Dr. Stephanie Emmert
Dr. Stephanie Emmert was born and raised in Sweet Home, Oregon. She graduated with honors from Oregon State University in 2005. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009 where she received clinical training in ocular disease, contact lens fitting, low vision, vision therapy and pediatric optometry.
In 2013, Dr. Emmert received over 100 hours of additional training in vision therapy and vision rehabilitation from one of the world’s experts in vision therapy. In her spare time, Dr. Emmert enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Drs. Batey and Emmert met at the Southern College of Optometry and were married in 2007. Their passion is growing their practice and meeting the eyecare needs of their patients. Together, they enjoy traveling, exploring new restaurants and taking their adopted chihuahuas, Olive and Lucy on long walks.
Dr. Kelly Batey
Dr. Kelly Batey was born and raised in Paragould, Arkansas. He played soccer at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and graduated with a degree in biology in 2001. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2007 where he received clinical training in ocular disease, contact lens fitting, low vision, vision therapy, and pediatric optometry.
Before moving to Oregon, Dr. Batey worked at a private practice in Arkansas, where he enjoyed working with patients of all ages. In his spare time, Dr. Batey enjoys golfing, spending time outdoors, and rooting for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (woo pig sooie!).
Dr. Aaron Salzano
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Dr. Aaron Salzano was born and raised in Richland, WA. After completing his undergraduate studies at George Fox University, he attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry in 2018. During his clinical studies, Dr. Salzano completed rotations in ocular disease, cataract surgery co-management, vision therapy and neurorehabilitation, and primary care optometry.
Following graduation from optometry school, Dr. Salzano decided to complete a specialized residency program in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). During this residency, he was mentored by SCCO’s renowned pediatrics faculty, while also gaining clinical, teaching, and research experience in specialties such as Acquired Brain Injury, Myopia Control, Special Populations, Pediatric Low Vision, Pediatric Contact Lens, and Sports Vision. In 2019, Dr. Salzano became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).
Dr. Salzano is passionate about improving the visual efficiency and development of all patients, from infants, to athletes, to special needs, to patients with brain injuries and beyond. He also serves as a member of the American Optometric Association’s Sports and Performance Vision Committee.
In his free time, Dr. Salzano loves to run outdoors and play basketball. He enjoys playing the guitar, and can often be found at local coffee shops with his wife, Courtney.