Lee Johnson, OD, MS, FAAO
Dr. Johnson grew up in La Center, WA, just north of Vancouver in Clark County, and has always considered himself a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has been married to his wife, Kristin, for 11 years, and they have five children. Dr. Johnson and his family are very excited to join Tillamook Vision Center.
As an undergraduate he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and minors in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Spanish. Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Johnson attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and was awarded both the Presidential Scholarship and the US Army Health Professions Scholarship. During optometry school he had the opportunity to work in community health centers, VA clinics, Pediatric ophthalmology clinics, and numerous other practice settings. He was able spend 3 months living and practicing abroad in Madrid, Spain, and is fluent in Spanish. He also studied and conducted research in Physiological Optics, the development of the eye, and Ocular Imaging technology. He graduated with both a Masters in Vision Science (2010) and a Doctor of Optometry (2011).
Dr. Johnson served as an optometrist in the US Army from 2011 to 2017. His first assignment was a residency in Primary Care Optometry and Medical Contact Lenses at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, where he gained extensive experience in the treatment of ocular diseases and the fitting of Specialty Contact Lenses. Following his residency, he served as a staff optometrist at Ft. Stewart near Savannah, GA, then as a clinic director at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. His final assignment prior to separation from the US Army in 2017 was as commander of an optometric medical team at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Johnson enjoys playing with his kids, woodworking, home renovating/remodeling, playing piano/organ, and camping/hiking.