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Dr Sarah Curtiss, OD

Dr Sarah Curtiss, OD

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office, Vancouver Vision Clinic - Camas Office

"The best part of optometry is getting to know my patients and their interests"

Dr. Curtiss grew up in beautiful Lake Chelan, Washington and graduated with a bachelors degree from Central Washington University. She then attended Pacific University and earned her doctor of optometry degree with honors. While there, Dr. Curtiss gained experience with primary care optometry as well as specialty care related to cataract and laser-correction surgery. Since settling in Vancouver with her husband, Dr. Curtiss loves to spend time jogging and exploring local trails, as well as reading… Read More

Dr. Valerie Itamura, OD

Dr. Valerie Itamura, OD

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office

"I feel very grateful to have our patients feel such a high level of confidence in our care here."

Dr. Itamura is a native of the Vancouver / Portland area.  She grew up admiring the skills of her father, who was a well-regarded optometric physician. Following in his footsteps, she attended college at Pacific University and later received her doctor of optometry degree from there in 1982. Patients appreciate her attention to detail, and are drawn to her warmth and humor. She has been a longstanding member of the American Optometric Association, and has been a past recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award.  She volunteers numerous hours annually to the Claudia Swanson Chapter of the Friends of Doernbecher… Read More

Dr. Derek McTyier, OD, FAAO

Dr. Derek McTyier, OD, FAAO

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office, Vancouver Vision Clinic - Camas Office

Dr. McTyier was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, and went on to earn his doctor of optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry where he was named Valedictorian of the class of 2003. He completed his optometric residency in primary eyecare with an emphasis on ocular pathology at the Portland VA Medical Center. Dr. McTyier served as clinical instructor for students from four schools of optometry during his residency. He has volunteered as… Read More

Dr. Andrea Morton, OD, MEd/VFL

Dr. Andrea Morton, OD, MEd/VFL

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office, Vancouver Vision Clinic - Camas Office

“There is nothing more gratifying than to help develop the way a child views the world they live in."

​Dr. Andrea Morton was born and raised in Camas, Washington where she was fascinated by the field of optometry from an early age. Following graduation from Camas High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington. Post graduate, Andrea received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, graduating with honors, and concurrently earned her Masters of Education with a… Read More

Dr. Raj Patel, OD, FAAO

Dr. Raj Patel, OD, FAAO

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office, Vancouver Vision Clinic - Camas Office

"I really enjoy catching up with our patients and seeing how their families have grown through the years."

Dr. Patel grew up in Texas and studied at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1996, he graduated as a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society with a doctor of optometry degree from the University of Houston. Dr. Patel completed a residency in Hospital Based and Geriatric Eyecare at the Portland VA Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Patel served as a clinical instructor to interns… Read More

Dr. Richard Payne, OD

Dr. Richard Payne, OD

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office, Vancouver Vision Clinic - Camas Office

"It's been a real privilege to take care of our patients over all these decades, I appreciate their trust in our clinic."

Dr. Payne grew up in Tacoma and has been in practice for over 40 years. After studying at the University of Washington, he went on to earn his doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University in 1971. Dr. Payne earned the respect of doctors and patients through his hard work and dedication to both community and profession. He has been the past president of the SW Society of the Optometric… Read More

Dr. Lydia Stender, OD

Dr. Lydia Stender, OD

Vancouver Vision Clinic - Downtown Office

Dr. Stender received her Bachelors of Art in Biology from Central Washington University, and her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2011. During that time she participated in trips to both Mexico and Guatemala providing free vision care to underserved communities. After clinical rotations taking her from Hawaii to Virginia, she is excited about returning to the Northwest. Dr. Stender feels fortunate for the opportunity to… Read More