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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

Dr. Kristin Gurholt

Optometric Physician
Kristin Gurholt, O.D. joined our practice from Boulder, Colorado.  Dr. Gurholt will be providing vision care along with Dr.Walker at the Eye Center of Brookings.  Dr. Gurholt has over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions.  She previously owned and managed Boulder Vision Center until...

Dr. Douglas Walker

Optometric Physician
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...

Shawn Nash, DO

Cataract surgeon
Dr. Nash received his B.A. degree in economics and psychology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. In 2014, he received his D.O. degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After his internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he went on to his ophthalmology residency training at...

Blake Fausett, MD

Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Fausett has always enjoyed working with his hands and figuring out how things work. During residency, he found that his passion for repairing and understanding was best suited for a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyes. He finds that meticulous attention to detail,...