As you all are aware COVID19 has changed the way businesses are running. Currently we are only seeing patients that are having acute, time sensitive issues with their prosthesis. Our office is not open for regular hours as of yet.

As we are preparing to open again there will be some changes to our office procedure. 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 our office:

  • Sanitize your hands upon entering
  • Wear a mask, if you do not have a mask we will provide one for you.
  • Do not bring anyone to your appointment, only parents of children and caregivers are allowed to join you.
  • 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.
  • If you have been directly exposed to someone with COVID19 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.

We will be answering our phones during our regular business hours of 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

COVID19 Symptoms:

  • Fever/chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

Since this situation is ever changing we appreciate your patience and support during this time. We want to do our best to serve you even from a distance and can't wait until it is safe to open our doors once again. Our schedule is unpredictable at this point because we do not know when we will be able to work safely. We will do our best to stay in contact with all of you and get your appointments scheduled or rescheduled as needed.


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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, February 21, 2020

Columbia River Eye Center

475 Bradley Blvd

Richland, WA 99352

Bozeman, MT

Monday, March 23, 2020


Montana Retina Consultants

1940 W. Dickerson St, Ste 103

Bozeman, MT 59718

Helena, MT

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Helena Eye Clinic

3116 Saddle Dr, Ste 3

Helena, MT 59601

Missoula, MT

Friday, March 27, 2020


Rocky Mountain Eye Center

700 W Kent

Missoula, MT 59801

Richland, WA

Friday, April 3, 2020


Columbia River Eye Center

475 Bradley Blvd

Richland, WA 99352

Wenatchee, WA

Friday, April 24, 2020


Vision Source

1190 Fifth St

Wenatchee, WA 98801

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



"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

US Bank Building

422 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 730

Spokane, WA 99201

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Forms & Resources



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.

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.

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.