Belinda Badorek-Keenan - Optometrist
Proudly, Dr. Badorek is the first member in her family to graduate from college and is even more proud of the present trend among her family.
To date, Dr. Badorek's sister, brother and nephew are all college graduates. Dr. Badorek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Dr. Badorek also attended College in Oviedo, Spain.
Dr. Badorek funded her under-graduate education through a generous scholarship and working for the USDA Forest service on many different projects including firefighting. After graduation, Dr. Badorek went on to work as a Fisheries Biologist for the USDA Forest Service. Dr. Badorek later returned to her passion and a calling for practicing medicine. Dr. Badorek attended the Illinois college of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. At the Illinois college of Optometry, Dr. Badorek received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Visual Sciences and a Doctorate in Optometry.
Dr. Badorek says it simply: "I love caring for my patients. Besides my family and friends, my patients are the greatest blessing of my life".
Dr. Badorek has been very active in her community and profession. Dr. Badorek has served as co-chair for the Washington State Bi-Laws committee for the Optometric Physicians of Washington, Board Member for the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind & Low Vision, Optometric Coordinator for the High Risk Eye Disease Coalition for Grace Clinic, Tri-Cities Emergency Eye Care Association President, Tri-Cities Optometric Society Secretary, Tri-Cities Optometric Society Treasurer, Tri-Cities Optometric Society Continuing Education Coordinator. Dr. Badorek feels that it is very important to give back to her community and a profession which has so greatly blessed her!
Dr. Badorek is proud to call Tri-Cities, Washington home. She resides in Kennewick with her wonderful family. When she is not working, Dr. Badorek enjoys family time which includes "a lot of hockey," riding bikes, travelling, and "just playing with the kids."