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Dr. Ed LaBAissoniere - Optometrist in Yakima, WA

Dr. Ed LaBissoniere

Dr. Ed LaBissoniere received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1969 from Seattle University where he received a full ride baseball and academic scholarship.

In the fall of 1969, he attended the University of Houston Optometry School where he began his Optometric studies. After his freshman year he transferred to the School of Optometry at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in June of 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Optometry and a Doctorate in Optometry.

He is twice past president of the Yakima Valley Society of Optometric Physicians and a thirty eight year member of the American Optometric Association.

Professionally, he has a passion and emphasis for medical eye care, including such anomalies as Diabetes of the Eye, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Dry Eye Syndrome, Ocular infection and inflammations, as well as pre and post-op surgical care for cataracts, strabismus (eye turn) and refractive surgery procedures.

He is a very caring physician and pays close attention to detail in all his professional work.

He has done free vision screenings for the Parochial elementary schools in Yakima for more than 20 years. He is past president of the West Valley High School Quarterbacks Club, is an active member of the Downtown Rotary Club and a Board member for the St Paul Cathedral School Foundation.

He lives in Yakima with his wife of 40 years, Denise and they have three beautiful daughters, Shay, Jami & Lori. He is an active outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, biking, hunting and fishing as well as traveling with his wife.

Dr. Jason Larsen

A caring professional, therapeutic optometrist Dr. Jason Larsen provides patients complete primary eye care, including comprehensive eye exams with diagnosis and treatment of most medical eye problems as well as eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions and consultations. A rigid gas permeable contact lens wearer himself, he specializes in gas permeable/rigid and soft contact lenses. With careful assessment, he helps patients determine which type of lens is best for their medical condition, lifestyle and individual needs.

Dr. Larsen received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University and went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston. He honed his medical and optical skills in Houston following graduation, providing primary eye care and consultation. For 15 years Dr. Larsen has been providing comprehensive eye care in a medical ophthalmology practice in Yreka, CA. He then joined the Eye Center of the Rockies where he worked for 3 years.

Dr. Larsen joined the Apple ValleyEye Center in March of 2017. In the community he is active involved with Rotary International and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An Eagle Scout himself, he is also actively involved with Boy Scouts of America. He has 2 sons that are Eagle scouts and 3 others that are just beginning their scouting experience. Most important to Dr. Larsen is his family. Dr. Larsen and his wife are the proud parents of 5 sons and one daughter.
Dr. Larsen is an avid photographer, this passion for photography was what initially peeked his interest in the Eagle and Glenwood Springs areas. In 2010 he came to southwest Colorado for a photography workshop in the San Juan mountains and fell in love with the beautiful scenery here. His photographic interests include mainly landscapes and wildlife, but he also enjoys portrait work for families and seniors in high school. His photography can be seen on his website at Dr. Larsen also enjoys cycling both road and mountain, putting around 2000 miles on his bike each year. Music plays an important part in his life as well. He plays the piano and in Yreka was involved with the barbershop acapella chorus the Siskiyous Serenaders, singing both lead and tenor. One of his newest endeavors has been bamboo fly rod building and fly fishing.

Dr. Larsen looks forward to getting to know the wonderful people of the area and to providing them with quality eye care.