Seattle Eye MDs and Seattle Sunglass Company founded in 1999 by:

Dr. Darwin J. Liao

Former providers: For the convenience of former patients to identify their former providers and verify Seattle Eye as the custodian of their records, Laura Periman (2011-2013), Holly Lebar (2010-2013), Brian J. Carey (1999-2010).

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The independent optometry practice of Benjamin Crowell  


Appointments: Get an appointment at 206-652-9000. 


Clinic FAX: 206-381-1732

Get an appointment: 206-652-9000

When Dr. Benjamin Crowell isn't seeing patients, you'll find him snowboarding, skiing or riding his motorcycle.  As an active outdoorsman, he has a special understanding of how clear vision and healthy eyes can enhance our daily lives.

Independent Optometrist: Meet Benjamin Crowell, OD, FAAO

Dr. Crowell has more than 15 years of experience in the eye care industry, working as an optician and Luxottica store manager while earning his undergraduate degree in biology.  He received his Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, graduating with Beta Sigma Kappa academic and professional honors.  Dr. Crowell has received numerous awards including a primary care clinical achievement award for outstanding clinical care.  He continued his training through an externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which included rotations through ocular oncology, refractive surgery glaucoma, vitreo-retinal, pediatrics and urgent/primary care.


Dr. Crowell went on to complete additional training through a residency program specializing in the treatment of ocular disease and primary care at the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center in North Carolina.  After completion of his residency, he obtained his fellowship through the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).  Dr. Crowell has given several educational presentations at local and national meetings, and has been published in optometric literature. His active memberships include the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.


Before starting his independent optometry practice at Seattle Eye and settling in the Northwest, Dr. Crowell practiced in a large private practice and hospital-based clinic.  He has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings and participated in a medical mission trip to Vietnam with the University of Washington Vietnam Health Clinic Organization.  Clinical interests include glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, emergency eye care, and cataract/LASIK co-management.


Dr. Crowell and his team look forward to meeting and serving you and your family with your eye care needs.

Clinic: 206-652-9000  Optical shop: 206-267-9500

523 Pine Street #200, Seattle, WA  98101

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Lydia, Optical Technician


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