Medical Eye Care


WES - Bellingham





Brett G. Bence, OD, FAAO

Brett Bence, OD, joined the clinical staff at Northwest Eye Surgeons in January 1988, becoming a partner in 2003. He provides medical ocular consultations and treatment, pre- and post-operative patient care, and facilitates our continuing medical education programs.

Dr. Bence is board certified by the American Board of Optometry. He has presented nearly 150 lectures, research papers, and posters. He was president of the American Academy of Optometry for 2015-2016 and past president of the Optometric Physicians of Washington. He enjoys exploring Pacific Northwest trails, biographies on US presidents, and working vacations on the Nebraska family farms.

Education and Training

University of Houston, College of Optometry; OD, Magna Cum Laude, 1979

Previous Experience

Dr. Bence is an adjunct assistant professor for Pacific University and University of Houston Colleges of Optometry. He has worked at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego and the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Optometric Physicians of Washington

Optometric Glaucoma Society

American Stroke Association

“Our doctors and staff strive to enhance the quality of our patients' lives by providing uncompromising medical and surgical eye care. The greatest reward is providing individual attention and care for our patients.”