Our doctors and staff make us what we are today: a professional, courteous, service-oriented optometric group. We now boast 20 doctors, 100 staff, practices amounting to 40,000 square feet, one-hour labs and 40,000 frames.
Dr. Mark Aginsky
Mark Aginsky: Dr. Mark Aginsky, a Cape Town, South Africa-born optometrist, collected optometric degrees in South Africa, England and the United States before settling in the Pacific Northwest in 2000. An adjunct professor at Oregon’s Pacific State University, he attends patients from our office on James street. When he’s not testing eyes you’ll find Dr. Mark zipping along Bellingham’s bike paths and kayaking on Lake Whatcom with his wife and four children.
Dr. Brook Walker
A Montana native, Dr. Brook Walker enjoys everything the Northwest has to offer. He has studied Human Development and received a B.S. from Brigham Young University. Graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. When Dr. Walker is not caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children doing a variety of activities. He currently sees patients at the Ferndale Vision Plus inside Haggen.
Dr. Amenda Chou
Dr. Amenda Chou graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 2002 and joined Vision Plus in 2006. As an optometrist, Dr. Chou strives to bring high quality clinical care to her patients. She believes excellence in patient care is achieved not only by performing technical services but also by being a good listener to customize available services to the need of a patient. Dr. Chou emphasizes proper patient education to improve care for the community she serves. She is an active member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington, working as liaison between the practicing doctors in the region and aspiring optometric students.
Dr. Michael Saul
Raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Pocatello, Idaho, Dr. Saul entered the navy after high school and in 1983 graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. He opened a private practice in Idaho Falls and practiced there until 2001, when he moved to Monroe, Washington. Today Dr. Saul heads up the Snohomish Clinic. “I chose optometry because I wanted to help other individuals,” he says.
Dr. Mark Pyle
As befits a six-year Navy veteran, Dr. Mark Pyle has lived on both coasts and several points in between. He finished his undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Indiana and graduated in 2009 with an O.D. degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Dr. Pyle practiced optometry in Clarkson and Pullman in eastern Washington before relocating to Bellingham and Vision Plus. He says, “Optometry has allowed me to interact with patients in a primary care setting. It is highly rewarding to help people meet their visual needs, but also to educate patients on the relationship between vision and systemic disease.”
Dr. Sam Hsu
Dr. Sam Hsu grew up in San Francisco and received his doctorate of optometry from Ohio State University in 2001. After graduating he moved to Washington State where he heads up Vision Plus in Redmond. “I love optometry and am especially interested in helping patients alleviate eye strain due to computer vision syndrome (CVS) and dry eyes,” he says. As someone who suffers from dry eyes and astigmatism, I know how debilitating it can be, so I keep up-to-date on the latest medications.”
Dr. Doris Wong
Dr. Wong grew up in southern California and received her bachelor degree in biology from University of California, Los Angeles.he furthered her education and earned her doctorate degree in optometry from University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2002. She had an extensive training in treating ocular disease from the externship program at the Veteran Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Besides her primary care practice, she also serves and provides eye care to the population whose mobility is restricted at various nursing homes in WA. Dr. Wong enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and two children. She is faithfully involved in children’s ministry at her church in Kent. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and some Japanese.
Dr. Dustin McGill
Dr Dustin McGill can often be found water-skiing on Lake Samish enjoying the sun with a big grin on his face. Before joining Vision Plus in August 2013, Dr. McGill obtained his optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Originally from the West Coast, he and his wife Ashley were excited to return to what they call ‘the best coast,’ where they enjoy snowboarding, film, travel, the Vancouver Canucks and having fun on the lake. Dr. McGill sees patients at the James street clinic in Bellingham.