Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Ryan Kucala has always called Oregon home. He received his B.S. in Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry degrees from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. During his time at optometry school, he was active in community outreach providing vision screenings to those with limited access to healthcare. He also joined a team of students and doctors traveling to Nicaragua to provide eye care to those in underprivileged communities. He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors society and graduated with distinction. Following graduation, he then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida gaining additional training in the diagnosis and management of various complex eye conditions as well as surgical co-management.
Dr. Kucala practices comprehensive optometry including routine eye exams, contact lens fitting, and medical optometry. He enjoys helping people of all ages and prides himself in providing compassionate, evidence-based eye care. In his free time, he enjoys being active and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with family and friends.
"Dr Ryan Cucala was kind and thorough, and a very good communicator."
"Dr. Kucala was very informative and open to questions during my examination. I did not feel like he was trying to get me to purchase glasses during the appointment but gave me various options for my condition."