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The Staff

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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


Julie Coreson, A.B.O.C.

Julie has 26 years of experience as an ABO licensed optician.  As our Office Manager and Lead Optician her enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work have helped shape Apple Eyecare into what it is today.  She truly loves the optical world and understands it well.  Julie is also a representative for Vision Source where she is using her leadership skills to further support her passion for optometry.  Her interests include her family, remodeling, decorating, snowmobiling and the great outdoors of Eastern Oregon


Shelia Evans

Shelia is our patient advocate and billing/insurance specialist. Her dedication and heart for helping people endear her to the Apple Eyecare team and to the community. She has been helping people understand their insurance at Apple Eyecare for 14 years. She says that work is her biggest hobby but when not at work she loves to do crafts, fish, and spend time playing with her two grandchildren.


Barb Beckner

Barb has brought her organizational, management, and decorating skills to the benefit of Apple Eyecare.  As co-owner and co-founder of Apple Eyecare alongside her husband, Dr. Dan Beckner, she continues to use her skills wherever needed.  Barb has many interests that include travel, camping, snowmobiling, boating, gardening, dogs, kids and granddaughter.


Amy Clemens

Amy brings more than a cheery smile to Apple Eyecare.  She is always willing and eager to help in whatever capacity she is most needed.  She does pre-testing, receptionist work, and general office work. Amy also does an excellent job of calling our patients with the reminders that your doctor has recommended you to be seen again. Amy grew up in the small ranching community of Prineville and enjoys riding her horse, hunting, camping and anything that gets her into the mountains.


Dennis Smith

Dennis spends his time helping in Optical. He has a natural talent for understanding the math behind optics which makes him an amazing optician.  Before joining Optical he did  Pre-testing and Special Testing, giving  him the background for understanding the doctors prescriptions.  His experience and positive attitude make him a key member of the team. Dennis also enjoys sports, Trail Blazers, Ducks Football, spending time with his family, and the Art of BBQ.


Kelsey Collins, CPO

Kelsey has joined our team as a Dr.’s Assistant.  She is a certified medical coder and enjoys helping our doctors gather and record the information and tests that give our patients superior service.  Kelsey grew up in the small rural town of Pomeroy, Washington before deciding that she loved the Grande Ronde Valley.  We are glad that she chose to move to La Grande. She loves road trips,traveling to new places and spending time with family and friends.


Kaitelynn Dial

Kaitelynn loved spending her summers at her grandparent's home in La Grande, so when she got a chance to move here and join the Apple Eyecare team she was delighted.  She came with 3 years of optical experience, so we are also delighted she has chosen La Grande.  She is currently performing the initial tests that prepare our patients to see the doctors.  Her other interests include her dogs, Miso and Harley, hunting, dancing, traveling, music, football and snowboarding!


Hannah Turner

The warm smile of greeting at Apple Eyecare is probably from Hannah. We are delighted to have her as our receptionist. Her warm, caring personality and quick smile show her belief that God put her on earth to love people. She also has a love for animals, especially her Jack Russell, Milo, who she says is the best dog in the world! Hannah loves spending time hiking the great outdoors with family and friends.


Kim Eldridge 

Kim, a native of La Grande, has wanted to be an optician since she first came to Apple Eyecare when she was 7 years old! She decided then that someday she would like to work at Apple Eyecare. We are so delighted to have her on our team. Kim loves to read, make people smile, listen to music, travel and spend time with her family.


COVID-19 Update

We would like to thank everyone for your patience and commend our community for being good citizens and doing their part to stay safe during this time. Per new guidelines nationally and within our state, we are opening for non-urgent care starting Monday, May 4th, with modifications from our standard procedures.

We will be open Mon-Thurs from 8-4 with limited appointments for exams during those hours and staff available to help with orders, glasses repair, etc. When you do come in, we ask that you please wear a mask and respect physical distancing guidelines.

We are excited to get back to serving the amazing community of eastern Oregon and appreciate all your support. Stay safe!