David Clarke, O.D.

Dr. Clarke graduated with his doctor of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1999. He did his undergraduate studies at Carroll College in Helena, Montana where he graduated with a bachelors degree in biology, in 1995. After leaving optometry school, Dr. Clarke practiced on the Hopi Indian Reservation for three years. There he gained invaluable experience and was adjunct professor for Southern California College of Optometry and Pacific University College of Optometry. In 2003 he took over the practice of Dr. Dodd Carr, who had been providing excellent service to the community for almost 40 years.

When not at his clinic, he loves to spend time with his wife and three young children. You may also find him, with fly rod in hand, on his way to one of the local rivers. He invites you and your family to become one of his patients, and looks forward to meeting you soon.

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Anna Griffith, O.D.

Dr. Griffith, a Chico native, completed a residency in Vision Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics through Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon following her graduation from optometry school at UC Berkeley and undergraduate studies at UC Davis. Using objective examination techniques different from adult exams, Dr. Griffith evaluates infants and young children to detect refractive error and eye coordination problems early when they can best be treated. She has treated patients with amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (eye turn), as well as those with eye teaming, tracking, focusing, visual perceptual, and visual information processing problems. Her work includes treating visual dysfunctions in children who are struggling in school, especially with reading and spelling. During residency, Dr. Griffith also treated Veterans with traumatic brain injury and stroke at the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. She practices full scope optometry including prescribing glasses, fitting contact lenses and is certified to treat glaucoma and other ocular disease.

In her free time, Dr. Griffith likes playing just about any sport, photography and painting.

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Laurel Hammang, O.D.

Dr. Hammang was born and raised in Paradise, CA. She completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at UC Berkeley School of Optometry after graduating with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Prior to optometry school, Dr. Hammang attended Butte College and received a degree in biology at Chico State. She also completed her MBA at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2012. Dr. Hammang has experience fitting specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses for irregular corneas, custom prosthetic lenses, and orthokeratology for myopia control in children. Aside from contact lenses, she enjoys practicing full scope optometry and is certified to treat glaucoma and other common eye conditions.

Dr. Hammang is excited to be moving back to Butte County and joining Family Eye Care. Outside of work, she enjoys running and biking in Bidwell Park, gardening, and exploring new places.

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Glenn Johnston, O.D.

A Butte County native, Dr. Johnston graduated in 1977 from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry, after 4 years of undergraduate study at U.C. Davis. He Completed a residency at the Veterans Hospital and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, before joining the long established and respected Chico practice of Dr. Richard Peters in 1978. Dr. Johnston took over the practice after Dr. Peter’s retirement in 1983. In September 2006 Dr. Johnston joined with Dr. David Clarke at the new Ceanothus location, to establish Family Eye Care.

In July of 2017 Dr. Johnston happily retired after a long and fulfilling career in optometry. He remains healthy and active and is looking forward to this next phase in his life. He extends deep thanks to all his patients in his more than 30 years of practice.

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You will find the staff at Family Eye Care to be truly the best in the business. We believe that this is what sets us apart. Our board certified opticians have over 20 years experience and are knowledgeable on all the new technologies to make sure you get the best lenses and frames for your needs. Our friendly receptionist and certified technicians will start your visit right and on time because we understand how important your time is. Our insurance specialist will have your benefits authorized in advance and will be able to help you get the most out of your plan. We are happy to accommodate any special needs or circumstances so let us know.