OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Dave Shin, OD
Optometric Physician

Dr. Shin received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and his Doctor of Optometry from Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA.  He completed training at the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health, VA Bakersfield Outpatient Clinic, and the John Wesley Community Health Institute.  

 

He is board certified by the National Board of Examiners and the American Board of Optometry, a distinction held by only two optometrists in Gig Harbor.  He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Shin has received 11 awards for professional and clinical excellence, including the prestigious VSP Scholarship for Excellence in Primary Care.  He is extensively trained in the treatment of red eyes, dry eyes, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma.  He practices all forms of primary care optometry and is an expert at fitting standard and medically-necessary contact lenses. 

 

Outside of work, Dr. Shin loves cycling, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two young boys. 

What do you love most about being a part of the Gig Harbor Eye Care team?

My profession allows me to meaningfully improve the quality of someone's life every hour of every day. I get to meet interesting people, talk about eyeballs (my favorite subject) and get thank-you smiles and handshakes at the end of every appointment.  

Something most people don't know about me is:

I served as a Peace Corps volunteer on a remote South Pacific island during my early 30's. During this time, I taught computer science courses at a local university and fixed computers by pulling tiny gecko skeletons out of jammed computer fans. 


 

Dr. Pherrah Gosnell, OD
Optometric Physician

Dr. Gosnell completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. Her clinical training included rotations in pediatric optometry, contact lens, ocular disease, and low vision, which she completed at the Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center, the University Health Services Tang Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and American Lake VA hospital. 

 

Raised in Ruston and having worked in Tacoma for the past five years, Dr. Gosnell understands the unique and diverse culture of the community, and tailors each exam to the patient’s individual needs. She 

strives to make each visit a thorough and enjoyable experience, and places top priority on patient education and ease of communication. Her goal is always to do what is best for the patient, that they may achieve and maintain the best eyesight and eye health possible.

What do you love most about being a part of the Gig Harbor Eye Care team?

I enjoy being part of a team that strives to make patients feel well cared for and at ease. The most gratifying part of my job is being able to improve patients’ quality of life, and providing a high standard of care that patients love. 

Something most people don't know about me is:

I love to create! I attended Tacoma School of the Arts for high school and won the Congressional Art Competition with a graphite drawing of Tom Cruise. That portrait went on to hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.