About Us

Eye Love Olympia specializes in eye care for the entire family with our fresh, modern take on eye care. We carry independent, affordable, unique glasses to allow you to look your best. Dr. Samantha Hamblet, owner and optometrist at Eye Love Olympia, is excited to continue to serve the greater Olympia and Tumwater area. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages for their glasses, contact lenses and eye health needs. We see it as our job to allow your eyes to work for you in ways that you didn’t even know was possible.

 

The entire staff at Eye Love Oly regularly take the time to truly get to know our patients as the unique person that they are and try to treat their situations with the same custom-tailored care. We strive to help you to see and look your best, look out for your eyes like they were our own, and get to know YOU as a person. We see, hear and pay attention to our patients, allowing them to feel comfortable and less stressed about their optical health.

Eye Love Olympia WA Eye Doctor

Dr. Sam Hamblet

Dr. Samantha Hamblet Olympia WA Eye Doctor

Dr. Samantha Hamblet, an Olympia native, has been practicing Optometry in the area for almost 9 years, gaining a faithful following of patients due to her warm and personable style of patient care.

 

She grew up in Olympia and graduated from Capital High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Anthropology/ Archaeology from Western Washington University. For her graduate studies, she ventured down to the Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall B Ketchum University) in Fullerton. While in school she received honors in the areas of Primary Care and Ocular Disease, being awarded a scholarship for her aptitude and performance in the area of ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. She performed internships and rotations with the US Navy at various sites including, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and the Indian Health Hospital in Lawton, OK. While on rotations she was honored with the opportunity to perform eye health and vision services aboard the USS Lake Eerie.

 

Dr. Hamblet and her husband are deeply involved in the community of the Olympia area. They are involved with the youth outreach ministry Young Life, opening their home for the Olympia High School club. Also, she serves as the Union Gospel Mission free vision clinic regularly which offers eye health examinations and glasses to uninsured populations in our community. Reid is a local paramedic and is also an assistant coach for the Olympia High School varsity baseball team. Dr. Hamblet has 4 young children, in her spare time, you can find her doing CrossFit (CrossFit Olympia) or hanging at her kid’s activities.

Dr. Nha Nguyen

Dr. Nha Nguyen

Dr. Nha Nguyen is originally from Saigon Vietnam, but moved to the U.S. in 2008. He grew up in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

 

He graduated from University of Oregon, where he double-majored in Biology and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry.

 

Dr. Nguyen then chose Pennsylvania College of Optometry (also known as Salus University) as his next step. He met his wife, Briana, there as she studied to become a Physician Assistant. They share a love for healthcare and service, as well as Pho and Shish Kebab. Dr. Nguyen did his externships at the Charlotte Veteran Affairs Hospital, NC, Optometric Care, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA, and The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. After graduation, he worked at EyeCare Vision, a private practice in Philadelphia. In each of these places, Dr. Nguyen has seen a wide variety of patients and developed a passion for managing ocular diseases and providing specialty contact lens services.

 

Now, Dr. Nguyen and his wife reside in South Bay. In their spare time, they like to explore the outdoors by hiking, biking, and kayaking. Their goal is to travel to all 50 states and 63 National Parks.

 

Dr. Nguyen believes that in healthcare, the patient comes first. He uses his personal experience and conversation with patients to create plans that best suit his patients and their healthcare goals. He looks forward to empowering the citizens of Olympia and the surrounding area to elevate their eye health.

Our Office Staff

Brigette

Doctor's Assistant

Angela

Frame Stylist

Sarah

Concierge

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Eye Love Olympia WA Eye Doctor

We have a clear vision to help others see better! For every frame purchased, we will commit to giving a pair of glasses to someone in need both locally and abroad. Locally we work with the Union Gospel Mission vision clinic, this clinic gives eye exams, eye health treatment, and glasses to the homeless and uninsured in our community. We are able to donate frames and exams to the Union Gospel Mission of Olympia to continue our mission to serve.

 

We carry many independent frame lines, small companies with ethical manufacturing processes that make charitable contributions. It’s what we believe in so we want our frames to not only look good but help make the world a better place!

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