Meet Our Team


Dr. Mike Joljart

Owner & Optometrist

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. 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

OPTOMETRIST

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 and practices full scope optometry. 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. She has a particular interest in 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.


Katryna

Manager

Katryna has been with our team of staff the longest. You’ll meet her when you check in at the front desk, when she does your pre-testing, assists you with contact lens needs, or does anything else required to keep the office running along smoothly. Katryna is a wealth of knowledge – check in with her for the most thorough answers to your questions. Don’t forget to ask Katryna for her opinion while you pick out your glasses; she has an eye for style too!


Karli

Medical Coordinator

Karli grew up in the Sherwood Park and loves connecting and reconnecting with our local patients. Karli coordinates our medical optometry and Care 1 Telemedicine program – you will likely find her doing your pre-testing at your next visit! She loves discovering new frame shapes and colours and is frequently growing her collection. She loves to hear about your latest vacation or adventure – personally connecting with our patients is the highlight of her day!


Maria

Frame Stylist & Lab Technician

Maria is your go-to person to help you find your next fantastic pair of glasses – whether those are prescription glasses for everyday, prescription sunglasses, prescription eyewear for work, or multiple pairs in different colours and shapes! Maria is a customer service expert, and she will go above and beyond to help you with your eye care needs. You might also see her when she steps in to help pre-test, or is dispensing your new eye wear to you. In her spare time, Maria spends lots of time going on walks and cuddling with her super cute chocolate lab!


Manon

Receptionist