The Eyewear Place carries a wide variety of frames, lenses and contacts to fit your eyecare needs. Lead by optometrists and eye doctors in Lloydminster and Fort McMurray, our qualified staff would be pleased to help you pick out your next pair of glasses or contacts. The Eyewear Place has two locations in Alberta to serve you – come in today to see what’s new!
Dr. Julie Theng (Fort McMurray)
Dr. Julie Theng was born and raised in Alberta. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Honours Neuroscience and Master of Science in Experimental Surgery at the University of Alberta. During her undergraduate work, she travelled to Guyana, South America to promote health and teach first aid to the local youth. In 2003 she was accepted into the University of Waterloo Doctor of Optometry program. In her final year, she completed an externship in Baltimore, Maryland where she gained valuable experience diagnosing and treating ocular disease.
After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2007, she spent a year practicing in Edmonton and Sherwood Park before following her husband up to Fort McMurray where she joined The Eyewear Place. She has been a proud resident of Fort McMurray since 2008, and enjoys the Birchwood Trails both in the summer and winter.
Dr. Cory Larson (Lloydminster)
Dr. Larson has recently moved to Lloydminster and is looking forward to learning about the city and meeting new people. He is originally from Daysland, near Camrose, Alberta. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta in 2010. He attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry and graduated in 2014 with induction into the Optometric Honor Society Beta Sigma Kappa.
During his final year of rotations, he saw a wide variety of optometry specialties. He spent one rotation in Fort Collins, Colorado, at a pediatric and vision therapy practice, one in San Clemente, California, at an OD/MD surgical site specializing in geriatrics and cosmetic surgery, one in Glendale, Arizona, at a geriatric and primary care private practice and finally one in Jacksonville, Florida, at a specialty anterior segment disease practice with an emphasis on corneal and glaucoma surgery.
He is always interested to learn something new. He enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer hiking, biking, camping and boating. In the winter, he enjoys watching and playing hockey, and spending time with family and friends. He really enjoys interacting with patients to find out how to best take care of their vision and ocular health needs. From an early age, his dream was to become an eye doctor and is excited to start in the growing community of Lloydminster.
Dr. Chris De Guzman (Lloydminster)
Dr. Chris De Guzman received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba where he was on the Dean’s Honour List. He completed his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Degree at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in California. He completed his clinical externships in Ocular Disease, Vision Therapy, and Primary Eye Care in Orange County, Greater New York, and Beverly Hills. Following graduation, he was offered a position in Beverly Hills where he saw a wide variety of patients including many A-list celebrities. After his U.S. work permit expired, he decided to come back to Canada to be with his family. He worked in a busy private practice in Calgary for almost a year, and then moved to Lloydminster to live with his partner.
During Optometry school, Dr. De Guzman won the Optometry Student Bowl at his school and was nominated for Clinician of the Year. He represented his school at Optometry’s Meeting against all other Optometry schools in North America where he finished in the Top 8 overall. He won various awards during Optometry school and was a tutor in Optics, Principles and Practice of Optometry, and Patient Care Services.
At the age of 21, Dr. De Guzman was accepted in Optometry school but was then offered a record deal in the Philippines, so he decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a singer for 4 years before returning to Optometry school. He has won Best New Male and Favorite Male Artist at the Philippine Grammy Awards. His other hobbies include modifying cars with his twin brother, traveling, and trying out new places to eat.
Dr. Chris is excited to join The Eyewear Place and is available for eye examinations in both English and Tagalog (Filipino). He is passionate in providing the highest quality care and an exceptional experience to all patients in the community.
Dr. De Guzman is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists, California Optometric Association, and LA County Optometric Society.