Meet Dr. Lisa Porter
Dr. Lisa Porter was raised on a dairy farm in South East Idaho. She attended Idaho State University, received her Bachelors of Science in Biology, and then went on to get her Doctorate Degree from Pacific University. She has been awarded the Tole Greenstein Award for her outstanding patient care and clinical excellence, also receiving the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for her exceptional performance in Pediatric Vision.
Dr. Porter completed a series of clinical rotations. Her affiliation with Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center, in Denver, Colorado gave her insight into Pediatric vision care and the importance of a vision in learning and development. She has completed training at the Oregon Indian Health Service and the Jonathan Wainwright VA Hospital in Washington. Through these associations, she was better able to develop her skills in diagnosing and treating a wide array of ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Dry Eye Syndrome. She enjoys family practice and working with people of all ages including infants and toddlers.
In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 sons. As a family, they enjoy a variety of activities including water skiing, camping, hiking, and participating in church activities.
Meet Dr. Melanie Clark
Dr. Melanie D. Clark was raised in Rigby, Idaho. The impact on her own life as a child getting glasses and contact lenses made her realized how much an Optometrist can improve a patient’s life. After earning a Bachelor’s of Biology degree from Idaho State University, Dr. Clark had the privilege of going to The Ohio State University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry degree. During her time at The Ohio State University, she served as president of the OSU Lions Club and as SVOSH Lions Club Liaison. This gave her the opportunity to travel to both Nicaragua and Bolivia to provide free vision care and glasses to those in need.
Her externships included the Columbus Veterans Affairs Hospital and Eye Specialists of Ohio where she provided visual and medical services for patients of all ages. Her professional skills include ocular disease management, advanced contact lens fitting, low vision rehabilitation, LASIK/Cataract care, and emergency/trauma care. She also specializes in slowing the progression of myopia, with glasses and contacts. She also has experience in orthokeratology (Ortho-K). Dr. Clark has a true passion for helping patients who have had their vision impacted by eye diseases. She also believes in the importance of compassionate care with an emphasis on patient education.
In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys camping, fly fishing, creating art with stained glass, sewing, world traveling, and spending time with her husband Todd and two dogs.
Meet Dr. Scott Hyatt
Dr. Scott Hyatt was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He spent time in the Idaho Falls area when he attended BYU-Idaho for his undergraduate work in Biology. It was here that he found his love for optometry and Idaho. After graduating with his BS in Biology, Dr. Hyatt moved to Fullerton to begin his Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry.
He completed four optometric rotations during his fourth year of optometry school. Dr. Hyatt gained valuable experience serving the homeless and low-income communities of Downtown Los Angeles at the University Eye Center in Los Angeles. He also interned at the Veteran’s Affair hospital in Salt Lake City where he gained experience in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. After VA Salt Lake, Dr. Hyatt worked as an intern at Hoopes Vision in Draper, Utah. There he gained experience in co-managing LASIK, cataract, and corneal transplant cases. His last rotation at the University Eye Center in Fullerton helped him better experience eyecare with children and improve his Spanish skills. Dr. Hyatt enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, and biking with his wife and three children.