About Us

Serving the Mid Willamette Valley Since 1969

Our Story

At Eyecare Associates our first priority is always you, our patient.

At Eyecare Associates our first priority is always you, our patient. We are a premier Ophthalmology Clinic, with four locations in the beautiful Mid-Willamette Valley. We currently have three Ophthalmologists and eight Optometrists on staff along with our highly trained Opticians, Contact Lens Specialists, Ophthalmic Technicians and Front Desk Staff to take care of all of your visual and eye health needs.

Since 1969 we have specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of a vast array of eye diseases, conditions and problems including, but not limited to, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Plaquenil, and Diabetic Retinopathy. Our locations offer vision exams, LASIK evaluations and comprehensive eye health exams, as well as specialized testing. Our trained technicians can conduct your Visual Field, OCT, Fundus Photos, HRT, Flourescein Angiography, Pachymetry or Immersion A-Scan Ultrasound. We’re also proud to offer a full Dry Eye Clinic utilizing our Oculus Dry Eye Keratograph.

Since our beginning, Eyecare Associates has been known for its highly skilled and qualified doctors who provide expertise in both the surgical and general eye care fields. We are so grateful for our many patients who continue to place their trust and eye health needs in our doctors capable hands. It is our passion to continue to provide you with the best eye care experience possible. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced eye care providers at any one of our five locations and let us help you see the world more clearly.

Meet our doctors

highly skilled and talented Specialists

Bruce W. Madsen
M.D, MBA, MHA

Is a board certified ophthalmologist and has been practicing at Eyecare Associates since 2003

Bruce W. Madsen, M.D, MBA, MHA

Biography

Bruce W. Madsen, M.D., M.B.A., M.H.A. is a board certified ophthalmologist and has been practicing at Eyecare Associates since 2003. Dr. Madsen grew up in Idaho. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and went on to graduate with honors and a Masters degree in Business Administration and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. He completed his medical School training at Finch University Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. Dr. Madsen then served as chief resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center where he developed skills in the latest technique of no-stitch Cataract surgery as well as treatment for glaucoma, strabismus and ocular plastics. He also provides emergency and routine eye care for children and adults.

Dr. Madsen, with his wife, Jennifer, and their six children, is very involved with his church. He is passionate about helping people. His interests include working with the Special Olympics, golf, tennis, skiing, fishing, softball and spending time with his family.

Dr. Danni Griffith
OD

Dr. Danni Griffith received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Montana.  It was during a year studying abroad in Thailand during her undergraduate studies that she discovered optometry would be a great career.

Dr. Danni Griffith, OD

Biography

Dr. Danni Griffith received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Montana.  It was during a year studying abroad in Thailand during her undergraduate studies that she discovered optometry would be a great career.  She went on to receive her doctorate of optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.  Her optometry externships were completed in ocular disease, primary care, specialty contact lenses and dry eye, and vision therapy through the Hillsboro Veterans Administration, Oak Harbor Naval Hospital, and two private practices.  Dr. Griffith is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.  Outside of optometry, Dr. Griffith enjoys traveling, camping, golfing, and enjoying Oregon wine country.

Tomas A. Lopez M.D.
M.D.

Tomas A. Lopez, M.D. is an Ophthalmologist specializing in medical Retina.

Tomas A. Lopez M.D., M.D.

Biography

Tomas A. Lopez, M.D. is an Ophthalmologist specializing in medical Retina. Dr. Lopez joined Eyecare Associates in 2017. He was born and raised in Napa, California. He received a bachelor degree of science in chemistry from Pacific Union College. He went on to complete medical school in Loma Linda University School of Medicine, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Lopez then went on to complete his transitional year of internship at Kettering Medical center in Kettering, Ohio. Dr. Lopez returned to Loma Linda University where he completed his Ophthalmology residency followed by a medical retinal fellowship.

Dr. Lopez has a background in treating comprehensive ophthalmology problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and ocular trauma. Additionally, he is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, chorioretinal degenerations and uveitis.

Dr. Lopez’s patient care philosophy is to provide up-to-date evidence-based care while tailoring it to each individual’s unique background and needs.

In his free time Dr. Lopez and his wife enjoy hiking in national parks, photography and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Matthew Knecht
O.D.

He graduated with honors from Indiana University - School Of Optometry in 2006.

Dr. Matthew Knecht, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Matthew W Knecht is an Optometrist. He graduated with honors from Indiana University – School Of Optometry in 2006. Having more than 12 years of diverse experience, especially in Optometry, .

Spencer E. Ludlow
M.D.

Spencer E. Ludlow, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist.

Spencer E. Ludlow, M.D.

Biography

Spencer E. Ludlow, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist. He grew up in a military family and lived in many places around the country including North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Utah, and also spent 9 years in Japan. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies and received his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ludlow then completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. with his final year working as chief resident. He completed his service in the U.S. Army as the Chief Ophthalmologist at Fort Jackson, S.C., joining Eyecare Associates in 2014.

During his time in the military, he had an opportunity to provide surgical care to injured service members and veterans, and to participate in humanitarian missions providing eye surgeries in Africa and South America. These experiences induced a deep appreciation as to the quality of care available in our country. Dr. Ludlow enjoys seeing patients of all ages for their acute or chronic eye diseases, and routine eye care. He has a particular interest in improving vision through treatment of cataracts and refractive surgery.

Dr. Ludlow and his wife Chrissy have four children, and he enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, playing the piano, and spending time together as a family.

Jessica Norris
O.D.

Dr. Norris graduated with honors from the University of Texas and is a residency-trained optometrist.

Jessica Norris, O.D.

Biography

Jessica Norris, O.D. was born in Houston, Texas and is a residency-trained optometrist. She has a special interest in ocular disease, low vision and contact lenses.

Dr. Norris graduated with honors from the University of Texas in Austin. She then earned optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During this time, she became actively involved in a humanitarian organization that provided eye care and glasses to the underprivileged in Central America. Her optometry internships were completed at the Memphis VA Hospital and a private optometric practice in Mississippi. She then pursued an additional year of residency training in Primary Care Optometry at the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon.

Dr. Norris is a member of the American Optometric Association, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and BSK International Optometric Honor Society. She is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease.

She and her husband Josh live in Corvallis, with their two sons. They both enjoy spending time outdoors kayaking, rock climbing and running.

Carli Lancaster
O.D.

Member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and BSK International Optometric Honor Society

Carli Lancaster, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Carli Lancaster is a native Oregonian. She grew up in the North Bend area, and graduated as Valedictorian from North Bend High School. She continued her studies at George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon, where she played volleyball as a defense specialist and graduated with honors. Dr. Lancaster was then accepted into Pacific University College of Optometry, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Upon graduation, she was honored with the coveted Outstanding Clinician Award for demonstrating excellence in all around clinical skills.

During her time at Pacific University, Dr Lancaster had the opportunity to serve on numerous rotations at several different clinics in Oregon. It was during these rotations that she gained specialized training in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, dry eyes, refractive surgery and contact lenses. Dr Lancaster also traveled to Guatemala, with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), and provided eye care to the underprivileged. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and BSK International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Lancaster enjoys spending time with her husband and cheering on the Oregon State Beavers. They live happily with their two cats, Arthur and Dolche.

David Wheeler
M.D.

Currently practices comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology Child Eye Care Associates

David Wheeler, M.D.

Biography

David Wheeler, M.D. currently practices comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology Child Eye Care Associates, in Tigard, Oregon. Formerly at Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Dr Wheeler has a special interest in research involving retinal disease in premature infants and in pediatric cataracts. He contributed four years to the study of intraocular lens implants in children with cataracts at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Wheeler is originally from New England and gradually worked his way west during his college years. He graduated from the University of California School of Medicine at San Diego where he was awarded William Newman Clinical Intern of the Year in 1988-1989.

Dr. Wheeler completed his ophthalmology training at the University of Texas Southwestern and went on to a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and treatment of adult eye misalignment. He has published many articles in scientific journals regarding the diagnosis and management of eye disorders.

Specialties

Carlyle Curtis
O.D.

Carlyle Curtis, O.D. has been a practicing Optometric physician in Albany since 1992.

Carlyle Curtis, O.D.

Biography

Carlyle Curtis, O.D. has been a practicing Optometric physician in Albany since 1992. He received his optometry degree from the University of Houston where he graduated as a national honors student. He received faculty recognition awards in both research and clinical patient treatment. At the University of Houston Clinic, he conducted research in stereo vision and depth perception.

Dr. Curtis went on to extern at the William Beaumont Army Hospital at Fort Bliss, Texas with an emphasis in general family optometry. He also was an extern at the Portland Veteran’s Hospital in Portland with an emphasis in geriatric eye care.

Dr. Curtis is nationally certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. In 2003, he took additional training to upgrade the level of his license in the treatment of eye disease. He is a member of the BSK National Honor Society. He is also certified by the Casey Eye Institute to co-manage patients for refractive surgery such as LASIK.

Besides providing eye care services, Dr. Curtis enjoys music, sports, photography, speaking Japanese, hiking and spending time with his family.

Dr. Doug Crotty
O.D.

Dr. Doug Crotty comes from a family of Optometric Physicians.

Dr. Doug Crotty, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Doug Crotty comes from a family of Optometric Physicians. Both his father and older brother practiced Optometry in his hometown of Auburn Nebraska. Dr. Doug Crotty graduated from the University of Nebraska (Go Big Red), in 1975. He then moved to Oregon to attend Pacific University. He did an internship at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in 1978, where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1979. in 1982 he joined the staff at Corvallis Vision Center, where he specializes in Contact Lens Fitting, Vision Therapy, and General Practice.

Dr. Doug Crotty enjoys hiking and backpacking and has climbed a few of the major peaks in the Pacific Northwest, including Mt. St. Helens when it was 1500 feet taller. Music is also a large interest, Stringed instruments and tight vocal harmonies are significant passions.

Having the “honor” of wearing glasses at the age of 10, he is very passionate about helping other people achieve the “WOW” moment that he experienced with his first pair of glasses.

Seeing is Believing!

Elaine Hussey
O.D.

Practiced in the Portland area for 10 years prior to joining Eyecare Associates in 1990.

Elaine Hussey, O.D.

Biography

Practiced in the Portland area for 10 years prior to joining Eyecare Associates in 1990.

Joel Tuttle
O.D.

Dr. Tuttle is a 2007 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Joel Tuttle, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Tuttle is a 2007 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He went on to practice for five years in Iowa at an eye surgery center in Des Moines and then one year with Mission of Sight in the country of Jamaica providing humanitarian eye care. Dr. Tuttle is a Veteran of the US Army Medical Service Corps in New Jersey as an Optometrist and is currently in the Reserves. After his active duty military service he practiced for more than 2  years in Brookings, Oregon before moving to the mid-Willamette Valley area. Within eye care he has an interest in pediatrics, dry eye, refractive surgical care, and serving the under-served parts of the world. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. Dr. Tuttle is an avid runner and has run the Boston Marathon. He is also a concert percussionist having performed on Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Wartburg College Concert Band. He recently received the “2018 Young Alumni Award” from Wartburg College for living out the four pillars of the Wartburg College Mission Statement – leadership, service, faith, and learning – both personally and professionally. He is married to Berina and has three lovely girls named Liviana, Adela and Kelisa.

Dr. Tuttle will be working at the Corvallis Vision Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at the Lebanon office on Thursdays.Joel

Specialties

Our Locations

Get directions to each of our offices

Corvallis Vision Center
Corvallis Vision Center

130 SW 3rd Street,
Corvallis, OR 97333

M, Th, F | 8am - 5pm
T | 7am - 5pm
W | 8am - 8pm

(541) 757-1120

Custom Eyes
Custom Eyes

904 Pacific Blvd SE
Albany, OR 97321

M - F: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm*
Sunday: Closed
*open every other Saturday. Please call for availability.

(541) 928-2020

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