Eye Care Professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems. They can also help to determine which type of eyeglasses and contact lenses will best fit your needs.
Meet our doctors:
After finishing his bachelor's degree at BYU-Hawaii in 2001, Dr. Adam Huff went to New York City to become an Optometrist. He graduated in 2006 from State University of New York College of Optometry. While there he had many great experiences in and out of school, including doing vision screenings at multiple Special Olympics, and going on optometric mission trips to Peru and Nicaragua.
After graduation Dr. Huff worked for two years in the Bronx, NY before moving with his family all the way to Alaska to join Northern Lights Eye Care in 2008. Dr. Huff enjoys hiking, skiing and discovering the beautiful scenery Alaska has to offer with his wife and three young children. When not working or spending time with the kids, Dr. Huff is also involved in his church group and is has worked with the Boy Scouts.
Dr. Huff became the proud owner of Northern Lights Eye Care after he purchased the practice from Dr. Stralka January 1st, 2013.
Dr. Huff is also fluent in Spanish.
After finishing her bachelor’s degree at University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Ashley Kettler went to California to become an Optometrist. She graduated in 2013 from Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Kettler is licensed through the California State Board of Optometry and the Alaska State Board of Optometry with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) and glaucoma certifications. Her clinical rotations included the US Naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, the Indian Health Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma and the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following graduation, Dr. Kettler joined a private practice in Oceanside, CA before her Alaskan roots called her back to join Northern Lights Eye Care. Dr. Kettler and her husband are happy to be back in Alaska with their two goldfish, where she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, yoga, the ocean and experimenting with new recipes.
Dr. Stephen Stralka graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981 and remains a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometrists. After serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Stralka and his family settled in Anchorage in 1990. Dr. Stralka is the founder of Northern Lights Eye Care and appreciates the privilege of serving Alaskans with their eye care needs.
He remains in awe of this wonderful state and enjoys all it has to offer in his spare time. Come and share your Alaskan experiences and pictures with him.
Dr. Stralka sold the practice January 1st, 2013 to Dr. Huff, and is generally seeing patients twice a month.