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The trained professionals who make up the patient care team at Elemental Eyecare are eager to meet you and your child and assist you in taking care of your child's vision care needs. We are excited to be able to offer our services to the Central Oregon Community.

Dr. Gabby Marshall

Gabby Marshall, OD, FCOVD, is the clinical director of Elemental Eyecare.  In addition to providing comprehensive eye exams for children, she assesses, develops and directs the individualized vision therapy program for each patient.   She is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).  She is a member of the Oregon Optometric Physician's Association and the American Optometric Association.  Dr. Gabby was the recipient of the 2001 Oregon Young Optometrist of the Year.

She loves the challenges of helping children in their development and being part of the wonderful team of healthcare providers that care for the children of Bend.   Having grown up in Oregon she feels a strong sense of community in Central Oregon.  

 

Dr. Amanda Balsalobre

Dr. Balsalobre is a native of central North Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Jamestown College in 2000. She then attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon and earned her Doctorate of Optometry in 2004.

Following graduation she completed a primary care and surgical co management residency program at the John Wainwright Memorial VA medical center in Walla Walla, Washington and the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute in Kennewick, Washington. Dr. Balsalobre then spent the next six years in private practice in Eugene Oregon. In 2011 she accepted a position at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle Washington, but soon learned that she much preferred living in a smaller community which has brought her to Central Oregon.  She has been practicing at Elemental Eyecare since October of 2011 and has found working with the pediatric population to be quite rewarding and enjoys the new challenges that each day brings.

 

Erin - Vision Therapist

Erin was born in Grants Pass, OR and went to Corvallis for two exciting years at OSU- GO BEAVS!!! But, she was itching to get into healthcare and the SNOW!!! She visited Bend, and like most of the residents in Bend, she never left. Erin has found her place as part of the Elemental Eyecare team as a Vision Therapist, which she can easily describe as "a dream job." "There is nothing more gratifying than to help develop the way a child views the world they live in."

Erin is the lead Vision Therapist at Elemental and is currently working towards her COVD certification.  She enjoys the learning environment that defines her profession.

Jodi - Vision Therapist

Jodi and her family moved to Bend in 2001. She has worked with children for most of her career –
for many years as the owner and manager of a private daycare. She began training and working with
Elemental Eyecare and discovered a passion for building relationships, teaching new skills, and offering
hope to her patients as a Vision Therapist.


Penney - Vision Therapist

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Andrea - Patient Care Coordinator & Optician

Andrea and her husband moved back to their hometown of Bend after graduating college and getting married.  They enjoy watching football with friends and family, cheering for Oregon Ducks and Bend High Lava Bears.  They are busy enjoying their new addition, Ellie, to their family and trying to keep Mya (the spoiled boston terrier) from going mad with jealousy. 

 Andrea enjoyed her experience as a Patient Care Coordinator and Optician in the past; she was excited at the opportunity to continue doing so here! She is learning so much about vision therapy too.

LoriLark - Optician & Marketing Coordinator

Lori came to Central Oregon from Montana and fell in love with the mild winters and the sunny skies.  She has been in the eye care field for the majority of her working career.   Her granddaughter had her first eye exam at 6 months and began wearing glasses.   Lori is very passionate to spread the news about how critical early eye care is for children and how vision therapy can change a person’s life.