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. Ness was named Young Optometrist of the Year in 1995 by the Washington Optometric Association for his community involvement and work to ensure the visual welfare of his patients. Dr. Ness is also an active member of the Exchange Club of Walla Walla, being named the 'Exchangite of the Year' in 1993.
Dr. Ferguson joined Valley Vision Clinic as an Optometric Physician in July of 2000, however, has worked for the practice in various positions since 1991. As a primary care eye doctor, Dr. Ferguson provides care for infants to adults and strives to educate, prevent and treat her patients visual and eye health conditions with the latest treatment options and technology available. She is a strong advocate for children’s vision and actively participates and sits on local boards to better children’s eye health care in our valley.
In June of 2004, Dr. Beam joined the practice of Valley Vision Clinic. He has had prior work experience with Valley Vision as he worked for the clinic while attending Walla Walla College and finished his internship in the Spring of 2004.
More recently, Dr. Dalke was the proud recipient of the 2020 Young Optometrist of the Year Award, awarded for his dedication to the profession.
After graduation Dr. Burton joined a optometry practice in Medford, Oregon. During this time, he developed a sports vision practice. He was the team eye doctor for the Oakland A’s short season single A team.
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.
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.