Dr. Darlene Anker

Dr. Darlene Anker

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 doing training as a Second Lieutenant for the Air Force in FL. Their daughter is a recent graduate of Whitworth University in the field of accounting and is working in Seattle for an accounting group. In her spare time Dr. Anker enjoys fellowship and being active in her church, hiking, and cycling. She volunteers her time at the Haskell Eye Clinic in downtown Bellingham. This clinic provides eye exams and complete eyewear to the local homeless community on a weekly basis.

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


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Our Regular Schedule

Main Office


9:00 am-1:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-7:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


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.