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Meet Our Eye Doctors in Fort McMurray & Lloydminster

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!


Our optometrists and eye doctors in Fort McMurray and Lloydminster are:


Dr. Julie Theng

Dr. George Shen (Fort McMurray)

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. Davin Chong

Dr. Davin Chong

Dr. Chong went on to complete his optometry doctorate in Boston at the New England College of Optometry in 2010. He did so with distinction, earning the Beta Sigma Kappa designation for academic excellence as well as receiving a number of clinical and academic awards. Dr. Chong enjoys private practice and serving Alberta


Accolades and Awards

• CARA Scholarship for academic excellence (undergraduate)

• Jason Lang Scholarship for academic excellence (undergraduate)

• Dean's List (undergraduate)

• Vision Therapy Scholarship for clinical excellence (clinical doctorate)

• Honours with Distinction (clinical externships)

• Dean's List (doctorate)

• Beta Sigma Kappa Award for academic excellence (doctorate)


Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese Chinese


Dr. Cory Larson

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. Darren Phillips

Dr. Darren Phillips (Lloydminster)

Dr. Phillips grew up on a farm near Beauvallon, Alberta. After graduating from Two Hills High School, he then completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. He attended the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry and graduated in 2016 with induction into the Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa.


While in optometry school, Dr. Phillips was very involved with student activities and was the founding chapter president of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students’ club at Midwestern University. He also won a knowledge competition at the college, which then allowed him to be the college’s representative at a national competition in Seattle. His externship rotations in Batavia, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah provided him a variety of clinical experience, which included retinal disease, glaucoma, and low vision.


In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his friends and family.

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