Meet Our Doctors

An optometrist serving Lacey, WA

Rodger Bodoia, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bodoia has been the South Puget Sound’s Comprehensive Diabetic Eye Care specialist since 1989. Dr. Bodoia is unique in caring for diabetic retinopathy as well as diabetic cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Bodoia attended the University of Washington from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Magna Cum Laude in 1979. In 1985, he graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Bodoia has his Ph.D. in the Biophysics of Vision. Following one year of training in Internal Medicine, he completed a three-year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He then began his practice at Olympia Eye Clinic with special interests in diabetes and laser surgery and performs over a thousand complex laser and cataract surgeries yearly.

He is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has numerous publications in the medical literature. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.

With 21 years of specialization in Diabetic Eye Care, Dr. Rodger Bodoia has the skills and experience to help you retain your best possible vision. Having performed more than 10,000 successful diabetic laser surgeries and over 2,000 diabetic cataract surgeries, Dr. Bodoia is uniquely qualified to assess and treat all of the different effects of diabetes on your eyes—everything from diabetic retinopathy to diabetic cataract surgery and diabetic glaucoma.

An optometrist serving Lacey, WAJohn R. Samples, M.D.

Dr. John R. Samples is a glaucoma specialist who joined Olympia Eye Clinic in 2015. He received his undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from Stanford University, his Master’s degree in neurobiology from Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. His residency training included neurology and ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, where he was chief resident in ophthalmology. He continued his education with fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease and in Glaucoma.

Dr. Samples was a professor of Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and Casey Eye Institute. He also served as the Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology at OHSU for 20 years. He has been active in the ophthalmology professional and academic community for over 20 years. In addition to lecturing throughout the United States, he has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored/co-authored several books and numerous book chapters and abstracts.

An optometrist serving Lacey, WAStacy L. Porter, M.D.

Dr. Porter received her Bachelor of Science in 1990 from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a degree in Nursing. Dr. Porter worked as a registered nurse and a clinical research assistant before returning to school to receive her Doctor of Medicine in 1997 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1998, followed by her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington College of Medicine. Dr. Porter is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their sons, running, and many other outdoor sports, making Washington a perfect place for them to settle.


Dr. John Kulits

Dr. John Kulits received his Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University in 1985. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law in 1991 and practiced law until entering the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1997. After earning his medical degree in 2001, he completed his transitional residency at Roanoke Carilion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He trained in ophthalmology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he served as Chief of Ophthalmology at VAMC–Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He subsequently worked in private practice in North Carolina before joining Olympia Eye Clinic in 2017.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kulits practices comprehensive ophthalmology and performing cataract and minor oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Kulits is married to his beloved wife Holly, and enjoys playing basketball and tennis with his three sons and daughter. He also enjoys his horses and the outdoors.


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