Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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Jennifer Schumacher, O.D.
Dr. Jennifer Schumacher earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2011 from Pacific University in Oregon, graduating with distinction. Prior to that, she attended high school in Brainerd, Minnesota and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. Dr. Schumacher is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the North Dakota Optometric Association. She has a wide variety of experience in ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatric vision, and enjoys caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Schumacher and her husband, Brian, have two children, Collins and Griffin. They are happy to call Grand Forks "home" and love being close to their family here. They enjoy all the community has to offer and are members of Calvary Lutheran Church. In her free time, Dr. Schumacher enjoys golfing, spending time at the lake, baking, and playing with her kids. Dr. Schumacher is currently accepting new patients.
Jaime Hoenke, O.D.
Dr. Jaime Hoenke has been working in our Hallock, MN location since 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Dakota and she graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2012. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Dakota Optometric Association. Dr. Hoenke and her husband, Dave, live in Grafton with their 2 children, Brayden and Harlow. She enjoys living and working in a rural community, farm life, camping, curling, golfing, and family time.
Jason Schaff, O.D.
Dr. Jason Schaff has been practicing at Valley Vision Clinic since graduating with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2008. He has special interest in ocular disease, children’s vision and contact lenses. As an advocate for each patient, Dr. Schaff strives to develop a personalized eye care plan that will enhance his patients’ lives. He is committed to providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages using the latest technology in contact lenses and diagnostic testing. Dr. Schaff is currently accepting new patients.
David Biberdorf, O.D., C.O.V.D
Dr. David Biberdorf graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry and has been practicing in Grand Forks since 1988. Dr. Biberdorf is a board certified Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and has sub-specialized in the treatment of children with learning-related vision problems, strabismus and amblyopia for over twenty years. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Biberdorf is actively engaged in research on vision, attention and reading at the University of North Dakota.
Avery Jones, O.D.
Dr. Avery Jones graduated with high honors from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1981. He began active practice at Grand Forks AFB Hospital shortly thereafter. Dr. Jones has been active in private practice in Grand Forks since 1985. He is a past president of the North Dakota Optometric Association and is currently a member of the North Dakota Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the Grand Forks Lions Club. Dr. Jones enjoys participation in the education of new clinicians; most currently with the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner programs at the University of North Dakota.
Lyle Hall, O.D.
Dr. Lyle A. Hall is a graduate of UND and received his doctorate at the Southern California College of Optometry. His wife, Susan, graduated with a degree in nursing from UND and a masters degree from Loma Linda University. The Hall’s have six children. Dr. Hall has served as President of the ND Optometric Association and the ND Board of Optometry, the Grand Forks Public School Board , the City of Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission and as a member of the Grand Forks Lions Club, and the Walle Township Zoning Committee. Dr. Hall has a special interest in contact lenses and the treatment of glaucoma.
David Solseng, O.D.
Dr. David Solseng, a Grand Forks native, is a 1994 graduate of University of North Dakota and received his doctorate at Illinois College of Optometry in 1998. He lives and practices in Ada, Minnesota. Dr. Solseng enjoys practicing in a rural setting and dealing with all aspects of his patients’ vision and health. He and his wife Genise have 3 children and are involved in several organizations throughout the community. He enjoys spending time outdoors and has a passion for Sioux hockey.
Gregory Otto, O.D.
Gregory Otto was born in St. Paul , MN while his father was a student at the University of Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in Marshall, MN. Dr. Otto graduated from Southwest Minnesota University. While in high school and college, he competed in athletics. He earned his doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry as an honor student. From Chicago, he came to Valley Vision Clinic. He was active in Grand Forks Jaycees until aging out of the club. He has been a member of the Grand Forks Optimist club since. Dr. Otto and his wife Wendy have three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys hunting and fishing.
Duane Rutz BS, OD
Dr. Duane Rutz graduated with honors from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. In 1981, he received his doctorate at Illinois College of Optometry, graduating with high honors. He resides in Hallock, Minnesota where he has been in practice since 1981. He and his wife, Linda, have three daughters and nine grandchildren. He is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Minnesota Optometric Association, the North Dakota Optometric Association and the Hallock Lions Club. He is a past Clinical Director for Special Olympics/Lions Club International Opening Eyes clinical events and continues to volunteer yearly at these events. He has also participated in several medical mission trips. Dr. Rutz enjoys and takes great pride in caring for all aspects of his patients vision and health care needs. Areas of special interest are glaucoma treatment and myopia control with contact lenses.