The Dry Eye Team
Dr. Rachel Gilles, our new dry eye specialist, and her team of eye care professionals work with you to create a personalized home treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. In cases when home treatments may not be enough, patients often see life-changing results from our in-office treatments. To learn more about Dr. Gilles and her team, read the bios below.
Rachel A. Gilles, OD
Dr. Gilles joined the staff of Spokane Eye Clinic in 2019. She is a Nebraska native where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Comprehensive Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry and Masters in Vision Science Research while attending Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. During this time, she designed and executed her first research study to evaluate the effects of hydration on dry eye findings and symptoms.
Dr. Gilles completed a Residency in Ocular Disease at the Veterans Administration Healthcare Center in Roseburg, Oregon. Her training was extensive in the management of external and internal ocular disease. She worked as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team to provide quality ocular and systemic care. She loves spending time with her cat, partner, and friends. She enjoys gaming on her Nintendo Switch, caring for her indoor plants and traveling to see her family.
Kelton B. - Lead Technician
Kelton tried her first pair of contact lenses when she was 17. It was the most horrible experience she had ever put her eyes through! She assumed she was just someone who couldn't wear contact lenses. After working with a dry eye specialist, she was able to get her eyes to a comfortable point and wear contacts every day from morning to night with no issues! She fell in love with working as a part of the dry eye team after hearing other stories of dry eye relief. She enjoys hikes with her German Shepard, reading books, horseback riding, and singing karaoke.
Gurmani M. - Technician
Gurmani grew up in Spokane, WA and attended the University of Washington where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. She has been interested in optometry ever since getting her first pair of glasses at the age of nine. Her first eye exam showed her the life-changing power of corrective lenses and the importance of visiting an optometrist every year. In the future, Gurmani hopes to attend optometry school. As someone who spends several hours a day on the computer and also suffers from dry eye, she is extremely passionate about the disease and enjoys following her patients along their dry eye journey. When not at work, you can find her exploring local coffee shops and spending time with her family.