Doctors & Staff


Dr. Alan KrimptonDr. Alan L. Kimpton


Dr. Kimpton graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1972. His undergraduate work started at Washington State University. After optometry school he joined the medical corps of the United States Army and worked as an eye doctor at Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital in California for 2 Years.


In 1974 he began private practice in Seattle and has been in the Ballard area ever since.
 Dr. Kimpton has a general practice with a specialty in contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Washington Optometric Association. He has held numerous leadership positions including President of the King County Chapter.
 He is certified in diagnostic and therapeutic drug use, the treatment of eye disease and pre and post operative care of cataract and laser surgery patients.
 Dr. Kimpton is married, has 3 children, and enjoys fishing, traveling, skiing and water sports.

Introducing Dr. Mason Schneider, OD.

 Dr. Schneider

Dr. Schneider is a native of the Seattle area. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and his doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. He completed residency training at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital, training in specialty  contact lenses and ophthalmic disease. 

Dr. Schneider and his lovely wife have two boys ages 4 and 6 months. He speaks fluent Spanish and has been involved in Hispanic outreach clinics and eye care for the last several years. Dr. Schneider is committed to continue the tradition of outstanding patient care and personal attention Dr. Kimpton and the wonderful staff at Ballard Optical have provided their patients for over 30 years. Please join us in welcoming him and his family to our wonderful community!

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