Dr. Becca Felde (FELL-DEE) grew up in Kalispell, Montana. She moved to Oregon in 2018, fell in love with its beauty, and resides in McMinnville with her partner and two cats. Dr. Felde is passionate about eye health and improving the quality of her patient’s vision and comfort. Her focus includes routine eye exams and co-managing treatment for ocular diseases such as dry eye and glaucoma, and she has a special interest in pediatrics.
Dr. Felde completed her B.S. in Biology at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and was a member of the Primannum honors society. She had a strong interest in research which she did independently of her degree. She was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship for her research in evolutionary genomics and published in the Journal of Science. Dr. Felde decided to pursue a career in optometry because she enjoys connecting with her patients and wants to improve the lives of others in her community.
Dr. Felde graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry as a dual degree student, completing both a Doctor of Optometry and a Masters in Vision Science. Her research focused on the neuronal pathway of eye movements, memory, and attention and was awarded the Best Master Proposal and Best Master Thesis Award. Becca believes strongly in giving back to her community and was highly involved in public outreach; she was awarded the Dr. Littlefield Public Health & Outreach Award for her volunteer work. Dr. Felde’s love for research, clinical medicine, and her community mean she is always trying to find answers to her patient’s medical issues and is current on recent advances in the optometric world. Her curiosity and compassionate nature allow her to provide focused & personalized medical care for every patient.
When Dr. Felde is not in the office or researching new therapies, she can be found in her garden, exploring local restaurants, volunteering in her community, or drawing in her spare time.