Meet the Optometric Physicians

  • Dr.
    Darlene Anker
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Darlene Anker is uniquely qualified to take care of all your eye health needs, from medical to comprehensive eyecare. She is a past President of the local chapter of the American Optometric Association and Coordinator for the PHC (Project Homeless Connect, vision section) the yearly consortium of different needed services for the homeless community. In addition to these activities she attends about 25-30 hours of continuing education yearly and that helps her keep abreast of the most up-to-date industry standards, new technology and key learnings. This knowledge translates into overall excellent eyecare, keeping with our mission statement: Preserving and Enhancing Vision Through Quality Eye Care.

    Dr. Anker and her husband, Harry, make their home in Lynden. They have two college graduates with their son currently working in the Air Force in Anchorage, AK. Their daughter is currently working in the field of accounting and is working in Bellevue. In her spare time Dr. Anker enjoys fellowship and being active in her church, hiking, and cycling.

    Dr. Anker can be reached at: [email protected]

  • Dr.
    Lydia Pan
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Lydia Pan has been practicing optometry since 1998. She graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. She grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and has been living and practicing in Bellingham since 2000. She has participated in eye care mission trips and volunteer work throughout the years. She is excited to provide thorough and quality eye care for you. She enjoys traveling, movies, kayaking and spending time with family, friends and her English Bulldog.

    Dr. Pan can be reached at: [email protected]


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Our Regular Schedule

Main Office


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9:00 am-6:00 pm


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9:00 am-2:00 pm




Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Staff are both helpful and knowledgeable. Always accommodating and patient. Work with you to fit your needs. They are excellent!"
    Madra L.
  • "The office is very nice snd calming. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Anker puts your mind as ease. She took time and was very thorough. I never felt rushed. I finally have a great pair of glasses that look stylish and feel good.,"
    Lisa C.
  • "Dr. Anker takes her time, is thorough and I've received excellent care from her for many years. The staff is helpful and courteous."
    Jonathan L.
  • "The staff is extremely pleasant and thorough with check-in, insurance information and billing. Dr. Ankar gives a thorough exam but also takes time to explain and clarify what she finds and answer questions. Thank you."
    Patricia R.
  • "Dr. Anker & staff are very helpful, kind, knowledgeable, & caring. They offer great customer service. They have a nice selection of frames to choose from. They take their time with each customer & don't rush their appointments. Nice environment. They also offer a referral program."
    Karie G.
  • "Wow, what a great Doc! The staff was awesome too! Helped me learn how to put in and take out my new contacts, which too a lot of patience... I love my contacts! Never had them before but thought...maybe I'll ask a doctor if its possible… YES! Can't even feel them--if you are thinking about it or looking for folks to help care for your eyes, look no further!"
    Laura S.