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Meet the Optometrists

An Optometrist (or Optometric Physician) is a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.). Optometrists complete pre-professional undergraduate college education followed by 4 years of professional education in a College of Optometry. Some Optometrists also complete a residency.

An Optometrist is a health care professional who is licensed to provide the following primary eye care services:slit lamp exam happy lady

  • To examine, diagnose, and treat visual conditions such as Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism, Presbyopia, Lazy Eye (Amblyopia), and Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)
  • To examine and diagnose eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) and treat certain aspects of them
  • To diagnose related bodywide conditions such as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and High Cholesterol that may effect the eyes
  • To prescribe Glasses, Contact Lenses, and topical and oral Medications as well as perform minor Surgical Procedures such as removal of foreign bodies
Our Optometric Physicians are certified by the Oregon Board of Optometry. As licensed Optometrists, they are required to complete annual continuing education courses on the latest research and procedures in order to provide you with optimal eyecare.
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Dale Ogata, O.D.

Dr. Dale Ogata received his Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1984, and has been practicing at this present site for over 20 years.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society, and the ALLDocs Association.  Dr. Ogata takes great...
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Carla Avruskin, O.D.

Dr. Carla Avruskin received her Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1996. She completed a residency specializing in Contact Lenses at Pacific University and OHSU's Casey Eye Institute, and has been practicing at Dr. Dale Ogata & Associates, P.C. since 1997.  A self-described perfectionist, Dr. Avruskin...
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Elizabeth Davis, O.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis received her Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1996. She went on to complete her fellowship in Teaching at Pacific University, and has been practicing at Dr. Dale Ogata & Associates, P.C. since 1998.  Dr. Davis also teaches courses in Anterior and Posterior...
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Meghan Malensky, O.D.

Dr. Meghan Crews Malensky received her Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2007, and has been practicing at Dr. Dale Ogata & Associates, P.C. since then. Dr. Malensky is a member of the American Optometric Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Neuro-Optometric...
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Anna Nguyen, O.D.

Dr. Anna Nguyen received her Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She completed externships at Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, David Grant USAF Medical Center, and the Portland VA Hospital. Dr. Nguyen joined Dr. Dale Ogata and Associates, P.C. in 2014, and provides comprehensive eye care along...
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Daniel Ogata, O.D.

Dr. Daniel Ogata received his Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Prior to that, he completed externships at American Lakes VA in Tacoma and multiple private practices scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Daniel Ogata follows in the footsteps of his parents, Dr. Dale Ogata and Dr....