WORLD CLASS OPTICAL CARE
CENTRAL OREGON EYECARE IS HERE TO HELP
Whether you are in the market for a new pair of sunglasses for the slopes, a functional pair of readers, or are concerned about your eye health, Central Oregon Eyecare has everything you’re looking for!
With state of the art technology, Central Oregon Eyecare is able to prevent, monitor, and treat eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, glaucoma, and dry eye. Our doctors are also able to provide co-management for many eye disorders and can coordinate the necessary appointments with the area’s best ophthalmic surgeons.
Central Oregon Eyecare is the only Optometric Office to offer Zeiss i.Scription East of the Cascades! i.Scription technology provides you with the clear, high-contrast vision you need while driving at night and in low light, such as twilight. i.Scription utilizes measurements from the unique i.Profilerplus 3-in-1 device, which combines ATLAS® corneal topography, a wavefront aberrometer, and an auto refractor.
TODD M. SHELDON, OD, MBA, FAAO
Dr. Todd Sheldon was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended the University of Houston College of Optometry on a US Navy Scholarship. He graduated as class valedictorian in 1997.
Dr. Sheldon served as Staff Optometric Physician at the Beaufort Naval Hospital in South Carolina. His duties included directing the contact lens and laser vision correction programs for the fighter jet pilots.
In addition, he has published more than a dozen articles in medical journals on the advancements of eye-health treatments and other eye-health related topics. He has also served as adjunct clinic faculty for three colleges of optometry.
Dr. Sheldon and his wife, Penny, have four beautiful children together. They enjoy hiking, hunting, photography, and travel.
BRIAN C. OULMAN, OD
Dr. Brian Oulman grew up in Portland, OR and completed his Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in 2000. Dr. Oulman earned his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida in 2008 and was named Student of the Year from the Optometric Physician’s of Washington. He was also awarded the Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Clinical Excellence Award in 2008.
After receiving his doctorate, he began practicing in Spokane, WA and in the Bay Area, CA. Afterward, he returned to his native state and joined COE in 2014. He enjoys examining children and athletes of all ages. His interests include pediatrics, contact lenses, and treatment of ocular diseases.
While practicing, Dr. Oulman volunteered at the Union Gospel Mission providing eye exams to the less fortunate. He has also volunteered his time at local assisted living facilities, giving educational talks.
Dr. Oulman, his wife and two boys relocated from San Francisco back to the Pacific Northwest to enjoy all it has to offer and be closer to family.
TONI M. DECKER, OD
Dr. Toni Decker was raised in the Trinity Forest of Northern California, and after graduating from high school, attended Lassen College on a basketball scholarship.
Dr. Decker completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University where she studied chemistry. While obtaining her Bachelors Degree, Dr. Decker was active in analytical chemistry research focused on developing new technology for ultrasmall volume biological analysis, culminating in an academic publication.
After graduating from Arizona State, Dr. Decker enrolled in Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. While attending Pacific University, she was active in many optometry related activities. Notable among these was volunteering at the Virginia Garcia Eye Clinic, the Amigos group, and Special Olympics. While with the Amigos group, she was involved in a trip to Vera Cruz, Mexico, where members gave eye exams and glasses to those in need.
Upon graduation, Dr. Decker started her own practice, Eyes in Motion, dedicated to providing the top level of care to patients. Building on that experience, she joined COE in 2015 to continue her service to the Central Oregon Community. Being an active participant in many athletic competitions, including bike racing and duathlons, she has a keen interest in sports vision and looks to continue developing a specialty practice in this area.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Decker can be found enjoying the Central Oregon lifestyle biking, running, hiking, and horseback riding with her husband, son, and dog.
BRADLEY S. JANSEN, OD
Dr. Jansen grew up on the Oregon Coast before attending Oregon State University and receiving a B.S. in Science. He spent several years working in different aspects of healthcare as an ER scribe, physical therapy aid, and in the purchasing for a major hospital’s surgical department. He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon and received his Optometry degree.
His external rotations as an optometry student included working at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Bend, a pediatric specialty in the Seattle area, and an Army post in Alaska. After optometry school, he completed a one-year residency program at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Spokane, Washington specializing in ocular disease.
Dr. Jansen enjoys drinking local coffee, visiting as many state and National Parks as he can, and exploring all of what Central Oregon has to offer.
Mellisa started with COE in September 2009 as the Redmond Front Office Manager where she rapidly assimilated into the COE family. Mellisa now holds the position of Practice Administrator. She has worked with the medical and insurance industry for several years. She loves working with the rest of the COE team and patients and looks forward to coming to work every day. She is a very meticulous, hard worker, and makes it her goal every day to give every patient the best possible experience.
Mellisa lives in Bend with her three daughters, Taylor, Talya, and Tasia, and two sons, Treven & Treysen. You will love her organization and a pleasant, fun personality. She has a passion for learning and loves to read up on current eyewear trends! Speak Greek? Mellisa does too! Come in and chat with her!
Executive Services Administrator
Brooke joined the COE Team in February 2016 as a Patient Care Coordinator in our Sisters office. Her background was in customer service and insurance which allowed her to fit in with our COE family very well. With her eagerness to help with marketing, she was selected to help with our Bend office and moved there in June 2016. As of March 2018, Brooke has moved into the Executive Services Administrator, helping with HR duties and ensuring our Patient Care Coordinator staff are the best in Central Oregon!
Brooke was born in Phoenix AZ and moved to Bend in 1993 with her family, which is still where she resides. She enjoys all the outdoor activities Bend has to offer like hiking, biking, camping, playing football, and spending time with friends, family, and two children.
Carla joined us in August 2016 as one of our Patient Care Coordinators in our Prineville office. Carla has many years of customer service experience and enjoys interacting with all of our patients. She is empathetic and loves people!
Carla is a native of Central Oregon and enjoys raising her daughter in the diverse, family-friendly environment Central Oregon has to offer. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her family. In the Fall, you’ll find her watching football and rooting for the Raiders!
Patient Care Coordinator – Redmond
Brittany joined our COE Family in July 2018 as the Patient Care Coordinator for our Redmond office. She has many years of customer service and sales experience!
Brittany moved to Central Oregon from St.Louis, Missouri in 2010, but has always felt as though Oregon was home. She now lives in Redmond with her Fiance and her 3 dogs! She loves rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and going to Oregon Ducks games!
Patient Care Coordinator – Redmond
Katie joined us in February 2019, bringing a strong background in customer service to our Redmond office. A Patient Care Coordinator, she prides herself on her ability to be empathetic with all patients no matter the circumstance. Her biggest passion is helping and showing kindness to others.Katie has lived in Central Oregon since she was 8 months old and has no intentions of leaving. She lives in Redmond with her 2 kids, Lincoln and Kenadie, and their cat, Junior. They love spending time outdoors, enjoying all the perks of living here, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Patient Care Coordinator – Prineville
Rachelle joined the COE Family in August of 2017 as our Prineville Patient Care Coordinator. Call Rachelle – she’s always happy to help!
Born and raised in Prineville, you can find Rachelle spending time with her two kids, Kaden & Macie. They love to be outdoors, enjoying everything that Central Oregon has to offer!
Patient Care Coordinator – Madras
Michelle joined our COE Family in January 2016 as the Patient Care Coordinator for our Madras office. She has many years of customer service and sales experience. You’ll always feel relaxed and like family because of her welcoming smile!
Michelle moved to Central Oregon from Los Angeles, California as a teenager with her family, but has always felt as though Oregon was home. She now lives in Madras with her husband and four children (Alexander, Jonathan, Daniel, and Sofia). For fun, they like to watch sports, go fishing, and shopping. Michelle loves purses, makeup, and the Dodgers.
Patient Care Coordinator – Sisters
Patient Care Coordinator – Bend
Sarah joined the COE family in August 2018 as one of our newest Patient Care Coordinators. She comes to us with several years of customer service and sales experience.
As a native Oregonian, born and raised in Redmond, Sarah is a diehard Beavers fan! She also loves rooting for the Seahawks and Mariners. In her spare time, you’ll find her on the football, basketball or baseball fields with her son and dog.
Taylor started helping file paperwork back in 2011 when her mom (Mellisa) needed help in the office. Since, she’s moved from filing to Medical Records Clerk, helping upload documents, cleaning, and now Insurance Verification. She’s also the first to volunteer to help out at front desk in any of our offices when we’re short staffed. We just love her giving heart and “team” attitude.
Taylor also attends COCC and hopes to transfer to Cal Poly with her AAOT in the coming years to earn a degree in engineering. But in the meantime, you’ll either find her working at COE or having fun waitressing at Olive Garden. In her scarce free time, she enjoys hiking, movies, caving with her friends, and taking her little brother to Sun Mountain Fun Center.
Medical Records Clerk
Talya joined the COE Family in June 2016. She began the long task of scanning in all of our paper charts as we became a fully “paperless environment.” Today she still helps scan in what little paper COE still generates and helps to tidy up the offices. While she normally works after school or weekends, the few times she’s in the office, she loves interacting with patients – Talya believes that is the best part of the job!
Talya is a busy teenager. Not only is she a great student at Mountain View High School in Bend, but she’s part of the Concert and Jazz Choirs and is participating in her 4th year with Youth Choir of Central Oregon. She hopes to attend Julliard and sing on Broadway! We’re all rooting for you, Talya!
Medical Records Clerk
Tasia, or “Sia” began working at COE in January of 2017. Like her older sisters, she began scanning in paperwork and cleaning offices to help out senior staff (we keep them pretty busy). She hopes to learn all the ins and outs of insurance so that she can take on the “Insurance Verification” torch one day.
Currently, Tasia is a student at Mountain View High School, where she plays cello in the MVHS Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. She also participates in the Robotics Club and takes Japanese. Tasia is obsessed with Japanese culture and hopes to become an English teacher in Japan when she’s older.
MEGAN HORMEL, CPO
Senior Optometric Technician
Megan joined the COE Team in March 2016 and is Dr. Oulman’s technician. Megan enjoys helping patients with their vision, with a special interest in maintaining patients’ ocular health. She looks forward to seeing you year after year!
Megan relocated to Redmond from Spokane when she was 4 years old. She now lives with her beautiful daughter Lailah in Prineville. When not at work, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing and basically anything outdoors.
Kalysa joined Central Oregon Eyecare in August 2017 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She has a back ground in patient/customer services and referrals. In fact, she loved working with patients so much that she used her fashion expertise to land a position as an optician! But alas, her passion is medical patient care and she now works as Dr. Sheldon’s technician!
Kalysa was born and raised in Central Oregon, but she also lived in Eugene for schooling. She graduated from Lane Community College with an Associates of Arts degree in 2012 and the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in 2016, majoring in Psychology. While in college Kalysa was part of a semi-professional dance company where she traveled all around the West Coast. She has been dancing since she was just 3 years old, and now spends most of her free time dancing.
Ashlie moved to Oregon almost eight years ago, joining our team in October 2018. She loves the outdoors and traveling. You can most likely find her in the sun, curled up with a good book or by a lake. She plans to continue to travel and see the world as much as she can and she loves helping people! You can always find her with a warm and smiling face.
Optician – Redmond
Scott Walters joined the COE Family in May 2011 as an optician. His favorite part of the job is working with our patients and picking out the perfect frame. He explains, “Frames have become the new accessory. They are like the perfect tie or earrings. They can be professional, spunky, or even inconspicuous. Your options are limitless!”
Scott, his wife Kristy, and two children, Jace and MaKayla, have lived in Central Oregon since 2001. They enjoy the outdoors and you can find them on weekends camping, fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling.
Optician – Redmond
CHARITY BURHART, ABO
Optician – Prineville
Charity joined COE in May 2012 as an optometric technician. She has nearly 20 years of customer service experience and loves working with people and learning new things every day.
In February 2013, she made the life changing move to become an Optician for COE. She has done amazingly well and has even developed a following in Madras and Prineville of patients that absolutely love her. In November 2014, Charity received her ABO certification (American Board of Opticianry) and COE couldn’t be more proud!
Born and raised in Oregon, Charity has five children ranging in ages from 3 years to 21 years. She enjoys reading, hunting, camping, and just spending quality time with her family. She is a 5th generation Oregonian.
Optician – Prineville & Madras
GUADALUPE “LUPE” ALCALA
Optician – Madras
Guadalupe joined COE in August 2016 as optical support. Her eagerness to learn and great customer service allowed her to become a full time optician in Madras within a few months. Lupe, as we all like to call her, likes to make sure that every patient has a great experience. Her favorite part of the job is seeing people’s reactions when they are able to see clearly and simply just to help people.
Guadalupe is originally from Yakima, Washington. She moved to Madras in 2004 and loves the slow pace life here in Central Oregon. Lupe, her husband Roy and her 4 sons, Roy, Robert, Rigo, and Ricky, love to work on cars in their spare time.
Optician – Sisters
Jodie is an optician in our Sisters location, born and raised in Northern California. She moved to Central Oregon in 2011 with her three children, Ashlie, Mason, and Halie, and if you ask her, she’ll tell you herself that she can’t imagine living anywhere else. When she’s not working, you can find her outdoors. She loves adventures and exploring new places!