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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Valley Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Corvallis.

Rob Young, OD

Originally from the mid-Missouri area, Dr. Young attended Avila College in Kansas City where he earned his undergraduate degree in X-Ray science with a minor in business. For 7 years he was a special procedure X-Ray specialist in the Kansas City area and also managed a CAT scanning operation providing care to rural Kansas hospitals. After deciding on optometry as a career, Dr. Young attended the Pacific College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. While at Pacific earning his doctorate, Dr. Young was a Chief Teaching Assistant for the Physiological Optics course and was a member of the Phi Theta Upsilon Optometric Society. Dr. Young is a member of the Oregon Optometric Association, the 1994 treasurer and the 1995 president of the Willamette Optometric Society.

James R. Hale, OD

Dr. Jim Hale is a native of Corvallis. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1994, he went on to earn his doctor of optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. Following graduation, Dr. Hale completed an extra year of residency training in advanced eye disease at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Hale spent 2 years as clinical director of a large laser eye surgery center and then went on to practice in a 25-doctor medical eye care group in the Portland area until 2005. Following the birth of their third child, Dr. Hale and his wife Dee Dee decided to return home to Corvallis where he joined Valley Eye Care. Dr. Hale is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis. Dr. Hale served as President of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association from 2011-2013.  Currently, Dr. Hale holds a position with the American Optometric Association which gives him the opportunity to work with federal legislators to enhance their understanding of the importance of vision and eye health and to ensure that patients maintain access to eye care across the country.  At Valley Eye Care, Dr. Hale provides the full range of comprehensive vision and eye health care to patients of all ages with a particular interest in medical eye disease management and dry eye syndrome.

Terri Knowles, OD

Dr. Terri Knowles was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She attended the University of Saskatchewan where she received an Honours Degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. While she learned a great deal during her studies, her favorite undergraduate memories involve traveling across the country to play ice hockey for the women’s varsity team. She moved to Oregon to attend optometry school at Pacific University and received her Doctorate of Optometry with Distinction in 2017. During her internships, she received training in ocular disease, primary care optometry, vision therapy, and co-management at a cataract surgery center. She enjoys providing optometric care to people of all ages and strives to enhance the vision and general health of all of her patients.


Stephanie, Brittany, Alan, Lydia and Chris

Optometric Assistants

Heather, Brandy, Rocio and Alana


Itzel, Sally, Jessica and Andrea



Office Manager

Stephanie Dutcher