Dr. Terri Lee Vasché
Dr. Terri Vasché, the founder of Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C., did her undergraduate work at Oregon State University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She went on to graduate from Pacific University with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1979.
Immediately upon her completion of optometry school Dr. Vasche associated with Dr. William Ludlum, a renowned expert in vision therapy. Dr. Ludlum had trained doctors from all over the world in the art and science of vision therapy and it was at his practice where Dr. Vasche first learned of it.
In August of 1980 Dr. Vasche moved to Silverton, Oregon where her father was raised and the family operated a dairy farm in the 1940’s. She opened a primary care practice at 306 Oak St. in Silverton. The practice was the first of its kind in the region to specialize in vision therapy.
In 1986 Dr. Vasche became a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. There are approximately 450 doctors nationwide who have passed the written and oral examinations required to become a fellow. Dr. Vasche has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1975 and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association since 1979. She is also a member of the Optometric Extension Program.
After 13 years the practice outgrew its original office building and moved to a 3700 square foot building at 600 North First Street in 1993. The office was remodeled in 2004 and again in 2014. The landscape was replaced with topiary animals to showcase the new Pet Parade Mural along First Street in 2006.
Dr. Vasche was an Adjunct Professor for the College of Optometry at Pacific University from 2003 to 2012. She has supervised interns interested in learning how to treat children with vision therapy for delays in development of their visual skills as well as helped patients of all ages rehabilitate their visual function after concussion and brain injury.
In 2008 Dr. Vasche established one of the first clinics in the Willamette Valley to treat Ocular Surface Disease.
Dr. Vasche was on the International Examination and Certification Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development from 2009 to 2011. She was on the Board for St. Joseph’s Homeless Shelter in Mt. Angel from 2011 to 2015.
She is the first woman to be president of the Silverton Rotary Club and is a member of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Vasche resides in Silverton. She has two grown sons.