COUPLE SEES EYE TO EYE
Shari Mace and Stephen Olsen work together for first time in 30 years
Stephen J. Olsen, believes that the patient care at Oswego Optique just got an upgrade.That's because Dr. Shari Mace, his wife of 30-plus years, has joined the family business..
Though they've been married for more than 30 years, this marks the first time that Mace and Olsen, both doctors of optometry, have worked together full time. The couple met as optometry students at Pacific University and then began their careers in separate businesses.
Olsen graduated from Pacific in 1987. In addition to practicing optometry, he has served as the assistant chief examiner for the National Board of Optometry. He began seeing patients at Oswego Optique in 1997.
Mace has practiced optometry since 1990 and served as a clinical advisor for Pacific University. She worked part time while their children were in school, most recently at Oregon Eye Specialists. But with their children now in college, Mace says she wanted to get more involved in the family business.
"I'm being asked constantly, 'Will you be able to work together?'" she says. "We're both looking forward to working together."
Oswego Optique offers comprehensive eyecare, including vision exams and treatment for conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness, where it is difficult to see items far away), hyperopia (farsightedness, where it is difficult to see items up close), astigmatism (an imperfection of the cornea that prevents part of it from focusing light
onto the retina), blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes) and amblyopia (lazy eye, where there is
a loss or lack of development of
The doctors also diagnose eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis and other diseases of the eye. They can prescribe and fit eyeglasses, contact lens and refer for Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
Mace will focus on pediatric and adolescent exams, cataract and LASIK patients, but is looking forward to getting involved with the business of managing a practice, too.
In addition to Olsen and Mace, Oswego Optique's staff includes Dr. Scott Cooper, whose areas of expertise include visual performance, visual perception, vision and learning, and case analysis. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.
Denise Sheerman has served as office manager and dispensing optician for Oswego Optique for nearly 30 years. Patients rely on her sense of style in selecting the perfect frames to make the fashion statement they want — whether it is flashy or low-key. She makes sure Oswego Optique has the latest styles and widest variety of eyewear and sunglasses for everyday, dress, occupational or recreational use.
Newly added to the staff this fall is optician Zach Fulps to help with eyewear selections.
Oswego Optique is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is located at 466 Second St. in downtown Lake Oswego. Call 503-636-6900 or
visit oswegooptiquevs.com to learn more.