Welcome to La Grande Family Eye Care
Your Optometrists in La Grande, OR

Call us at (541) 963-3788 today.

Proudly serving our community for over 40 years

At La Grande Family Eye Care, we are focused on you and your family's unique eye care needs. We pride ourselves on delivering the utmost in quality and personalized care for each of our patients. Our optometric physicians and staff have advanced training and certifications rarely found outside of large metropolitan areas, allowing us to offer the latest in technology and innovative treatments with a special small-town touch. We seek to improve the quality of life for each of our patients and are committed to helping you achieve your very best vision.

We are proud to be the oldest eye care practice in La Grande, carrying on the legacies of Dr. Chad Lusk and Dr. Bert Frewing in providing the best in care to La Grande and surrounding communities for over 40 years.
We invite you to visit our frame dispensary and choose from a broad selection of quality and fashionable eyewear. We carry both affordable and specialty frames such as Gucci, Maui Jim, Serengeti, Nike, Costa, Smith, Ray-Ban and many more!

Please give us a call or email us to schedule a personalized examination. We're here to help you see and feel your very best.

Welcome to La Grande Family Eye Care in La Grande. Dr. David Glabe, Dr. Samuel H. Kimball, and Dr. Jamison Soupir and the La Grande Family Eye Care team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our La Grande office.

La Grande Family Eye Care is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout La Grande and the surrounding area come to La Grande Family Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our team is dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At La Grande Family Eye Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at La Grande Family Eye Care, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes the La Grande Family Eye Care staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the area. Our La Grande optometrists offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our La Grande office at (541) 963-3788.

At La Grande Family Eye Care, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (541) 963-3788 or schedule an appointment today online.

La Grande Optometrists | La Grande Family Eye Care | (541) 963-3788
1502 N. Pine St. Suite 3
La Grande, OR 97850

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Meet The Doctors & Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Samuel H. Kimball, OD, MS, FAAO

    Dr. Kimball grew up in Pleasant Grove, UT. After High School he served a two-year mission for his church in Quebec, Canada. Upon returning he attended Brigham Young University where he met his wife Christine. After receiving a bachelors of science in 2005, Dr. Kimball was accepted into the Ohio State University College of Optometry program and graduated with his Doctor of Optometry and Masters of Science degrees in 2009.

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  • Dr.
    David K. Glabe, OD, MS, FAAO

    Dr. Glabe is a native of Nebraska. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University after serving for 2 years as a missionary in Nevada. He was valedictorian of his Doctor of Optometry program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, where he earned a concurrent Master of Vision Science degree. He then completed advanced clinical training at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation. He has practiced in seven states across the country and maintains active licenses in Washington and Oregon.

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  • Dr.
    Jamison Soupir, OD

    Dr. Soupir is eastern Oregon's first pediatric eye care specialist, with additional expertise in comprehensive eye care, vision therapy and neuro-rehabilitative optometry. He also has extensive experience in low vision therapy. He completed his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and German studies at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR prior to attending professional school at Southern California College of Optometry.

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  • Carmen Garrett, CPOA - Certified Optician, Office Manager

    Carmen's friendliness, patience, and eye for detail ensure that our patients experience the best in care. Carmen is certified as an optician and currently carries CPO and CPOA certifications. Carmen grew up in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School in 1984. She attended college in Salem before returning to La Grande to pursue her professional career.

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  • Sherri Wright, CPO - Certified Optician

    Warm and optimistic, Sherri is always eager to assist with the selection and fitting of both glasses and contact lenses. Sherri is a native of the Grande Ronde Valley, growing up in nearby Union. She enjoys taking advantage of the outdoors with her husband, 2 sons, and grandchildren, and is extensively involved in her local church.

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  • Bonnie Godfrey, CPOC - Billing and Insurance Manager

    Bonnie moved to La Grande in 1995 with her husband and 3 children. She is a former daycare provider and has a degree in international business. She worked for Dr. Bert Frewing as office manager of his eye clinic for four years prior to his retirement, and joined La Grande Family Eye Care in 2013. She is a certified paraoptometric coder, and her extensive experience with filing and managing insurance claims makes navigating a relatively complicated process easy for our patients.

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  • Marie Dalton - Optical Laboratory Manager

    Marie was born and raised in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and is currently attending Eastern Oregon University with a major in Elementary Education. She enjoys all things outdoors and raises goats on her family farm.

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  • Joanna Madsen - Patient Care Coordinator

    Joanna's friendly smile, professionalism and caring personality help ensure that our patients feel comfortable when they visit our clinic. Prior to becoming a valued patient care coordinator, Joanna spent many years as a daycare provider.

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  • Jeanne White, ABO - Chief Optometric Assistant, Optician

    Jeanne boasts years of experience as both a clinical optometric assistant and certified optician. She was raised in Tillamook, OR and moved to La Grande with her husband in 2017 from Omak, Washington. Jeanne loves all things outdoors and is fond of motorcycle riding and wildlife observation.

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  • Morgan Slippy - Optometric Assistant

    Morgan graduated from Idaho State University in 2018 and is studying to pursue a professional degree in optometry. She is warm, approachable and tremendously skilled in patient care and communication.

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  • Pamela Darmody - Patient Care Coordinator

    Pam's calm demeanor and quick smile are memorable. She works tirelessly to ensure that our patients are seen in a timely fashion and helps coordinate both routine and emergency care for our clinic.

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Always a wonderful experience. They are great with kids and families!"
    Mary Ellen R.
  • "They literally had contacts for me in less than a week! I have a very bad prescription and i am so amazed on how fast they get them for me!! Thanks again!"
    Sheena N.
  • "They’re so cool, friendly, and knowledgeable."
    Chuck P.
  • "Best care I've had in a very long time! Highly recommend and will be sending people here! Dr.Glabe is great as well as the whole staff!"
    Betty K.
  • "So happy to have found a wonderful optometrist in town! With three kids in glasses (and myself), we seem to go here a lot! The staff is always helpful and kind, and Dr. Glabe is amazing! Our youngest is always excited to go to the eye doctor!"
    Jessica A.
  • "I've been to a handful of Optometrists and Doctor Glabe stands out as the best practitioner by far. When I first got to La Grande I had terrible vision with ghosting and I felt hopeless because I've seen so many eye doctors who failed to improve my condition. I saw doctor Glabe and he was so thorough with the refraction and I just felt like this was going to work. I got my glasses in the mail and my vision is 200 percent better. He really is the best. Thanks Dr. Glabe!"
    Christopher T.
  • "Dr. Kimball and Dr. Glabe are two of the most knowledgeable eye doctors I have ever met. I used to always hate going to the eye doctor because I was always rushed to make decisions about the lenses I wanted. That was not the case at La Grande Family Eye Care. Dr. Kimball made me feel like I was his only patient and he wanted to take the time to get me the glasses that would make me the most comfortable and give me the best vision. La Grande Family eye care also has a really nice staff who will try their hardest to work with your schedule. If you are new to La Grande and need to find an Eye Doctor then I recommend you try this place first."
    Jeff A.
  • "They are the best eye Doctor's carrying and very kind and very good with kids."
    Debbie S.