Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Sunnyside Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Clackamas.
We would be happy to help you in all your eye health needs.
Dr. Bill Berk
William Berk, OD, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, is accomplished with resolving contact lens challenges. He also has a special interest in glaucoma diagnosis and management, as well as finding solutions for binocular vision problems that may have been previously over-looked.
Dr. Bill grew up in Nevada, and moved to Oregon to attend Pacific University College of Optometry, where he met his wife, Dr. Anne. In 1985, they established the Eastside Vision Source practice. They expanded the practice to the Sunnyside Vision Source location in 1991.
Patients with eye disease or corneal distortion that prevents good vision with spectacles require a high level of expertise and experience in contact lens fitting. Dr. Bill has enormous patience and skill, and works tirelessly to design the contact lens and/or spectacle system which will produce that best comfort and visual acuity possible for each patient.
Dr. Berk also takes excellent care of the glaucoma patients in the practice. He diagnosed his father with early-onset glaucoma in the 1980s, and worked diligently to learn all that he could about diagnosing and managing the disease since that time. He has continued to monitor all of the latest research, diagnostic equipment, and treatment options. His skill and care with each patient, treating the whole person and not just the eye, has earned him loyal and appreciative patients.
His interest in optics led to a hobby in photography that became a sideline in recent years. The photographs in the office were created by Dr. Bill. He is fascinated by light, and how the camera sees images differently than the eye.
Dr. Bill became a Diplomate to the American Board of Optometry in March 2014, after rigorous study, evaluation, and testing. This effort exemplifies his determination to stay on top of his profession, re-affirm his love for the discipline of optometry, and continually strive for better knowledge to serve his patients.
Dr. Anne Berk
Anne Berk, OD, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, is a problem-solver by nature. If a patient has a difficulty with an aspect of their vision or eye health, she enjoys finding the cause and determining the proper course of action. Dr. Anne takes an interest in her patients’ comfort and appearance, as well as their visual function. She is concerned with the whole patient, not just the eyes.
Dr. Anne is especially interested in the diagnosis and treatment of Ocular Surface Disease (OSD), otherwise known as “dry eye”. Controlling OSD can be difficult, and Dr. Anne is dedicated to educating patients on their options, and working with them to reduce symptoms in the easiest ways possible.
A history of migraines makes Dr. Anne especially empathetic to patients who suffer from headaches. She has expertise in determining whether there is a visual component to headaches, and whether eyestrain or ocular disease plays a role in creating them.
Dr. Anne attended Milwaukie High School, Lewis and Clark College, and Pacific University College of Optometery. She enjoys practicing optometry in the community in which she was raised.
Dr. Anne has achieved national recognition as a knitting instructor/designer. She was certified as a TKGA Master Hand Knitter in 2003. She has created 2 DVDs for Interweave Knits (“Inside Intarsia”, “Intarsia InDepth”), had designs published in magazines such as Piecework, Interweave Knits, and the e-mag “Sockupied”. She travels several times a year to knitting conventions, where she teaches classes on techniques from Argyle socks to Zipper insertion into hand-knits, and is an instructor for Craftsy.com. Her book, “Annetarsia Knits”, was published in Summer of 2014. For more information, you can go to annetarsia.com.
A distance runner for the past several years, Dr. Anne frequently runs in the annual Portland Marathon, ran the Boston Marathon in 2008 and 2010, and ran the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2014.
Dr. Nancy Buset
Dr. Nancy Buset joined our practice right after graduating from optometry school in 2001. She specializes in pediatric optometry and vision therapy, and she’s been with us long enough to watch some of her patients grow from pre-schoolers to college students!
As a participant in the InfantSEE program (www.infantsee.org), a nation-wide network of volunteer optometrists providing free exams for babies, Dr. Nancy has done exams on patients as young as two weeks old. She loves to see kids of any age on her schedule, including those who are “only young at heart.” Dr. Nancy comes from a family of teachers, and educating her patients about their eyes and vision is her favorite part of her job.
At age 8, Dr. Nancy was already significantly near-sighted, and she remembers the amazement of seeing clearly through her first pair of glasses. In high school and college, Dr. Nancy wore contact lenses. As an adult, she had Lasik surgery (www.tlcvision.com for more information) to correct her vision. She loves to help her patients explore the pros and cons of all these options, so they can determine which type of correction will best suit their own lifestyle.
Dr. Buset especially enjoys working with students and adults with functional vision problems, such as trouble focusing or aiming their eyes. Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes; it is a powerful tool for resolving many learning-related vision issues, and the results can be very rewarding for both doctor and patient (www.covd.org for more information).
Dr. Nancy attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she majored in biology and minored in French. Through Central’s study-abroad program, she spent a semester in London, studying Shakespeare, art, and architecture. She also took her first step toward a career in optometry there, working one day a week at an optical shop near Buckingham Palace.
As a student at Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Dr. Buset was privileged to take part in the campaign to expand optometrists’ scope of practice in that state. After watching the Oklahoma state legislature vote to allow optometrists to perform certain types of laser procedures, she and her classmates put the new law into practice in the optometry college clinic facility, performing advanced techniques that had previously been provided only by ophthalmologists.
Another highlight of Dr. Buset’s optometric education was her senior research project on ocular dominance and its impact on certain types of contact lens fittings. Today, she still uses the techniques she and her research partner developed, when fitting contact lenses for patients over age 40 in our practice.
As a child growing up in Kansas, Dr. Nancy loved to vacation with her family in the National Parks and Forests, particularly out west. In high school, she spent a summer volunteering for the Student Conservation Association, building new trails in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Her love of the outdoors and her wonder at the majesty of nature are what drew her to Oregon, and she hasn’t been disappointed! She and her husband enjoy hiking near Mt. Hood, with a newly acquired German Shepherd to share in their adventures.
Dr. Jade Himmelsbach
Dr. Jade Himmelsbach started working at Sunnyside Vision Source in 2005 as a student at Clackamas High School. For her senior project she taught a class of elementary students about eyes and vision, and was awarded an honors grade for her assignment. She gained experience as an optometric technician and also as an optician working in our clinics. She continued working and going to school at Portland State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in General Sciences in 2011. When not in class, Dr. Jade continued to work at Sunnyside Vision Source, and was awarded ABOC certification for opticianry in 2012.
After PSU, Dr. Jade moved to Forest Grove to attend Pacific University College of Optometry. While at Pacific Dr. Jade was an active member of AMIGOS, a volunteer group dedicated to provide free vision care and eye health screenings for individuals in third world countries. She visited Costa Rica her second year of optometry school, and loved it so much she lead the trip the following year. Many of the vision screenings were for school children so poor that many of them did not have shoes to wear. Dr. Jade also volunteered on a trip to Guatemala in which the team stayed in a convent and was able to see over 1,000 patients in five days of clinic. Some of Dr. Jade’s best memories in optometry school were on these volunteer trips, and she looks forward to attending more as a doctor.
Specialties of Dr. Jade include diabetic eye health examinations and post-operative cataract evaluations. While on optometric rotations Dr. Jade performed over 800 cataract post-operative evaluations, and received a high pass for her work as an intern at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona. She enjoys educating patients on what to expect after cataract surgery, and welcomes all questions from drop dosages to reading glasses.
Another area of interest for Dr. Jade is ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. She has performed specialty testing as a technician at Sunnyside Vision Source for several years, and utilizes her experience collaborating with Dr. Bill on management of ocular diseases.
When not at the office, Dr. Jade enjoys spending time with her husband and her family. A few of her favorite past times include Karaoke and bowling.
Maryah, ABOC, Optician-Lead
Maryah grew up in Hawaii, where she started her career in optical as a technician in the lab at Lenscrafters in 2000. She then moved to Idaho in 2001, where she attained her American Board of Opticianry Certification. She has been a key staff member of Sunnyside Vision Source since 2012 as our Lead Optician. Maryah can also be seen covering at the Eastside Vision Source office on occasion. She is excellent at staying up-to-date on the newest technology, to share with our patients all that is available to them to improve their eyewear experience.
When Maryah isn’t at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters.
Catherine, Optician/ Social Media & Marketing
Catherine grew up in California, where she started as an Optician in a private practice in 1989. She then relocated to Montana, where she became American Board of Opticianry Certified. In 1999, Catherine moved to Oregon and continued to work as a Dispensing Optician. She came to Sunnyside Vision Source in 2012. Catherine has the benefit of experience working in a nationally known optical laboratory, fabricating spectacle orders. This brings valuable and unique skills to a private optometric practice.
Catherine enjoys playing the piano at Logan Community Church, where her husband is the pastor. In her free time, she likes to cycle, crochet, read, and spend time with her husband and three very active children.
Linda is an Oregon native, but she has lived in California and Seattle, where she had worked for the aerospace industry for 17 years as a security specialist. Linda changed career paths to become an optician in 2004. She moved back to Portland in 2005, and started work at Sunnyside Vision Source. She finds working with people satisfying and rewarding. Her gentle spirit and sweet smile makes her a favorite to our patients. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going on nature walks, beach combing, cooking, and ballroom dancing.
Kendy started in the optical field in 1987. She progressed rapidly to the position of Manager of the one-hour lab at Binyon’s Eyeworld. Her many years of experience have provided valuable knowledge about working in a wholesale lab. This includes the process of fabricating spectacle orders, from lens blocking and edging to final inspection of orders. Kendy values her customer relation skills and she has many patients that have followed her over the years. The Eastside Vision Source office welcomed Kendy as our primary Optician there in 2013.
Kendy likes to be creative in making greeting cards and several different kinds of crafty items. She enjoys her off time acting as a Partylite consultant, camping, and being with the delight of her heart, her dog, Piper.
Stephanie, Front Desk/Insurance Specialist
Spending nearly 16 years in long term care working with seniors and adults with disabilities, Stephanie brings a compassionate person-centered approach to our front office.
A mother to 3, Stephanie wholly enjoys and values time with her family and all the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. A lover of dogs and a fine tea, you can find Stephanie enjoying the small moments that she believes makes life worth living.
Stephanie is a 2014 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College’s Mental Health/human Service program, and earned her certification as a Behavioral Healthcare Specialist. These skills have afforded her an appreciation for meeting people where they’re at, to successfully meet their goals.
Molly, Front Desk/Optometric Technician
Molly joined us in 2016 after recently moving to the Portland area from Denver, Colorado where she worked as an optometric technician for two years.
Molly studied Writing and Directing at Colorado Film School and hopes to publish a novel in the future. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring her new city with her friends.
Kylee, Front Desk/Optometric Technician
Kylee Houser was born in Southern California and moved to Oregon at the age of three. She’s lived in Troutdale most of her life and attended Reynolds high school where she graduated class of 2014.
She worked all though high school at the local Dairy Queen. After school she took a break to focus on work and was ready to take on new and exciting adventures.
She has recently joined the health care world by joining us at Sunnyside Vision Source, and is ready to learn a lot of new skills to further her education and experience.
In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, which includes her mother, sisters, boyfriend and four year old boxer, Louie.
Sofia, Optometric Technician
Sofia is a student at Portland State University majoring in biology. She hopes to continue on to graduate school in order to pursue her dream of becoming an Optometrist.
She started working at Sunnyside Vision Source the summer of 2016 and has gained a lot insight about the optometric field. She feels optimistic about what is in store for her in the future.
Sofia was born in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when she was four. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and playing board games.