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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Franklin Park Vision the leading provider of vision care products and services in Spokane.

Melissa B. Barnhart, O.D.Melissa B. Barnhart, O.D.

Dr. Melissa Barnhart completed her undergraduate work at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. In 2010 she received her doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry, graduating with honors.  She then completed a one year residency at the Spokane Veteran’s Administration Medical Center specializing in Geriatric and Primary Care Optometry.  Following her residency, Dr. Barnhart worked as a staff optometrist at the VA supervising students and residents.  Dr. Barnhart purchased Franklin Park Vision from Dr. Wavra in June 2015.  She is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and is an active member of Optometric Physicans of Washington, the local chapter of the American Optometric Association.  She enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her two young children.

James C. Wavra, O.D.

Dr. Wavra is a licensed Optometrist and has been in practice for over 35 years. Dr. Wavra can help you with all eye health needs and he specializes in senior eye care. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and also a member of the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians.


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Lori, Office Manager, OpticianLori

Hello, my name is Lori Jaeger and I have been a practicing optician for almost 20 years! My passion to learn drives me to stay on top of industry standards as well as new advances in our exciting field in order to offer the very best products to my patients. I have been married for 24 years and together my husband and I have raised two beautiful daughters. We love entertaining, good food, bocce ball and playing golf. My favorite things about working at Franklin Park Vision is our wonderful and loving staff and the amazing patients that come through our door everyday!

Shelley, Billing SpecialistShelley

Hi, I’m Shelley! I lived in Colville and moved to Spokane about ten years ago. I started working in the optical field in 1992. I love getting to know my patients that I have worked with. Also, we have a great team here at Franklin Park Vision and you will love getting to know us! I have been married to Steve for 37 years and we have two great boys, Scotty and Shawn. Also we have a daughter-in-law, Kessha and a new granddaughter Briley that is very special! We enjoy going camping and spending time with our family.

Katie, Optometric TechnicianKatie

Hello, I’m Katie. I moved to Spokane from Southern California in 2010 to attend Moody Bible Institute Spokane, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies. I pursued a job at Franklin Park Vision in order to be involved with patient care, and to put my love for order and organization to good use! In my free time I love to travel, read, and enjoy the outdoors with my husband.


Hi, my name is Kevin! I was born and raised in Curaçao, a tiny Dutch island just 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. I moved to Spokane in 2011 to study at Moody Bible Institute, where I graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, with an interdisciplinary in Ancient Christian Studies. I pursued a job at Franklin Park Vision because I enjoy being able to serve patients and love an organized office! In my free time I am always watching movies with my beautiful wife, reading books, and reading more books!


Hello, my name is Amy! I’m a Spokane native and love everything living in the Northwest has to offer. My free time is spent with my 4 boys and my husband of 15 years. I enjoy creative projects, snowboarding, rock climbing, and hiking. My favorite part of working at Franklin Park Vision is the knowledgeable staff, the wonderful patients I get to meet each day, and the opportunity to learn more about the evolving optical industry.