Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Northwest Vision Clinic a leading provider of vision care products and services in Seattle.


Dr. BalterDr. Mark Balter

Dr. Mark Balter was born and raised in Seattle. He attended the University of Washington, where he graduated from the honors program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After four years in Southern California, having attended the Southern California College of Optometry and graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree, he returned to his hometown, eager to begin his practice.

Within a short time, he found the perfect location for the kind of practice he wanted to have – one that would serve a community of people from all walks of life and that would allow him to get to know his patients over the long term. Over the years, some of his patients have moved away, but many return from such places as Tacoma, Whidbey Island, and Bellingham to see him for their eye care. He believes it is a privilege to provide care and an honor that his patients trust him to care for their vision needs.

When Dr. Balter is not at the office, he likes to spend time with his family, attend local theater productions and evening lectures on a variety of topics, and discover new potential hobbies – the most recent being learning to play a didjeridoo and a Lakota-style flute. He also regularly attends continuing education classes and is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, King County Optometric Society, and Seattle Executives Association.


SueSue, Optician

Sue is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. Her more than 20 years of optical experience helps inspire confidence in new contact lens wearers, and makes delicate frame repairs a breeze. A Ballard native, Sue loves the outdoors and delights in using her green thumb in the garden.


Deedee, Optician

Deedee has spent over a decade perfecting the optical experience for our patient’s individual needs. You can rely on her sense of design and eye for detail while choosing frames that both improve your vision and elevate your personal style. DeeDee lives in Ballard, enjoys live music, and discovering new restaurants.


MathewMatthew, Billing Specialist

Matthew is our insurance and billing guru. He ensures claims are processed properly by your insurance company and is more than happy to clear up any confusion along the way. Matthew is a talented musician who lives in Greenwood and loves attending film festivals.


Shana, Optician

Shana’s extensive retail experience along with her sparkling personality encourage our patients to spend time choosing the perfect frame for their prescription needs and personal style. Shana lives in Capitol Hill and has a love affair with art and photo booths.


Lisa!Lisa, Receptionist

Lisa is the newest, and very welcome, addition to our clinic. Her administrative and optical experience assures the best service for our patients and keeps the clinic running smoothly. Lisa lives in Greenwood and enjoys spending time with her husband Robbie and daughter Lydia.