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Our Doctors

Optometrists

Katie Abata, OD

Katie Abata, OD

Dr. Abata received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2009. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Her interests include primary care, specialty contact lenses, dry eye, pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive surgery, and glaucoma.

Dr. Abata is a Yooper coming to us from Iron River, MI. In her free time, Dr. Abata enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, kayaking, arts and crafts, and most importantly, time with her friends and family. Dr. Abata loves working with and meeting new people with an emphasis on patient education while striving to exceed the individual needs of her patients.

Garry Brown, OD

Garry Brown, OD

Dr. Brown is a native of Indiana and a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry. He has been practicing in Oshkosh since 1985. He is married and has two children. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and is a past president of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the Lake Winnebago Optometric Society. Dr. Brown enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He provides routine eye examinations, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, as well as pre- and post-operative care of cataract and refractive surgery patients. Outside of the office Dr. Brown is an avid supporter of his children’s activities and enjoys golf and travel.

Mindy Harrington, OD

Mindy Harrington, OD

Dr. Harrington grew up in Ishpeming, MI. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, where she graduated with distinction.

Dr. Harrington loves being able to help patients better understand their eye health. Her optometric interests include care for the whole family, contact lenses, and ocular disease. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

Dr. Harrington wants to help each and every patient achieve and maintain the best vision possible. She is excited to join and serve the community of Northeast Wisconsin. In her free time, Dr. Harrington enjoys any activity that allows her to spend time with her family. She also enjoys being outside, playing tennis, crafting, and reading.

Ross Jensen, OD

Ross Jensen, OD

Dr. Jensen received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in 2003 and went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2011. Having grown up in Gurnee, IL, he moved to Wisconsin to practice in Green Bay and Appleton after graduation. His experience is in primary care optometry, contact lens fitting, pediatrics, pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma, and disease treatment.

In his free time, Dr. Jensen enjoys time with his wife and dogs, as well as hunting, fishing and outdoor sports. Dr. Jensen is grateful to work with the doctors and staff at Valley Eye Associates and provide exceptional eye care to the Fox Valley.

Kimberly Landwehr, OD

Kimberly Landwehr, OD

Dr. Landwehr is a native of Appleton. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate degree in optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Landwehr specializes in primary care optometry including eye health exams for the whole family, contact lens fittings, pre- and post-operative surgery care, as well as urgent care services. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

Elizabeth Melchert, OD

Elizabeth Melchert, OD

Dr. Elizabeth Melchert was born and raised in the Fox Valley, graduated cum laude from Ripon College and magna cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry. Her interests include routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, pre-and post-LASIK surgery care, pre- and post-cataract surgery care, glaucoma treatment, and other ocular diseases. Dr. Melchert is a member of the American Optometric Association, Wisconsin Optometric Association, the Fox Cities Optometric Association and is certified by the American Board of Optometry. She is also a past member of Beta Sigma Kappa, an optometric honor fraternity that supports research, as well as VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), having traveled to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to give eye exams to those in need.

Melissa Metzger-Romatz, OD

Melissa Metzger-Romatz, OD

Dr. Metzger-Romatz has been seeing patients at Valley Eye Associates since 1995. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, fitting contact lenses, including bifocal and specialty lenses, treating eye disease, and the pre- and post-operative care for patients having refractive or cataract surgery. She has her therapeutic license allowing her to treat eye diseases and remove foreign bodies from the eye. Dr. Romatz is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. She is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Contact Lens Section of the AOA. Dr. Romatz lives in Hortonville with her husband and two children.

Daniel Nowak, OD

Daniel Nowak, OD

Dr. Nowak received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he received his Visual Science degree in 1989 and then his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991. Dr. Nowak’s ocular interests include primary eye care, vision enhancement procedures (including iLASIK, Refractive Lensectomy, and Implantable Contact Lenses), and working with glaucoma patients. He is also interested in myopia control for children. Dr. Nowak is active in the Wisconsin Optometric Association, having volunteered on numerous committees, as well as served as president. For recreation, Dr. Nowak enjoys spending time with his family, biking, golfing, and skiing. Dr. Nowak splits his time between the Valley Eye East and West locations.

Angela Rodriguez, OD

Angela Rodriguez, OD

Dr. Rodriguez, a native of Wisconsin, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2007. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2011. Her interests include primary care, contact lenses, pediatric vision, dry eye management, pre- and post-operative care, and glaucoma.

Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, Lakeshore Optometric Society, and Volunteer Optometric Services of Humanity (VOSH), having traveled to Honduras and Haiti to give eye exams to those in need. Her interests outside optometry include activities such as spending time with her husband and daughters, golfing, and fishing.

Brianne Scanlon, OD

Brianne Scanlon, OD

Dr. Scanlon, a Wisconsin native, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2011. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016 from Illinois College of Optometry where she graduated Cum Laude and with honors from Beta Sigma Kappa and the Tomb and Key Honor Societies. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

Dr. Scanlon is passionate about providing comprehensive eye care for the whole family. She has a special interest in contact lenses and ocular disease, as well as providing pre- and post-operative care. What she values most in providing patient care is the relationships she is able to build with her patients.

Outside the office, Dr. Scanlon enjoys staying healthy and being active outdoors. She loves spending time with family and friends as often as possible and can usually be found cheering on all Wisconsin sports.

Sara Schalk, OD

Sara Schalk, OD

Dr. Sara Schalk is a Minnesota native who has been practicing in Appleton since 2004. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon and her Masters of Science in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Colorado State University. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Schalk is dedicated to patients of all ages and is great working with children. She works with all forms of contacts, treats glaucoma and other ocular diseases, provides urgent care for infections and corneal abrasions, pre- and post-operative care, and routine eye examinations. She has a special interest in neuro-optometry including prescribing prism, headache evaluations, and vision problems after head trauma. Dr. Schalk has enjoyed going on optometric mission trips to Chile, Thailand, as well as locally. She enjoys camping, hiking, and canoeing, as well as travel and reading.

F. Jeanne Sengstock, OD

F. Jeanne Sengstock, OD

Dr. Sengstock received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. A native of Wisconsin, she is certified in therapeutic and diagnostic pharmaceutical agents and foreign body removal from the eye. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the Fox Cities Optometric Society and is certified by the American Board of Optometry. At Valley Eye Associates, Dr. Sengstock specializes in family and primary vision care with special emphasis on contact lenses. She works with all forms of contact lenses, including medically necessary contact lenses, bifocal, extended or overnight wear, disposable, Paragon CRT, apliakic and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Having keratoconus herself, Dr. Sengstock has special expertise in contact lenses for keratoconus and post-corneal transplant patients, and is a member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association. As a member of Volunteer Optometric Services of Humanity (VOSH), Dr. Sengstock has been involved in medical mission trips to Lima, Peru, giving eye examinations and prescribing used eyeglasses collected by the Lion’s Club for those in need. Dr. Sengstock also enjoys working with children in the area of myopia control — slowing or stopping the progression of nearsighted children needing stronger and stronger glasses for nearsightedness each year.

Ryan Tetting, OD

Ryan Tetting, OD

Dr. Ryan Tetting, a native of Appleton, received his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration degree from Marian College of Fond du Lac in 1996. He returned to school and attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he received his Visual Science degree in 2006 and his Doctorate degree in Optometry in 2008. Dr. Tetting’s ocular management interests include primary care, pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive surgery care, glaucoma, and contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association. Dr. Tetting’s interests beyond optometry include travel and many outdoor and sporting activities with his wife and three boys.