Meet Dr. John C. Brown
Dr. Brown takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
After majoring in Chemistry at the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Brown received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry in 1981.
Upon graduation, John moved to Auburn, California, in the middle of the "Gold Country" of the Sierra Foothills. There, Dr. Brown created Sierra Optometry Center in 1982. After ten years of successful practice, John took a four-year sabbatical in order to spend time with his family, travel and ultimately relocate to a more metropolitan area.
John chose to reside in the Puget Sound area because of the lifestyle and educational opportunities it afforded his son. He felt the Eastside area had a real need for an optometrist with his concern for patient welfare, his attention to detail, and his commitment to providing top quality materials and uncompromising service. Initially opening a practice in Kirkland in 1996, Dr. Brown opened Envision Optometry in downtown Bellevue in March of 1998. With the growth of the Bellevue practice demanding his full attention, John closed his Kirkland location in 2002.
Dr. Brown's special areas of interest include glaucoma diagnosis and treatment; difficult contact lens cases and specialty contact lenses; dry eye treatment; nutritional supplements and visual health; children's vision, particularly the prevention of amblyopia (lazy eye) and reading difficulties; the etiology and control of myopia (nearsightedness).
In addition to his optometric career, John enjoys scuba diving, sailing, hiking, camping, skiing and bicycling. John's son, Jake, graduated from Juanita High in 2009 and from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2013. John's dog, Buddy, primarily just sheds hair and eats, but is nevertheless greatly appreciated.
Donna Parker, LDO, FNAO, ABOC, NCLEC
Office Manager & Licensed Dispensing Optician
Raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, Donna began her career as an optical lab technician. After mastering lens fabrication, she learned all aspects of the profession and became the office manager of a busy optometry practice in California. She continued her career upon relocating to the Northwest and has over three decades of experience.
Donna has been with Envision since 2007. She is licensed with Washington state and is certified nationally by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners. She has a rare talent for combining technical expertise with a keen eye for fashion, providing people the vision they need with the look they want.
Chastity Domingo, ABOC
Certified Dispensing Optician
Born on Oahu, Hawaii, Chastity was raised in the Bay Area. She began her optical career in 2005 with an optometry practice in Silicon Valley. Chastity is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Chastity has been working at Envision Optometry since 2010.
She has an incredible ability to find the perfect frame for a patient’s face and prescription. Her personal demeanor and optical knowledge are assets in helping patients make decisions about eyewear. She enjoys the challenge of working with numerous patients, each with specific needs and preferences, and the satisfaction of meeting those needs with the best eyewear for their prescription and appearance.
Jackie Carpine, ABOC
Certified Dispensing Optician
Jackie was born and raised in the Renton highlands. She moved to Colorado when her fiancée left the Navy. Jackie began her optical career in 2011 at a private practice in Boulder, Colorado, and has been with Envision for over a year.
What Jackie likes most about her work is assisting Dr. Brown, administering diagnostic tests, and helping patients find “the” frame. She is also interested in the medical side of Optometry, learning about eye diseases and why they happen, how they are treated and corrected. Jackie is certified with the American Board of Opticianry and plans to continue her growth and education in the profession.