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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

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Dr. Vy Mai, OD

Dr. Vy Mai received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and her doctor of optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is glaucoma certified and has a great interest in myopia (nearsightedness) management methods such as using soft multifocal contact lenses or atropine.  Dr. Mai is passionate about myopia, an optical condition that affects millions of people around the world.

She is active in the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Dr. Mai has been practicing since 2014 and has extensive experience with patients from all walks of life, diagnosing and managing cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal diseases. When she's not working, she enjoys baking and cooking for her husband and daughter.

Dr Stephanie Ho

Dr. Stephanie Ho OD

Dr. Ho’s Practice Philosophy:

“My goal is to treat each patient with the care and respect that I would want my family and I to be treated. I also strive to highly educate and provide the best treatment plan with preventative eye care.”

Dr. Stephanie Ho is a native of British Columbia., Canada. Dr. Ho completed her BSc with First Class Honors at the University of British Columbia. After doing vision research in Canada and Spain, she received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Here, she was the recipient of the Board of Trustees Scholarship. During her training, Dr. Ho had clinical rotations at a Low Vision Clinic in Philadelphia PA, the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, the Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, a vision therapy clinic in New Westminster, Colorado and helped start a private practice in Stowe, Vermont.

Upon graduation, Dr. Ho practiced in both Washington and British Columbia. Her practice settings included working in general ophthalmology, refractive surgery, senior care homes, Indian health service and private practice. Outside the clinic, she organized a team of optometric physicians to perform eye exams for the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, BC. In addition, Dr. Ho has been a principal investigator for Vistakon contact lens clinical studies.

Dr. Ho is actively involved in her profession and the community. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the King County Optometric Society. Dr. Ho is a past King County Optometric Society President. She has been the Co-Chair of both the OPW Membership Committee and the King County Membership Committee.  Also, she has volunteered for World Relief Seattle.

She currently resides in Newcastle, WA with her husband Anthony and son Marcus. They enjoy the outdoor sports and the great restaurants that Seattle has to offer.

Dr. Erickson

Michael Erickson, OD

Dr. Erickson earned his degree in Biology from UCLA and his Doctor of Optometry degree from University of California, Berkley. He has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest since 1996. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

He started Klahanie Eyecare Center in 2004 and Lakemont Eyecare in 2009. He loves being a dad and enjoys every chance he gets with his two boys.

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Dr. Darran Kim OD

Dr. Kim was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. He attended Pacific University in Oregon and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Then he went on to pursue his Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

His professional interests include ocular disease, dry eye therapy, and specialty lenses. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, and traveling.