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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 where he received 11 distinct awards for clinical excellence and community leadership.  

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 practices all forms of primary care optometry. He is an expert in myopia management, keratoconus, and specialty contact lenses for corneal disease.

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.

Dr. Gosnell 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."  

Office Manager 


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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.

Billing Specialist

"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."

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

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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."

Jamie, LDO
Optical Manager; Licensed Optician

"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."  

Christy, CDO
Certified Dispensing Optician

Contact Lens Specialist

Patient Care Advocate

"Coming in through the doors as a patient first before joining the Gig Harbor Eye Care team, I got to experience how truly spectacular the care provided at this practice is.

I cherish the opportunity to work for a facility that not only encourages but enables us to go above and beyond for every patient that comes through the door and assist in the process of providing people with a clearer tomorrow, one prescription at a time."

"The thing I love about working at Gig Harbor Eye Care is how our staff treats every single patient like they are family. We pride ourselves on providing patient care that they love and that is extremely evident when working with both our doctors and opticians.


The environment in our office is what makes me want to come to work every day!"

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"Something people may not know about me is I was the first captain of my high school’s water polo team, which started my senior year. I was one of the top scorers of the season and miss playing all summer long!"

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"I received my bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Western Washington University with minors in Art History and Anthropology. I specialize in portraiture, enjoy drawing eyes more than anything else, and find inspiration in my daily encounters."

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"I love film and cinematography. I also collect old coins."

Patient Care Advocate

Patient Care Advocate

"What I love about working at Gig Harbor Eye Care is working with people to understand how their eyes work and see, gather information to give them the best vision possible."  

"It is so refreshing and rewarding to know that our patients come first! We give our patients the best care possible. Dr. Shin, Dr. Gosnell and the rest of our team are amazing! We are always helping, encouraging, and educating each other to be the best we can be. I love working here at Gig Harbor Eye Care!"  

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"I love being outside as much as possible. Whether it is walking, gardening, paddle boarding, kayaking, driving my convertible, or just enjoying a good sunrise or sunset. There is nothing better than a good day in the Pacific Northwest!"

Patient Care Advocate

"What I love most about working at GHEC is our style. The way we carry out our workdays together so seamlessly and with such care is beautiful.


As a team, we talk about setting and exceeding excellent expectations often, but I think at the same time, we all share an unspoken, mutual commitment to show up and give 100% for each other and our patients every day."  

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"One thing most people don't know about is that I can roller skate/blade super fast. Give me any flat, sleek floor surface, and I can really zoom!"

Patient Care Advocate

"What I love about working at Gig Harbor Eye Care is getting to know our patients and advocating for their best course of care with other providers as well. I am new to the eye care field and am thoroughly enjoying learning lots of new technical skills and working with our patients to give them the best possible eye care experience."  

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"I love trying new things that push me out of my comfort zone. This year I have joined a choir, auditioned for a couple theater groups, and I just started brewing my own Kombucha!"

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