Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Briarwood Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Renton.
Dr. Jane Gan
Dr. Benjamin Crowell
Dr. Crowell joined our practice in the beginning of 2018. A native of the South, he has worked over 20 years in the eye care industry as an optician/optical manager, prior to attending Nova Southeastern Optometry School in Fort Lauderdale where he graduated with profession and academic honors. He then trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in association with University of Miami followed by a residency program with the VA Hospital in Salisbury-Charlotte, North Carolina, where he also supervised and trained optometric students. He also has traveled on a medical mission trip with the University of Washington to Vietnam with his wife, who is also a practicing optometric physician in Washington. Dr. Crowell enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and new baby daughter. Dr. Crowell is an active member in the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and King County Optometric Society.
Optician and Office Manager
Robin graduated from School of Opticianry at Seattle Central Community College in 2002 with an AAS degree in Applied Science and has been gaining valuable experience in the optical field ever since. She loves meeting new people and learning about exciting advances in opticianry. She is skilled in choosing eyewear for every need, and will always give an honest opinion! Robin also excels in training new contact lens users. A true Seattleite, Robin was born and raised in Seattle and now makes her home in the Renton area. Robin is a sports nut and is especially passionate about the Seattle Mariners, baseball in general, and NFL football. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, studying history and spending time with her family.
Frame stylist and Front desk
Yoshi has been in customer service straight out of high school, most of it for custom picture framing. She started her career in the eyecare field in 2010. Yoshi enjoys helping people choose the best eyeglasses for fashion, and vision needs. She’ll help to schedule an appointment and do her best to explain insurance benefits so it is easy to understand. On some days, she’ll also help with some of the pre-testing. After being part of the state apprentice program to become a licensed optician, she continues to study and work towards her Dispensing Optician License. During Yoshi’s spare time, she likes to study the Bible and volunteer to teach people about the Bible. She has three fur babies, all rescue dogs, that she enjoys spending time with.