About Us

Our Eye Care Clinic

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Welcome to Tofield Eyecare. We cater to patients from Tofield, Beaver County, Ryley, Holden, Viking, Round Hill, Lindbrook, Camrose, and anywhere else!

Dr. Marc Kallal and Dr. Tiffany Lim are here for all of your vision needs and welcome patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.  We can also help with hard-to-fit contact lenses, eye emergencies (covered by Alberta Healthcare), and work closely with specialists to manage eye diseases and eye surgeries including LASIK.

Dr. Kallal and Dr. Lim believe in early diagnosis and are dedicated to bringing the latest technology in eye care to Tofield.  Our office is equipped with a retinal camera, computerized visual field testing and optical coherence tomography (OCT) - it's like an x-ray for your eye!  This technology allows us to manage and monitor your eye health and allows us to detect diseases sooner.  If a referral to a specialist is needed, we will work closely with the ophthalmology community in Edmonton and can arrange for a prompt referral.  

We offer many brands of eye wear so that you can be comfortable and confident in your glasses and see your best. We provide direct billing for your convenience and want nothing more than for you to love your new glasses and see the world how it is meant to be seen.

Our Optometrists

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Dr. Kallal is very excited to be practicing in Tofield where he grew up and graduated high school (the days before Tofield had a Subway!).  Dr. Kallal did his undergraduate studies at the UofA and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry.  During his studies, he developed a vast knowledge and a keen interest in the detection, treatment and management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts. He was also actively involved in leading cutting-edge dry eye research.   


Graduating in 2013, Dr. Kallal moved back to Alberta and joined a large group practice in Ponoka and became a partner at Varsity Optical in Edmonton (www.varsityoptical.com). 


In Ponoka, Dr. Kallal saw patients of all ages and worked closely with the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury, one of the leading brain injury rehabilitation hospitals in western Canada.  Dr. Kallal worked with patients who had complex vision issues after suffering various forms of brain injuries, including concussions, strokes, brain tumors, and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Working with these patients allowed Dr. Kallal to further develop his skills and knowledge, which allows him to handle complex of cases.  


Dr. Kallal enjoys working in his home town and grateful for all the support from the community!  He is excited to meet all the new families that now live in the area.  

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Tiffany Lim started out her studies at the UofA.  She then moved to Chicago and received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, where she graduated with honours.


During her clinical rotations, Dr. Lim took the opportunity to travel and live in various areas of the United States.  She has had extensive exposure to ocular pathologies while working at the Illinois Eye Institute, the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rhode Island, and the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology in Lexington.  She also has experience in pediatric care and specialty contact lenses at family practices located in both Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas.  


After graduation, Dr. Lim moved back to Edmonton and started working with Dr. Kallal at Varsity Optical in Edmonton.  Dr. Lim has been providing eyecare in Tofield since 2016 and enjoys taking the time to make sure patients understand their eye health and ensure all their questions are answered.

She really enjoys working with kids and is hoping to provide vision therapy services to patients in the area.


When she's not working, Dr. Lim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new DIY projects, and exploring small towns like Tofield!

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Dr. Jeanette Trac was born and raised in Edmonton. She pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta before moving to the vibrant city of Boston, where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry with clinical honours from the New England College of Optometry.

Dr. Trac completed her clinical rotations in various private practices, community health centers and hospitals, including the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Her training emphasized subspecialties in the areas of ocular disease, vision therapy/rehabilitation, and specialty contact lenses. While in Optometry school, she volunteered through the Lion’s Club, Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and the Perkins School for the Blind. She also served as VP Finance on the executive team that founded the school’s first Canadian Association of Optometry Students organization.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, travelling, and staying active at spin/fitness studios. Dr. Trac finds joy in meeting patients and taking part in enhancing their visual health and wellness. Varsity Optical is special to her as she worked in the clinic as an undergraduate where her optometry journey all started! She is thrilled to serve alongside Dr. Kallal and Dr. Lim in providing exceptional eye care to the community.

Dr. Trac is a member of the Alberta College of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society, Scleral Lens Education Society, and American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control.


Our Staff

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Denise Barnes
Licensed Optician

Denise lives north of Lindbrook area (aka hazard county) with her husband Rob and their 2 boys, Deklyn and Hunter.  


She has over 20 years of experience as an optician.  

Denise has worked in many successful optometric offices in Edmonton before taking 11 years off to be a mom.  


Denise joined Dr Kallal and Dr Lim before there were even walls up at Tofield Eyecare and hasn't looked back.  She enjoys spending time with patients to find them that perfect pair of glasses and makes sure they are getting the best lenses for their needs.  Denise is known to go above and beyond to make sure patients love their glasses.

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Tanya Schmidtchen
Licensed Optician

Tanya currently lives in Ryley with her husband, Daniel and their 2 boys Markus and Nicholas.

Tanya has been working as an optician with over 7 years experience working in an office in Edmonton before joining Tofield Eyecare in 2017.  Tanya has also been with Tofield Eyecare since the beginning.  She loves being able to help her her friends and neighbours in the Tofield, Ryley, Holden Area and has even delivered glasses to her neighbours in Ryley!  

She is also an avid photographer and has a photography business specializing in weddings, engagement, newborn and maternity photos.  

Nova Fritz
Optometric Assistant

Nova and her husband Mark, moved to their acreage west of Tofield in 2008. They have 3 kids, Aislyn, Merek and Lennox, two cats and a huge spotted dog named Arlo. 


She previously worked as a combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist before staying home with her kids.  While raising her kids Nova has volunteered with many organizations in Tofield and has met many great people along the way!  You may recognize her from Kids Spot Playgroup, Tofield Minor Soccer executive, school fundraising committee, school parent council or Tofield Minor Hockey!


Nowadays, most of her time is spent running kids to hockey, soccer and music lessons. She loves photography, music, gardening, camping, fishing, travelling and of course Maui Jim Sunglasses!

Ryean Rasmussen
Optometric Assistant

Ryean grew up and lives around the Tofield area with her boyfriend Keith and their very energetic pup, Diesel.


Before joining us at Tofield Eyecare Ryean worked with horses at a stable outside Tofield and had a few other jobs in the area (you may recognize her from the Lindbrook Store!).  


She enjoys spending her free time horseback riding, planting, camping, drawing, doing yoga and has many interests of the metaphysical realm.  Since joining Tofield Eyecare Ryean has developed a love for glasses and has amassed a nice collection!  She looks forward to helping you find your next pair!