Dr. Terri Lee Vasché
Dr. Terri Vasché, the founder of Silver Falls Eyecare, PC has practiced optometry for 31 years. She graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1979. She did her undergraduate work at Oregon State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University. Immediately upon her completion of optometry school Dr. Vasché associated with Dr. William Ludlum, a renowned expert in vision therapy, from 1979 to 1980. It was at Dr. Ludlum’s practice where Dr. Vasché first learned about vision therapy. In fact, Dr. Ludlum had trained doctors from all over the world in the art and science of vision therapy.
In August of 1980 Dr. Vasché moved to Silverton Oregon where her father was raised and his family operated a dairy farm in 1940’s. She opened a primary care practice at 306 Oak St. in Silverton. The practice was the first of its kind the region to specialize in vision therapy.
In 1986 Dr. Vasché became a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. There are approximately 350 doctors nationwide who have passed the written and oral examinations required to become a fellow. Dr. Vasché 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 again in 2004. The landscape was replaced with topiary animals to showcase the new Pet Parade Mural along First Street in 2006.
Dr. Vasché has been an Adjunct Professor for the College of Optometry at Pacific University from 2003 to the present. She supervises interns interested in Vision therapy for children and adults with vision development delays and functional vision problems as a result of brain injury.
Dr. Vasché has been on the International Examination and Certification Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development from 2009 to 2011. She has been on the Board for St. Joseph’s Homeless Shelter in Mt Angel from 2011-present.
She is the first woman to be president of the Silverton Rotary Club and is a member of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Vasché and her husband Richard Tate reside in Silverton. She has two grown sons.