In 1940, Dr. James Lampard and Dr. Sadie Lampard settled in Red Deer, Alberta, to establish Central Alberta’s oldest optometry practice: The Eye Care Centre.
The Eye Care Centre was built on Lampards’ tireless efforts and erected on the pillars of exceptional service, ongoing patient care, and community involvement. Those foundations were upheld when one of the couple’s five children, Dr. Tom Lampard, joined the practice in 1981. Dr. Roger Rudyk and Dr. Jep Lund were added to the team in 1983 and 1987, respectively, as new offices opened in Rimbey and Rocky Mountain House to connect more Central Albertans to reliable eye care.
In 1999 the Red Deer Eye Centre expanded in size and services, changing locations and welcoming Dr. Kevin Hesterman (2000) and Dr. Scott Stevenson (2005) and Dr. Daryl Berger (2008) as partners. In 2008, Dr. Pamela Syrota joined the Eye Care family as an associate. In 2019, Dr. Andrea Kells joined our team, followed by Dr. Heather Van Haren in 2021. In 2022, we were excited to welcome Dr. Jason Snider and Dr. Katerina Shapka, the newest members of our team.
The Eye Care Centre continues to grow and expand without sacrificing any of the principles that built such strong community ties over 80 years ago. As optometric technology evolves, so does each practice, always improving patient experience to exceed expectations. We are always ready to welcome new friends to The Eye Care Centre at any of our three locations throughout Central Alberta.