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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our Walla Walla eye doctors:

Dr. Luther Ness

Dr. Luther Ness

Dr. Luther "Lonnie" Ness is a 1981 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1985. After practicing for a year at Prescott Vision Center in Prescott, AZ, Lonnie...

Dr. Angela Ferguson

Dr. Angela Ferguson is a lifelong resident of the Walla Walla Valley. Upon graduation from Waitsburg High School, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Zoology degree from The College of Idaho and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 2000. Dr. Ferguson joined Valley Vision Clinic...

Dr. Jeremy Beam

Dr. Jeremy Beam first came to the Walla Walla area in 1996 as he began his collegiate career. Graduating from Walla Walla College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he entered the optometry program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, graduating in 2004. In June...
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Dr. Justin Dalke

Dr. Justin Dalke joined Valley Vision Clinic in 2015, returning to his hometown of Walla Walla. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a Bachelor of Science in Health in 2011 and then went on to earn his Doctorate in Optometry in 2015 from Pacific University College of Optometry. During...
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Dr. Chad Burton

Dr. Chad Burton is a 1982 graduate of Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1986. After graduation Dr. Burton joined a optometry practice in Medford, Oregon. During this time, he developed a...
Dr. Hoai Le

Dr. Hoai Le

Dr. Hoai Le (Hȯi Lā) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Tufts University and her Doctorate degree in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2019. While at NECO, Dr. Le gained extensive clinical training in primary eye care and ocular disease rotating through several community...

Dr. Dennis Poffenroth, Retired

Dr. Dennis Poffenroth was born and raised in Northern Idaho. He attended undergraduate college at the University of Idaho and received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees from Pacific University in 1970. In 1970, Dr. Poffenroth was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S Army Medical Service Corps, stationed...