Optical services that revolve around you

Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Eye Exams, On-Site Repairs

Our Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Our Location

5917 N 26th St,
Tacoma, WA 98407

Get in Touch


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.

Schedule your eye exam

Ready to schedule your eye exam or need more information?

Call us today: 253-759-2299


Northend Optical Services - Contact Lenses

Contact Lens

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

    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

    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

    Bifocal contact lenses are two prescriptions in the same lens – near vision and one for distance.

  • Toric

    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

    Disposable contact lenses are replaced every two weeks or sooner and are very common for their health and convenience benefits.

Lens Design

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.

  • Progressive Lenses

    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

    Polarized lenses are great in decreasing glare and reflections from light.

  • Hi-Index Lenses

    Hi-Index lenses allow vision to be corrected with less material, making your glasses lighter and thinner and more comfortable to wear.

  • Photochromic Lenses

    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

    Transitions lenses change as lighting conditions change. The lenses are designed to fit almost any frame, style, size, and prescription.

  • Drivewear Lenses

    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

    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

    Polycarbonate lenses are the best choice when safety is your concern. They are impact resistant, provide UV protection and are lightweight and comfortable.

Northend Optical Services - Lens Design
Northend Optical Services - Sunglasses


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.

  • Maui Jim
  • Smith
  • Cazal
  • Coach
  • Kate Spade
  • Ray Ban
  • Versace
  • 7eye
  • Liberty Sport
  • Magnetic Clip-on
  • And More...

Our Services

We have a selection of contact lenses , designer frames, sunglasses as well as eye exam appointments with Dr. Thomas A. Kvamme O.D.

Our Brands

We carry a wide variety of latest quality designer frames and sunglasses as well as a variety of contact lens options.

Insurance Info

We are a provider for most vision plans. We can gladly answer any questions you  might have regarding insurance.