Meet the experienced and friendly team who makes Advanced Vision Family Eye Care a proud provider of vision care products and services in Bellingham.
Despite the many career paths that we can pursue in life, Dr. Spencer Young has known he wanted to be an eye doc since he was in the fifth grade. His dream officially became a reality when he attended the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1992 with his doctorate in optometry.
As an Optometric Physician, Dr. Young diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions that are related to the human eye and visual system. Along with conducting comprehensive eye exams and fitting glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Young and the Advanced Vision team manage diseases of the eye, such as diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. He also provides post-operative co-management care for cataract and laser eye surgery.
In addition to practicing state-of-the-art medicine, Dr. Young strives to treat each patient as he would want to be treated – like family. It is important to him that each patient understands completely the status of their ocular health and is knowledgeable about all available options, whether surgical or optical. Dr. Young takes particular pride in being able to provide contact lens services to patients that other doctors have told could not be fit.
Janet joined the Advanced Vision Team in early 2015. She does most of the administrative work for Advanced Vision and is also an Ophthalmic Technician. She’s been thoroughly cross-trained and has attended various eye care education and training courses.
Some of her day-to-day duties include running tests and taking measurements as requested by the physician when needed. Working at Advanced Vision has brought her career to a whole new level while still enabling her to engage in the customer service work that she enjoys.
Janet is originally from the beautiful island of the Philippines. She speaks and reads the native language “Tagalog” and “Bicol” as her dialect. Las Vegas was her first home when she came to the USA in 2001. Having worked in a fast, upscale hospitality/customer service industry in Las Vegas, Janet discovered how much she liked interacting with people, face to face. She relocated to Bellingham in 2010 when the love of her life, her son was born.
In her free time, Janet loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. Most of all, she loves to eat real food!
Born in Northern CA, April Campbell moved to Washington in 1991 and began her optical journey ten years later in 2001. What truly made her fall in love with the industry was that it provided an opportunity to genuinely help people. To her, there’s nothing better than watching someone’s eyes light up when they look at their children or parents for the first time and can actually see them clearly!
April has worked in a variety of different optical center settings over the years, beginning in the corporate arena before settling into the private sector. In March of 2021, her long and winding journey led her to Advanced Vision Family Eye Care, where she has quickly become an integral and valued member of the team!
One of April’s favorite things about working here is the monthly visits to nursing homes for cleanings and adjustments. There are so many people who suffer from ill-fitting and dirty glasses simply because they cannot drive or, in some cases, even move. Being able to make a positive impact on their quality of life is something April truly treasures.
When she’s not hard at work, April can almost always be found doing something active. She loves hiking, biking, camping, and anything that involves being outdoors. She is also an avid gardener and is currently growing a smorgasbord of fresh vegetables.
April shares her home with her fiancé, Josh, her sons, Ryley and Seamus, and two adorable and very spoiled doggies!
Chrissy is the License Optician at Advanced Vision Family Eye Care. She’s been in the optical industry for over 18 years. Chrissy started as a lab technician, making eyewear in 2001. In 2003, she started her optical apprenticeship and received her state license in 2006.
Some of Chrissy’s industry credentials include an American Board of Opticianry Certification, a National Contacts Lens Examiners Certification, and an American Board of Opticianry Masters Certification. Her favorite part of working in the vision care industry is helping others. She has a special interest in frame styling and contact lens training and has extensive knowledge of eyeglass lens materials and designs.
Chrissy originally hails from Ocean Shores, WA, and currently resides in Sedro-Wooley. She loves being active and participating in sports, like skateboarding, paddle boarding, and surfing with her son.
In her free time, Chrissy loves doing charity work around optics and is deeply involved in many programs throughout the world to help low-income people receive the eye care they desperately need.
America is the receptionist at Advanced Vision Family Eye Care. Born and raised in Washington State, she spent most of her childhood exploring all the wonders that the PNW has to offer. America’s career in the optical industry started towards the end of 2022 and hopes to one day start her optical apprenticeship and receive her state license.
One of America’s favorite things within the office is being able to help patients in their native language as she is bilingual (Spanish). She helps ensure that all patients are given equal treatment and they leave Advanced Vision educated on their eye health.
In her free time, you will find America either outdoors hiking, swimming, or simply exploring nature; or if she is indoors, anything related to the arts such as sewing and painting or film.