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Kim Eckroth, O.D., Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Dr. Kim Eckroth graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with distinction.  She grew up in the Yelm community, graduated from Yelm High School and has returned to her hometown to practice optometry. She has enjoyed working in University Place and establishing relationships with her loyal patients in the community.  Her clinical training includes the Spokane Veterans Hospital, McChord Airforce Base, and a pediatric vision therapy center in Colorado.  During optometry school, she was selected to provide elite clinical care in the Pediatric and Strabismus Referral Center in Portland, OR.  She is board certified by the American Board of Optometry, an associate of the College of Optometrist in Visual Development (COVD), and a clinical associate of the Optometric Extension Program (OEP). She is a past president of the Pierce County Society of Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW).  Dr. Eckroth is also a member of American Optometric Association (AOA) including the contact lens and sports vision sections. She was also a question writer for the American Board of Optometry Certification Exam and is a member of the Children's Vision Task Force.  Dr. Eckroth is currently serving on the OPW Board as Trustee. 


Dr. Eckroth enjoys the relationships with her patients and giving back to the community.  She volunteers at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission providing free eye exams.  She is a provider for the InfantSee TM program, which provides a no cost vision screening for babies in the first year of life.  She has also volunteered for the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program of Olympia, The Special Olympics, and the Hands on Children's Museum.  Dr. Eckroth is a previous member of two medical humanitarian misions to Honduras and Moldova.  She is a member of the Lion's Club and the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.


In her free time, Dr. Eckroth enjoys spending time with her husband Richie and their two beautiful little daughters.  They enjoy spending time outdoors and sports.