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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Canby Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Canby.


Ashley K. McFerron, OD

Dr. McFerron received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2003. Her Doctorate of Optometry was received in 2008 at the Oklahoma College of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In July 2008, Dr. McFerron moved from Oklahoma to Oregon where she practiced in Woodburn for 3 years. In October 2011 Dr. McFerron bought Canby Eyecare from Dr. Don Chase after 37 years of ownership.

During her education, Dr. McFerron was trained in ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and pediatrics, as well as all forms of primary care optometry. She is certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat glaucoma, iritis, “red eye” and other anterior eye diseases. Dr. McFerron’s main interests in optometry include contact lenses, ocular disease, and pediatrics.

Dr. McFerron is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society (PMOS), and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA). She also a past President of OOPA.

In 2013 Dr. McFerron was named the Oregon Young Optometrist of the Year.

In her spare time Dr. McFerron enjoys exercising, reading, cycling, cooking, and traveling to see her family and friends that are spread all across the US.


Meghan Malensky, OD

Dr. Malensky received a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in 2002. She received her Doctorate of Optometry and Master’s of Education in Visual Function from Pacific University in 2007. She is certified to treat eye diseases such as glaucoma and uveitis and is trained in primary care optometry, pediatrics, and the co-management of refractive and cataract surgeries. She is a current member of AOA and OOPA.

Dr. Malensky enjoys traveling, especially to warm and sunny locations. She has lived in Oregon since 2003 and she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and daughter.


Dr. Emilee Nehring

Dr. Emilee Nehring received her Doctorate of Optometry from MCPHS University, College of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Emilee will be specializing in pediatric care, however, she has completed training in post and preoperative care of refractive surgery and cataract surgery, ocular disease and contact lenses.

Dr. Nehring grew up in Woodburn, Oregon. She graduated from Canby High School in 2007, and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Pre Med from Oregon Institute of Technology, where she was a collegiate long jumper.

Dr. Nehring has traveled to Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Mexico on vision mission trips and is continually improving her Spanish speaking skills.

Dr. Nehring currently serves on the board for Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). She is also a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA).


Dawn, Optometric Technician

Dawn is our Optometric Technician! She comes to us with 15 years of experience and we are so excited to have her at Canby Eyecare. She is a mother of 5 from the Mt. Angel area and she enjoys traveling, fly-fishing, hunting and helping her husband build furniture.


Kylie, Technician

Kylie was born in Molalla and swam for the Canby Gators for 10 years, so she is familiar with many residents from Canby and surrounding areas. She started her optical experience as an optician for four years while pursuing a Bachelor’s at Western Oregon University. She has decided to continue her career path as a technician with us. She enjoys spending time with her family and close friends and traveling.


Cinthya, Optician

Cinthya was born in Los Angeles, California. She has a Bachelor’s of Art in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is joining our team with almost 9 years prior experience as an Optician. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs in her free time.


Hannah, Receptionist

We are excited to have Hannah on our team. As a Canby Local, she knows our patients well and has over 9 years experience as a medical receptionist. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two kids, staying active and enjoying the outdoors.


Ruby, Receptionist

Ruby comes to us with years of optical experience. She is very knowledgeable when is comes to vision care benefits. In her free time Ruby enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters at the beach or a softball game.


Hanna, Billing Specialist/Office Coordinator

Hanna comes to us with years of finance and customer service experience. She has a growing passion for eye health and for helping people see well! Hanna joined Canby Eyecare as a front desk receptionist and has recently settled into our Billing Specialist/Office Coordinator role. When she is not working she enjoys camping, baking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Photo of CheyenneCheyenne, Optician

Cheyenne comes from a military family and was born in California but, she has lived in Oregon most of her life. She has prior experience as a security guard, customer service representative and years as an optician. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors in many ways, from camping, fishing and hiking with her dog. She also has a passion for art, food and aspires to travel.