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 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.
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 eye wear fitting and fashion.
Carry is a native Portland girl. She enjoys exploring the Oregon Coast and the Columbia River Gorge. She spends free time with her family, caring for them and supporting their sports activities.
Hired in 2019, Rose has over 20 years of experience in the Optical Industry. She specializes in repairing the seemingly unrepairable eyewear and helping patients pick the perfect pair of eyeglasses. Her favorite part of her job is the patients! Helping them get exactly what they want is what makes her love working at Milwaukie Family Eyecare.