Melaina Catabay, ABO, NCLE
Owner / Optician
Melaina is an "American Board of Opticianry" certified optician. Her attention to detail results in a commitment to personalized customer service. When combined with Melaina's technical skills and laboratory ability, it's no wonder Eagle Eye Optical is known for producing only high quality eyeglasses. She worked for 12 years in a machine shop before going back to school to learn opticianry. Since graduating with an AA Degree in Opticianry from P.C.C. in 1994, Melaina has worked in all aspects of eyeglass production.
After graduating, she found optical lab jobs were either small fast-paced "one-hour" places or high production manufacturing. Neither choice gave her the satisfaction of managing the quality of a job from start to finish. Now she has a "full-service" lab located inside our shop so she has control of the whole process from generating (grinding your prescription into the lens) to finishing (mounting the lens in your frame). Besides eyeglass production, Melaina is very up-to-date on the best lens material choice for your prescription needs. It's been a dream-come-true for her to have her own lab and to be able to give each pair of glasses the time and attention to detail required.
Mariska Cirera-Probst, OD
Dr. Mariska Cirera-Probst grew up in Sitka, Alaska. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University, she went on to graduate from Southern California College of Optometry located in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Cirera-Probst is trained and licensed to use diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals for the treatment and management of eye conditions such as dry eyes, infections, and eye allergies.
Dr. Cirera-Probst clinical expeience includes externships at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, Foothill Center for the Partially Sighted in Glendora, California, and LasikPlus in Tigard, Oregon. During her optometric education in Los Angeles, she was able to hone her skills in optometric Spanish and enjoys working with the Hispanic population.
Dr. Cirera-Probst believes in spending meaningful time with her patients and serves her patients with high quality primary eye care exams and disease detection including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Dr. Cirera-Probst also works with the pediatric and young adult age population to provide specific eye exams catered to their age. From her on experience of eye difficulties as a child, she strives to bring awareness of the importance of early detection of undiagnosed eye problems which can hinder learning and reading a book. She has served as President of SVOSH, an organization that travels to rural communities in countries such as El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago to provide eye care to children and their families.
On her free time, Dr. Cirera-Probst enjoys discovering Portland with her husband, Kelly, who is an Internal Medicine resident at Providence Portland Medical Center. She also enjoys playing jazz piano, salsa dancing, ethnic dining, and hiking. Being from a small town and a new resident of Portland, she loves when people stop by to talk about how they enjoy their time in this wonderful city and welcomes suggestions!