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.
Dr. Bethany Becker began her college education with a bachelor’s degree at BYU–Idaho followed by going to Saint Louis to become an Optometrist. She graduated in 2019 from University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Optometry with Beta Sigma Kappa honors and awards for contact lens fitting and pediatric care. Her clinical rotations included a contact lens practice in Swansea, IL, the Indian Health Hospital in Ada, OK, and the Norton Sound Hospital in Nome, AK. One of the many things she finds intriguing about Optometry is the balance between correcting people’s vision and treating ocular disease. She has a kind heart and loves caring for patients of all ages.
Even though she grew up in a military family, Dr. Becker was born in Alaska, and actually spent the largest cumulative portion of her childhood in Anchorage. She feels coming home to the beautiful state of Alaska is a dream come true. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and wandering farmer’s markets with her dog.
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.