Dr. Tamara Mathison enjoys the challenge of finding the best solution for each individual patient’s visual demands. Having “perfect” 20/20 vision as a child and yet needing vision therapy to correct an eye muscle imbalance, Tamara understands that prescribing glasses to give clear vision is just one aspect of vision correction. Her goal is to help each patient achieve the best comfort and clarity of their vision while making sure their eyes stay as healthy as possible.
Tamara grew up in Bismarck, ND. After graduation, she attended Concordia College to pursue an undecided career in health or education. She found her niche while finishing her secondary life science teaching degree when she worked with a student with learning and vision disabilities. Optometry offered the opportunity to work with both interests, healthcare, and education! She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Tamara made Jamestown her home in 1990 when she joined the practice of Dr. Keith Prentice and Dr. Don Caine. She has continued in that same practice which is now Lifetime Vision.
Outside the office, Tamara’s passion is spending time in the kitchen, discovering and cooking new food for family and friends. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and camping at Lake Williams.