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Meet Your Professional Team of Eye Doctors

Our team of dedicated professionals is focused on providing the best possible eye care services to families throughout Alberta. Now with five associated clinics located in Ponoka, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Hanna and Coronation, we follow the central philosophy of facilitating thorough eye care delivered with up-to-date approaches. We are passionate about eyes! Our dedicated staff and doctors welcome patients of all ages and are ready to assist you with any eye care need. Learn more about our staff; their training, interests, experience and motivations.

Dr. Dennis Heimdahl

Dr. Dennis Heimdahl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984. Doctor Heimdahl completed his internship at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and at the Illinois Institute of the Visually Handicapped. Dr. Heimdahl's wife Cheryl, also from Milwaukee, is an exceptional education teacher specializing in the area of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Heimdahl practices in the areas of general and pediatric optometry, contact lenses, and treatment of "partial vision" patients.


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 Dr. Wardell ZoBell

Dr. Wardell ZoBell was born in Raymond, Alberta, and graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1999. Dr. ZoBell enjoys practicing full-scope family eye care including contact lenses. Dr. ZoBell trained with a pediatric ophthalmologist and has continued to have a special interest in children's vision. He also enjoys helping with those with special needs.

Dr. ZoBell regularly manages and treats patient with conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts.

In his spare time Dr. ZoBell enjoys hiking, camping, sports and other outdoor activities. He also enjoys working on his family history, playing the piano, volunteering with his church and spending time with his large family.


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Dr Stephanie Rowland

Dr. Stephanie Rowland was born and raised in Ponoka, Alberta before attending the University of Calgary for her undergrad in Natural Science. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Waterloo with her Doctor of Optometry (OD).


Dr. Rowland’s optometry interests include paediatrics and contact lenses, particularly specialty contact lenses. In her free time she enjoys staying active by biking, running, and skiing. Recently, she has taken up golfing so you might catch her on the golf course looking for her ball in the trees. In the summer she loves spending time on the lake with her family.


Stephanie is extremely excited to start serving the community that supported her throughout the years. Her mission is to devote her time and effort to providing quality, patient-focused eye care that will exceed your expectations. She is looking forward to getting to know you and answering all your ocular health questions in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

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