Helping you look, see, and feel your best
Dr. Larry Louie and Dr. Cory Larson
Dr. Larry Louie
Dr. Larry Louie has been a practicing optometrist for over 30 years. He established Louie Eyecare Centre on 124 Street in 1993 with a vision of bringing his own brand of personalized service in an independent practice while providing comprehensive eye care exam and unique high quality eye wear designs to Edmonton.
Believing in keeping up-to-date with the latest technology and medical advances in eye care, Dr. Louie attends annual optometric conferences around the world bringing back new medical updates and practices, and equipment to enhance care for his patients and their health.
During his last year of optometry school at the University of Waterloo in 1988, he was granted an externalship in Haiti where he performed eye examinations for local residents. The experience was life changing. He became much more aware and concerned about the growing problem of preventable and treatable blindness in the world. The fact is two out of three blind people in the world are women and young girls; most of them living in areas of developing countries where they have limited resources and unequal access to sight restoring services.
Dr. Larry Louie is also internationally recognized for his other passion - documentary photography. As a documentary photographer, his images have won numerous international accolades and has been exhibited and published worldwide.
Using his optometry and photography as a platform, Dr. Louie raises awareness on social issues and challenges people are encountering, especially those with vision impairments, in a world facing rapid urbanization and globalization. From raising funds for eye camps in the Himalayan mountains, to supporting blind girls in a school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and volunteering and raising funds for NGO’s like the Seva Foundation, he hopes his work will make a difference and reveal the light that is found in the darkest places.
Dr. Cory Larson
Joining the practice in August of 2016, Dr. Larson has really loved getting to know the patients that are like family members here at Louie Eyecare. Originally from Daysland, (near Camrose), Alberta, his need for glasses in 5th grade sparked his interest in sight and vision correction. He graduated with honors as Valedictorian from Daysland High School and went on to complete his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta in 2010. In 2014, he graduated from Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry with an induction into the Optometric Honors Society Beta Sigma Kappa.
During his final year of rotations, he learned from a wide variety of optometry specialties. He spent one summer in Fort Collins, Colorado, at a pediatric and vision therapy practice; the fall in San Clemente, California, at an OD/MD surgical site specializing in geriatrics and cosmetic surgery; the winter in Glendale, Arizona, at a geriatric and primary care private practice; the spring in Jacksonville, Florida, at a specialty anterior segment disease practice with an emphasis on corneal and glaucoma surgery. He particularly enjoys treating and managing dry eye as it affects so many people.
Dr. Larson is always interested in learning something new. He likes spending time outdoors in the summer hiking, biking, camping and boating. In the winter, he takes pleasure in watching and playing hockey, and spending time with family and friends. At Louie Eyecare Centre, he particularly enjoys interacting with patients and working with them to find out the best way to take care of their vision and ocular health needs.
Nadine has been with Louie Eyecare Centre for over 20 years. She is a RO (Registered Optician) as well as an RCLP (Registered Contact Lens Practitioner). She brings over 30 years of experience in the optical industry to Louie Eyecare. She is an expert at training new patients on all types of hard and soft contact lenses as well as fitting, measuring and selecting frame styles for all different face shapes and lens types. She is amazing at providing adjustments and fitting a pair of glasses on a patient’s face so they are truly comfortable and easy to wear.
In her spare time Nadine enjoys travelling the world and taking in new sights, sounds and experiences of different cultures. At home, she enjoys playing cards, board games and absolutely anything to do with trivia!
Anne-Marie has been working with Dr. Louie before he even opened Louie Eyecare Centre over 25 years ago! She knows the ins and outs of the office and really enjoys helping people find that perfect pair of frames to accentuate their face shape. She is also great at adjusting frames at the initial pick up, or whenever they need to be freshened up. You may find her pre-testing patients before Dr. Louie or Dr. Larson sees them, and then showing them around the office after the exam.
Away from work she enjoys making crafts of all types. In particular she likes to create wood works around the holidays with a penchant for Christmas decorations. She also enjoys family time, camping around the prairies and mountains, and acreage life in general.
Kitty has been in the optical industry for over 20 years and has been with Louie Eyecare Centre for 8 years. In 2011 she obtained her RO (Registered Optician) degree becoming an expert in frame and lens evaluations. She is trilingual speaking and writing fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both pre-testing, and post exam frame selections. She is always available to help patients find that perfect frame accentuating his/her face. If you need an adjustment on a new pair, or older pair of glasses, drop by and Kitty will be able to expertly adjust them so they fit properly once again.
In her free time Kitty enjoys spending time with her family and two kids who are active in sports, art, and music.
Wayne is the owner and operator of I-Lab Optical, our in-house full service, state-of-the-art optical lens laboratory providing the best edging and mounting technology in producing quality and precision eyeglasses for our patients. As a craftsman with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in lens grinding and fitting, Wayne ensures our patients receive the best optical lens available custom fitted to the frames they have chosen.
In his free time, Wayne’s passion is flying his model airplanes and taking photographs of nature.