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601 W. Francis Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99205
T: 509-326-2772
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Mon. 9 AM -5 PM
Tues. 11 AM -7 PM
Wed. 9 AM -5 PM
Thurs. 9 AM -5 PM
Fri. 9 AM -5 PM
Sat. By Appointment
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*Late Tuesdays Begin in March

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Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, LASIK and Much More...

Modern Eye Care. Old Fashioned Caring. Since 1927

Welcome to Northside Vision Center's Web site!  We designed this site as part of our commitment to providing the most technologically advanced eye care to Spokane's families-- All delivered in a friendly, caring manner.  On our site and in our office, we strive to provide you with an easy, worry-free eye care experience of the highest quality.

Whether you need a complete care eye health examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our doctors and staff want you to leave here feeling great, looking great and seeing your very best.

We hope to see you soon. Call us today at (509) 326.2772 or book an appointment online.

 

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Insurance & Financing

We participate with VSP, Medicare, and Medicaid, Premera BlueCross, Asuris, PHCO, Providence, Tricare, Uniform Medical, United Healthcare, Inter-West Health, Cigna, Pacific Eyecare, First Choice Health, Group Health Options PPO, as well as most other plans. Learn more.

If you are a private-pay patient, please ask about our generous discount on most professional service fees for those who pay with cash, check or credit card at the time of service, as well as the wonderful financing options available through CareCredit. With this program, we can offer our patients 6 months no interest financing with low monthly payments. For more information or to fill out an application visit our CareCredit page.

Testimonials

This office welcomes you like family and really listens to your concerns. Congratulations on bringing back the lost art of customer service.

Very competent, friendly, and professional staff. I like the new facility layout. Definitely more accessible.

LOVE your staff!!! So friendly and great with my kids. They actually didn't want to leave!

The process of choosing frames took me a while. Northside Vision gave me many choices and ordered in frames to try. I'm looking forward to getting my new glasses!         

I think everything about Northside Vision is great. The atmosphere is very pleasant, everyone is very nice, and genuinely interested in answering my questions.            

I love this place. I love everybody there. Surprisingly fun experience.

My entire first visit as well as the ones that followed were professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and the entire staff went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and all of my questions and concerns were answered . I highly recommend NorthSide Vision for the entire family!

The service was great. I was immediately offered coffee and taken back very promptly. Once back the office and equipment were set up in a very efficient manner, keeping my visit short, but very thorough. My glasses also arrived sooner than they had told me, which made it a great experience overall.

The service is amazing from start to finish! My children look forward to going. We will never go anywhere else for our family's eye care.    

Excellent eye care and very good selection of quality eyewear  

Annie and Kara were wonderful! We had been searching for glasses for a month and when we walked in to your shop Kara met us and immediately took to Amy. She made her hot chocolate and hooked us with Annie. A different approach than any other place we had been. What a refreshing place! Annie was wonderful with Amy. She was kind, listened to her, realizing that she was shy, and treated her ( she is 10) like her opinion mattered. It was Amy's first pair of glasses and both Annie and Kara acknowledged that it was a difficult step for Amy. Our subsequent visits were just as nice. Amy didn't mind going to your shop at all. She even got excited about getting glasses and that had been a complete change from when we were visiting other shops. We really appreciate your kindness. North side vision is lucky to have you as employees.

Thank you I actually look forward to going to the eye Dr. every year. The Dr. is very knowledgable and so kind. The staff is extremely helpful and efficient.   

Very friendly staff!         

Really like Dr Fairborne. All the staff were very friendly. Jana was very knowledgable. I know my glasses will be perfect.               

Personnel was so helpful and kind...and they attend to you ASAP....

Everyone was friendly and helpful. They were professional and knowledgeable about everything they did. I look forward to coming back in a year for my next appointment. I normally don't like getting my eyes examined even though it is necessary but the employees at this place most certainly make me look forward to coming to get my eyes looked at.

The staff is absolutely wonderful! They were so helpful and patient. I also appreciated how thorough the exam was and that I can go back as many times as I need until the fit is right (for contact lenses). I will never go anywhere else.                

the staff were wonderful! great service! very clean, and even a place for children to play.           

I appreciate how friendly and helpful everyone is at Northside Vision. Dr.Fairborn is professional and thorough. If my problem wasn't fixed the first time, they are happy to make sure everything is right the next time.         

Very helpful friendly office staff!!           

Each employee was friendly and efficient. The person that performed the preliminary testing explained what each test was measuring and what I needed to do to make it successful. The doctor was professional and explained things well. I had lots of help picking out new frames and it actually turned out to be a fun experience. After picking out the frames, it was interesting seeing how the curve of my eye was measured for lens.

Everyone I encountered at Northside Vision was professional and made me feel comfortable and confident in their skills from scheduling to exams to choosing glasses!       

The staff always goes out of their way to make you comfortable and see if you need anything.

The selection of glasses just gets better every year-- and so do the staff! Love everything about this place. New office is great. Dr listens. Staff cares. Great!       

Excellent service. Helpful and happy!

You answered my questions. What is the difference between you and say Costco? I asked several of your staff and they all took the time to discuss it with me. You have updated technologies. I'm glad I made the decided to come to your office.

Everything was great. I really enjoy going to the eye doctor and having a great experience. Thanks

Great office! Staff is friendly and funny, and Dr. Fairborn is very calm and knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next visit! :-)

Excellent. Extremely friendly and professional all around. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!

Very good staff, doctor and glasses choices plus they file insurance for me.

Absolutely love this office for my whole family! They are friendly and very outgoing.

Very professional and I felt the doctor really wanted to keep me informed about my eye health.

Everything was great about my whole experience there and u all are the best. keep up the wonderful job.

The experience out of this office was excellent I've called in late to see if I could get squeezed in for an appointment they had no issue wait for me the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Very friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming staff. I would recommend this practice to my peers and family based on this attribute alone. Dr. Fairborn was very thorough, amiable, and professional, and he projected that he truly has a passion for optometry, and takes great pride in providing the patient with the best care possible. The onsite examination equipment was cutting edge, and the office environment was very comfortable. The location was accessible and easy to find; with the added bonus of great parking.

Well trained, friendly, and polite. That's how I would rate the staff, from the doctor to the janitor, if there is one. Definitely enjoyable.

Thanks to you and your staff for the "personalized, professional, and efficient" office visit. I look forward my next appointment!

As a new patient , the Dr and staff were accomodating and are very friendly and knowledgeable .

Friendly staff and prompt service.

Wow! What an experience! Super sweet and friendly staff. Recommending all family and friends go here from now on. 

Everyone was awesome! Especially Cara at the front desk. Thank you 

I recently was examined and fitted for contacts. The staff was amazing! They were there for me every step. Annie with her remarkable lessons, taking out and putting in my contacts. Jessica with her unselfish learned tips and how to care for caring for my contacts. And Cara,making sure my appointments were always clear,and finding workable solutions for my care! And Dr. Fairborn,right their for me through all my trials,listening and refining my prescription so I could make a good consumer choice for my contacts!

I was a little nervous to have an exam done. What are they going to do? Would if my eyesight is bad and I never knew it? How will I afford to glasses? Once I got there I felt so comfortable. The fan at the front desk greeted me with a friendly smile and answered some questions that eased my mind. The nurse was so fast and the "tests" didn't feel like test. The Doctor didn't rush me, he was so calm and knowledgeable. Although I do need some help with vision I was not pushed to buy anything. If I chose to get glasses I will definitely go here. It really was an all around pleasant visit. I was so surprised and very happy I went in. Thank you! Super fast and friendly service. Knowledgable staff. They are great with my kids. :)

Love the new place! Nice atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly and professional. It was a quick and efficient appointment. I so appreciate not having to wait to be seen by the doctor and knowing you value MY time as well. 
Always friendly and professional!

Great service and prices. Nice to hear that they match online competitors for contact lenses pricing. 
Loved the new office and the office staff were very helpful, providing great customer service!

Fast and thorough, dealt with the problem promptly! 
The staff was the best. The experience was exceptional from the moment I walked in. 

Great experience. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. 

I was very pleased during my visit. Everything went like clockwork including the follow up. Thank You!. 
Like the new facilities. Staff was on the ball and immediately had the handicaped entrance opened so I didn't have to walk around the building. Appt time was kept and everything was efficient. 

Wonderful service very friendly staff and very helpful. thanks 

I always receive great service here, and everyone is super friendly! 

Friendly staff! Excellent doctor and over wonderful experience.

Very friendly and accommodating. State of the art equipment. Great selection in eye glasses. Loved that the staff was familiar with my insurance process.
 

This office is absolutely wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helped us through the initial paper work. There was plenty of time to speak with the doctor and he addressed all of our concerns. We will not be looking elsewhere for eye care.

Very friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming staff. I would recommend this practice to my peers and family based on this attribute alone. Dr. Fairborn was very thorough, amiable, and professional, and he projected that he truly has a passion for optometry, and takes great pride in providing the patient with the best care possible. The onsite examination equipment was cutting edge, and the office environment was very comfortable. The location was accessible and easy to find; with the added bonus of great parking.

LOVE your staff!!! So friendly and great with my kids. They actually didn't want to leave!

Wonderful, couldn't ask for more perfect service, thank you thank you

I love the new office! Staff and doctor are very helpful, and make me feel right at home.

Great office! Staff is friendly and funny, and Dr. Fairborn is very calm and knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next visit!

My experience was terrific! Your new office is awesome and the staff is great! I have no complaints and only praise.

I loved my experience with Dr. Fairborn. I've been his patient for a number of years and I've always been happy with the entire staff's service. I've never had any major issues or problems with either the staff or eye wear.

The new office is beautiful! Dr Fairborn and staff are wonderful. Thank you!

Very good staff, doctor and glasses choices. And they filed my insurance for me.

Absolutely love this office for my whole family! They are friendly and very outgoing.

Very professional and I felt the doctor really wanted to keep me informed about my eye health.

The staff was very helpful, attentive, and flexible with my schedule. My Glasses prescriptions were spot on, They were very helpful with my insurance billing and also went out of their way to get my employers safety glasses supplier to build an extra pair of safety lenses for me at my employers cost.

Such a welcoming office! Friendly, they listen and don't keep you waiting. Great selection of glasses!

your office has a very professional, yet friendly and comfortable atmosphere

The staff at Northside Vision Center are wonderful and work hard to help you in anyway they can. Thank you for such fantastic customer service. =)

I've been very happy with Northside Vision's staff and care. They take the time to listen and strive to make my appointment a positive experience.

I have been going here for a long time. My "in-laws" go here and I have recommended friends to go here too. You guys are great!

I enjoyed coming to your office! You helped me with everything I needed. Thank you so much!

I was very happy with our experience with Dr. Fairborn. Took my son to him for a second opinon and this is will be the place that I take my children to from now on. Very child friendly and wonderful to work with.

Fabulous experience! Staff is so kind and knowledgeable. Wide optical selection and reasonable prices. Thank you for going above and beyond making me feel welcomed and valued.

This office has always been pleasant to visit, the staff is cheerful, the service excellent!

I was treated so nice

I think the staff at Northside Vision are very nice and very professional. Doctor Fairborn is a great doctor too. I'm very pleased to have them as my eye care professionals.

I have been a patient here for years. Always a great experience. No waiting, staff very courteous and professional :)

Good service, very nice people.

Very helpful, friendly staff.

Great visit. I waited a little longer to see the doctor than I would have liked. Other than that the visit was great. The staff was great too.

Excellent. All with whom I had contact were professional and made me feel they were truly interested in my eye health.

I have always been treated very well with them, and I’m so glad to be back with Northside Vision...

This was my first time here and I loved how courteous the staff and doctor was. Definitely a great experience. Highly recommended.

Everyone was friendly and helpful.

I was pleased with the service I received at Northside Vision Center. The staff were courteous, and helpful. The selection of frames was great and I found what I needed. I would definitely recommend them to others in the future.

Very friendly crew. The full exam in was comprehensive and thorough. I look forward to having my family checked.

I enjoyed seeing all of you. Very pleased with the appointment.

I always have a wonderful experience with the staff at Northside Vision Center. They are so helpful and knowledgeable about the services they provide. I was able to choose from a variety of frames with great feedback on which one was just...

Pampering treatment, relaxing atmosphere, very thorough exam.

It's wonderful that they go out of their way to make sure everything works perfectly, if it doesn't they fix it for you immediately. Thank you , thank you

I was impressed with the modern testing equipment... very up to date. Staff and Doctor knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I felt I received a very thorough exam, and had all of my questions answered.

Was seen on time. Staff was professional and courteous. All concerns were addressed.
Great group! The staff is warm and very professional. My wife and I continue to go annually. The Doctor takes time to explain all findings.

 

I am extremely happy with the service given and Dr. Fairborn's patience and commitment to being thorough. I have always had a good experience with your office and with Dr. Fairborn. Thank you

Northside Vision has an excellent and courteous staff. I couldn't be happier with Dr. Fairborn's care!

Everyone was very helpful and friendly. 

Excellent experience as usual! Thanks for your help!

Your service has always been friendly, prompt, kind and gentle. I would recommend your office to anyone. I also appreciate your friendly reminders of updates for exam. etc. Thank you

Professional and caring. Even brought me coffee while I waited for the dr. Answered all questions I had. I was very satisfied.

I had an emergency situation and was asked to come right in. The staff was friendly and made me very comfortable as I waited to see the Doctor. I was then treated so kindly by the staff as they assured me they could help me see, by allowing me to borrow a frame until mine came in. I am so very grateful!! i will recommend you to everyone in need of a great place to see to their eyecare needs!

Everyone we dealt with was very courteous and helpful. I feel like we are getting the best care possible. Thanks for having us back!

Excellent service and the most respectful staff. Always helpful and friendly.

5 stars! Started with excellent service from the front desk gal. She was so nice. The tech who ran all the tests on my eyes was super great and Dr. Fairborn was so wonderful! I will definitely be coming back!

Great staff, modern and clean surrounds, top of the line diagnostics. Friendly and competent, an enjoyable experience!

Everyone was professional and did a great job making me feel comfortable. Everyone was well trained and did a great job of explaining all the eye test that I went through. I would recommend Northside Vision Center to everyone.

I needed to find a new provider and have found a very warm and inviting office to continue my eye care. I was cordially greeted at the reception desk, and with a welcoming smile and handshake in the waiting area. My actual exam experience was informative and comfortable. The tech was thorough and explained every aspect of what she was doing during the initial exam. Dr. Fairborn is friendly and also took time to explain what he was doing. His demeanor was of a friend taking care of another friend, not cold and inattentive, as I have experienced. The tech who assisted me in the insurance and prescription options was also informative and very cordial. This office feels like visiting friends, NOT a cold and disengaged staff. Thank you for your warm acceptance! I'm happy to be a patient for some time to come.

Best Experience Ever!!!! My contact lenses are Great!!!!   Other doctors have never been able to fit me with contact lenses that work. Dr. Fairborn fit me with comfortable lenses that work great. I have never seen so well before. Now I understand why my friends recommended him so highly and why he has won so many awards. Great doctor - I recommend him too.

Very friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable staff!

The service was fast (no waiting for anything) and was done in a very professional manner. I felt like the health of my eyes was important to them. Thanks.

Treatment is always professional and pleasant--coffee and biscotti for the early morning patient. Wonderful warm smiles and polite treatment from the doctor to each staff member!!

Thorough, efficient, and friendly. The only downside is it takes almost an hour to drive there, but I will continue to make the drive because it is hard to find good care...

Was excellent I was treated so kindly!!! I was able to get in as a new patient on a whim I was so impressed will be leaving my old eye place and using your facility... Thank you soooooo much, Loved all of your staff Dr was super sweet also!!!...

Excellent exam and in a timely manner. Felt the staff was compassionate with our financial situation of 6 boys and not having eye coverage covered under current Humana VCP Ins. Good discount given. Willing to give the contact and glasses prescription upon request.

I would highly recommend Northside Vision to others because I had a great experience with the doctor and staff. From the moment I walked in the door, I liked the place. The atmosphere was comfortable and the staff was friendly. Dr. Fairborn was very professional and personable. Overall, I had a great experience and look forward to my next visit. Thanks for the great care!

I really enjoyed my visit! I haven't been to an eye doctor in several years, and coming here made me feel right at home. Dr. Fairborn was easy to talk to and took care of all of my concerns. The staff was friendly and helpful. I will recommend Dr. Fairborn and will be back! Thanks.

Northside Vision Center has a wonderful accommodating staff and a very nice office atmosphere. The Doctor is thorough and very personable, using the latest technology and equipment. This was my first time there and it was an exceptional experience, I won't go anywhere else in the future. I highly recommend this office for all your vision needs.

Thank You! Thank You! I am so happy that I found a new eye doctor for my family. We have tried serveral other doctors and none compare. Thanks for taking such good care of my family!

very happy...will come back. good job

Being a new patient I trusted that Dr. Fairborn would be a great Dr. However that has not been my experience at all. While he is a very nice man, his skill level seems to be lacking! I wasted so much time going to the office to pick up trials, check them, ect. My time should be worth something too. Especially because I had to bring my children with me to ALL of these pointless appointments! I'm still completely frustrated!

Was excellent I was treated so kindly!!! I was able to get in as a new patient on a whim I was so impressed... will be leaving my old eye place and using your facility... Thank you soooooo much, Loved all of your staff Dr was super sweet also!!!...

Excellent exam and in a timely manner. Felt the staff was compassionate with our financial situation of 6 boys and not having eye coverage covered under current Humana VCP Ins. Good discount given.

I had a wonderful first visit at Northside Vision Center. The staff is wonderfully friendly, and I'm very happy with my new contacts. Thanks!

Everyone at the office are attentive to my needs beside being fun to talk to with whatever comes to mind.

I have always had a good experience with your office. Thank you

Everyone is always so pleasant and helpful.

They got all of us done in the same time! Also very good with my son who is five and very energetic... They don't make you feel rushed through the choosing of frames and very knowledgeable with sizing and color options.

Courteous, efficient, friendly,understanding,and thorough. Thank you.

I was very pleased with my experience. It was my first eye exam ever and I was a little nervous but everyone at the clinic was incredibly nice. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and co-workers.

As always, very individual attention, good eyecare information, very helpful with questions after receiving new glasses.

This was my first time visiting Northside vision and I was very happy with the care and service I received. I was also very impressed with their prices for frames. I would recommend Northside vision to my family and friends.

had to bring my 2 year old along to choose frames. the worker was so honest and really wanted to help me pick the right pair that fit my face! I was having a hard time finding just the right pair, so she offered ideas, snacks for my squirmy little guy, and did not seem to mind at all (even if she did) that we were there for so long and I could not make up my mind! They had a cool selection of frames to choose from, and it is great to buy local!

They were very nice and made you feel like you mattered. Thank you for your old school customer service--it was very refreshing! The office is very personable yet professional.

As always, very individual attention, good eyecare information, very helpful with questions after receiving new glasses.

This was my first time visiting Northside vision and I was very happy with the care and service I received. I was also very impressed with their prices for frames. I would recommend Northside vision to my family and friends.

I have not been to happy with the orders I've put in they have forgot to put in a couple of orders and i've tried several pairs of contacts so finally i'm tired of having to go back so i'm just taking the last pair to end it.

Dr Fairborn and his staff are always smiling upon coming into the clinic. They are consideraste of my needs. And they show true concern for your eyecare issues.

Great meeting everyone for the first time and I look forward to seeing you (better!) again! :-)

I love going here they answered all of my questions and went above and beyond.

The entire staff is knowledgeable and caring. I had to make a last minute appt for an eye emergency and they got me in within 20 minutes.They are always willing to go that extra mile and very patient to explain to my full understanding.I recommend them to all my family and friends with pride knowing they will be well taken care of.

It had been several years since I had been to the eye Dr. Not only were the Dr. and staff thorough but pleasent. I was not rushed to make a quick choice on the frames while they stood by patiently. Thanks for the help!!!

Always a pleasure to see all of you at the Northside Vision Center--from the receptionist to the doctor and eyeglass adjuster, everyone is positive, professional and fun to be around!!

I have never had to visit an eye doctor before, but the staff was extremely friendly and guided me through the process. Would definately recommend Northside Vision Center to others.

The staff was more than willing to work around my scheduling needs and I was able to correct a mistake in my prescription from one of those budget places. I'm never going to substitute a cheap deal for the real thing again!

It's always a good experience at your office. Thank you for the great service.

I was treated well, and think the Dr. and staff are professional and well-mannered. It is an office that has all the amenities of any high end eye clinic. the diagnosis was quick and thorough.

Great Place! Great staff, I like them and highly recommend.

The service I received was great! Very friendly staff and understanding of my crazy school/work schedule!

I stopped in with out an appointment and yet they were able to fit me in. Dr. Fairborn is very thorough and the staff were very welcoming.

It's nice to arrive on time for an appointment and go right in.

I was very happy with the services rendered at Northside Vision Center. The doctor was wonderful and the staff was very accommodating and professional. The only bad thing is that the parking lot is a little small and there is only one way in and one way out of the parking lot. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT!

Thanks for taking such good care of my son. He has always been afraid of going to the doctor's office - but you guys really made him feel comfortable.

Neat machines to check retinal health! No more drops! Laid back office and friendly staff.

I just wanted to thank you for the great service you provide! I will be sure to tell my friends about your practice and will be back next year.

The ladies were very gracious and kind. The doctor was thorough and informed me of what I needed to know.

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