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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctor:


John V. Rickman, OD


Dr. Rickman is a 1984 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. Locally, he attended St. Mary's Grade School and Regis High School. He has practiced in the Stayton/Salem area since graduation and opened his office in Sublimity in 1995. He provides eyecare for the entire family, emphasizing contact lenses and pre and post care for LASIK and Cataract Surgery. Growing up in the area, he worked on farms, the cannery, farmers co-op, sawmill and was a volunteer firefighter. He also has played several sports, so he has first hand experience in the visual demands of several occupations and activities. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association and Willamette Optometric Physicians Association, Stayton Rotary, Knights of Columbus, and Santiam Golf Club.

We are currently booked full 3 months ahead for routine eye exams. Please call for us to find you a slot as we are not booking them online.

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