Professional Eye Doctors and Opticians
When you come to Optometrists Clinic Inc, 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 competent and knowledgeable opticians and optometric assistants 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. Troy Brady, B.Sc., O.D.
Dr. Brady grew up in Pinawa, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Optometry (Dean’s Honours List). Immediately following his graduation, he moved to Edmonton and began practicing at Optometrists Clinic Inc. He takes a special interest in ocular disease, contact lenses and family practice. He is the past-president of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Brady enjoys coaching his two daughters in their sporting activities and remains active in his own right. He is an avid golfer and still plays hockey once a week. This includes playing in the Alzheimer’s Faceoff Pro-Am hockey tournament during which he and his team have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help find a cure for this disease.
Dr. Kim Collins, B.Sc., O.D.
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 presented with the Award for Excellence in Patient Management by the Ontario Association of Optometrists for her exceptional patient care. As well, Dr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Regina.
Dr. Collins has a special interest in children’s vision and literacy, having been a part of research studies on the subject while at the University of Waterloo. She is also interested in ocular pathology, particularly dry eye and glaucoma therapy, and was privileged to study with Dr. Robert Wooldridge at the Eye Foundation of Utah.
In her spare time, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading, gardening, hiking, painting, music and volunteering for eye care missions to the Third World.
Dr. Candice Evernden, B.Sc., O.D.
Dr. Evernden graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelors Degree in Science in 2013. Following graduation she worked at Capilano Eye Centre for several years as front deck staff and optical dispensing. She graduated from Optometry School from Pacific University in Forest Grove Oregon. Following optometry school, she completed an additional year of residency training at Pennsylvania College of Optometry focusing on ocular disease management and primary care.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Evernden enjoys hiking ,swimming,snowboarding,curling and traveling . She has completed serveral humanitairan trips throughout her education including trips to both Central America and Africa. She has high hopes for many more trips in the future.
Dr. Benjamin L. Doz, B.Sc., O.D.
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, O.D.
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 in the mountains or on a lake, playing and coaching ringette, and traveling.
Dr. Larry W. Gies, O.D.
Dr. Larry Gies graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1972, and joined Optometrists Clinic Inc in 1977. He is married to Deborah, a retired nurse. He has two grown sons, Matt and Kris. Dr. Gies practices general optometry, and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. A past president of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, he still volunteers his time to both the Association and the College of Optometrist. Dr. Gies is an avid sports fan, and enjoys reading, writing, and hiking.
Dr. Brian Mah, B.Sc., O.D.
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 Inc.
Dr. Stan Russo
Dr. Russo graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2003 with a Doctor of Optometry degree (Dean’s Honour List). He has been practicing in Edmonton with the Optometrists Clinic Inc for his entire career. He has special interest in pediatrics, contact lenses and family practice.
Dr. Russo has served the community in many ways including holding a position on council with the Alberta College of Optometrists for seven years. He organizes Optometrists Clinic Inc’s annual fundraising initiative for the CBC’s Making the Season Kind in support of the Edmonton Food Bank. Born and raised in Edmonton, he now enjoys spending much of his time with his wife (who is also an optometrist) and their three sons. His pastimes include cycling, skiing & travel.
Dr. Shane Smith, B.Sc., O.D.
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.
Dr. Kitz graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in 2015. She then went to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon to complete her Doctorate of Optometry. She graduated with distinction in 2019.
Dr. Kitz has a special interest in family practice, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Following graduation, she practiced in Jasper and Edson and is now excited to be back closer to her home town of Barrhead.
Outside of work, Dr. Kitz enjoys travelling, hiking, curling, skiing, and cooking.
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 Inc 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, O.D.
How Optometrists Clinic Inc is involved in the community
Our community is very important to us at Optometrists Clinic Inc. We take pride in giving back whenever possible, and we’re proud to announce our support of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation’s Eye Institute of Alberta. Our donation will go toward improving a facility that cares for more than 45,000 patients per year. Get in touch with us
Our current community charity has been to contribute to “the making the season kind” campaign, a partnership between Edmonton CBC and the Edmonton Foodbank. Over the years, the doctors and staﬀ have donated close to $30,000 to this campaign to support local families.
As we refer our patients to the Eye Institute for further care, we fully support this cause. Read More about the Eye Institute of Alberta campaign and our donation and efforts therein.
Our actions will bring in measurable positive change to the community in which we operate. The team at Optometrists Clinic Inc, believes that community involvement creates sustainable, healthy communities and business facilities. Here’s a quick overview of our involvement in the Albertan and International community. They are:
Dr. Doz travels to Central America for Rotary projects on a yearly basis
Dr. Troy is seen supporting Alzheimer’s patients
Dr. Collins regularly volunteers for eye care missions in third world countries
Dr. Smith is involved in research for breast cancer antigen detection kit
Dr. Gies volunteers his time to both the College of Optometrist and Association
Dr. Mah is involved with two publications at the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute
Dr. Russo heads the fundraising campaign for the annual foodbank drive “making the season kind”
Our team strives to bring supportable and tangible benefits to places in which we live and work around the globe. We have a long standing tradition of community service and commitment to the Albertan and international community. Talk to us for more information.