Ken Loftus, OD
Ken is a lifelong Oregonian, having lived in Eugene, Coos Bay, Forest Grove and Ashland. Stints in the Coast Guard and Navy took Ken out of state and overseas, but returning to Ashland was always his goal. Ken graduated valedictorian from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, earned a BA in German Literature with honors at Dartmouth College and completed his Optometry training at Pacific University in Forest Grove.
Ken started his optometry career in the Navy. His initial assignment was at Bethesda, Maryland, where a highlight of his tour was providing eyecare to then Vice President Al Gore. Subsequently, the Navy assigned Ken to Naval Hospital Okinawa, where he rose to Department Head of Optometry. Ken's final duty station was working with submariners at Sub Base Bangor, Washington.
Now in Ashland, Ken is pleased to be continuing the quality eye care offered at Ashland Eye Care since 1961 (by Dr. Charles Brown prior to 2003.) Ken has updated all office equipment and the frame selection and contact lens choices following Dr. Brown's retirement.
Outside the clinic, you may find Ken playing trombone in various musical groups in the valley, including Ashland City Band and Rogue Valley Symphonic Band. Ken has also been very active with Ashland Schools Foundation, notably serving as one of the founders of the very popular Halloween Monster Dash event.
Thank you for taking the time to look us over. We look forward to meeting your vision care needs.