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 multiple locations in the beautiful Mid-Willamette Valley. We have an experienced team of Ophthalmologists and 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 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.

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.

Tomas A. Lopez
M.D.

Tomas A. Lopez, M.D. is a board certified Ophthalmologist specializing in medical Retina.

Tomas A. Lopez, M.D.

Biography

Tomas A. Lopez, M.D. is a board certified 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.

Gregory A. Richard
M.D.

Gregory A. Richard, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist.

Gregory A. Richard, M.D.

Biography

Dr. Richard (Ree-shard) screens for and treats glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetes affected vision, among other ophthalmological conditions. He also performs LASIK surgery. “I like it when I can help the patient appreciate the world a little more.”

Dr. Richard says he loves being an ophthalmologist because his specialty can “fix a great deal.” An example is when a family brought into his office their wheelchair-bound grandmother, whom they thought wasn’t going to last much longer. Then, Dr. Richard performed cataract surgery on her. “Next time, she came in without a wheelchair,” he says. “She just couldn’t see before.”

He says it is his job to provide patients with the latest evidence-based medicine in his specialty. “If there’s a high-quality study pointing toward a solution or specific approach, it’s my business to know about it and be comfortable incorporating it into my practice.” Dr. Richard seeks to explain the options to his patients and then together with them pick the optimal course of action. “I don’t think I’ve ever told a patient what they have to do. My suggestions will always be guided by the question, What would I want done for myself or my loved ones?”

Dr. Richard and his wife have two children, and he enjoys biking, kayaking and hiking.

John G. Dodd
D.O.

John G. Dodd, D.O is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, cornea, retina, hypertension and other eye diseases

John G. Dodd, D.O.

Biography

John G. Dodd, D.O is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, cornea, retina, hypertension and other eye diseases. He is an Oregon native, born and raised in Canby. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1997, he spent time in Eugene working as an ophthalmic technician. Dr. Dodd has a passion for donating his time and talents, and was fortunate to participate in two overseas eye missions to Thailand in 2000 and 2006. The experiences were, in large part, what led him to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

After graduating from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, he pursued his post graduate training in ophthalmology in Detroit, Michigan. Upon finishing his residency as chief resident, he returned to Eugene, Oregon in 2011, and met and married the love of his life, Kristen. He has practiced in Eugene and Salem for the past 10 years before joining Eyecare Associates in October of 2021.

John and Kristen both love to travel and hope to continue to participate in third world mission work. They enjoy being active outdoors together. They are sports enthusiasts and John is a self-proclaimed Oregon Duck fanatic! The Dodds visit northwest restaurants and wineries whenever possible.

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, O.D. 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.

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.

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.

Matthew Knecht
O.D.

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

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.

Masha Molodyh
O.D.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from PSU.

Masha Molodyh, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Molodyh was born in a small rural community in Northern Alberta, however, she was raised in southern British Columbia, Canada. She moved to Oregon to pursue her post-secondary education where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry from PSU.

Dr. Molodyh later went on to earn my Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University. She spends a majority of her free time with her spouse and their pets in the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, hunting, archery and target shooting rifles and pistols. “I am very happy to be a part of the team at Eyecare Associates!”

Grace Anderson
O.D.

Her love of science led her to Butte, Montana, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology

Grace Anderson, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Anderson was raised in the small mountain town of Idaho City, Idaho. Her love of science led her to Butte, Montana, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Then, she attended Pittsburg State University in Kansas, completing her Masters of Science in Biology, with research being in soybean genetics. During Dr. Anderson’s Masters work, she got a retinal detachment which sparked her interest in eye care.

Dr. Anderson received her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2019. Following optometry school, she completed a residency at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania, specializing in ocular disease and low vision. She has been on international eye care trips to Guatemala and Mexico and looks forward to participating with more service clinics in the future. In her free time, Dr. Anderson enjoys baking, hiking, going to the beach, visiting farmers’ markets, and playing with her dog and cat.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to return to Oregon to work with EyeCare Associates and I am thankful to be part of such an incredible team!”

Specialties

Carli Bunn
O.D.

Graduating with her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, Dr. Bunn has a special interest in fitting both soft and specialty contact lenses.

Carli Bunn, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Bunn is originally from Wendell Idaho. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Idaho State University in 2017. Dr. Bunn then attended Indiana University, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. During her time at IU, Dr. Bunn rotated through several clinics in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio where she gained valuable experience in primary eye care, ocular disease and specialty contact lens care. While in optometry school, she enjoyed giving back to her community and those in need by volunteering for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program and participating in a mission trip to Jamaica to provide eye exams for school age children.

Dr. Bunn is a member of the American Optometric Association and Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. She enjoys all aspects of optometry, but has a special interest in fitting both soft and specialty contact lenses.

She and her husband enjoy attending sporting events (especially if the Hoosiers are playing) and exploring the Oregon coast.

Michelle Lee
O.D.

Dr. Lee graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and has a Master of Science in Vision Science.

Michelle Lee, O.D.

Biography

Dr. Michelle Lee is originally from the Bay Area, California. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California, Davis before moving to Oregon to pursue Optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Lee graduated earning both an Optometry Degree and a Master of Science in Vision Science.

Dr. Lee also completed a residency with the Portland Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System specializing in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, contact lenses, low vision, and refractive and cataract surgery. She is a member of  the Oregon Optometric Physicians and a candidate for Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her husband and relaxing.

Our Locations

Get directions to each of our offices

Salem Office
Salem Office

5686 Commercial St. SE
Salem, OR 97306

Currently opening one day per week | Friday: 8AM - 5PM

(971) 377-2703

Custom Eyes
Custom Eyes

904 Pacific Blvd SE
Albany, OR 97321

T-F | 7:00am - 5:30pm
Closed each day 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch

(541) 928-2020

Corvallis Office
Corvallis Office

2400 NW Century Dr
Corvallis OR, 97330

M-F | 7:30am - 5:00pm

(541) 752-4622

Corvallis Vision Center
Corvallis Vision Center

227 NW 3rd Street,
Corvallis, OR 97330

M, T, W, F | 7:30am - 5:00pm

(541) 757-1120

Lincoln City
Lincoln City

2930 NE West Devils Lake Rd Suite 2
Lincoln City, OR 97367

M-F | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed each day 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch

(541) 614-0946

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