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210 Pinehurst Dr SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
360.357.3410
fax: 360.357.5652

   
Monday: 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Dr. Rick BaxterDr. Richard Baxter, Optometrist

Dr. Baxter is a native of the Pacific Northwest He was born and raised in Aberdeen, graduating from Weatherwax High School, before going to Walla Walla where he attended and graduated from Whitman College. He did his doctoral training at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, graduating in 1983. He then moved to Olympia and established his practice in September of 1983.

Dr. Baxter enjoys providing primary eye care to patients of all ages. One of the greatest blessings of having been in practice for so many years now is having had the privilege of caring for multiple generations of the same family. Dr. Baxter has a special interest in bifocal contact lenses as well as the medical eye management of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Baxter has been married to his wife Janet since 1979 and their three children, Stephanie, John and Megan are all married and living here in Olympia They have six grandchildren and they love spending lots of time with their kids and grandkids. They feel very fortunate to have them all so near.

His outside interests include spending time with his family, sports of all kinds, especially tennis, and hiking and mountain climbing. He has done many eye care missions trips over the years and loves being able to use his skills to help those in need. He and his associate, Dr. Samantha Hamblet, currently serve as Co-Directors of Eye Care Services for the Olympia Union Gospel Mission’s eye clinic. Dr. Baxter is board secretary to the Optometric Physicians of WA and is past-president of the Olympic Optometric Society.

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Dr. Samantha HambletDr. Samantha Hamblet, Optometrist

Samantha, “Sam”, is a longtime Olympia resident having grown up here and graduated from Capital High School. Dr. Hamblet joined Vision Health in 2010 after being away from Olympia for college and Optometry school. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Anthropology at Western Washington University and ventured down to southern California for her Optometric degree. She attended Southern California College of Optometry and graduated in 2008. While in school Dr. Hamblet received honors in primary care, as well as completing rotations with the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and Pearl Harbor.

Dr. Hamblet has a special interest in Pediatric vision and enjoys seeing kids from 1 week to 18 years old! She also likes the challenge of contact lenses and would love to talk to any of our patients about the type of contact lenses to fit their lifestyle.

Dr. Hamblet is married to a fellow Olympian, Reid Hamblet, and they have one daughter Locy, and three sons, Wiley, Truett and Ford. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her children, working on her home and spending time outdoors. She is involved with numerous charitable endeavors including Co-chair of the Olympia Union Gospel Mission Eye Clinic, being a member of Capitol City Lions Club and a leader with Young Life youth outreach.

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 Dr. Jeff Wayman, Optometrist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Sean Woolsey, Optometrist 


Dr. Woolsey was born and raised in Arizona. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry at Northern Arizona University. He then moved to the Pacific Northwest to receive his doctoral training at Pacific University College of Optometry, graduating with distinction in 2017. Part of his training included rotations in specialtycontact lenses in Tucson AZ, primary eye care at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington DC, and ocular disease and co-management in Lake Havasu AZ and Reno NV.

Dr. Woolsey has a special interest in fitting contact lenses and treating ocular disease, as well as providing primary eye care. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians ofWashington, and the international optometric honor society Beta Sigma Kappa.

Dr. Woolsey married his wonderful wife, Kailyn, in the summer of 2014. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding, as well as playing sports of all kinds,especially soccer. He enjoys being involved with the Special Olympics to provide vision screenings and eyewear to the athletes.

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Lisa, CPO, Office Manager

Lisa joined Vision Health in 2013 as a front desk receptionist. She transitioned into her position as our Office Manager in the summer of 2015. Previously Lisa was the Director of a local child care center and she has spent many years working with children in church settings. What she enjoys most about her position is helping each staff member succeed in their postion in the office. It is her goal that each patient leaves our office believing they had an 'Extraordinary Eye Experience'. 

In her free time Lisa loves spending as much time as possible outdoors. Backpacking, camping, fishing and gardening are some of her favorite activities. On rainy days, she loves to curl up with a good book, a hot cup of tea and her cat, Mini. Lisa was born in the Pacific Northwest and never tires of the beautiful scenery. She has two grown daughters who have blessed her with three grandchildren.

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Laurie, CPO, Insurance and Billing Specialist

Laurie is our billing and insurance specialist, having relocated to Washington from the East coast in July 2010. After being a lifelong East coast girl, she is adjusting to the Pacific Northwest. Laurie joined Vision Health in 2010, but she has over 13 years experience in the medical field. While Laurie's experience lies mostly in patient accounts and billing, she has also completed training and certification as an Optometric technician, which gives her a well rounded understanding of optometric billing. She actually enjoys working with insurances. Laurie is available to assist patients with all billing and insurance questions and concerns.

Laurie is married with three adult sons. Her priorities include her faith, her friends and her family. 

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Jeff LaFond, LDO, Optical Manager


Jeff joined the Vision Health staff in 2016 as our new Optical Manager, bringing 30 years of optical experience to our office.  He has several years of lab experience as well as 15+ years in Optical Management.   A highlight in Jeff's career is a Vision Mission trip he was a part of in 2011.  He was part of a team of optometric professionals through VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) that helped meet the needs of about 2500 local people in Mazatlan, Mexico.  It was a life-changing experience seeing people's lives change by helping them see.

Jeff has lived his entire life in the Olympia area, graduating from William Winlock Miller High School.  He is happily married to his wife of 23 years, Deon.  Together, they have two children, Jeffrey, Jr. and Taylor, as well as 4 grandchildren.  Jeff is very enthusiastic about sports and is proud to serve at his church.

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Ginger, ABOC Optician/CPOA

Ginger graduated from Temecula Valley High School in California in 1994. She worked in a variety of athletic environments before joining our practice in 2003.

She was hired as a receptionist, but quickly realized her desire was in Optical, where she has been since May of 2003. Ginger enjoys being able to help patients see clearly, be fashionable & appear younger with their eyewear.  “No one should look older than they are, due to a poor frame selection.”  Ginger has been certified as a CPO (Certified Paraoptometric) since 2006, and become certified as a CPOA (Certified Paraoptometric Assistant) in 2010.  She also became certified and an ABO Optician in the fall of 2012.

Ginger enjoys spending time with her husband, their daughter, extended families, friends and their fur kids. She and her husband train in MMA, strength and conditioning together.  Ginger also enjoys attending their church, singing, BBQ’s, camping, hiking, going to the beach, long drives, jogging with their daughter & dog, and COFFEE.

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Becky, CPO, Optical Dispensing

Becky joined our team in 2011 as a receptionist at the front desk. In 2012, she ventured over to our Optical Department, where she has found her niche helping patients pick out frames that bring out the best in them.  Being an avid people person, Becky loves getting to know our patients' stories while she helps them in Optical.

Becky has been called a joy mentor and she is known as one who loves to have fun. One of her favorite things she gets to be involved in at Vision Health is to help plan and orchestrate our yearly birthday videos.  

Being a mom of three adult daughters and her huge involvement in her church round out Becky's world. 

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Linda, CPO, Receptionist

Linda has been a part of Vision Health since 2006.  She and her husband of 12 years enjoy hiking, bicycling, kayaking/canoeing, camping and fishing. In addition to gardening she also enjoys baking, knitting, sewing and reading. Linda graduated from West High School in Bremerton in 1974.  She played flute in the Bremerton Symphony from 1973 to 1975, and in the Pacific Northwest Wind Symphony in 1995.  Linda taught beginning snow skiing to 8 to 10 year olds at Snoqualmie Summit, and has climbed Mount Olympus twice. Linda is known as "Oma" to her 8 grandchildren, and is a proud owner of three "rescue" pets, two cats and a dog. Known for her awesome ice cream cakes, Linda has made many birthday dessert for our staff members.  

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Jen joined Vision Health in 2015 as a front desk receptionist.  She grew up in Thurston County and attended Tenino High School.  She has twin girls, Katlyn and Natalie, who will be attending kindergarten this year. She and her husband, Adam, recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary.In her spare time, Jen enjoys playing with her daughters, baking, cooking, gardening and learning to crochet. 

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Megan, CPOA, Optometric Technician

Megan has been with Vision Health since 2009, having also served as front desk reception and with insurance billing. Megan is a Certified Paraoptometric Technician. She really enjoys helping patients with contact lenses and because she has worn a lot of hats in our practice she is able to answer most any question! She is an Olympia native and graduated from Northwest Christian High School, after graduation she completed an extensive church training program in Arizona called Masters Commission.

Megan is married and she and her husband have three sons, Baxter, Tucker and Sawyer. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

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SherriBreanna, CPO, Optometric Technician

Breanna loves camping, fishing, hiking, dancing, playing Cribbagge and Scrabble and finding sweet deals at Goodwill.  Cooking and eating yummy foods are just some of the ways that she spends quality time with friends and family.  She is married and loving being a new mother to daughter Skylyn, born in December of 2016.  Breanna grew up in Thurston County and graduated from Tumwater High School and SPSCC.  Her huge family consists of five sisters and two brothers.  

Breanna has been rasied to love and care for others and that led her to teach pre-school for five years before joining Vision Health. Her talents include ballroom dance, like Swing, Salsa and the Waltz, and she is very crafty. Dr. Baxter has been her eye doctor for more than ten years and she has been a part of Vision Health since 2010.

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Kayla, Optometric Technician

Kayla joined Vision Health in 2015 as a Technician. She also worked as Receptionist for a short amount of time. She has been blessed with a great work family and loves her job.

Kayla is Originally from Rochester WA. Currently living in Olympia. She graduated from Tumwater High School in 2011.  She married her husband, Chad, last summer and together they have been enjoying decorating their new home.  In their spare time they enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing with their fur baby Bella who is a Chocolate Lab, going to the beach and spending time with their one year old Nephew who they absolutely adore. 

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Sandi, Receptionist

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Madison, Optometric Technician

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Stephanie, Testing Technician / Receptionist

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Amelia, Optician

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