About Us

About Our Practice

Tigard Vision Center is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

After 50 years, we continue to strive for growth and quality care in the optometric field. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

Brad Smith, O.D.

Dr. Brad Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University. He received the American Academy of Optometry’s Julius F. Neumeller Award in Optics and the Beta Sigma Kappa Research Design Award in 1987, and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 1997. Dr. Smith joined our practice in 1987.

Dr. Smith enjoys golfing, flying, barefoot water-skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Keely Hoban, O.D.

Dr. Keely Hoban was born and raised in Montana. Dr. Hoban earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 2007 from College of Saint Benedict (Saint Joseph, MN), and achieved her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction from Pacific University in 2011. She spent 2011 and some of 2012 at the Portland VA Medical Center doing a residency specializing in primary care with emphasis in ocular disease and low vision.

Dr. Hoban and her family currently reside in Portland Oregon, where they enjoy golfing, hiking, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Michael Connell, O.D.

Dr. Connell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee in 2009. He went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2014. He completed two internships; one at a cataract and LASIK surgical center in Mesa, Arizona and another one at a specialty contact lens clinic in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Connell specializes in primary eye care ranging from management of systemic diseases as they relate to the eye to acute onset medical care as well as functional visual needs and contact lenses.

Dr. Connell also enjoy’s cooking and he likes to test his skills for new culinary experiences. He is an avid sports enthusiast and a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers football, the Carolina Panthers, and the St. Louis Blues.

Emily Bee, O.D.

Dr. Emily Bee is a Portland local who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Willamette University in 2012, and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 2017. During her time at Pacific, she completed clinical rotations at the Portland VA Medical Center, Chemawa Indian Health Service, and Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute. Dr. Bee practices primary care optometry with specialty care related to ocular disease, and pre/post-operative care for cataract surgery and LASIK.

Dr. Bee enjoys playing tennis, skiing, hiking the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with family and friends.

Jack Smith, O.D. (Passed August 2015)

Dr. Jack Smith attended Pacific University between 1955 and 1960, where he obtained both his M.S. degree and O.D. degree. After college, Dr. Smith worked at the U.S Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas for three years as an optometrist. After finishing his career with the Army, Dr. Smith returned to Oregon and founded Tigard Vision Center on Main Street in Tigard in 1964.

Dr. Smith passed away in August of 2015. He enjoyed spending the winter months with his wife Gwen in Southern California where he actively golfed, played softball, and was a member of a bowling league.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Katie – Office Manager

Katie began working at Tigard Vision Center in the beginning of 2007 as our Office Manager. Prior to managing the office, she practiced law in the State of Washington for 15 years. Since coming to work in the field of Optometry, Katie has developed a new passion for eye health, eye wear, and superior patient care.

She continues to be an active member of the Washington State Bar and the Oregon State Bar. Her hobbies include volunteering at her son’s school, golfing, snow skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Andi – Front Desk Coordinator

Andi has been in the Optometry field since 2007 and has been with Tigard Vision Center as our welcoming front desk receptionist since 2009.

Originally from The Dalles, Oregon she spends her spare time traveling, reading, baking for her coworkers and is currently teaching herself to paint.

Kirstie – Optometric Assistant/Optician

Kirstie joined the Tigard Vision Center Team in 2012.

She graduated from Pioneer Pacific College with a Medical Assistant Degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and husband. She loves being active playing sports and spending time outdoors.

Kristy – Lead Optician

Kristy has been an optician since 1992 and has been with Tigard Vision Center since 2011.

She enjoys boating with her family and friends, camping and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Samantha – Billing Specialist

Samantha joined Tigard Vision Center team in 2015. She relocated to the Portland area from her hometown of Reno, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Kyra – Medical Records

Kyra joined Tigard Vision Center in January 2016. She enjoys traveling to warm places with her family. In her spare time she likes to bake cookies, and crochet gifts for her Goddaughter.

Paige – Optometric Assistant/Patient Services

Paige joined the Tigard Vision Center team in 2016.

She graduated from Northwest University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Since graduating she worked in the food manufacturing industry but wanted a change and joined Tigard Vision Center. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and watching movies.

Julie – Executive Administration Assistant

Julie is originally from Chicago, and moved to Portland in 2004. (Still a Chicago sports fan). She has a degree in Finance from Marquette University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their children out on the river, camping and anything outdoors.

Erica – Optician

Erica graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She started working for a Laser and Cataract practice. After spending several years in the surgical world of eye care, she learned she had a passion for optical.

When she is no in the office, Erica enjoys cooking, running, and playing recreational kickball with her husband, Jason.

Valerie – Optometric Assistant

Valerie joined Tigard Vision Center in September of 2016. She spent the previous 5 years working in the hospitality field and felt like she was ready for a change. Being a long-term glasses wearer and having an extensive background in customer service, Valerie was seeking an opportunity in the optometry field because she felt she would be very relatable to our patients.

On her days off, Valerie enjoys going on hikes when the weather is nice. She enjoys photography and cooking healthy meals at home with her boyfriend.

Hannah – Optometric Assistant/Patient Services

Hannah joined the Tigard Vision Center team in 2017. She worked for 4 years in the food industry as a team manager. She is currently studying at Portland Community College for her associate’s degree. She has interned at several different optometric offices over the years and is happy to call Tigard Vision Center home.

She enjoys hiking and traveling when she can. When she isn’t exploring she can be found spending time at home entertaining friends and family, cooking, playing games, and watching movies.