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Mindy M. Ta, O.D.

About me:

Mindy M. Ta, O.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Contact Lens
  • Comprehensive Optometry


Milwaukie | (503) 656-4221

Comprehensive Optometry

"I try to see things through my patient’s eyes. I want them to feel heard, and I do try to have fun with them."

Dr. Ta practices general optometry with and emphasis on contact lens.

"We depend on the technicians to be an integral part of the patient’s care. The quality of their services is an important part of overall patient care at EHNW."


Mindy M. TA, OD practices general optometry with an emphasis on contact lens at EyeHealth Northwest Milwaukie and Barnes Road clinics.

As a little girl, Dr. Ta wore glasses and needed regular eye checks. She saw the same female eye doctor for years, and she developed a great admiration for her doctor. From that experience and knowing she wanted to help people through medicine, Dr. Ta became an optometrist."I have always been interested in contact lenses because the technology is always evolving." Dr. Ta offers her patients the newest options in vision correction and takes extra care to make sure each patient has an ideal fit for his or her unique needs and lifestyle.

Kind and thoughtful service is what Dr. Ta offers. She invites patient questions and involvement in the process of optimizing their vision. She understands that her patients want to know their options and have the best service, but they also want good value. She ensures that the patient is matched to the appropriate solution and is respectful of the patient’s ultimate decision.

Dr. Ta has an understated approach that is very calming and helps allay patient fears."Some people will come in and think they are going blind, and they are actually fine." Dr. Ta provides her patients with complete information and options that they might not have considered. If she believes there is an issue outside of her expertise, she collaborates with her fellow doctors as part of EHNW’s comprehensive eye care.

EHNW believes in ensuring the highest level of quality in every aspect of care. Thus, Dr. Ta welcomes the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience during her training of new medical technicians."We depend on the technicians to be an integral part of the patient’s care. The quality of their services is an important part of overall patient care at EHNW."

Dr. Ta is committed to volunteering her medical expertise to those in need. Since 2006, she has performed free vision screenings for athletes who compete in the Special Olympics. She has also participated in fundraising and community service projects for Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She also hopes to participate in an international medical mission trip in the future.

Dr. Ta met her husband, Alan, while they both attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After finishing school, they happily returned to the West Coast. They enjoy being able to support each other professionally and personally. As outdoor enthusiasts, the couple likes to hike, bike and camp. Dr. Ta’s indoor interests include reading a good mystery or page-turner and cooking. And she puts a high priority on spending time with her husband and extended family.


Optometry School
2001 - 2005
New England College of Optometry Boston, MA
Doctor of Ophthalmology
1997 - 2001
University of Washington Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Science, Biology


Oregon Board of Optometry, 3140T DPA/TPA


2005 - Present EyeHealth Northwest Milwaukie, OR


American Optometric Association
Oregon Optometric Association

Practice Locations:

Milwaukie Office
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone : (503) 656-4221

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

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Patient History


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Milwaukie: 503-656-4221  
Barnes Rd.: 503-227-2020  

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.



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