Dr. Finch Joins Tumwater Eye Center

Devin Finch, O.D., says the timing couldn’t have been better for him to join Dr. Douglas Jeske and the team at Tumwater Eye Center. In July 2020, Dr. Finch completed a residency in ocular diseases at Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center in Texas after earning his doctorate in optometry the year prior from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. At Tumwater Eye Center, the team recently moved into an expanded facility offering state-of-the-art eye care technology, equipment, and additional services.

“I’ve known Dr. Jeske for several years and I’m glad to work with him to provide high quality eye care to the community,” said Finch. “The team is friendly and personable, and the new facility has been designed to include top notch diagnostic equipment that helps to identify eye health issues sooner.”

In addition to providing comprehensive eye exams to assess the health of his patients’ eyes, Dr. Finch has clinical interests in treating retinal pathologies, dry eye disease, and glaucoma. He is especially committed to helping pediatric patients control myopia(nearsightedness) to prevent the condition from becoming unmanageable or becoming the catalyst for eye diseases later in life. Adults with moderate to high levels of myopia have an increased risk of blindness from cataracts, retinal degeneration, and glaucoma.A myopia control treatment plan, which could include the use of medicated eye drops or contact lenses, can slow down or stop the progression of myopia in children,improving their quality of life.

An Olympia native, Dr. Finch was glad to return to his hometown to be near his parents and friends throughout the Puget Sound. He enjoys traveling to foreign countries and spent time in Japan during his medical training and in Guatemala on a mission trip to provide eye care to those in need. Chile and Peru are places he hopes to visit soon. JULIE LEYDELMEYER

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