Our Team


DOCTORS

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.


Eric Halperin, OD
Dr. Halperin received his Doctor of Optometry degree with Distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1986, and has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1982. Dr. Halperin and Dr. Michel have been in practice together at Tillamook Vision Center since 1989. They married in 1987 after both had graduated from optometry school.

Drs. Michel and Halperin have both been providing vision care to Tillamook for over 30 years. They have screened preschoolers for vision problems at the Tillamook Multimodular Preschool Screenings since 1990 and have served the community by providing vision care with both the regional Lions Clubs and the Kids Fund.

Dr. Halperin is currently transitioning out of practice and preparing to retire to Gearheart, but will continue to provide consulting and occasional contract services for Tillamook Vision Center.


Beatrice Halperin Michel, OD

In 1987 Dr. Michel graduated with Distinction with a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. She has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1983. Dr. Michel and Dr. Halperin have been in practice together at Tillamook Vision Center since 1989. They married in 1987 soon after graduating from optometry school.

Drs. Michel and Halperin have both been providing vision care to Tillamook for over 30 years. They have screened preschoolers for vision problems at the Tillamook Multimodular Preschool Screenings since 1990 and have served the community by providing vision care with both the regional Lions Clubs and the Kids Fund.

Dr. Michel is currently transitioning out of practice and preparing to retire to Gearheart, but will continue to provide consulting and occasional contract services for Tillamook Vision Center.
 
 

STAFF

Tina

  • Insurance coding and billing specialist
  • Reception, checkout
  • Data entry, records management
  • Certified para-optometric

Delora

  • Front desk, reception, checkout
  • Insurance coding and billing
  • Health records management and data entry
  • Certified para-optometric

Karen

  • Front desk, reception, and scheduling
  • Optometric assistant, screening, and diagnostic imaging
  • Certified para-optometric

Barb

  • Highly experienced ABO certified optician
  • Frame selection specialist, inventory management
  • Fitting & ordering of glasses, contacts

Keri

  • Contact lens fitting instructor
  • ABO certified optician
  • Inventory management

Shannon

  • Optometric assistant, screening, and diagnostic imaging
  • ABO certified optician
  • Frame selection, fitting, & ordering