Appointments: (208) 265-7965

Advanced Family Eye Care

About Us


A Fresh Perspective

Ever since Dr. Nate Harrell first opened our optometry clinic in 2010, we've embraced doing things a little differently.  

We are fashion experts, technology nerds, passionate scientists, and lovers of all things vintage.  We price our products and services affordably, lowering our prices whenever an opportunity arises.  We operate outside the formula, and we don't allow industry norms or giant corporations to direct us otherwise.  

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Boldly Independent

Being a small, local operation, we run a high chance of bumping into you at the grocery store.  So, we treat you -- and all our patients -- like family.  We genuinely love our patients!

Since kindness isn't enough, however, we pair it with expertise.  Our custom solutions include the latest in ocular scanning technology, child-proof frames, training and fittings for contact lenses, and top-performing sunglasses for local athletes. 

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Our Services

Medical Eye Care

Our #1 priority for all our patients is long-term ocular health.  In fact, we build dilation and disease screening into all our comprehensive eye exams.  Because life rarely sticks to the plan, we offer same-day and after-hours services for emergencies like eye injuries, infections, or sudden vision changes.  That's also why we also contract with all major medical insurances, from Medicare and Medicaid to Blue Cross, United Healthcare, PacificSource, VA TriWest, and beyond.  Our goal is to preserve your vision without stressing your finances. 

Expect the Best


Whether you're fashion-forward or hate emerging from the north Idaho forests, our optical shop has something for everyone.  On our shelves, you'll find names you recognize -- Oakley, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Smith -- as well as artisan and niche brands, like Lafont, ProDesign, Rain City, and Miraflex.  

Looking for the best in sunwear?  Try on some Maui Jim lenses or a Rudy Project frame and marvel at what you've been missing.  

Can't find what you're looking for? Our skilled opticians have thousands of special-order options to help you live well and play hard in our beautiful Inland Northwest.

Let Us Share in Your Challenges

From pediatric concerns to all those issues that spring up in our "golden years," you'll find our doctors are compassionate, enthusiastic, and up-to-date.  That's why Dr. Amber Prins became the first optometrist in North Idaho to offer vision therapy.  

We also don't cut corners with doctor time, which has led thousands of patients trust us each year with their specialized care -- from LASIK referrals, to fitting specialized scleral contact lenses, to monitoring sight-threatening diseases like diabetes, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.  In everything we do, we honor our patients' trust by providing reliable, personalized care. 

Contact Us

The care you deserve in THREE north Idaho locations!

If Sandpoint's a little far from home, you can always schedule an appointment at one of our satellite offices: Bonners Ferry Eye Care or Priest River Eye Care.  Check us out on the web, or stop by any time we're open!

Pend Oreille Vision Care

514 Oak St Unit A, Sandpoint, ID 83864, US

(208) 265 - 7965


Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday:                        9:00am - 1:00pm

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