Professional Eye Doctors and Opticians
When you come to Optometrists’ Clinic, you gain access to a team of professional optometrists, opticians, and eye doctors in Edmonton. We are a very well-known and respected team with a unique skill set and specialty. Rest assured that whatever your optical needs may be; we have an eye doctor who has the education and experience to confidently meet your needs.
We are proud to employ a competent and knowledgeable staff in order to ensure that your unique needs are met. Our team approach means that we can offer a wide variety of services. For example, our eye doctors perform general and pediatric exams, as well as care for a variety of ocular health problems. We are at the forefront of contact lens technology, and always endorse the newest lenses in the market to best meet our patient’s needs. When you come to one of our locations, we will diagnose and treat eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, infections, allergies, and diabetes.
Dr. Carlson’s Retirement Letter
After 35 years of checking eyes, I have decided to retire, effective December 2017. It has been a privilege to have been entrusted with the health of your eyes, and I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for that trust.
I have known many of you for many years and have been honored to see your children and grandchildren. I always looked forward to your visits, and learned something new from every one of you. I traveled vicariously with you and loved to hear about your pets, children, and grandchildren. I hope I didn’t impose too much with stories of my own.
At the Optometrists’ Clinic I was lucky to follow in the footsteps of giants of our profession – our clinic traces its’ origins to 1948, and has a legacy of past presidents of our Optometric Association and College. We have ten enthusiastic and dedicated optometrists who can’t wait to take care of you and your families at our five locations. I hope that you continue to place your trust in our staff and clinic, and that you look forward to your future visits here as much as I have your visits in the past.
Dr. Ken E. Carlson, OD
DR. MITCHELL BENNETT
Dr. Bennett graduated from the Arizona College of Optometry in 2017 and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Throughout his education and training, he developed an interest in vision therapy, contact lenses, ocular disease, and family practice. He is enthusiastic about starting his career with the Optometrists’ Clinic in his hometown of Edmonton.
Away from the office, Dr. Bennett enjoys activities such as reading, rock climbing, cross country skiing, and playing hockey. He competed in the MedWAR marathon as an optometry student and has helped raise thousands of dollars supporting multiple sclerosis research through the MS Bike Tour.
Dr. Kim Collins
Dr. Collins received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2006 from the University of Waterloo (Dean’s Honours List). At that time, she was also honoured with The Award for Excellence in Patient Management for her exceptional patient care. Dr. Collins has a special interest in children’s vision, having done much research on the subject at the School of Optometry. She is also interested in ocular pathology, dry eye and glaucoma therapy and was privileged to study with Dr. Robert Wooldridge, director of the Eye Foundation of Utah. In her spare time, Dr. Collins loves spending time with her husband and young son. She also enjoys gardening, hiking, painting, music and volunteering for eye care missions to the Third World.
Dr. Benjamin L. Doz, B.Sc., OD
Dr. Doz graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1990 with Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. He has been practicing in Edmonton since his graduation. He has a special interest in family practice, contact lenses, pediatrics and ocular diseases. He is an avid Rotarian and works in Central America on Rotary projects frequently.
Dr. Angela A. Endres, OD
Dr. Endres grew up in Sherwood Park and has been practicing at our Capilano and Mayfield locations since graduating with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2000. She enjoys the variety of general practice, but also has a special interest in pediatrics and contact lenses. Outside the office, Dr. Endres enjoys time with her family at the lake or on the ski hill, traveling, and coaching ringette.
Dr. Brian Mah, B.Sc., OD
Dr. Mah is an Edmontonian who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and the University of Waterloo in 2007 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Mah was involved with two publications at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. He is a martial arts instructor and enjoys participating in city events like Heritage Days and Capital Ex Days. Dr. Mah is enthusiastic about his new career at the Optometrists' Clinic.
Dr. Shannon Pennifold, B.Sc., OD
Dr. Pennifold completed her B.Sc. in Immunology and Infection from the University of Alberta and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo.
An externship at OMNI Eye Specialists in Baltimore provided her with experience in diagnosing and managing ocular disease, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She also spent some time with a developmental optometrist in Calgary to gain more understanding in the role of vision therapy in optometry. She has done research on the link between binocular vision problems and learning difficulties of school aged children and continues to have a passion in this area.
Dr. Pennifold has a special interest in pediatrics, binocular vision, vision therapy, and ocular disease. She has participated in volunteer eye care in Ecuador and hopes to have more eye care mission opportunities in the future.
In her spare time, you will probably find her on a volleyball court or skiing the Rockies.
Dr. Stan S. Russo, OD
Dr. Russo graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2003 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. He has been practicing in Edmonton with the Optometrists’ Clinic ever since. He has special interests in pediatrics, family practice and contact lenses.
Dr. Russo currently serves on Council for the Alberta College of Optometrists. He was born and raised in Edmonton, and when not in the office he enjoys spending much of his time with his wife and three sons. His pastimes include training for his half-marathon races and astronomy.
Dr. Shane Smith, B.Sc., OD
Dr. Smith received a B.Sc. in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Alberta, and a Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Portland. His optometric interests in family practice include ocular disease. Dr. Smith was involved in research for a breast cancer antigen detection kit, and he also published and co-authored an article on the role of pathogenic yeast in humans. He loves golfing, fishing, camping and physical fitness. Dr. Smith is married and has a son.