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Doctors & Team

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and team who make Silver Lake Eye Care Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Everett.

Lynette M. Sundholm, O.D.

I hail from a large family in Iowa.

After studying zoology at Iowa State University, I earned my OD degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1985 and Silver Lake Eye Care Center was born in 1992.

I am a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physician of Washington and the Snohomish Society. I’ve been practicing optometry for over 35 years and I enjoy the variety of medical and functional optometry, the technological advances in eye care, and the heartwarming rewards when we change someone’s life.

My son, Adam, fills the balance of my life. I watch with much anticipation and participate enthusiastically in his life as he journeys to fulfill his dreams. I could not be more proud.

  • Credentials:
    • Member of American Optometric Association
    • Member of Optometric Physicians of Washington
    • OPW Board of Trustees (2013-2016) Member
    • Past President, and current member of the Snohomish Optometric society.
    • A BBB Accredited Business since 11/01/2000
    • Member of OMWBE
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Volunteer
    • Everett Animal Shelter Volunteer
  • Education: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa and Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago.
  • Specialty: Primary Care, Dry Eye, Myopia Management, Ocular Disease
  • What Inspires Me: My faith. My son.
  • Favorite Quote: “Any road will get you there if you don’t know where you’re going.” (Harlan Sundholm)
  • Favorite Music Genre: Smooth Jazz, Country, Soft Rock
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Maui, or any warm, sunny beach
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas and Thanksgiving
  • Role Model: Parents
  • What I can’t live without: Friends, family and sunshine
  • Something you probably don’t know about me: I lift weights



Darran Kim, O.D.

Dr. Kim was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii.

He attended Pacific University in Oregon and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to pursue his Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry.

Dr. Kim has worked in a variety of clinical settings, and his externship experience includes medical eye care rotations at Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, Lebanon Veteran Affairs Medical Center, The Eye Care Group, and Kaiser Permanente. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

Dr. Kim enjoys getting to know patients and is passionate about providing advanced, high-quality care.

In 2020, Dr. Kim returned to Washington with his wife and has been enjoying living in the PNW again. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, cooking and exploring new foods, golfing, skiing and snowboarding.

  • Education: Bachelor of Science at Pacific University; Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Specialty: Primary Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Dry Eye Disease, Myopia Control, Surgical Co-Management
  • What Inspires Me: My family and friends
  • Favorite Quote: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” – Steve Jobs
  • Favorite Music Genre: I listen to a little bit of everything
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Maui, Hawaii
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas
  • Role Model: My parents
  • What I can’t live without: Family, friends, coffee
  • Something you probably don’t know about me: Enjoy listening to podcasts

Katy Tan, O.D. 

Dr. Katy Tan was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, and graduated with Honors distinction at Pacific University College of Optometry. During her education, she was awarded Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) honors for her academic achievements. Following completion of her studies, she provided full-scope optometric care at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, refractive surgery centers, and several private practices in Hawaii and Vancouver, BC Canada. 

Dr. Tan is passionate about community and public service, and had the opportunity to travel abroad to Cambodia with VOSH International to provide eye care services to underserved, rural communities. She hopes to volunteer in future eye care mission trips to other parts of the world. 

Dr. Tan loves to connect with her patients and looks forward to providing quality care to the local community. 

  • Education: Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia; Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Specialty: Primary Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Dry Eye Disease, Myopia Control, Surgical Co-Management
  • What Inspires Me: The resilience/grit of my parents
  • Favorite Quote: “First, think. Second, believe, Third, dream. And finally, dare.” – Walt Disney
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop, acoustic rock, hip hop etc.; Anything that fits the mood/message of the day 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Japan
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas
  • Role Model: My dad
  • What I can’t live without: Family & friends, sunshine, delicious food, & music
  • Something you probably don’t know about me: I like to thrift shop



Meet Our Team:

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Thom:  Optician

Chelsea: Optician

Warren:  Optician

Jessie: Optometric Technician

Taryn:  Optometric Technician

Andrea:  Patient Services Coordinator

Sara:  Patient Services Coordinator