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It’s our mission to improve your quality of life by providing the finest vision care for patients of all ages. At Dimond Vision Clinic, you’ll never find a cookie cutter approach. Every patient is unique, as so are their eye care needs. We can tailor your prescription to meet the demands of your daily lifestyle so that you’re comfortable, look great, and see well.

We’re happy that you’re here and invite you to learn more about our amazing doctors and our dedicated team!

 

Our Doctors

 

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Dr. Dobson

Dr. Dobson studied optometry at Southern California College of Optometry, after which he completed his residency in low vision rehabilitative optometry at Veteran’s Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He founded Dimond Vision Clinic in 1981. Dr. Dobson is a past president of the Alaska State Board of Examiners in Optometry and an Alaska State Professional Committee Representative for VSP.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the current President of the Alaska Optometric Association.
Dr. Dobson is married and the father of three children. He loves to spend time skiing, traveling, and playing golf.

To contact Dr. Dobson please use the email: Dr.Dobson@dimondvisionclinic.com

 

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Dr. Kjome

Originally from Antigo, Wisconsin, Dr. Kjome received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California School of Optometry in 1980 before joining our practice in 1984.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Alaska Optometric Association and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

His commitment to our patients and to improving others’ vision is key to helping us deliver excellent care to our Anchorage patients. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and is a wine aficionado.

To contact Dr Kjome please use the email: Dr.Kjome@dimondvisionclinic.com

 

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Dr. Lauren Hazelton

Dr. Lauren Hazelton is the newest doctor to our practice and is also a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry. She completed her training through extensive externships at Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis, MN, the Veterans Affairs hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and The Center for Partially Sighted in Culver City, CA.

Apart from seeing patients in our clinic, Dr. Hazelton enjoys providing eye exams to disadvantaged communities. She has traveled to Tsoroja Peru, Ensendada, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and Orange County, California to provide eye care.

Dr. Hazelton is a member of the Alaska Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

To contact Dr. Hazelton please use the email: Dr.Hazelton@dimondvisionclinic.com

 

Meet the Front Desk Team

 

Valerie

Valerie is from Unalaska, Alaska and moved to the Anchorage area in the summer of 2012. She joined our team in 2015. She’s a hardworking young lady and has great determination. She works two jobs and studies accounting at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Although she likes to keep busy, Valerie also enjoys some downtime with friends, going for runs or watching a good movie.

 

Lydia

Lydia is from Anchorage, Alaska. She recently received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon where she studied Human Physiology. Outside of work she loves being with her family, hanging out with her dog and hiking.

 

Amber

Amber joined the office in 2016. She was raised in Tempe, AZ and has lived in Anchorage, AK since 1996. She recently became a Certified Professional Coder with an Associate of Arts degree and Certificate in Medical Office Coding from the University of Alaska. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three children, shopping, reading, and continuing her knowledge in Optometry.

 

Meet our Technicians

To contact our Technicians please use the email: optometrictechnicians@dimondvisionclinic.com

 

Sayonara

Sayonara was born and raised in Anchorage.  Engaged to her “High School Sweetheart” and a mother of two boys. Sayonara attended UAA in 2008.  Se initially wanted to become a Pediatrician, but since she joined the Team, she’s thinking of a slight change in her career path.

 

Allyssa

Allyssa was born and raised in Oregon. She moved to Anchorage to live with her husband who is in the United States Army.  She loves exploring everything Alaska has to offer with her husband and two dogs.

 

Alyssa

Originally from Calgary AB Canada, Alyssa moved to Anchorage in2009. She graduated from South Anchorage High School in 2013 and is currently studying at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the field of optometry.

 

Carly

Carly moved to Alaska in 2002 from Cleveland, OH. She is a certified Paraoptometric technician with over four years experience working in optometry. Carly enjoys hiking, swimming, fishing and football with her two sons.

 

Meysio

Meysio moved to Alaska in 1994. She joined the office in 2016 and has been in the optical field for over 5 years. Currently she is studying to become a Certified Technician. Meysio has a passion for fashion design. In her spare time she spends every minute of it with her 3 Children.

 

Meet Our Billing Specialist

 

Tina

Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Tina is our Billing Specialist. She joined our office in 2010 and has worked in healthcare administration for over 14 years. Our fast-paced, patient-centered environment is a perfect match for her friendly, outgoing personality. She loves helping patients and is always ready with a friendly smile on her face.  In her spare time, Tina enjoys hiking, biking, and reading.

 

Meet our Optical Staff

 

George

George has been a licensed optician since 1974 and had his own practice before joining us in 2009. In total, he has more than 42 years of experience. He remains just as passionate about improving others’ vision as he always has. When George is away from the office, he enjoys photography, fishing, and gardening. He has six wonderful grandchildren and loves spoiling them every chance he gets.

 

Nancy

Nancy is a licensed optician is originally from Lake Placid, New York and has lived in Alaska for 28 years. She joined our team in Jan 2013.  Devotion to providing the best care, latest technology and quality products are what attracted her to our office. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys hiking, gardening, baking and spending time with her husband and sons.

 

Tameka

Tameka is our optical manager. Tameka joined us in Sept 2013. She is originally from Colorado and has been in Anchorage since 2012. She has been ABOC since 2007 and has been a licensed dispensing optician since 2012, holding a license in Washington state as well as Alaska. When not working she enjoys spending time with her son and husband.

 

Kyle

Kyle joined us in late 2014. He is from a small coastal town in Maine and moved to Anchorage in 2010. Before joining the team he led a successful optical manufacturing lab in the Anchorage area. He received his ABOC in 2013 and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry in Landover, Maryland. He enjoys helping other’s see their very best. While not at work Kyle spends his time with his wife and son.

 

Chaz

Chaz join the office in 2015. He was born and raised right here in Alaska. Being born in Fairbanks, he moved down the Mat-Su valley where he graduated from Wasilla High School in 2014. Currently he is a political science and history student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. While obtaining his undergrad, he hopes to work towards his ABO licence and certificate in opticianry. When not at the office, she enjoys getting outside and experiencing Alaska’s beauty.

 

Ashlyn

Ashlyn, born and raised here in Anchorage, joined our team in 2015. While being one of our frame stylists, she is working hard towards her ABO license and certificate in opticianry. She is dedicated and determined to achieve this. Ashlyn is excited to be part of our team and being able to put smiles on patients’ faces is what she loves. When not at the office ,she enjoys being active with her two dogs. Ashlyn’s a true Alaskan girl!

 

Austin

Austin joined our practice in early 2016. He was born in Anchorage and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. After moving to Mississippi in high school, Austin married, joined the National Guard as an MP, and achieved his American Board of Opticianry Certification in 2014. Austin and his wife, Autumn, have since moved back to Alaska where they love to hike, hunt ,fish, snowboard and explore Alaska with their two dogs.

 

Karlicia

Originally from Texas where she attended and graduated from McMurry University. Karlicia moved to Alaska in 2016. She joined our office in 2016 and comes with 7 years of optical experience. Currently she has completed the Ophthalmic Career Progression Program and working towards becoming a Licensed Optician for the State of Alaska. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children watching football and basketball.

 

Ken

Originally from Washington state, Ken moved to Alaska in 2007. Before joining our office in 2016 he managed a successful optical location in Anchorage. He has 3 years optical experience and is currently enrolled in the Ophthalmic Career Progression Program working on becoming a licensed optician in the State of Alaska. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 2 sons and friends watching football, sport shooting, and playing soccer.