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.
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.
Jenna DeWald, O.D.
Dr. Jenna DeWald received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from Washington State University and then attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate of Optometry, graduating with honors. Dr. DeWald completed clinical rotations at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. She practiced optometry for a year in Hamilton, Ohio before moving back to Spokane to be closer to family. Jenna enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband camping, fishing, and hiking around the beautiful Northwest.
Duane Zink, O.D.
Dr. Zink graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1996. His training included a preceptorship at Oak Harbor Naval Base and clinical time at the Pacific University Eye Clinic in Portland, Oregon. While in school, he participated in a humanitarian trip to Tecoman, Colima, Mexico where he donated a week of his time to match needy patients with donated eyeglasses and find resources for necessary eye surgeries. He started practicing in Spokane inside Cozza Optical in September 1996 and joined Franklin Park Vision in October 2019.
Dr. Zink believes in caring for each patient with the same quality and time that he would expect them to care for him. He typically schedules less patients per day than many doctors to make this a reality and ensure the patients’ needs are met.
Lori, Office Manager, Optician
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 Specialist
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.