Dr. Mark Fast is pleased to return to Salem, OR where he currently practices as an independent optometrist next to LensCrafters. In addition to seeing patients Dr. Fast is active with the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society (PMOS) as a board member and has previously served as President. He also works with the OneSight Foundation and the local Lion’s Club to provide eye care to low income residents in the Salem area. Dr Fast has been a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) for over 17 years.
After graduating from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR in 1999, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, Dr. Mark Fast worked as an optician in Salem, OR. Dr. Fast’s time as an optician cemented his desire to attend optometry school, while at the same time provided him with valuable hands on experience in troubleshooting a wide range of optical problems. Later, while attending Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR, Dr. Fast was an active member of Amigos, an organization that helps provide glasses to underserved areas of the world. After graduating from Pacific University in 2004 Dr. Fast worked as an independent optometrist in the greater Portland.
Dr. Fast’s passionate interest in technology keeps him up to date on the most recent research and developments in both the optical and medical facets of his profession, which allows him to provide the most individualized care possible for each of his patients.
Dr. Fast lives in Tigard, OR with his wife, and their two wonderful children. He is involved in his church and community and enjoys traveling, working on computers, house projects as well as spending his free time with his family.