Dr. Friberg graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physiological Science. After receiving her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry with Cum Laude and Honors, Dr. Friberg completed an additional year of post-doctoral residency at the Salt Lake City VA Hospital. The mixed clinical environment of the Salt Lake VA and University of Utah Moran Eye Center allowed her to evaluate, manage and treat various eye diseases and fit specialty medical contact lenses. During the clinical rotations prior to her residency, she rotated through the Tucson VA Hospital and Blind Rehabilitation Center and the Indian Health Service Hospital on the Hopi reservation in AZ. She also worked at the Cedar Sinai Medical Group in Beverly Hills working side by side in a co-management ophthalmology practice. Dr. Friberg started to work at Uptown EyeCare in 2007 and took over the practice in May of 2008.
As a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Friberg is dedicated to the highest standard of optometric practice, and desires to provide the most attentive, yet friendly and comprehensive care to her patients. Her personalized service is reflected in calling and/or emailing patients to follow up on their treatment, and hand-writing all referral thank you notes.
Native to a small country in the heart of Europe - Slovakia, Dr. Friberg grew up playing piano duets with her sister, dancing in various folklore ensembles and spending summers in her family's cottage in the Low Tatras Mountains. She and her husband, an aerospace engineer, moved to Portland from California because they fell in love with the urban feel and accessibility to everything Portland has to offer. They enjoy beeing involved in their local NW neighborhood, chatting with neighbors, as well as exploring the Pacific NW through hiking and camping. Both also like photography, skiing, travelling and of course, spending time with each other and their twin daughters Abby and Ada!
Dr. Friberg is accepting new patients. She is currently available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Amanda M. H. Mercer, O.D.
After growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Mercer graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Zoology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and stayed in Chicago to complete her residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute. After moving to California, she worked in private practice and was an associate professor at the Southern California College of Optometry until she followed her husband to his hometown and has now settled in Portland.
Dr. Mercer is excited to bring her expansive expertise to Uptown EyeCare & Optical. She prides herself on her exceptional patient communication and provides full scope eye care with a personal caring touch. Dr. Mercer and her young family greatly enjoy all the Pacific NW has to offer, especially the outdoor recreational activities and the incredible culture and cuisine of Portland.
Dr. Mercer is accepting new patients. She is currently available for appointments on Fridays.