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Welcome to Coastal Eye Care

Your Optometrists in Long Beach, Astoria, Seaside, & Tillamook.


Welcome to Coastal Eye Care, we have four locations: Long Beach, Astoria, Seaside, and Tillamook.. Our doctors and the Coastal Eye Care team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at whichever location is most convenient for you.

Coastal Eye Care is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Long Beach, Astoria, Seaside, or Tillamook areas come to Coastal Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our optometrists and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Coastal Eye Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Coastal Eye Care, we offer vision financing options and will work with medical and vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

At Coastal Eye Care, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at the phone numbers below.

Coastal Eye Care

Long Beach
1703 Pacific Ave S
Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: 360-642-3214
Astoria
553 18th Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-4401
Seaside
819 S. Holladay Drive
Seaside, OR 97138
Phone: 503-738-5361
Tillamook
102 Main Ave
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: 503-374-0399

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Darren Thorsen
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Thorsen is the founder and one of the Optometrists at Coastal Eye Care. He has strong ties to the area. He grew up in Warrenton, OR, and completed his undergraduate work at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. His Doctorate of Optometry was earned at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR.  He started practicing in Long Beach in 1993 and over the years expanded the practice to Seaside and Astoria. Dr. Thorsen has considerable experience in primary eye care, ocular disease management,  eye care for children & teens, and specialty contact lenses fitting. Dr. Thorsen has specific expertise and interest in diseases of the eye and conditions associated with aging, such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Dr. Thorsen is certified in surgical co-management and referral consultation of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and refractive surgery. Dr. Thorsen is an Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. He enjoys participating in the training of future optometrists. Coastal Eye Care hosts several interns a year during their final year of clinical training. Dr. Thorsen is an elected member of the Ocean Beach Hospital board of directors and serves as the board chairman. When not working Dr. Thorsen enjoys outdoor sports and traveling with his wife, two sons, and their two dogs. He enjoys working with his hands doing, woodworking projects, and mechanical restorations.

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  • Dr.
    Krista Ballard
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Ballard was born and raised in California where she completed her undergraduate work at California State University Bakersfield. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Biotechnology. She is very passionate about learning and is currently working to obtain a Masters of Education in Visual Function in Learning from Pacific University. While in optometry school, at Pacific University College of Optometry, she fell in love with Oregon and decided to make the Oregon coast her home.  Dr. Ballard works in our Tillamook location. She provides comprehensive vision care, medical vision exams (including yearly diabetic exams), pediatric vision care, contact lens services (including scleral lenses, myopia control fits, and orthokeratology lenses), and urgent ocular health evaluations.  Dr. Ballard is passionate about myopia control and dry eye treatment, please contact our office for more information about these specialty services.  When not working, Dr. Ballard enjoys spending time outdoors along the coast or in the forest with her husband, Christian, her son, Salem, and her fur baby, Cillian.

  • Dr.
    Kyle Thompson
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Thompson joined Coastal Eye Care following his graduation from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in the small town of Estherville, Iowa before moving to the west coast to attend Oregon State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in BioHealth Science and Chemistry.  Kyle enjoys providing eye care services to patients of all ages and needs, with specialized training in both pediatric and military veteran populations. He also received training with a renowned LASIK and cataract surgeon and is very knowledgeable in co-managing common eye procedures. Other areas of specialty include contact lenses and treatment of eye conditions such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.  Outside the office, Dr. Thompson enjoys local food and drink with his fiancée as well as disc golf, hiking, and watching sports – especially the Kansas City Chiefs and OSU Beavers.  Dr. Thompson provides care in the Astoria, Seaside, and Long Beach locations. 

  • Dr.
    Ashley Calvert
    Optometric Physician

    Dr. Calvert joined Coastal Eye Care in July 2019 after graduating optometry school from Pacific University College of Optometry. She grew up along the Columbia River in the small town of Cathlamet, Washington. 

    After graduating from Wahkiakum High School she began her education at Pacific University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Vision Science and then going on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry. She currently provides comprehensive vision care, pediatric vision care, contact lens services, and ocular health checks at the Long Beach, Seaside, and Astoria offices. 

    Ashley enjoys exploring the Oregon coast, fishing, hiking, and spending time on the river or at the beach with her husband, who is a US Coast Guard member. She is excited to join our team of eye care professionals and is passionate about providing quality eye care to patients throughout the coastal community.

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Excellent Care! Very thorough exam. The Dr. took the time to explain my issues and answer all my questions. I was so relieved and grateful to be in their office!!"
    H.H.
  • "Coastal has had significant and very positive impact on the improvement and continuing care of my vision. I am grateful for and trust in the care I receive. Thank you"
    S.D.
  • "It was so nice meeting you all yesterday. I really appreciate all the information the Dr gave and the assistance with selecting new glasses. Will definitely recommend your office to all our family and friends."
    D.P.
  • "A superior optical firm. After several trips to Coastal Eye Care, I have it to be one of the best. The staff in particular is both competent and congenial. I recommend Coastal Eye Care highly."
    L.J.
  • "Best eye care ever! I felt very comfortable with Dr. Darren, He really explained how important eye care is to a diabetic patient. Looking forward to seeing him again soon."
    Hannelore S.
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    Similar to a bruise under the skin, a subconjunctival hemorrhage happens when a small blood vessel located between the sclera (white portion of an eye) and the conjunctiva (lining on the surface of an eye) breaks and covers the sclera with blood. Unlike broken blood vessels located under the skin which ...

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  • Lazy Eye

    Lazy eye, also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood, and it typically starts when the focus in one eye is more enhanced than the other. The eye with less focus might be impaired due to a significant amount of farsightedness or astigmatism, or something ...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Long Beach

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Astoria

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Seaside

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Tilllamook

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed