Dr. Artika Naidu grew up in Kent, Washington. She attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree and later went on to attend THE Ohio State University for her Doctorate in Optometry with honors. Go BUCKS! She completed her residency in ocular disease at The American Lake VA in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Naidu joins Bridgeport Family Vision Clinic with prior experience in medical eye care and primary eye care in both hospital and private practice settings.
“An eye exam is not just about glasses or contact lenses. It is about assessing the visual system as a whole and ruling out any potential threats to sight whether it is an eye disease or a systemic health condition that can impact vision such as diabetes. Your vision allows you to make a living, to see and remember faces of your loved ones, and to keep your independence. It is important for me to educate my patients on their ocular health findings. With patient understanding comes their ability to make informed decisions to help them take part in maintaining optimal vision and eye health for years to come.”
Dr. Naidu loves the Pacific Northwest and all that it has to offer year around. She enjoys hiking, running with her dog, traveling, camping and quality time with her family and friends. She is excited to join Bridgeport Family Vision Clinic. She is looking forward to connecting with patients to provide comprehensive primary eye care with a special interest in ocular disease diagnosis and management in areas such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, acute red eye, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Matthew Polster received his Bachelor of Science from The University of the Pacific in California and earned a Master of Science in Teaching from Portland State University. Before discovering his passion for eyes, he enjoyed working in both education and horticulture in Portland, OR. He returned to school for his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon where he was an active member of student government and graduated with honors. He completed externship rotations at a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation clinic in Portland OR, the Pacific University Pediatric and Strabismus Referral Center, the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Fresno, CA. After graduation he joined the Air Force, providing optometric care at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He is proud to continue his military service with the Air National Guard in Tacoma. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Polster is committed to constantly improving his own level of practice and that of the profession. His background as an educator comes through as he strives to help patients understand their eyes and how to care for them for a lifetime. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three school-age children exploring the great outdoors and gardening in their own backyard. When he needs to unwind, he takes a long run on the streets and trails of beautiful Olympia.
As a full service office, our team is here to help meet your vision needs. Our Clinic Manager, Autumn Colle, is here to help with whatever you may need assistance with.