Our Mission at Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C. is to provide exceptional vision care to patients of all ages. We are committed to exceed your expectations through education, customer service and quality products.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Terri 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. Vasché associated with Dr. William Ludman who was a professor at Pacific University College of Optometry at the time. He was a renowned expert in vision therapy and vision rehabilitation. Dr. Ludlam lectured and mentored doctors throughout the world.
In August of 1980 Dr. Vasché 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. Vasché 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. 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 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. Vasché 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. Vasché established one of the first clinics in the Willamette Valley to treat Ocular Surface Disease.
Dr. Vasché 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. Vasché is also a member of NORA, The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and Silver Creek Fellowship.
Dr. Vasché resides in Silverton. She has two grown sons.
Dr. Matthew Lampa
Dr. Matthew Lampa received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. After graduation, he completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Pacific University College of Optometry. He is currently an assistant professor at Pacific University College of Optometry where he is involved with specialty contact lens fitting, contact lens instruction of optometry students, and clinical research. He has also served as a Consulting and Attending Optometrist at the Portland VA Medical Center and is an associate at Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C.
Dr. Kolten Kuntz
Fourth generation optometrist, Dr. Kolten Kuntz attended Eastern Washington University and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2008. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2014 from the Arizona College of Optometry. During his fourth year of optometric education he acquired additional training for the diagnosis and treatment of Dry Eye Disease through externships at the Schwartz Laser Eye Center and Horizon Laser Vision Center located in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Kuntz went on to further his education by completing a one year, post-graduate residency in ocular disease, contact lenses, and low vision services through Pacific University at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Kuntz provides comprehensive primary eye care to patients of all ages, treatment of ocular disease, and years of experience diagnosing and treating chronic dry eye. He is enthusiastic about providing quality care to the Willamette Valley communities. In his spare time Dr. Kuntz and his wife Hayley enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He enjoys caring for others and being involved within the community.