Meet Our Doctors
Rodger Bodoia, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Bodoia has been the South Puget Sound’s Comprehensive Diabetic Eye Care specialist since 1989. Dr. Bodoia is unique in caring for diabetic retinopathy as well as diabetic cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Bodoia attended the University of Washington from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Magna Cum Laude in 1979. In 1985, he graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Bodoia has his Ph.D. in the Biophysics of Vision. Following one year of training in Internal Medicine, he completed a three-year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He then began his practice at Olympia Eye Clinic with special interests in diabetes and laser surgery and performs over a thousand complex laser and cataract surgeries yearly.
He is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has numerous publications in the medical literature. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.
With 21 years of specialization in Diabetic Eye Care, Dr. Rodger Bodoia has the skills and experience to help you retain your best possible vision. Having performed more than 10,000 successful diabetic laser surgeries and over 2,000 diabetic cataract surgeries, Dr. Bodoia is uniquely qualified to assess and treat all of the different effects of diabetes on your eyes—everything from diabetic retinopathy to diabetic cataract surgery and diabetic glaucoma.
John R. Samples, M.D.
Dr. John R. Samples is a glaucoma specialist who joined Olympia Eye Clinic in 2015. He received his undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from Stanford University, his Master’s degree in neurobiology from Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. His residency training included neurology and ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, where he was chief resident in ophthalmology. He continued his education with fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease and in Glaucoma.
Dr. Samples was a professor of Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and Casey Eye Institute. He also served as the Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology at OHSU for 20 years. He has been active in the ophthalmology professional and academic community for over 20 years. In addition to lecturing throughout the United States, he has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored/co-authored several books and numerous book chapters and abstracts.
Stacy L. Porter, M.D.
Dr. Porter received her Bachelor of Science in 1990 from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a degree in Nursing. Dr. Porter worked as a registered nurse and a clinical research assistant before returning to school to receive her Doctor of Medicine in 1997 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1998, followed by her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington College of Medicine. Dr. Porter is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their sons, running, and many other outdoor sports, making Washington a perfect place for them to settle.
W. Jen Lin, O.D.
Having bachelor degrees in both vision science and history, Dr. Lin knows both sides of science and humanity. She is passionate about patient care and serves as a caring, versatile and friendly physician. Dr. Lin received her Dr. of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003, as well as a Bachelor degree in Vision Science. She then finished her optometry externship in the San Francisco V.A. Hospital and University of California Ophthalmology Department in San Francisco. With years of working experience in various clinical settings from private professional offices to federal hospitals’ eye clinics in the Navy and IHS eye clinics, she has served patients from age 3 to 96 years of age.
Dr. Lin provides primary eye care with diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, eg: red eyes, cornea abrasions, dry eyes, infection, detecting for cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Her services include annual routine, diabetic eye exams, medical eye care, as well as co-management after cataract, LASIK and cornea surgeries. She also provides service for regular contact lens fitting and Keratoconus specialty fitting.
Born in Taiwan, a beautiful island and democratic country, she is multi-lingual in Taiwanese, Chinese and basic Spanish besides English. She has been in the Seattle metro area for last 16+ years. “Eyes are the windows to our bodies”, says Dr. Lin. “Often, eyes are an indication of internal health. Vision is also the most precious sense of our five senses.” Dr. Lin is honored to have the opportunity to serve patients and provide quality eye care to give better vision for patients. Dr. Lin also believes in holistic medicine including herbal and acupuncture medicine.
Dr. Lin likes music, yoga, exercise, traveling, and getting out into nature. She also enjoys playing piano. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her little “Maltese”.
Noel M. Castillo, M.D.
Dr. Castillo comes from a family of successful doctors and his warm, compassionate care of patients and dedication to charity care has won numerous patients’ choice awards.
Dr. Castillo earned his Medical degree and Ophthalmology residency training in his home country at Asia’s oldest university, The University of Santo Tomas. He completed his fellowship in Cornea and External Disease/ Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.
After training in the US, he returned to the Philippines to serve as Section Chief of Refractive Surgery, Eye Institute of the Royal Pontifical University Hospital of The University of Santo Tomas, where he also served as an Examiner for the Ophthalmology Specialty Board and as a Radio and TV personality on the Philippines’ Clinic-On-Air Radio/TV programs.
Noey and his wife, Teng have three active sons, which makes the Northwest an ideal place for a family with a passion for hiking, camping and water sports. He speaks English, Tagalog, and conversational Spanish.
Rebecca Lindsay, M.D.
Dr. Lindsay completed residency training at the University of Washington where she was recognized for her broad research efforts.
She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society as an undergraduate and to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Before moving back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and joining Olympia Eye Clinic, Dr. Lindsay enjoyed her work treating children with a wide range of ophthalmic conditions at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and subsequently practicing family medical and surgical eye care in office locations around Los Angeles.
She now lives outside of Seattle with her family and enjoys cycling, gardening, and anything that involves being in the mountains.