We are a team of friendly optometrists and staff in Red Deer providing exceptional eyecare for all ages. We emphasize disease prevention by encouraging routine eye health exams starting at 6-12 months of age. We have the latest technology in our clinic to ensure we are providing the highest level of optometric care.
Dr. Dean Willoughby
Dr. Dean Willoughby grew up in Red Deer. After high school he attended the University of Calgary and received a psychology degree. He also played volleyball for the U of C Dinos. He attended the University of Missouri in St Louis where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994. Dr. Willoughby will see patients of all ages. He has a special interest in children’s vision, contact lenses, and seniors vision. He provides eyecare to the athletes at the Red Deer College and for the Red Deer Rebels.
Dr. Willoughby is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. He is part of the Eye See Eye Learn program that provides free eyeglasses to kindergarten children.
Dr. Willoughby is married to Shauna and has 3 children. He enjoys skiing (water, down, and cross country), hiking, and travelling with his family.
Dr. Tannis Rode
Dr. Rode grew up in Three Hills, Alberta. She received a Biology degree at the University of Calgary in 2010, before entering the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo. She completed an externship at an ophthalmology hospital in Houston, Texas, where she gained training on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of ocular diseases. She graduated Optometry school with honours in 2014, and spent two years working in south-western Ontario before returning to her home province of Alberta.
Dr. Rode is committed to providing each of her patients with an exceptional eyecare experience. She is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, and has a variety of clinical interests, including children’s vision, dry eye treatment, and humanitarian eyecare outreach. She has participated in eyecare charity projects in Peru, Mexico, and Honduras. In her spare time, Dr. Rode enjoys exploring the great Canadian outdoors, playing board games, and reading.