OUR EXPERIENCED OPTOMETRISTS
over 30 years of experience
DR. THOMAS BARRETO
When Dr. Thomas Barreto opened Eyes On Broadway in 1991, he had a fundamental belief that every patient deserved the right to receive the highest quality healthcare he could possibly give them.
Dr. Barreto’s conviction and dedication were immediately recognized by his patients. As word quickly spread, his success validated his efforts–inspiring him to help even more people by enlarging his facility and recruiting more staff who shared his passion. His dream has now grown into one of the most well-respected optometric practices and private businesses in the Northwest. Dr. Barreto has never strayed from his original objective. Today, he remains committed and devoted to his community, practice, patients and friends.
Dr. Barreto received his Doctorate in Optometry in 1986 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. His areas of specialty care include ocular disease management, pre- and post-operative LASIK surgery, and contact lenses.
He is a member of the Oregon Optometric Association and serves on its Legislative Committee; the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Association (where he was past president); the Professional Eye Care Associates of America; the American Optometric Association, and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity)–an international non-profit organization comprised of optometrists who fund their own way to travel to third-world countries and provide vision care to thousands of individuals.
DR. LINDY THOMAS
Dr. Lindy Thomas was born in Oregon and raised in Alaska. She received her undergraduate degree from Pacific University and later her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. After graduation she practiced for ten years in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was a partner in Clear Vision Eye Centers, a group practice with Ophthalmology and Optometry combined. She and her husband relocated back to Oregon in 2008.
Dr. Thomas enjoys working with patients to get to know them in order to obtain their best vision and ocular health possible. She is proficient in full scope primary care optometry, contact lenses, pediatric optometry, treatment of ocular disease, and the co-management of Lasik and cataract surgery. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physician Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
In addition to practicing optometry and being outdoors, Dr. Thomas volunteers in her daughter’s classroom in the Portland School District.
DR. HEIDI BOERSMA
Dr. Boersma’s patients truly understand what makes her so special. Many have been coming to her for over nine years, are very loyal, and refuse to see any other doctor.
Dr. Boersma joined Dr. Barreto at Eyes! On Broadway in 1999. As the mother of two young boys, she relates especially well to our youngest patients. Her specialty areas include primary patient care, contact lenses, ocular disease management, and pre -and post-operative LASIK surgery.
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in 1992 from the University of Oregon, Dr. Heidi put herself through optometry school by working as a dispensing optician for a local optometric practice. There, she absorbed and learned everything she could from her co-workers and doctors, which became the basis of the solid, practical understanding she has in her practice today.
Dr. Heidi volunteers for the West Linn School District and is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Association, and the Professional Eye Care Associates of America.
Dr. April Chiu
Dr. April Chiu enjoys getting to know her patients and is dedicated to providing them with the utmost quality eye care possible. She has a versatile clinical background in the treatment and management of ocular disease, primary eye care, contact lenses, and primary eye care co-management of surgical procedures (including refractive and cataract surgery). In particular, Dr. Chiu is very passionate about treating patients with dry eye disease as well as utilizing specialty contact lenses for managing ocular conditions.
Dr. Chiu received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University in 2012. She wanted a career helping others and developed a passion for optometry early. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in 2017 with a Doctorate in Optometry, she decided to pursue a residency in Primary Eye Care at the Memphis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Her residency was an exceptional opportunity to treat advanced ocular disease and care for veterans. She has also dedicated many summers to volunteering overseas including providing eye exams to communities in Central America and Jamaica. Dr. Chiu is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Oregon Optometric Association.
When not with patients, Dr. Chiu is an avid hiker and enjoys spending her time outdoors. Originally an Arizona native, Dr. Chiu loves the beautiful landscape and cooler weather that the Pacific Northwest offers. As a self-proclaimed food connoisseur, she is always on a mission to find the next great spot to eat. She also loves traveling and spending time with family, friends and her 2 cats.