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Our Story

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 associates. 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.

Our Mission Statement

“To provide Central Albertans exceptional eye care that you will want to tell your friends and family about.”

We accomplish our mission by treating every person that walks through our door for who they are: an individual patient with unique eye care needs that require a custom approach for total visual wellness. From the time you enter our office, our staff will make you feel welcome like an old friend.

Our commitment to curated eye care solutions begins with diagnostics to support your visual goals and eye health needs. The examination process is personalized for each patient, with an emphasis on education to create a partnership that supports your optimum visual health.

We are also equipped to offer eyewear solutions for everyone in your family that suit your lifestyle, budget, and fashion preferences. We want you to be as excited about your own eye health and vision as we are!

Meet Your Doctor

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Dr. Tom Lampard

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Dr. Roger Rudyk

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Dr. Kevin Hesterman

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Dr. Scott Stevenson

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Dr. Daryl Berger

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Dr. Pamela Syrota

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Dr. Andrea Kells

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Dr. Heather Van Haren

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Dr. Jason Snider

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Dr. Katerina Shapka

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Our Locations

Red Deer Eye Care Centre

  • 4402 49th Avenue
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3W6

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

  • 5010 50th Avenue
  • Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Rocky Eye Care Centre

  • 5040 B – 50th Street
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5

Our Services

Dry Eye Therapy

Leading dry eye solutions tailored to your needs.

Children’s Eye Exams

Start your child’s eye care journey with the help of our team.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Protect and preserve your vision throughout your life.

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands

Give your eyes the gift of clearer vision.

Our Brands

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What Happens at a Contact Lens Fitting?

Contact lenses

Many factors go into deciding the best contact lens for you. This is why when you’re ready to go frame-less, you’ll need a contact lens fitting. A properly-fitted contact lens can go a long way in ensuring you have clear vision and healthy eyes. A contact lens fitting will help your optometrist get all the […]

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February 1, 2023
Dr. Daryl Berger

Does Laser Eye Surgery Hurt?

Laser Eye Surgery

When you come in for your regular eye exam, you’ll likely hear of the variety of treatment options for people with refractive errors. Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, inevitably the idea of laser eye surgery comes up. Maybe you’re tired of remembering your glasses or find contact lenses uncomfortable, whatever the reason, laser […]

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January 9, 2023
Dr. Daryl Berger

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Eye ConditionsEye DiseasesGlaucoma

During a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will likely screen you for glaucoma. This screening process usually includes fairly in-depth questions about your family’s eye health history. One of the primary reasons for the questions is due to there being a hereditary component to your risk of developing glaucoma. It’s important to note that even […]

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December 13, 2022
Dr. Daryl Berger
A woman putting a contact lens in her eye for the first time during her contact lens fitting at the optometrist's

Many factors go into deciding the best contact lens for you. This is why when you’re ready to go frame-less, you’ll need a contact lens fitting. A properly-fitted contact lens can go a long way in ensuring you have clear vision and healthy eyes. A contact lens fitting will help your optometrist get all the […]

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A young woman smiling and taking off her glasses since she no longer needs them

When you come in for your regular eye exam, you’ll likely hear of the variety of treatment options for people with refractive errors. Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, inevitably the idea of laser eye surgery comes up. Maybe you’re tired of remembering your glasses or find contact lenses uncomfortable, whatever the reason, laser […]

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A male athlete's eye is being examined by a doctor due to an eye injury during the game. An eye injury can lead to Glaucoma

During a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will likely screen you for glaucoma. This screening process usually includes fairly in-depth questions about your family’s eye health history. One of the primary reasons for the questions is due to there being a hereditary component to your risk of developing glaucoma. It’s important to note that even […]

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