Deidrie Colter, O.D.
Having obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Idaho, Dr. Deidrie Colter remained in the Pacific Northwest and attended Pacific University’s College of Optometry. While pursuing her degree, she was an executive member of the college’s Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH International) chapter in which she provided eyecare to underserved communities in Belize. During her education, she was awarded the Gas Permeable Lens Institute Award for Clinical Excellence and helped establish the first Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) Organization at Pacific University. Dr. Colter has been exposed to many clinical environments including ocular disease, dry eye disease, and specialty contact lenses. When not in clinic, Dr. Colter and her husband Nick enjoy paddle boarding, skiing, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with their dog, Klaus.
Betty, Vision Therapist
Betty is very passionate about what she does as a vision therapist. This passion has been fueled through years of seeing the phenomenal changes vision therapy has made in people’s lives. She’s seen children go through struggling with school to being at the top of their class, and adults who have improved their quality of life after head injuries. With those extremes and much in between, Betty always has a success story at the ready. She says, “I cannot imagine a more rewarding career. I wish everyone was so fortunate to see and hear the positive things their work helps create.” Betty says living in Eugene lends well to her favorite outlet, which is hiking.
Cheryl, Practice Manager
Cheryl began her career in business management in 1988 in both the insurance and health fields. She believes every patient should have a holistic and wonderful experience when tending to something as important as his/her vision. “I love the challenge of assisting in coming up with ideas on how to make each patient visit unique and tailored to their individuality.” Cheryl’s hobbies include oil painting, writing, and reading. With eight children and four grandchildren, it is amazing she finds the time!
Jenni, Coordinator of Patient Care
Jenni has been greeting our patients with her welcoming personality and humor for over 15 years! The enthusiasm she exudes with patients comes from her close family ties and the joy of spending time with her nephews and nieces. We’re lucky she chose the often rainy Willamette Valley over Hawaii, where she was born. Still aspiring to travel, her next destination of choice is Ireland. The warmth and energy she provides at Foley Vision Center continues to grow with new innovative ideas, inspiring not only our patients, but her co-workers as well.
Tina, Billing Administrator
Tina has been a cornerstone of Foley Vision Center for over 26 years, and in the field of optometry for 30. Her experience has garnered her a great deal of respect amongst Foley Vision Center’s patients. The warmth and kindness she feels for the patients is highlighted in the hard work she provides every day. When she isn’t giving her all at the office, she finds happiness in reading, playing with her cats, and participating in a good crawfish boil. She often brings her homemade sweets to the office for co-workers who are very appreciative! While happy in the emerald valley, she also very much relishes the salty breeze of the Oregon coast.
Hilery, Insurance Administrator
Hilery has been working at Foley Vision Center for almost five years, and finds being part of such a great team to be the biggest plus to her everyday job. If you have insurance to bill for any of the services provided by Foley Vision Center, Hilery is more than likely the person who called to obtain your insurance benefits. She can also be found keeping patients up to date on all the great current and new innovations coming your way on all of Foley’s social media sites. Away from the office she enjoys writing and spending time with her son, Max.
Amy, Specialty Services Coordinator
Amy has been an integral part of Foley Vision Center for five years. Her team spirit helps to fire up the rest of the staff in their endeavors to provide ever-greater service to the patients. The strength she shows in being part of the Foley Vision Center group is a reflection of her strong family values, and the time she cherishes with her two daughters. When she isn’t in the office she’s taking in the beautiful Oregon scenery through the eye of a true photographer. Her kindness extends to those in the community who are living with disabilities.
Duncan has been working in the field of optometry for over 20 years, and we’ve been lucky to have him as part of our team for the past three. He is always willing to lend a hand in each new learning avenue that leads to innovative ideas. In his personal life, he finds comfort in his home and spending time with his sons. When not in the office you will find him in the great outdoors playing disc golf. He also has the travel bug and hopes to one day travel overseas, perhaps to Europe.
Stevie has been a part of Foley Vision Center for almost nine years. She is a driving force in so many corners of the practice, from finding patients the perfect fit to putting in that extra bit of effort to make sure we are providing the patients with the best options for their eye care. Her humor and warmth bring our patients comfort, as well as joy and confidence in their eye care choices. When not in the office you will find Stevie at home enjoying her husband’s home-cooked meals and precious time spent with her three children and two grandchildren.
Aubrey, Ophthalmic Testing Analyst
Aubrey is one of our newest employees here at Foley Vision Center. As a tech, she is one of the first people to welcome our patients. She will remain with the patient throughout their entire exam. Meeting all these new individuals is what she likes most about her job. In her time away from the office she shares a close bond with her family and takes inspiration in her mother’s hard work ethic. She is very active in sports, volleyball in particular, and hopes to one day travel to the Iguazu Falls in Brazil.
Linzy, Ophthalmic Testing Analyst
Linzy has been with Foley Vision Center for over a year. She values her one on one interaction with patients and being a part of assisting them to improve their vision. She reports learning something new about the human eye is one of the many perks of her work environment. Living in the northwest has allowed her to indulge her favorite past times of hiking, and camping with family, friends and most importantly her daughter. She too hopes to travel one day. Her travel plans would include Croatia where her mother was born and where some family still resides.