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16708 Bothell Everett Hwy #103, Mill Creek, WA 98012
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Optical Staff

Our optical staff is trained and ready to assist you in finding the perfect fit. While most eyewear companies send out your prescription to a lab once you select your glasses, Mill Creek Family Eyewear has a lab located in house where we handcraft your lens. This translates to a faster wait time for you and hassle free changes right in our office if you have any issues with your glasses.



Eyewear Specialist & Lab Technician

Tom has 18 years of optical experience which he uses to guide patients in their frame and lens selections. He finds great joy in patient care. For relaxation after work Tom enjoys gardening, playing bass guitar, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and taking care of rescue dogs.



Eyewear Specialist

Shalva has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from California State University, Chico. After college she spent 5 years exploring the best hiking trails and frolicking around Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. She finally found her way up to the Pacific Northwest in mid 2020. Shalva's passion for optical stems back from 2011 when she discovered the career and she has been in the optical field ever since. When Shalva is not at work you will most likely find her checking out some local microbrewery's, hiking, or walking her Chihuahua Bailey.




Chastity is a Licensed Dispensing Optician and also has her ABO Certification. She grew up in California where she started her optical career in 2005. Chastity moved to Washington in 2010 and loves living here in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time with her family when she is not helping patients with their eyewear.



Eyewear Specialist & Lab Technician

Darren is a deeply rooted Washingtonian who has enjoyed helping patients with their vision and eye health for 18 years. He insists on giving each patient the most comfortable eyewear adjustment possible. In his spare time, he can be found hiking, biking, and skiing through Washington's beautiful landscapes. At home, when he's not getting high scores on his favorite video games, he enjoys aquatic gardening in his freshwater aquariums and playing with Javier, his pet chinchilla.



Optician Apprentice

Caitlin has been working in optical for over 2 years and is currently completing her apprenticeship at Mill Creek Family Eyewear. She has a passion for fashion and aesthetic which makes her perfect for helping our patients choose eyewear. When she's not at work, she enjoys traveling, cooking with her fiancé and hiking the PNW.