About Our Practice
White Salmon Eyecare has been providing comprehensive eye care to the Columbia River Gorge for more than 75 years. Dr. Alex and his team utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure your eyes are in great health and you’re seeing your best. Dr. Alex goes beyond measuring your prescription by providing full eye health checks and managing a broad range of eye diseases. He values getting to know his patients and their unique visual needs, whether you spend your time in front of a computer most days or up in the mountains biking, hiking, or skiing. Dr. Alex and his eyecare team can get you setup with quality glasses and contacts to have you seeing your best while enjoying the Gorge.
Our opticians have many years of hands-on training and our licensed optician has over 30 years of experience. They can help you select, repair, and adjust your frames, as well as assist you in understanding your glasses and contact lens options.
Dr. Alex Baldwin
Dr. Alex Baldwin grew up in Yamhill, OR and completed a year tour in Iraq as an engineer with the Oregon Army National Guard. He earned a Biology degree at Western Oregon University and then graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Alex joined White Salmon Eyecare in 2014 and purchased the practice from Dr. Debby Bergstrom in 2017. He enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them see their best every day, especially while pursuing their hobbies. He also strives to provide comprehensive medical eye care services by offering evaluations for refractive and cataract surgeries as well as treating eye infections, glaucoma, and dry eye. Since moving to White Salmon, Dr. Alex has become active in the community and enjoys the small town atmosphere and all that the Gorge has to offer. When away from work, he and his wife garden, hike, and hunt. He feels blessed having the opportunity to live and work in such a wonderful community.
Maria is the friendly face at the front desk who is always ready to greet you with a warm smile. She has been a part of the White Salmon Eyecare family since 2005. In addition to managing the front desk, Maria helps in the optical and her bilingual skills are a big asset to our practice. Maria and her family are long-time residents of White Salmon and are very involved with school activities in Trout Lake where her children attend. Maria enjoys traveling to Mexico to visit family, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Darrell first became licensed as an optician in 1992 and is an expert at helping patients choose the best frame and lens combination to meet their individual needs. He also works behind the scenes running our in-house lab, edging lenses, placing and processing orders. He loves the satisfaction he gets from helping people see better and look great in their new frame selection. Darrell was born and raised in the Columbia Gorge and is a graduate of Stevenson High School. He enjoys traveling with his wife Amanda. Darrell’s hobbies include skiing, hiking, camping, and windsurfing.
Vicki has been part of our White Salmon Eyecare family for over 25 years. Her cheerful personality makes her extremely well liked and trusted by our patients. As our billing specialist, Vicki’s days are filled with insurance verification and processing as well as making sure daily operating issues are dealt with efficiently. On the weekends, Vicki and her husband, Brian, enjoy making wine, spending time with their grandchildren, camping, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks. They are also active members of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Tammy joined the White Salmon Eye Care family in 2016 as our certified ophthalmic assistant. Tammy’s friendly personality has served the White Salmon community for over 20 years. You may recognize her from Strawberry Mt. Hair Salon where she worked for 10 years in Cosmetology. After that she spent 7 years as a pharmacy assistant and technician with Hi-School Pharmacy. Tammy is a proud mother of two, son is a firefighter and her daughter is studying nursing. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, gardening, walking her dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Vanessa is never without a smile and lights up the clinic with her fantastic upbeat personality. She is a wonderful care coordinator, which means she does a little bit of everything! She was raised here in White Salmon and has a close-knit family. You may recognize her from the Riverside Grill where she worked prior to joining our team in 2016. She enjoys spending time traveling with her family, hiking, kayaking, swimming and playing tennis on her weekends.