Your Gig Harbor Eye Care Team


“I love my profession because it 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 provide the best care possible to my friends and community.”

Dr. Shin received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Doctor of Optometry from Marshall B. Ketchum University.  

He is board certified by the National Board of Examiners, the American Board of Optometry, and is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Society, a distinction that no other optometrist in Washington state holds. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Shin 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 specialty contact lenses for corneal disease and myopia management.

Dr. David Shin, OD

Optometric Physician

"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."

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 making sure every patient has all of their questions answered and concerns addressed.  Her goal is always to do what is best for the patient to achieve and maintain the best vision and eye health possible.

Dr. Pherrah Gosnell, OD

Optometric Physician

"Being a specialty contact lens clinic and being able to see my hard work directly affecting our patients is the reason why I come into work every day.

I love seeing patients who wish they could see better come in unsure if we can do anything to help leave looking like different people because they are able to see things they haven't been able to see in years! It is very motivating and gratifying to help facilitate positive changes in our community."  


Patient Care Manager | Specialty Contact Lens Coordinator


Something most people don't know about me...



Before working as a patient care manager, I worked as a state-licensed manager applied behavioral analyst/behavioral interventionist for children with Autism spectrum disorders and sensory issues.

"What I love most about being a part of this team is helping patients when they have little hope. From dry eye treatment to specialty contact lenses, I've seen people come in thinking at most they'd get a little more comfort or slightly better vision, only to receive treatment that has been described as life changing. It's so gratifying to help people so much, and to do so as a member of a team in which everyone is dedicated to giving the best possible care to our patients."


Patient Care Coordinator Billing Specialist


Something most people don't know about me...

I spend my free time as a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, recreating medieval life the way it should have been. I fight with a sword and shield, and participate in both target and combat archery (don't worry, we wear armor). I even am authorized to help run our siege weapons during battle.  


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I am a Certified Life and Wellness Coach. I’ve always had a passion for helping others feel a greater determination to live their lives with more hope, clarity and intent. Life is too short to not live it with more passion and purpose despite illness, trauma, or other hardships.

"When I was told that our goal, as a part of the Gig Harbor Eye Care team, was to treat everyone who comes through the door like family, I knew I found something uniquely special. I’ve never worked for a company that goes above and beyond for each person the way we are encouraged to here. Every single day our team measures our success by how much we’ve been able to positively impact patients and customers lives. That’s what I look forward to each and every day I head in to work."  




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Prior to becoming an Eye Care Provider, I worked in skincare. I was able to provide solutions for all kinds of skin types. I've also worked as a make-up artist for brides and high school seniors. I love the creative process of finding a unique look for every personality.

"What I love about working at Gig Harbor Eye Care is the atmosphere that we provide for our patients. We all strive to welcome, listen and make all of our patients feel that they can trust us with their eye care. I love that Dr. Shin gives hope to his patients to one day see better than they did before they came into our office. I look forward to each day having the moments with our patients choosing their style of glasses. I love going above and beyond to create a personalized look and comfortable fit with the latest technology our office has to offer."  




Patient Care Advocate

"The welcoming environment and the dedicated team are my favorite things about working at Gig Harbor Eye Care. It’s so rare and gratifying to find a company more focused on helping people instead of making a dollar."

Something most people don't know about me...



I’m a semi-professional sound technician on the Digital & Dice podcast and a voice actor on the D&D show “Hazardous Endeavors”.