Dr. Traci Anderson
Dr. Traci Anderson was born and raised in Spokane. After graduating from Lewis and Clark High School she attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her graduate education at Pacific University College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. After starting her family she returned to Spokane to raise her children. Dr. Anderson has traveled overseas on several eye care missions providing eye care and glasses to impoverished people in Kazakhstan, Honduras and Kenya. Her active family enjoys all the outdoor activities that the inland northwest has to offer.
Dr. Amit Makadia
Dr. Amit Makadia is a native of the great Northwest and was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Makadia attended Oregon State University and graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley College of Optometry and completed rotations at various Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and multidisciplinary hospitals. After school, Dr. Makadia returned to the Northwest to start a family with his wife. His clinical interests include specialty contact lens fittings and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye. In his spare time Dr. Makadia enjoys hiking, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. David Dionne
Dr. David Dionne grew up in Spokane and after graduating from Ferris High School, attended University of Washington: Bothell where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry, obtaining his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2022. After graduating he completed an Ocular Disease residency at the Mann Grandstaff VA in Spokane, and has been serving the Inland Northwest community ever since. In his free time, Dr. Dionne enjoys reading books with his wife and son, serving at his church, skateboarding, fly fishing, and disc golf.
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
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Jana grew up in the Valley of Spokane and started her career as an optician over 20 years ago. She has loved watching the evolution of the optical industry and enjoys helping patients find the perfect pair of eyewear. She spends her time away from work planning themed parties for friends, traveling, and hiking with her family.
Olga graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Biology and has been in the optometric field for over 10 years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, exploring new places, relaxing by the ocean and spending time with her husband.
Lori is originally from the Seattle area, she moved to Spokane five years ago to attend Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2014. Lori has been in optics for over a year! Her favorite part of the job is educating patients so they can choose the best frames and lenses for them. Outside of work you can find Lori enjoying the outdoors with her husband Patrick and their three dogs, Penny, Karl and Fudge.
Kayla was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She graduated from Ferris High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders at Eastern Washington University. After college graduation, she discovered her passion about vision and eye care when she started working in the optical field in 2016. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time at her family lake cabin on Twin Lakes in Rathdrum, ID.
Tim, LDO NCLE
The Utmost Optician
I was raised in Florida and moved to Seattle in 2006 as a Licensed Optician. In 2018 I decided to make the move from the crowded city to Spokane knowing that I would have easier access to the great outdoors for hiking with my dog and biking. Having worked in the optical field for many years in Florida and Seattle I knew with the move to Spokane that I also wanted to continue my work as a patient focused Optician. I joined the Blink Eyecare Team in late 2018 with excitement knowing that our mutual commitment to our patient’s vision care and optical experience is our #1 priority. Let’s talk all things eyeglasses!
Charlene was born and raise in Las Vegas and has never lost her love of heat and sunshine. She and her husband have lived in Spokane for 33 years and have raised 5 absolutely amazing children. And now gets to add “Grandma” to her resume. Charlene’s forte is customer service and strives to make each person she encounters feel seen, valued and encouraged. When not working, Charlene loves being outside gardening, antiquing, quilting and spending time with those she loves!
Lisa has been in the optical field since 2007 and was ABO certified in 2019. She has worked in all areas of opticianry from helping patients pick their perfect frame to making eyewear by hand. Lisa grew up in the San Francisco bay area and moved to Spokane in 2020 with her husband, daughter, and 2 cats. She is a huge animal lover and when Lisa isn’t working with glasses, she is watching true crime documentaries and crocheting.
King of Contacts
Tony grew up in Indiana and Michigan and then spent his teenage years working on farms in Nevada. He has lived in the Inland North West for over 23 years and enjoys camping, fishing, movies and playing pool. His passion in life is working on old cars with his dad, spending time with his family, friends and his dogs as well as being outdoors and spending time on a beach by the ocean.
Seth grew up in Anacortes, WA, and moved to the Spokane area in the spring of 2022. He has always enjoyed the beauty of the PNW through hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and snowboarding. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and gaming online with his friends. He is also a technology enthusiast who enjoys building PCs. In the eye care field, Seth strives to help patients feel comfortable and cared for. His favorite part of the job involves operating diagnostic machinery, and learning about eye diseases first-hand.
Director of First Impressions
Diana was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to Spokane in the summer of 2009. She taught for 17 years, and now enjoys working with the patients and staff at Blink Eyecare. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family, She also loves hiking, camping, biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, and anything that allows her to spend time in the outdoors.
Sage was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended Eastern Washington University for a couple years. Her favorite part of the workday includes learning about eye diseases/disorders and working alongside a supportive and fun staff! Outside of work, Sage loves to spend time with her family and take in the beautiful scenery of the PNW.
Cara was born and raised in Jackson Hole, WY – which remains her very favorite place on earth. She tries to get back to the mountains to visit friends and family as often as possible! Cara came to the beautiful state of Washington for college, graduating from Washington State University in 2008. After a few years working in sports media, she switched gears to pursue a career in eye care. She has worked in this industry since 2013, satisfying roles as an optical technician, optician, as well as contact lens manager. She lives in the Spokane Valley area with her husband and daughter. She loves watching her daughter grow and learn and makes sure to tote her along on all kinds of family adventures. They love hiking, skiing, exploring national parks, watching the Mariners and Cougs, and attending live shows and concerts together.