Doctors and Staff
All patients are unique, and 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!
1000 East Dimond Blvd. Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99515
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
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
Dr. Nathan Frank, OD, specializes in ocular disease, including: managing medical glaucoma, dry eye, pre- and post-operative eye care, acute eye conditions including trauma, conjunctivitis, iritis and posterior segment disease. Dr. Frank received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wyoming and earned his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2008. He then completed a residency in Ocular Disease from Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates, affiliated with Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Salus University. Dr. Frank’s goals in practice are to provide superior eye care for the community and to treat patients as he would want to be treated. He is especially passionate about educating patients on proper eye care and establishing a rapport with each patient in order to develop lifelong relationships. Dr. Frank was born in Anchorage and lived in Nome and Southeast Alaska for several years. He then spent his childhood between Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming. Dr. Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young daughters. He is an avid big-game hunter and fly fisherman.
Meet our Administrative Team
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.
Kelly was born in Panama, but has called Alaska home since 2003. She joined our office in February of 2018, and is currently enrolled in the School of Nursing through the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is of one our fluent bilingual speakers in Spanish and English. When she is not at the office, she is hanging out with her sister and being active through exercising. Kelly continues to grow in her role here at DVC and looks forward in growing in patient care relations.
Meet Our Billing Specialist
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.
Originally from Vancouver, WA Laura made the move to Wasilla, AK summer of 2018 and started working at Dimond Vision Clinic. Laura completed an Associates of Arts degree from Peninsula College of Port Angeles, WA in 2014. Laura transferred to Post University of Waterbury, CT to complete her collegiate soccer career and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. In her free time she enjoys being active outdoors, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Blanca was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She has worked for Dimond Vision Clinic from 2006-2012. She left to learn more about family medical billing. Blanca returned to Dimond Vision Clinic in April 2018. She is pursuing her certification as an optometric technician. Blanca enjoys spending time with her 3 girls and their busy schedule.
Sayonara was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Recently, she has obtained her Certified Para Optometric certificate, and has over 5 years of experience in the Optometry field. Her contribution to our office includes her knowledge in special testing, and patient care relations. Outside of the office, Sayonara enjoys spending time with her three boys and family.
Kimberly has been part of the DVC family since fall of 2016. She is originally from Rancho Cucamonga, California. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Kinesiology. Outside of work she enjoys spending her time with family and hanging out with her son, Moses. She is one of our bilingual Spanish speaking employees. Her Spicy fun-loving energy brings smiles and laughter to our office.
Meet Our Optical Staff
Josh moved to Alaska in 2014 from the Seattle area. He has over 3 years of experience in optical, and specializes in lens manufacturing, inspection, and frame repair. In his off time he enjoys longboarding, kayaking, fishing and camping. He joined the DVC team in September of 2017.
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.
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.
Cher was born into a military family in Germany. She has been in Alaska since she was 4 years old. She joined the team in May 2017 and had obtained her American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC) in 2010 and also gained her National Contact Lens Certification (NCLC) in 2014. Cher brings a professional, can do attitude to the optical department. She takes pride in providing her patients with the highest level of care and time. In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer including photography and painting.
Chaz first joined the practice in the fall of 2015. Since then, he has graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with two majors in Political Science & History. Outside of the office, Chaz enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his two cats. Reading, fishing, camping, and sailing are among his favorite hobbies. His favorite aspect of his role here at DVC is learning and growing with patients to provide the best care.
Michael came to Alaska by way of the United States Army where he served for 25 years as a Medical Specialist. He made his way into the optical field and found his calling. Michael has over 20 years’ experience as an Optician and makes it a practice to ensure his patients are comfortable with personal and professional care. In his free time he enjoys a very active lifestyle in various indoor and outdoor activities.
Meet Our Insurance Staff
Gembee was born in the Philippines, and grew up in Kodiak, Alaska. She has lived all over the world through her husband’s service in the Navy. While being stationed in Japan was a great experience and her favorite food is sushi, Gembee loves to travel the world whenever she has the chance. She joined our office in February of 2018 and has been a great addition to the DVC family. When she is not at the office, she enjoys cooking and baking with her family.
Meet Our Reception Staff
Emily was born in China, but has lived in Alaska since she was 2 years old. Recently she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a double major in Marketing and Management. Prior to graduating she started working for DVC in the summer of 2018. She enjoys hiking and travelling.
Meet Our Contact Lens Specialist
After graduating from the class of 2017 from East High School, Rose took a year off and joined the office in early December. She is planning on continuing her growth of knowledge in medicine this fall at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Outside of the office, Rose enjoys camping, long road trips, getting her nails done, and spending time with her family and friends. She is dedicated to providing patient satisfaction and bringing a warm, friendly attitude to the office.