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.
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!
Angelica was born in Blackfoot, Idaho and moved to Spokane, WA in 2018 with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs. She has worked in the optometry field for about a year and loves it! What she loves most about being an optometric technician is learning new things every day and helping the doctors with certain procedures in the office. When she’s not working she loves to spend time with her family and now 3 companion animals, living life to the fullest.
Cecilia was raised in Spokane and graduated from Ferris High school. Recently joining the medical field five years ago. Cecilia has discovered a passion helping others and is excited to branch into the optometry field. Outside of work she enjoys being a dog mom, raising chickens and being outdoors in PNW.
Over a decade after her introduction to working in optics, Chantilly returned to the field here in Spokane. Her favorite parts of the workday include conversing with the variety of people who come into the office, and seeing the happy expression of someone who’s vision is improved by new eyewear. She enjoys helping whomever is across the table to feel confident in their style choice. Outside of Blink hours you can find her volunteering at SCRAPS, teaching/soaking up moves at dance classes and exploring the outdoors every which way
Patient Satisfaction Superstar
Shannon was born and raised in California, where he played basketball and ran Track and Field growing up. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Montana, where he also did college Track and Field. He enjoys all things sports, has a passion for animals, and loves being outside whenever possible.
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, son, 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.