3215 49th Avenue, Suite 110

Red Deer, Alberta


(403) 356-0025

Our Doctors

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 gardening, birding, and playing board games.

Dr. Jared Steblin

Dr. Steblin is originally from Prince George, BC. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia and then his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He has done externships throughout Ontario, Alberta and Northern British Columbia as well as eyecare trips to Honduras and Mexico.

Since graduating in 2016, he has been happy to call Red Deer home with his wife. Music is one of his main hobbies as well as enjoying the beautiful trails in Red Deer by rollerblade, cross country ski, bike or foot. Lately, you may see him wandering hardware stores as he works on fixing up his first house.

Our Eye Care Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

An eye exam involves a careful history, a thorough refraction to calculate the best glasses prescription for you, and an assessment of your eye health to detect conditions such as dry eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Pediatric Eye Exams

Your child's first eye exam is recommended at age 6-12 months, and annually thereafter. Many vision abnormalities can be detected through an eye exam, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, amblyopia, strabismus, and tracking problems.

Management of Ocular Diseases

We can diagnose many eye diseases. We might offer treatment at our clinic, or refer you to a specialist if needed. Common eye conditions include cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and glaucoma.

Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses

We offer a wide variety of prescription glasses, safety glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. We can direct bill most private insurance plans.

Management of Eye Emergencies

We have emergency appointments available. Common emergencies include red/painful eyes, sudden vision loss, flashes and floaters, eye injuries, and objects in the eye requiring removal, such as metal.

Co-Management of Refractive Surgeries Including LASIK & PRK

If you are looking for an alternative to glasses and/or contact lenses, we can discuss surgical options with you, refer you to a surgical centre, and provide post-operative care.

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eyes are the result of chronic lack of moisture/lubrication to the eye surface, which can lead to redness, irritation, inflammation, and the inability to wear contact lenses.