Lynden optometrist takes over Spyglass Optik in Bellingham

Dr. Mira Swiecicki, owner of Lynden Vision Clinic, has expanded by acquiring Spyglass Optik in Bellingham.

Swiecicki purchased Spyglass Optik from Dr. Jeffrey Young on Feb. 1. The clinic is located along Bellingham’s waterfront at 11 Bellwether Way, Suite 104.

Young, who founded the clinic in 2005, is relocating out of state. But employees at Spyglass Optik are staying put.

“The medical part of eye care—examinations for diabetes and glaucoma, dry eye therapy and emergency services—is very important to us,” Swiecicki said, in a press release. “We’ll still carry Spyglass Optik’s broad and unique selection of frames and lenses, plus specialty contact lenses, and will be providing comprehensive eye examinations. We’re also offering InfantSEE, a public health program, and will give free comprehensive eye assessments to infants between 6 and 12 months old.”

Swiecicki was named the 2012 Optometric Physician of the Year by the Optometric Physicians of Washington. She is a former president of the organization.

The doctor was also recently honored by The Bellingham Herald as one of its “Ten Who Cared” in 2012 for offering free monthly classes to help people manage diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Swiecicki began practicing at Lynden Vision Clinic in 1996 and became its owner in 1999. She now treats patients there and at Spyglass Optik.

The Bellingham clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Spyglass Optik offers translation services for patients who speak Spanish or Russian. The clinic accepts major insurance carriers Group Health Cooperative and Regence, among several others—as well as Medicare.

An open house is planned from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.

For more information, call 360-671-7107 or visit

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