Welcome to
Uptown Vision Center!

Dedicated to the eyecare of your entire family for 60 years! Family owned and operated, serving the Tri-Cities since 1951

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm
Friday 7am-3pm

The Uptown Vision Center difference

Dedicated to the eyecare of your entire family for 60 years! Family owned and operated, serving the Tri-Cities since 1951. If you’re looking for quality care with a personal touch, we hope you’ll give us a call. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your family’s optometric needs. We are conveniently located nearby and would be delighted to have you as a patient.

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Here's what our customers have to say about us:

"I have had quite a lot of experience with eye exams, glasses/contacts for myself and my entire family for decades, but this office, by far, outdoes them all. Dr. Robertson was fantastic and made my 6 year old granddaughter comfortable and answered every question I had regarding her eyesight. The ladies in the office were also wonderful and let my little one pick through and choose which frames she liked and answered every question I posed as well. Thank you so much!!"

- Aimee C.

"Super friendly and professional. They went above and beyond for me and my husband both, even when we accidentally showed up to our appointment an hour early! They squeezed us in and they were remarkably kind to us during a hard time in our lives. I can't say enough good things about these people."

- Molly M.

I can not give them enough praise. The kindest staff I have ever dealt this. They were so fast and courteous. Even patient when my teen daughter was late, so we were not the best patients. (We had more drama, but the office staff was outstanding). I will never go anywhere else. This was the first doctor that listened to me and helped me with my scratching eyes. I have complained to many doctor's in the past. I am so happy they got us in as new patients.

- Charlene S.

Our Services

In the same location since 1951, Uptown Vision Center has provided eye care to several generations of patients. As the eye care industry has changed we have remained on the cutting edge of providing our patients with the latest in technology in terms of testing equipment, electronic records, and medical services.

Medical eye care services are usually seen on a same day emergency basis, saving one the cost and wait of an emergency room visit. We treat red eye, infections, injuries, floaters, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye pain, and most visual discomforts. We have specific unique testing equipment to photograph conditions as well as a retinal scanner that specifically isolates the retina like a MRI. We truly offer full scope of medical, spectale, contacts, and sunwear.

Fashionable Frames

Uptown Vision Center has specifically chosen to carry frames from manufacturers that provide fashion, durability, comfort, and superior quality. We offer a one year manufacturers warranty on our frames. By offering brands such as Oakley, Flexon, Coach, Versace, Juicy Coture, Sihoulette, Maui Jim and other quality brands our patients can find the best fit, fashion and function of their premium eyewear purchase. We offer over 800 frames in inventory. Our staff is trained to assist you in picking the right shape, color, size and function for your specific prescription and use.

Quality Lenses

We also take the same quality and function in the choice of the lenses we supply. Each glasses prescription has features that require a specific lens to give you the best vision for your specific needs. By using brands such as Zeiss, Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, Hoya and other premium lenses, we know that you will get the vision necessary for your daily needs. The lens technology has changed dramatically to include digitally computer generated lenses that provide precise measurements and correction specifically tailored to you.

Technology & Equipment

  • Retinal Camera

  • Foreign body removal

  • Allergy and dry eye testing

  • Glaucoma pressure

  • Auto-Refractor (eye power measurement)

  • Fully integrated electronic medical records

  • Custom measurements for progressive (no-line) bifocals

Patient Resources

If you are a new or returning patient, please complete the forms below and bring them with you to your appointment.

Payment Options

We accept Cash, Personal Checks, American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®,
Discover®, and Care Credit now available.

Insurance Plans

We participate with VSP, Medicare, BlueCross BlueShield, NBN, Aetna, Kaiser, and Uniform Medical. Check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.

Care Credit

The Care Credit card is available to help people pay for health care expenses, often with an introductory period that is interest-free. We accept Care Credit for all of our services. To learn more or apply for the card, click here:


Bruce Robertson, O.D.

Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Bruce graduated from Richland High School in 1985 and received his Bachelor’s degree in physical science in 1993 at Pacific University while being a star on the basketball team. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1995 from Pacific University College of Optometry. He has been a dedicated clinician in the Tri-Cities area ever since. In his free time he enjoys golfing with his kids and grandkids and has coached the basketball team at Richland High School since 1999.

Boyd Robertson, O.D.

Boyd was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. He received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University in 1998 while playing second base for the baseball team, and a Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in 2003. He specializes in corneal diseases and is certified to fit a variety of specialty contact lenses for ocular disease. Boyd speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages, cultures and walks of life. His spare time is filled with family activities and fishing.

Brian Jacks, O.D.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in 2004, and then received a Doctorate of Optometry in May of 2009 from Pacific University College of Optometry. Proceeding graduation he spent his elective rotations learning more about disease management at the Walla Walla Veterans Administration Medical Center, and primary care optometry at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. He’s also had advanced training in managing patients with vision problems following traumatic brain injuries or strokes. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages and is fluent in English and German. In his free time, Brian enjoys working out with his wife, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.


Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!
You can contact us at the following:
[email protected]Phone: (509) 943-3119Fax: (509) 946-4904Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
Friday 7am-3pm