Meet The Staff
Dr. Spencer Young
There are many career paths we can pursue in our lives. But I have wanted to be an eye doc since I was in the fifth grade. My dream came true when I attend the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1992 with my doctorate in optometry.
As an Optometric Physician, I diagnose and treat conditions of the human eye and visual system. We fit glasses, contact lenses, and manage the diseases of the eye such as diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract. We also provide post-operative co-management care for cataract and laser eye surgery.
In addition to providing state the art care, one of my goals is to treat each patient as I would want to be treated myself. Each member of your family will be treated as if you were a member of our family. It is important to me and my staff that each patient understands completely the status of their ocular health and be knowledgeable about all possible options whether those options are surgical or optical. We take pride in fitting those patients in contact lenses that other doctors have told could not be fit.
Dean L., Licensed Dispensing Optician
Dean is a Whatcom County native who has returned to Bellingham many years after completing his Master’s degree in Arizona. He has been a licensed optician in Washington for 30 years and likes thinking outside the box to assist others in getting eyewear that will exceed their desires. Dean enjoys being outdoors and mountain biking. Family and friends have made his return to the Northwest rewarding, satisfying and keeps him busy.
Tina W., Optometric Technician
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham has been Tina’s home for 45 years. She has worked in the eye industry for the past twenty years and has worked at Advanced Vision since 2010. Eye health is her first concern but working and connecting with the patients is her favorite part of the job.
For Tina, families are forever and will always be her first priority. She loves to laugh and joke around. As an avid crafter she enjoys quilting, sewing, beading and card making.
Danielle F., Paraoptometric
Danielle is the newest to the group. She graduated from Ferndale High School, and has a Medical Assistant Certification. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Danielle loves doing fun things outside in the nice warm sun "when it comes out". She has worked in both the medical field, and the customer service field for many years. Advanced Vision has opened her eyes to a whole new world, and has taught her many new things.
Heather J., Paraoptometric
Heather moved to the PNW in 2010 from Michigan with her husband. In 2011 she joined the Advanced Vision Team. She has over 15 years’ experience in the optical industry and looks forward to assisting you with your eye care needs. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors hiking and spending time at bay with her husband and daughter.
Janet T., Paraoptometric
Originally from the beautiful island of the Philippines. Speak and read the native Language "Tagalog" and "Bicol" as her dialect. Las Vegas was her first home when she came here in the USA in 2001. Worked in a fast, upscale hospitality/customer service industry in Las Vegas. She like interacting with people, face to face. 2010 when the Love of her life, Jayden was born and moved here in Bellingham. She joined Advanced Vision Team in early 2015. In her free time, Janet loves to travel & spend time with family and friends and most of all she loves to EAT real food! Advanced Vision had brought her to a new career fields and at the same time still do the customer service that she like. She's been cross trained and attended various eye care education and training.