Dr. J. Wallace Walker OD
Dr. Walker graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry after earning a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Brigham Young University. Following that, he did an internship in New York City for people with visual impairments, as well as a rotation at the VA hospital in optometry services.
He started practicing in Molalla in 1994; in 2014, he joined the team in Milwaukie as well. At both clinics, he performs eye exams, treats eye diseases and fits contact lenses. He’s also the medical director of both clinics.
Dr. Walker is proud of the relationships they’ve developed over the years – the doctor-patient relationships, as well as professional relationships with other specialists so that when a patient needs specialty care, he can refer them to the right person. “We’re pretty good at finding out the patient’s needs and coming up with a solution,” he said. “I enjoy problem-solving, and I enjoy helping people.”
Random fact about Dr. Walker? He plays the banjo. He hates fishing. He’s also taken optometry students to South and Central America multiple times over the years to provide eye care.
Dr. Amrita Kang OD
Dr. Amrita Kang was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Kang has provided eye-care services for a variety of patients including those with traumatic brain injuries, young toddlers, and aging veterans. As a result, she has come to enjoy working with all patient demographics and is excited to take care of the visual needs of the patients at Family Eye Care.
She has also participated in humanitarian eye-care missions in Nicaragua and most recently in Tibet.
In her free time, Dr. Kang enjoys exploring all that Oregon has to offer, and loves to hike, read, and cook. She also enjoys traveling, especially to provide eye-care services to under-served populations.
Dr. Anna Paffrath OD
Dr. Paffrath provides primary eye care, contact lens fittings, ocular disease management and surgical co-management. She dedicates herself to providing compassionate and personalized care.
Dr. Paffrath grew up outside of Chicago, IL. She attended college at St. Louis University and went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. In addition to graduating with distinction, she received the Tole Greenstein Award for exceptional performance in the areas of binocular vision, vision therapy, and pediatric vision.
Outside of her rewarding profession, Dr. Paffrath enjoys ceramics, trail running, and picnicking at the Oregon coast.
Myla started at the clinic in 2001, after getting her associate’s degree in English. As practice manager, she bills insurances makes appointments and occasionally fills in for the opticians. In short, she does a little bit of everything.
What she enjoys most about her job is the people she works with; she also enjoys the community of patients at the clinic too. Rooted in a small community, the team here ends up serving a lot of the same families over the generations: parents, then children, now their children in turn. Being able to get to know patients in a meaningful way, remember them and reconnect with them when they come in for care – that’s what sets the clinic apart, in Myla’s view.
Random fact about Myla? She’s an avid reader, devouring five or six books a week. Whenever she’s not busy with something else, chances are, she’s reading.
Optical Lab Manager
Carry Washington has been an optician/optical manager for more than 15 years and she absolutely loves it! She is an expert in all aspects of eyewear fitting and fashion.
Carry is a native Portland girl. She enjoys exploring the Oregon Coast and the Columbia River Gorge. She spends her free time with her family, caring for them and supporting their sports activities.
Julie has worked in healthcare for 20 years, mostly on the mental health side. She has enjoyed the transition into the area of eyecare, learning the tech side of things and becoming familiar with our patients.
Her hobbies & interests include puzzles, games, trivia, architecture and floor plan design.