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Dr. Samuel L. Ahn

It is my pleasure and honor to be your neighborhood eye care professional. When I created Optica, my goal was to create a family friendly practice where patients always come first. I served as a science and math tutor for disadvantaged kids at Upward Bound. I earned my B.S. in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland. After graduation, I spent several years doing cancer research at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. I received my Doctorate of Optometry with honors at UC Berkeley. My clinical experience includes rotations at the Navajo Indian Hospital in Shiprock, NM, the American Lake VA hospital in Tacoma, WA and a LASIK surgery center in Bellevue, WA. I pride myself at listening to my patient's needs and finding the best solutions.  I am completely dedicated to doing what is best for those under my care. My hobbies include reading nonfiction, listening to music, biking, golfing, and hiking. I live with my wife and dog in Issaquah.​


Dr. Anna Chowaniec

​ I was born and raised in Sammamish, Washington. I received a B.S. in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Pepperdine University, and graduated with my Doctorate of Optometry from UC Berkeley. I practiced in various settings including Miami VA Healthcare System and Vandenberg Air Force Base. After working in private practice in Los Angeles, I am thrilled to be back on the Eastside serving the community I grew up in. My interests include lifestyle medicine, education and public health. I co-manage ophthalmic medical procedures and LASIK, and take pride in providing my patients with the highest level of care. I love being able to help my patients with their ocular needs and wellbeing.   In my free time you may find me enjoying one of the many beautiful trails in the Pacific Northwest. I also enjoy yoga, reading, spending time with my two cats, and trying new plant-based recipes. ​

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