Meet The Staff
Dr. Spencer Young
There are many career paths we can pursue in our lives. But I have wanted to be an eye doc since I was in the fifth grade. My dream came true when I attend the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1992 with my doctorate in optometry.
As an Optometric Physician, I diagnose and treat conditions of the human eye and visual system. We fit glasses, contact lenses, and manage the diseases of the eye such as diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract. We also provide post-operative co-management care for cataract and laser eye surgery.
In addition to providing state the art care, one of my goals is to treat each patient as I would want to be treated myself. Each member of your family will be treated as if you were a member of our family. It is important to me and my staff that each patient understands completely the status of their ocular health and be knowledgeable about all possible options whether those options are surgical or optical. We take pride in fitting those patients in contact lenses that other doctors have told could not be fit.
Janet T., Paraoptometric
Originally from the beautiful island of the Philippines. Speak and read the native Language "Tagalog" and "Bicol" as her dialect. Las Vegas was her first home when she came here to the USA in 2001. Worked in a fast, upscale hospitality/customer service industry in Las Vegas. She like interacting with people, face to face. In 2010 when the Love of her life, Jayden was born and moved here in Bellingham. She joined the Advanced Vision Team in early 2015. In her free time, Janet loves to travel & spend time with family and friends, and most of all she loves to EAT real food! Advanced Vision had brought her to new career fields and at the same time still do the customer service that she like. She's been cross-trained and attended various eye care education and training.
Janet does most of our admin work for Advanced Vision and is also an Ophthalmic Technician. She performs tests and measurements as requested by the physician when needed.
Chrissy F. Licensed Optician A.B.O.M.
Chrissy is the License Optician / Office Manager here at Advanced Vision. She's been in the optical industry for over 18 years. She started as a lab technician, making eyewear in 2001. In 2003, she started her optical apprenticeship and received her state license in 2006. Has American Board of Opticianry Certification, National Contacts lens Examiners certification and American Board of Opticianry Masters Certification. Her favorite part of this business is helping others, specializing in frame styling, contact lens training, and superior knowledge of eyeglass lens materials and designs.
Originally from Ocean Shores, WA. Currently, lives in Sedro-Wooley. She Loves doing sports like skateboarding paddle boarding and surfing with her 12 years old Son.
In her free time, She loves doing charity work around optics and involved in many programs throughout the state to help low-income people get the eye care they desperately need.
Melanie C. Paraoptometric
Melanie is our friendly receptionist and enjoys greeting our patients on the phone and in person. She was born in Minneapolis, MN and has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1997. She graduated from her Medical Office Administrative Assistants in 2018. She loves to learn and now enjoying taking extra online classes about eye care
In her free time, She loves spending it with her family.
Elizabeth R. Optician Apprentice/ Opthalmic Technician
Elizabeth has been in the optical ﬁeld for the past 15 years. She started in the ﬁeld as a part-time employee at Lens Crafters in California and has grown to love the aspects of helping people see better, and feel their best. She enjoys her line of work and she is very knowledgeable in all aspects of it. She is very personable, informative, friendly, and intelligent. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, Elizabeth now makes Bellingham her home. She lived here for about 8 1/2 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her two cats both at home in Bellingham and at her family cabins at Lake Wenatchee. When home she enjoys reading a good book, quilting, video gaming, streaming Netﬂix and she is also a lego builder.