At The Visual Connection, each optometrist and staff member concentrates on providing friendly, caring, and knowledgeable family eye care. In addition to exams for eyeglass or contact lenses, we offer many eye health services.
Diabetic eye evaluations
Diagnoses and treatment of glaucoma
Diagnoses and treatment of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye
Foreign body removal
Post-surgical care for cataracts and LASIK procedures
We also offer a wide selection of eyeglass frames, as well as contact lenses and color contact lenses. Frames come in many styles and designs, including everything from single-vision lenses to multi-focal lenses. We are part of the Vision Source network of optometric practices.
You'll find the latest trends in fashions as well as classic designs for men, women, and children.
Dr. Michael J. McKinney
Eye care is a McKinney family tradition. Growing up in Raymond, he was the son of William McKinney, a local optometrist. His uncle, John McKinney, practiced optometry in McMinnville, OR, and his daughter, Andrea, graduated from University of California, Berkley in 2012.
Dr. McKinney has been an active member of the Rotary Club for over 30 years and is well known in the community.
He is a member in good standing of the American Optometric Association and past president of the Kitsap Optometric Society. He also has been active in the legislative process. His free time used to be spent chicken-farming, but now he is an avid golfer and gardener.
Dr. David B. Whitemarsh
Dr. Whitemarsh is a native of the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in Puyallup, WA. He received his bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, in 2008.
He is passionate regarding all aspects of optometry from primary eye care to ocular disease management. In his spare time, Dr. Whitemarsh enjoys skiing, camping, swimming, and cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks.
However, his greatest joy comes from spending time with his wife and four daughters.
Dr. David Lasater
Dr. David Lasater was born and raised in Washington State and has been in practice for 25 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and graduated from Southern College of Optometry in May 1990.
While studying for his Doctorate in Optometry he became a member of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanities (VOSH) and served in Costa Rica.
Dr. Lasater is also an honored member of the US Army Reserve Officer Medical Corps and has managed optometry care for Service Members going to and from Afghanistan and Iraq. He has advocated for the eye care needs of deploying soldiers at the level of the Pentagon to establish policy and procedures to support soldiers in obtaining appropriate care.
Dr. Lasater is a devoted husband to his wife, Lucinda, who is a professor of nursing at Pacific Lutheran University. He is also father to six adult children and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Lasater and his wife have recently moved to Harstine Island to share their country acres with their large family. They enjoy several outdoor adventures as part of living in the Northwest and delight in sharing the solace of their new home with family and friends.
Trust Our Friendly and Dedicated Staff of Professionals
For many years, the professional staff at The Visual Connection has served the needs of patients on the Kitsap Peninsula. They are especially skilled at helping you find the right frame to fit your face and lifestyle.
If you ever need a frame adjustment, the service is always FREE so stop in any time.
Same-day appointments are often available and we also accept walk-in clients at our two locations. Most major insurance company policies are accepted, as well. Call us in Bremerton at 360-479-2020 or Belfair at 360-275-2020.