Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Keizer Vision Source PC the leading provider of vision care products and services in Keizer.
Cynthia Strawn, O.D.
In May 2000, Dr. Strawn graduated with honors from the Pacific University College of Optometry and happily joined Dr. Mike Gaynor at Keizer Vision Source later that year. During her education, she had the opportunity to receive focused training in diseases of the eye at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital Eye Center in Spokane, Washington, as well as train at Pacific University’s specialty clinics in contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy and low vision. As a student, Dr. Strawn received the SolaQuest Ophthalmic Optics Scholar Award; and after graduation was named the 2001 Amigos Clinician of the Year for her volunteer activity as clinical advisor for Amigos, a student optometric group from Pacific University that provides vision screenings for local grade school students. Prior to optometry school, Dr. Strawn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and worked in the banking industry for 12 years before pursuing a career in optometry.
In 2008, Dr. Strawn was honored to receive both the Young Optometrist of the Year award from the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA), as well as the Agost/Minnick award for service to Oregon optometry in the area of eye care benefits. She currently serves on the OOPA Third Party Committee, is the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee representative for Oregon optometry, and is also a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Strawn’s main interests in optometry are primary eye care, ocular disease management, contact lenses and pediatrics.
Dr. Strawn is a lifelong Oregonian, born and raised in Salem. She is an active member of St. Edward Catholic Church, and belongs to the Salem Executive Association, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce and the Keizer Rotary Club. In 2012, Dr. Strawn proudly became the owner of Keizer Vision Source. She and the current staff are striving to continue the outstanding level of care provided for many years by Dr. Mike Gaynor, who fully retired in 2014. Among other interests, she enjoys many crafts, including knitting, crocheting and beading, as well as gardening at her home in Keizer.
Mallory MacRae, O.D.
In the fall of 2011, Drs. Strawn and Gaynor were pleased to welcome Dr. Mallory MacRae as a new addition to the practice. Dr. MacRae graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon in May 2011. During her optometric training, she completed internships at private practices in Bandon and Coquille, Oregon; as well as the Chemawa Indian Health Center and the Roseburg Veterans Hospital Eye Care Center. At the VA, she was able to receive focused training on ocular disease conditions, along with specialty training in the areas of contact lens, low vision, pediatrics and vision therapy through the Pacific University eye clinics.
Dr. MacRae is originally from Baker City, Oregon, and developed her interest in eye care while working for a local optometric clinic. With the goal of becoming an Optometric Physician in mind, she attended Willamette University in Salem, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. At Willamette, she discovered the appeal of the Willamette Valley and is now glad to call this area her home. She currently resides in Keizer with her husband Kevin, a local high school teacher and basketball coach at Willamette University, and recently welcomed their daughter Emerson to the family.
Dr. MacRae’s interests in optometry are general family practice, children’s vision, ocular disease management and contact lens fitting. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. In her spare time, Dr. MacRae enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as cooking, baking and crafting. Along with her husband and daughter, she can frequently be found at both Willamette and Oregon State University sporting events.