Dr. Nicole Rush received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1996. In 2001 she graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with her degree as an Optometric Physician. Currently, she serves on the Board of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. In 2013 she received the distinguished Minnick-Agost award from the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association for her contributions to eye care in Oregon.
Dr. Nicole is the Medical Director of both Coquille Vision Center and Bandon Vision Center. As such, she sees patients in both clinics. She specializes in the examination and treatment of eye conditions in people of all ages. In 2019 she also established Bandon Vision Center Vision Therapy clinic, primarily developed to help children who are struggling in school due to undiagnosed visual problems.
In August 2013 she was on the cover and a featured article in the national professional periodical “Women in Optometry”. In July 2020 she was named one of Vision Monday’s “ Most Influential Women in Optometry”. She and her husband, Jonathan, also own Bandon Brewing Company and Gold Beach Brewing Company. She has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys time with her daughters, Isabella and Lyvia.