The optometrists and staff at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic value building relationships with patients of all ages. We are proud to offer exceptional eyewear and state-of-the-art eyecare in a welcoming, friendly environment. Whether you love the idea of finding your next great pair of frames, or you feel confused and overwhelmed by the whole process, our team will be happy to help!. Give us a call, or feel free to pay us a visit, if you have any questions about your eye care.
Meet Our Optometrists at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic in Edmonton
Dr. Leanne Kile
Dr. Leanne Kile was born and raised in southwest Edmonton. She graduated with Honours from Concordia High School in 1989. With a desire to work with people and an interest in medicine, but also an aptitude for math and physics, the young graduate recognized optometry as a profession which combined both her interests and strengths. Dr. Kile took her undergraduate courses at Red Deer College, then the University of Alberta, and then proceeded to the University of Waterloo, where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1998.
Dr. Kile practiced for two years in Wainwright, Alberta. In 2000, she moved to a multi-site practice in Ponoka/Lacombe/Hanna/Coronation. Dr. Kile enjoyed the sense of community in these small towns, but she always felt a pull to be closer to her family. She returned to Edmonton in 2002.
In August 2006, Dr. Kile opened Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic, with the goal of providing personable, professional eye care and “stand-out-in-a-crowd” eyewear. She chose to locate Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic at Crestwood Centre due to the close-knit, neighbourly feel of the Crestwood community, and because of the boutique-style shops, which aligned with Dr. Kile's goal of bringing in unique, high-quality eyewear.
Dr. Kile has been involved in eye care missions, the Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, Sweet Adelines and numerous church committees/volunteer positions. In the past few years, she has been more focused on opening Eye to Eye and starting a family. Within six months of opening Eye to Eye, Dr. Kile and her husband, Phil, were blessed with the birth of a beautiful baby girl, and in February 2011, they were delighted by the birth of their second daughter.
Dr. Kile enjoys the balance of raising a beautiful young family and practicing in a profession she loves. She sees patients part-time, including some evenings and Saturdays for the convenience of her patients.
Dr. Cory Larson
Dr. Larson started at Eye to Eye in May of 2017 after filling in for some holiday time and really enjoying the atmosphere in the practice. He is originally from Daysland, near Camrose, Alberta. He needed his first pair of glasses in 5th grade and since then his interest in sight and vision correction continued to grow, leading him to want a career as an Optometrist. He graduated with Honours from Daysland High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta in 2010. He then 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 particularly enjoys treating and managing dry eye as it affects so many people.
Dr. Larson seized an opportunity to run and manage a single doctor busy practice in Lloydminster upon graduation. He greatly enjoyed the busy pace and varied medical and vision-focused exams in a rural setting. After working there for two years he bought into the practice but decided to move closer to family in Edmonton where he would like to spend the rest of his career. He still travels back to Lloydminster weekly to see patients and check in with his staff and associates but really enjoys being able to practice Optometry in Edmonton at Eye to Eye. He enjoys the state of the art technology, wonderful and knowledgeable staff, and great location in the city.
He is always interested in learning 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.
Dr. Karley Guse
Dr. Guse joined Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic in 2018 after spending six years practicing in Spruce Grove. Originally from Manitoba, she studied at the University of Manitoba and graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She continued on to complete her Doctor of Optometry Degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating on the Dean’s Honours list.
During her optometric training, she was fortunate enough to extern at a number of different optometric practices across Canada, and to complete an ocular disease rotation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Lexington, Kentucky. This externship focused on the treatment and management of various ocular diseases including anterior segment disorders, dry eye, retinal disease, glaucoma as well as pre- and post-operative care for cataract surgery.
Dr. Guse has always been very passionate about eye care, she got her first set of glasses in Grade 2 and has appreciated the value of clear and comfortable vision ever since. She enjoys getting involved in promoting the importance of eye health within her community and abroad. She participated in a voluntary eye care mission in northern Peru where she was able to provide eye care to those who would not normally be able to afford or have access to it. She also enjoys promoting the importance of eye health locally which she has done so through community programs here in Alberta.
She married her husband in 2014 and they welcomed a baby boy to the world in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, doing yoga, taking trips to the mountains and of course spending time with her family. She is very excited to have joined Dr. Kile and the rest of the team at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional eye care to both current and new patients.