Dotty Jackl, LDO

Dotty Jackl, LDO

Owner / Optician

Started working in the field in 1993 at a large ophthalmology practice for the first 10 years before becoming owner/manager of Northwest Optical in 2004 which had been locally owned since 1980. 

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Dotty was recognized by the Optician Accociation of Washington in 2015 and received their highest honor of the Lloyd Sass Memorial award of “Outstanding Optician of the Year” for her exemplary contribution to licensed opticianry in the state of WA. Dotty is very involved with her local Lions Club helping service the different needs of the community and also works with other service organizations by helping supply eyeglasses to those in need. She is nationally certified by The American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners along with being a Licensed Dispensing Optician by the State of Washington. She is a longtime member of the Optician Association of Washington, Contact Lens Society of America, and the Better Business Bureau. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, her yellow lab Daisy, hiking, and cooking.

Dr. Thomas A Kvamme

Dr. Thomas A Kvamme

Optometric Physician

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.

Jacob Jackl, LAO

Jacob Jackl, LAO

Apprentice Optician

Jacob joined the family business in 2015 after graduating from Curtis High School and Tacoma Community College with his Associates degree in Arts and Sciences to help out the front desk…

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and discovered that Mom’s profession wasn’t that bad and he quickly registered as a licensed optician apprentice with the state of Washington which requires 6,000 on the job training hours and he also attends the 2 year online opticianry program at Highline Community College. He will have to pass the American Board of Opticianry written and practical boards along with the National Contact Lens Examiners written and practical before being licensed with the State of Washington. Jacob enjoys video games, spending time with family, and has recently been taking gun safety certification classes.

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We are located at 12th and Union Ave.

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In Additional: Care Credit, 3M Safety Company programs also accepted.

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