By Akasha Spino-Bybee

Ogden sees eye-to-eye for 40 years


Akasha Spino-Bybee

VISIONARY SERVICE OF 40 YEARS: Dr. James Ogden (left) with his first employee, Ruth McKinney, and his first patient, Ernie House.

Local optometrist Dr. James Ogden is celebrating his 40th year in business with his first assistant and his first patient.

It was exactly four decades ago that Ogden brought his optometry practice to the community of Goldendale, and he's been helping residents see better ever since.

Ruth McKinney, Ogden's first assistant, reflects on her time at the practice and is in awe over the changes it's experienced since she left. "It was interesting working here back then because I helped Jim set up his office," says McKinney. "The technology has really changed over this time, with computers and everything, though I haven't been here for a really long time."

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