VisionSource! - North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists
North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists


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Meet Our Staff



   Allison Lake, ABOC

Allison is an ABO-certified optician and our optical board manager. She has 27 years of optical experience, making her extremely knowledgeable about the latest lens technologies and her passion is to help her clients choose the best possible eyewear options for their needs. Allison worked in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 15 years and is very excited to continue her career in Portland! 


Originally from Massachusetts, Allison moved out to San Francisco in 1992 after having graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Her art background definitely has enhanced her career as an optician, and she is adept at helping people make great aesthetic decisions! In her spare time Allison loves hiking, bird watching and just enjoying nature. She also loves travel, nature photography and wine tasting. She moved to Portland with her wonderful husband of 28 years and their kitty Malcolm.


  Sarah Watkins, NCLE, CPOA

Sarah is our optometric assistant, as well as our pre-testing, contact lens and insurance verification specialist. With certifications from both the National Contact Lens Examiners’ (NCLE), as well as the American Optometric Association (CPOA=certified paraoptometric assistant), she brings a vast amount of expertise to the practice. Sarah has always had a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. She is working towards further education and certification in order to provide our patients with exceptional care.


Sarah was born and raised on the East coast, but has made the Pacific Northwest her home for almost 20 years. She fell deeply in love with the big city-small town feel of Portland, and never looked back. She enjoys exploring this city, it’s surrounding areas, and all of the great events that it has to offer…especially the Waterfront Blues Festival!  She spends her free time Zydeco and Salsa dancing and reading a good book when she gets the chance. Most of all, Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends. 


   Lori Nasshahn

With 11 years of optical experience under her belt, Lori is our newest optician and product quality control expert. After taking a long hiatus to spend the formative years with her children, she has returned to the optical industry bringing with her energy and excitement for a career she loves. She takes great pride in providing the very best customer experience for our clients.


Lori is a native Oregonian, and grew up on the Oregon Coast. She enjoys rural life with her husband of 16 years, and her two daughters. She likes to spend her free time boating, gardening and watching her girls play sports and perform in choir.





John, Ken & Stephanie and Susan

John is our bookkeeper and payroll specialist.  Ken is our IT support expert and "Mr. Fix It" guy. Stephanie and Susan are our billing specialists. These four amazing individuals work behind the scenes to make sure Uptown EyeCare is running smoothly every day!