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. As a myope herself, she understands the importance of slowing down myopia progression (nearsightedness) in children, and she is a certified practitioner for Paragon CRT and MiSight contact lenses. When not in clinic, Dr. Colter and her husband enjoy paddle-boarding, skiing, scuba diving, and hiking with their dog, Klaus.