For over 57 years, we’ve not only been helping North Tacoma see better but look better too with the latest styles in eyeglasses, the newest innovations in contact lens and expert eye exams. Our Optician and Owner Diane Blair will show you the best options to fit your needs, along with the latest in technology and the best care possible.
Eye exam appointments are available with Dr. Thomas A. Kvamme O.D.
Compassionate gentle care for all patients, including children and seniors. Dr. Kvamme is an Optometric Physician who has been practicing for over 25 years in the Pacific Northwest. He is a North Tacoma native and comes highly recommended by his patients. Dr. Kvamme is not only an informational educator of eye diseases, but he also travels the world to help patients in underdeveloped countries see the world for the first time.
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When it comes to contact lens, we have a lot to choose from. Whether you’re looking for Extended Wear, Bifocal or Gas Permeable, we’ll make sure they fit correctly, are comfortable to wear and will give you the best vision possible.
Extended wear contacts allows more oxygen to reach the cornea, which makes them possible to wear overnight, even up to seven days or longer.
Gas Permeable contact lenses are firm, durable lenses that also let’s oxygen pass for better eye health and comfort. They are easy to handle, easy to clean and last longer than soft lenses.
Bifocal contact lenses are two prescriptions in the same lens – near vision and one for distance.
Toric contact lenses are needed for astigmatism. Toric lenses have two different powers in the lens and are made to stay in place. The fitting for toric lenses is more extensive than traditional lenses and requires more expertise from your eye care professional.
Disposable contact lenses are replaced every two weeks or sooner and are very common for their health and convenience benefits.
Who knew that there were so many different types of eyeglass lenses? Here at Northend Optical our expert staff will help you pick the right lens that works best for you.
Also known as no-line bifocals, progressive lenses are multifocal lenses that provide a seamless progression between the different lens powers that you need for varying distances.
Polarized lenses are great in decreasing glare and reflections from light.
Hi-Index lenses allow vision to be corrected with less material, making your glasses lighter and thinner and more comfortable to wear.
Photochromic lenses are glass lenses that change to a darker tint in the sunlight and clear indoors. They are an excellent choice if you don’t wish to carry both eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Transitions lenses change as lighting conditions change. The lenses are designed to fit almost any frame, style, size, and prescription.
Drivewear lenses are photochromic lenses and are the best choice for when you are behind the wheel. They can react to light changes both outside and behind the windshield.
Computer lenses are ideal if you spend a lot of your time in front of a computer. They can help with eyestrain, blurred vision, or general discomfort.
Polycarbonate lenses are the best choice when safety is your concern. They are impact resistant, provide UV protection and are lightweight and comfortable.
Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory; they play an important part in protecting your eyes from sun damage. Stop by and check out our latest styles. We’ll also recommend the best sunglasses based on your needs.
We have a selection of contact lenses , designer frames, sunglasses as well as eye exam appointments with Dr. Thomas A. Kvamme O.D.