Doctors & Staff
Welcome to the Eye Center of Brookings! Optometric physicians are the principal doctors who provide primary level eyecare to Americans. Our approach is to not only provide you with improved eyesight, but to do so with education about your particular problem. Vision profoundly affects your work, living and health. Vision plays a part in everything we do throughout our lives.
Dr. Douglas Walker
Dr. Walker received his doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1999, after having served his externships at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada Oklahoma, Portland Vision Centers and in Gold Beach, Oregon with Dr. John Rush. Dr. Walker has been very active with various optometric associations and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon, Washington & Montana Optometric Physicians Associations, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Walker is currently serving on the Oregon Board of Optometry after being appointed by Oregon Govenor, Kate Brown. He is the 1999 recipient of the Oregon Optometric Association Student of the Year and the 2005 recipient of the "Oregon Young OD of the Year" in addition to numerous other awards and honors. Dr. Walker is President of the South Western Oregon Optometric Society and served as the 2010-2011 President of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. He is also a past chairman for the Brookings/Harbor Chamber of Commerce (2009-2010), past President fo the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor (2010-2011) and director of the Curry Health Foundation (2005-2008) . Dr. Walker provides additional expertise to the Eye Centers of Gold Beach and Brookings in the co-management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma. Dr. Walker resides in Brookings with his wife Lana and their two children, Zack and Abby.
Dr. John Rush
A longtime resident of Curry County, Dr. Rush is very active in the optometric profession and in the community. He served on the Oregon Optometric Association Board of Directors from 1974-1980, was President of the association in 1978, and served as a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the American Optometric Association for 5 years. He has given over a hundred speeches nationally on continuing education in optometry. In business, he had a partnership practice in Bandon, Oregon with Dr. John Reslock for 12 years and presently has private practice in Gold Beach and Brookings. As vice-president of American Eye Instruments, Inc., he oversees a company which provides surgical support for Optometrist, Ophthalmologists and Hospitals across rural America. In addition, he is the president of Rush Inc., a company which manufactures ophthalmic instruments. He is active in the local chapters of the Lions and Rotary Clubs, and was elected Port Commissioner of the Port of Gold Beach in 1980, serving a five-year term.
Karl is the Certified Optician for Curry Eye Centers in both the Brookings and Gold Beach locations. A 1982 graduate of Valley College, Karl joined Dr. Rush's office in 1986 and has been caring for the optical eyewear needs of Curry County ever since.
Colee is the Eye Technician for the Eye Center Of Brookings.
Kalina deals with the optical sales and repairs at the Eye Center Of Brookings.