About Our Practice

Eye Care Group of Southern Oregon is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

Our mission is our patients and their eye health. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Learn more about our team here!

Jeffrey S. Pelson, OD, FAAO

Dr. Pelson received his optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR in 2002. After optometry school, he completed a residency in primary care/hospital based optometry at the Hampton Virginia VA Medical Center, in 2003. Following this, Dr. Pelson began practicing full scope optometry in Grants Pass, where he provides primary optometric care for all age ranges; including glasses and contact lens examinations, medical evaluation and management of ocular conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, eye infections and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases like diabetes. Additionally he co-manages many surgical cases ranging from cataract to LASIK surgery.

Memberships: Dr. Pelson is a member of the following professional organizations, the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association and the American Academy of Optometry, of which he is a fellow. He recently finished serving the State of Oregon as a member of the Board of Optometry from Feb 2010 to May 2016.

Board Certification: Certified in Medical Optometry by: The American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

Background & Interests: Dr. Pelson grew up in Tigard and prior to beginning his optometric career, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America, earning Eagle Scout, and served in the United States Nuclear Navy. In his leisure time he enjoys outdoor activities, like; hiking, mountain biking, camping and spending time with his wife, Karissa, and their four children.

Daniel J. Vidlak, OD

Born and raised in Josephine County, he returned home to join the Eye Care Group in 1997. Locally, he has been known as All American High School (Hidden Valley H.S.) and NCAA wrestler (University of Oregon) and he continues to be involved in coaching.

Additionally, he is a member of the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club and he is a past president of the Southern Oregon Optometric Physicians Society.

Scott M. Walters, OD

Dr. Walters grew up in Grants Pass, graduating from GPHS in 1980. He then attended Oregon State University and the Pacific University College of Optometry, graduating in 1988. Dr. Walters then returned home to Grants Pass to join the Eye Care Group where he is now a senior partner. Dr. Walters is board certified by the American Board of Optometry.

Professionally, Dr. Walters has served as President of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA), the Oregon Board of Optometry, the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce and the Grants Pass Lions Club. He remains involved as the Sight and Hearing Chairman for the Grants Pass Lions, on OOPA committees and at his church. He enjoys camping, rafting, fishing and traveling with his family and friends.

Maisha B. Langella, O.D.

Dr. Langella grew up in Maui, Hawaii. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and received her doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry in 2008. Dr. Langella has completed clinical rotations at the Hu Hu Kam Indian Reservation in AZ and the Travis Air Force Base in CA. She has also gone on three eye care mission trips: one to El Salvador and two to Paraguay. Dr. Langella is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Langella is a member of the American Optometric Association and is enjoying learning more about our beautiful Southern Oregon community. Dr. Langella and her husband have a son and together they enjoy hiking, the beach, and their two dogs.

James Adamek, OD

Dr. Adamek grew up in Powers, Oregon where he attended Powers High School. He graduated from Linfield College with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Mathematics. He then attended Pacific University where he received his Doctor of Optometry Degree. He joined Eye Care Group in 2008 and enjoys working with patients of all ages. In 2009, Dr. Adamek partnered with White City Community Health Center to start a low income eye care clinic.

In his free time he enjoys hiking, fishing and hunting upland birds and waterfowl with his dogs. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Eagle Point.