Dr. Lena H. Walker, O.D.
Dr. Lena Walker has been a dedicated professional within our practice for the past twelve years. She is warm, friendly and caring, and able to address the vision and medical needs of all ages. She is experienced at treating a wide range of eye diseases and conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. With an emphasis on specialty lenses for astigmatism, multifocal and rigid contact lenses, Dr. Walker will meet all of your spectacle and contact lens needs.
Originally from Hawaii, Dr. Walker received her bachelors degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then moved to Oregon where she received her degree in optometry with honors at the Pacific University College of Optometry in 2000.
Dr. Walker is an active member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. While at Pacific University, she received the Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. And, for the last three years, Dr. Walker has been honored with a Spotlight Readers Choice Award.
Dr. Walker enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She also makes time to volunteer at her childrens’ school. She loves to travel, enjoys photography, and teaching sewing and baking to her daughters.
Dr. Tom Chewerda, O.D.
Dr. Tom Chewerda is the latest addition to our practice. Pleasant, easy going and full of compassion for others, he maintains a positive outlook with a light sense of humor. Dr. Chewerda is experienced in the management of a wide variety of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eye syndrome. With an emphasis on ocular health assessment, specialty contact lenses and pediatric vision care, Dr. Chewerda is eager to meet the eye care needs of Columbia County’s residents.
Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Chewerda received his bachelors degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove. He received his degree in optometry at Pacific University’s College of Optometry.
Dr. Chewerda is a member of the American Optometric Association, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society.
Dr. Chewerda enjoys spending his free time with his wife and newborn daughter, and enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, and cooking.
Dr. Sarah is originally from the Canadian prairies, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She spent a year living in Japan, then moved to Oregon and completed her optometry degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove.
Dr. Sarah is known for being patient and relaxed. Her calm demeanor and quiet confidence put even the most anxious patients at ease. She enjoys the variety of patients that come in, from infants at their first exams, to long term glaucoma patients.
She is an active member of the American Optometry Association, and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, and is a past president of the Portland Metro Optometric Society. She is a proud advocate and supporter of the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
In her spare time, Dr. Sarah can be found with her husband and two children, exploring the outdoors and finding that next great cup of coffee.