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Our Eye Doctor & Staff

Our optometrist at the Eyes of the World specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Phillips takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our eye doctor in Eugene, Oregon:


Jerry Phillips, O.D.

Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.  In 1998, he received his Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN.

Dr. Phillips is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  He is an active member of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association and the American Optometric Association.  Locally, he is a member of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Eugene Springfield Professionals, past president of the Mid-Oregon Exectuive Association, and current president of the Lane Optometric Society.

Dr. Phillips and his wife, Jennifer, moved to Eugene in 1998 so that Jennifer could pursue a graduate program at the University of Oregon.  Like so many others that move to Eugene, they found that after a few years of experiencing the unique culture, activities and climate, there was no leaving.  They have two children and a hairy dog.

Dr. Phillips is a primary care specialist who enjoys a wide range of modalities including comprehensive exams, contact lens fitting, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, surgical comanagement (cataract, lasik, etc.), pediatric and geriatric exams.

Meet our staff:


Cherish, Practice Director

Our practice director, Cherish, is nationally certified with the American Board of Optician (ABO).  She has been in the optical industry since 1994 and enjoys working with insurance claims, account receivables, and fitting the perfect pair of eyewear to each patient.  In her spare time she enjoys spicy food, reading and spending time with her husband, three daughters and friends.

Amber, Optician

Amber has been in the optical field since 2007.  She grew up in Northern California and moved to Eugene in 2014.  She began her position at Eyes of the World in January, 2014.  She enjoys helping patients find the best frame to fit their style and guides them through the best possible lens options to fulfill their visual requirements.  She truly enjoys all facets of her job and the people she works with every day!  When not in the office, Amber enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, watching baseball and exploring new places with her 2 boys.


Jeremy, Optician

Jeremy, working the last 5 years in the optical industry, loves helping people find the perfect frame.  Very patient, he will spend as much time as it takes to make sure you are satisfied with the products you choose. Come in for an adjustment or just some routine maintenance, and have a chat about anything, eyewear options, sunglasses, or task specific glasses.  When not working he enjoys family time hiking Spencer Butte, watching movies, or playing hockey here in town.


Melissa, Optician

Melissa is an Optician with 18 years of experience.  She enjoys helping patients select the best pair of glasses to meet their needs, from frame-selection, to lens options, to adjustments. Outside of work, Melissa keeps busy with her lovely three year old daughter.


Becca, Optician

Becca moved to Eugene from Coos Bay with her son, Dresden. She has been an optician for 8 years and enjoys keeping abreast of new technology, furthering her education and developing additional skills in the optics field. She has a serious love affair with Germany, reading, beach combing and fishing.


Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for Thanksgiving. We will be open Monday for regular office hours. Happy Thanksgiving !