Dr. Katie Ross | Optometrist

After spending a summer in Portland working at the VA Hospital as an optometry student, I knew I would end up here. It was only a matter of time, and I have optometry to thank! Providing personalized and compassionate eye care runs in my family as my grandfather and uncle worked together as optometrists in their small Minnesotan town. I grew up intrigued by both the science and the art of optometry and more importantly the ability to serve the community every day. My husband and I are new transplants to Oregon by way of California, and we are so excited to explore all this beautiful state has to offer!

When out of the office, I love exploring new trails and birdwatching with my mom (we saw two bald eagles perched about 5 minutes from Myoptic’s Sellwood location!). I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen with my husband trying new recipes and perfecting old ones. Portland has welcomed me with open arms, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Dr. Katie Ross received her degree in optometry from University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2018 after being part of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society all qualifying years. As a student, she was involved in the student government’s executive board, led ocular anatomy seminars and was selected to supervise students in the clinic. She developed a passion for dry eye therapy while working in the Dry Eye Specialty Clinic at Berkeley. Dr. Ross then completed her residency training in Low Vision, Traumatic Brain Injury and Primary Care at the Long Beach VA Healthcare System. She continued practicing at the Long Beach VA part time after completing her residency. She also joined the Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente Optometry Department.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
– William James