing patients at Lendrum Eyecare. See him at our sister location, Doctors Eyecare.
Regional Manager & Licensed Optician
Ray first joined the Optical industry in 1996 with Shopper’s Optical. Since then, he has gained experience in various corporate and private Optometry clinics in both Canada and Australia as a Licensed Optician, lab technician and as a manager. He graduated from NAIT with a degree in Optical Sciences and received awards for the highest academic achievement in Alberta each year.
Ray is very passionate about providing the best quality of service and products to all patients within their budget, helping everyone to see as best as they possibly can. He enjoys problem-solving, frame repairs and discussing the latest in eye care technology. We are very happy to have him on the Lendrum Eyecare team.
When he is not at work, he is a full-time father and husband, and also enjoys tinkering with and restoring classic video game consoles and computers, watching movies and travelling.
Optometric Assistant & 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!
Marlene was born and raised in Westlock, Alberta. She graduated from Nait University with a degree in Optical Sciences while working at Sears Optical. Marlene now has 23 years of optical and management experience through her time working at Sears Optical until its closure in late 2017. After its closure, Marlene started at Lendrum Eyecare and we are very lucky to have her as one of our licensed opticians. She is excited to be working with a local business and likes the environment change. Marlene’s mission is to make sure everyone who enters the clinic has a positive, stress free experience. When you are on the hunt for some new glasses, Marlene will be there to help you make the best decision based on your needs.
When out of the office, Marlene enjoys long walks, jogging, travelling, playing beach volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.
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 15 pairs and has now been with us for over 3 years. 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.
Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant
Jasmin was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She moved to Edmonton in 2014 for education in Social work. Along with her studies, she found a part-time job as an optometrist assistant. She graduated with a Social Work Diploma upon finishing her studies. She was offered a full-time position and deciding to give it a try. She found that she enjoyed learning about the medical side to optometry and has worked in the field ever since. Jasmin loves interacting with patients and is always ready to help.
Frame Stylist & Optometric Assistant
Susana was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She then moved to Edmonton in 2014 for education 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. She 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.
Susana is currently full time at our sister location in downtown Edmonton, The Allin Eye Clinic.
Olga was born and raised here in Edmonton. She previously worked as a preschool teacher for 15 years; she, therefore, has lots of experience with children, including with special needs. Olga decided she wanted a career change and started at Lendrum Eyecare with us. Even though Olga is new to Optometry, she is learning more about glasses and eye health every day. Olga enjoys interacting with patients and helping them feel at home in our clinic. Watch for her bright and welcoming smile when you walk through our doors!
Outside of work, Olga loves to spend time with her husband, their two daughters, and friends.