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Our Eye Doctors

Located in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, our eye clinics have been providing comprehensive care with Eye Doctors since 1921. At the present time, each eye doctor at all locations welcomes new patients and their families for eye care. In fact, we have been providing care to Albertans for almost 100 years! No matter if you need a comprehensive exam, advice on eye disease treatment, or information on surgery each eye doctor will provide you with the best care, advice and options to assist you. After all, in order to provide the best possible care for our patients, our optometrists at each eye clinic are continually educating. Every doctor is a registered member of the Alberta College of Optometrists.

In addition we also strive to provide our patients excellent value for eye products including glasses and contact lenses. Finally, whatever your vision concern, your eye doctor at our clinic will use all technology available to find the right solution for your concerns.

From Eyecare to Eyewear, we hope you find us the clear choice for ALL your vision needs.

Meet Each Eye Doctor At Our Practices in Edmonton & Sherwood Park, AB

H.G. Willis, started the Optometry practice here in downtown Edmonton in 1921 on the corner of 101st Street and Jasper Avenue. Located down on the ground floor of the Empire Block. His motto was “See Willis and See Well.” Later Dr. A.C. Willis took over the Optometrist practice around 1945 when H.G. Willis retired. Dr. A.C. Willis practiced Optometry until the early 1980’s. Dr. David Plotsky graduated in 1965 and began at the Optometric practice in the Empire Block, which was torn down and replaced by the current Empire Building. Dr. Plotsky practiced in Edmonton and Sherwood Park until he passed away in 2002.

At the present time, the current eye doctors that are partners are Dr. James Evans who joined the Optometric practice in 1983. Dr. Sindy Tromposch graduated in 1985 & started after graduation. Dr. Adrian Atwell first started at the Optometric practice in 2004. Dr. Brennan Nelson, our newest eye doctor graduated & joined our practice in 2016.

At the present time, all of our eye doctors look forward to meeting you and solving your vision concerns. We have had the same philosophy since our office opened many years ago.

Assuming that it has been a while since your last visit to a eye doctor, consider visiting our Eye Exam page to get a feel for what it’s all about along with a brief video if you prefer. Also, we answer a few terms & common questions our patients frequently ask.

In order to book an exam with an eye doctor in our eye clinic, first choose from our optometrist clinic nearest where you live. Your three choices are Edmonton, along with North Edmonton or Sherwood Park with detailed location information at each link. Then you can use our booking tool to arrange your eye exam at any of our three locations that are convenient to you.


Dr. James Evans

Dr. Evans grew up in Regina Saskatchewan. Upon getting his first set of eyeglasses in grade 6, he was amazed and inspired that someone could make a person see things so much clearer. Years later in the summer following grade 10, an opportunity arose for Dr. Evans to work the summer in an optical lab. It was there when he had a chance to talk to a couple local Optometrists, he decided that this is what he wanted to do. Help people see their best. After high school, and studying hard, Dr. Evans received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 1982. Early in his career, Dr. Evans was one of the pioneering members of the Occupational Vision Committee (now called Eyesafe) for several years,  developing a program to provide reasonably priced safety eyewear to the workplace.

Currently, Dr. Evans is still a member of both the Canadian and Alberta Association of Optometrists. He volunteers for mediation for the Alberta College of Optometrists. He enjoys all aspects of Primary Care Optometry including emergency eye care and contact lenses. Dr. Evans has been married for more than 27 years and is the proud father of two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys most genres of music, older cars, technology, CFL and exploring new places.


Dr. Sindy Tromposch

Dr. Tromposch finds the most rewarding part of her job is to address her patient’s vision concerns, helping them see clearly, and to educate them on different treatment options.

She received her BSc from the University of Alberta in 1981 and her doctorate in optometry in 1985. Her special interests have evolved over the years. She has worked in the areas of vision therapy and sports vision. Her special interests now involve scleral contact lenses, treatment of dry eye disease, and family practice.

Dr. Tromposch has volunteered her time on the competency board and has been an investigator for the College of Optometry. She also works as a consultant both for Health Canada and Blue Cross on optometric matters.

Fitness is a big part of her life. She enjoys cycling, golfing, and going to the gym. Gardening is also a passion. She has volunteered her time officiating sprint canoe and kayak events both at a provincial and national level.


Dr. Adrian Atwell


  • Optometrist
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Calgary (with honors) - 2000
  • Doctor of Optometry, University of Waterloo (with honors) - 2004
  • active member of the Alberta College of Optometrists hearing tribunal
  • practice interests include scleral lenses and primary care


A former soccer defender, football wide receiver and father of two he is a sports junkie who never met a sport he didn’t like. For the past 14 years he has redirected his energy and expertise into managing the vision needs of his diverse patient base.

Favorite movie: Training Day, but has seen more Barbie movies than he cares to admit

Favorite hobby: mowing the lawn … is that a hobby?!?

Something you may not know about him: he loves all kinds of music


Dr. Brennan Nelson

Dr. Brennan Nelson was born and raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta. After acquiring the necessary credits from the University of Alberta, Dr. Nelson was accepted into the Optometry Program at Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Nelson attended the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where he was located for his externships during his final year of Optometry school. During his time spent at Bascom Palmer, he was exposed to various clinics, such as Neuro-Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Corneal Disease, Pediatrics, Uveitis, Retinal Care, and Primary Care.

It was during his pediatrics rotation, that Dr. Nelson discovered his passion for Vision Therapy. Having been exposed to various conditions that affect learning, reading and writing, as well as improving his patients' overall quality of life, lit a fire for Dr. Nelson to help others through Vision Therapy. Viewing his patients' Vision Therapy successes, and the concomitant quality of life improvements motivates Dr. Nelson to provide patients with the proper tools needed to overcome these visual obstacles. By seeing various cases, Dr. Nelson continues to provide Edmonton and area with Vision Therapy programs, as it is a truly rewarding experience!

Whether it’s a young child with binocular vision issues affecting school performance, an athlete trying to develop a visual edge on the competition or a post-concussion/ post-stroke individual, Dr. Nelson looks forward to working hard with you to improve your symptoms and quality of life!

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Nelson enjoys playing sports such as hockey and baseball, fishing, and spending time with his family.