We have moved!

Our new address:

Paulsen Center
421 W Riverside Ave, Ste 770
Spokane, WA 99201

Please make note of these changes and call us if you have any questions.
Thank you - Erickson's.
Phone #: (509)747-6148


As we are open again there are some changes to our office procedures. Our office has always been a welcoming environment but for the safety of our staff and our patients we ask you to follow these procedures for the foreseeable future.

UPON ENTERING THE OFFICE:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Sanitize / wash your hands upon entering.
  • ONLY parents of children and caregivers are allowed to accompany you, so please do not bring anyone with you that does not need to be there.
  • Show up at your appointment time, please do not arrive early.
  • Wear clean clothes with a clean face and hair.
  • If you have had any symptoms of illness within two weeks prior to your appointment please reschedule until it has been at least two weeks since your symptoms have ended.
  • If you have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19 please reschedule until it has been at least two weeks since your exposure.
  • If you show any symptoms of illness, we will respectfully ask you to reschedule your appointment until it has been at least two weeks after your symptoms have ended.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Since this situation is ever changing we appreciate your patience and support during this time. Our schedule is unpredictable at this point because we are adapting to changing requirements. We will do our best to stay in contact with all of you and get your appointments scheduled or rescheduled as needed.

See you soon and stay healthy.

Erickson's

  • Kim & Monica Erickson
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Travel Schedule

We travel! Our polish travel trips are for those who are unable to travel to Spokane bi-annually to have their prosthetic eye cleaned and polished. We travel to: Richland, WA (4x/year), Wenatchee, WA (2x/year), Boise, ID (2x/year), and Montana: Bozeman, Helena, Missoula (2x/year) and Kalispell (1x/year - Fall). 

Please call our office to schedule an appointment for one of these dates. (509)747-6148.

Richland, WA

Friday, July 31, 2020

***HOTEL***

Home2 Suites by Hilton Richland

2861 Lincoln Landing

Richland, WA 99352

Kalispell, MT

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Glacier Eye Clinic

175 Timberwolf Parkway, 

Kalispell, MT 59901

Missoula, MT

Thursday, August 6, 2020

***HOTEL***

TownePlace Suites Missoula

3055 Stockyard Rd

Missoula, MT 59808

Helena, MT

Friday, August 7, 2020

Helena Eye Clinic

3116 Saddle Dr, Ste 3

Helena, MT 59601

Bozeman, MT

Saturday, August 8, 2020

***SATURDAY***

Medical Eye Specialists

300 N Willson Ave, Ste 1003

Bozeman, MT 59715

Wenatchee, WA

Friday, August 14, 2020

Vision Source

1190 Fifth St

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Boise, ID

Friday, August 21, 2020

Northwest Eye and Laser

111 W Main St, Ste 200

Boise, ID 83702

Richland, WA

Friday, September 25, 2020

Columbia River Eye Center

475 Bradley Blvd

Richland, WA 99352

About Us

Our History

For more than 60 years, ocularists within the Erickson family have been committed to refining every aspect of the prosthetic eye making process. At Erickson's Eyes our objective is not only to engineer your prosthetic eye for superior fit, comfort and movement, but to recreate a work of art that is as beautiful and unique as your natural eye. Ours is truly personalized work, and the quality and realistic appearance of your ocular prosthesis is our number-one priority.

Our Philosophy

We recognize that the loss of an eye can be an exceptionally difficult personal experience. Once you have decided that a prosthetic replacement is right for you, we are there to help you every step of the way. From your first consultation to billing your insurance company, you can always expect the highest level of professionalism and understanding from Erickson's Eyes.


Monica Erickson

Monica Erickson is a licensed ocularist in the state of Washington, a Board Certified Ocularist, and a Board Approved Diplomat Ocularist. She participates on the education committee of the American Society of Ocularists and has taken over the Erickson’s family business as of 2020.

She trained under her father, Kim Erickson, for the last 8 years and is a third generation ocularist. Her goal is to carry on the family business and tradition of innovative ocularistry.

Monica is also a certified k-8 teacher and completed her undergraduate degree at The Evergreen State College and her teaching credential through Western Governors University. She enjoys working with children in the office and uses her teaching skills in educating patients and helping them adjust to wearing an artificial eye. Monica’s talents as an artist and compassionate person are well suited to being an eye maker. She cares deeply for her patients and about her work.

Kim Erickson

Kim Erickson is retired and has handed over the Erickson’s business to his daughter, Monica Erickson as of 2020. Kim completed the education program through the American Society of Ocularists, as did Monica. Kim is a valued contributor to the Erickson's history and made a stamp in the eye making industry. Kim's credentials consisted of being a member of several professional associations including the American Society of Ocularists, the National Examining Board of Ocularists, and the Washington State Society of Ocularists.

Kim carried on a rich, multi-generational commitment to innovation that began with his father and uncle, Jack Erickson and Charles Erickson, who started manufacturing custom prosthetic eyes in the 1940s. Kim took over his father's practice in 1984 and was devoted to refining both the process and the techniques of the ocularist profession. The result of this dedication and refinement is a one-of-a-kind approach in offering artificial eyes of unsurpassed detail and function

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Testimonials

"I have been to ocularists from Boston to Beverly Hills, with varying results. The result that I got from Kim Erickson was far superior to anything I'd ever had before. I would travel a great distance to go wherever he is."

~ Robert, Idaho Falls, Idaho


"My eye moves really well because of the way Erickson's makes it, and that's because of the method they have developed. This is why I come here, and everyone should come here."
~ Mandy, Sydney, Australia


Eighteen years ago, at the age of nine, an injury left me blind in my right eye. Until recently I knew very little about what options there were available to me. I can remember, when I was young, the doctor telling me that I could have my eye removed and a glass eye put in its place, but needless to say, I was horrified and scared by the thought of it.

Through the years I have dealt my injury and it has shaped who I am and how others perceive me, but I would be lying if I were to say that I didn't wish that I could, at least, cover it up. My decision to get an artificial eye, with support from my family, the local Lyons Club and Erickson's Eyes, gave me that opportunity.

Working with Erickson's Eyes has been a great experience. Not only has it had an impact on my appearance, but most important to me is the impact that it has had on me mentally and emotionally.

Thanks, Erickson's Eyes.

~ Augustin - Eastern WA


I received my first scleral shell at six years old, but oddly enough, I rarely wore it. When I was young, I chose to be free of the discomfort they caused, except for school picture day and special occasions. I was referred to Kim at 20 years of age for my fourth scleral shell and after three days, I walked out with the most comfortable shell I had ever experienced.

Kim pays incredible detail to fit, agonizing over minute adjustments to get it perfect. The reward is everyday comfort. Since that first shell of his, I have not gone a day without my prosthesis; and attention to fit is not where the product ends. The likeness of the shell to my "good eye" is so exact that most people have no idea I wear a prosthetic eye.

As a patient of Kim's I have come to enjoy he and his office staff immensely. They are helpful, courteous, quick to smile, and diligent about accommodating all patients needs as best they can. I wholeheartedly recommend Erickson's Eyes. You will walk away in awe.

~ Liza - Western MT


Tate was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at the age of 2 years. It was difficult having a child that young lose an eye. But, on the positive side, he doesn't remember having sight in both. It is amazing how he adjusted to having sight in only one eye. He performs in theatre; he plays soccer, baseball and gymnastics; he plays the piano; and is a wiz at video games. He says the only thing he wishes he could do is see 3D movies.

The prosthetic eye that Kim fashioned for Tate is truly a work of art. People don't even know that he has a fake eye. I had the privilege to watch him hand paint Tate's last eye and the process was fascinating.

Having Kim Erickson as Tate's ocular specialist has made our journey much easier. Tate has grown up with Kim and only trusts him to work with his eye. Kim has incredible patience with children. They are a really great team.

~ Steve, Linda & Tate - Western MT

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Erickson's Eyes

Paulsen Center

421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 770

Spokane, WA 99201

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MAPS MOMS Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia Parent Support

This is a Facebook support group for parents of microphalmic and anophalmic children. It's an amazing recourse as the members are world wide and always researching and discussing current issues in the world of eye loss. The group also provides a tremendous amount of emotional support for it's members who are all coping with similar circumstances.

National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute is a website that contains basic information about Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia. The website also contains educational resources for children and is updated with current research information.

Lost Eye ~ Facebook

This is a Facebook support group for people who have their eye or eyes. The membership posts research articles and compares experiences of eye loss and eye makers. Many new members can get their questions answered about what to expect as they move forward after surgery.

LostEye.com

This is the online website forum for people who've lost their eye or eyes. There are message boards where many discussions take place and links to other recourses.

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The purpose of ASOPRS is to advance education, research, and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, orbits, eyelids, and lacrimal system.

Ocularist.org

This the website for the American Society of Ocularists. It has a directory of it's members and is an excellent place to find contact information for ocularists. It also has recourses for patients that includes links to other professional groups, FAQs and information about surgery and eye care.

International Children Anophthalmia Network

This website has resources on current research for an ophthalmic and microphthalmic kids. there's also a parent discussion forum and information on genetic issues that may coincide with A/M.