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Our Eye Doctors

Dr. Paul Williams specializes in understanding how the human eye works and how to read the results of your eye exam so to diagnose diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our experienced, friendly doctors who make Parkland Eye & Vision a leading provider of vision care services in the Tacoma/Parkland area and come in for an eye exam near you!

Dr. Williams

Paul A. Williams FAAO, O.D.

Member of the American Optometric Association

Member of Vision Source/Puget Sound Eye Doctors

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Fellow of the Academy of Optometry


Dr. Williams specializes in family eye health and vision care. A native of Washington, he returned to practice in Parkland in 1998 from Oklahoma, where he served as Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at Northeastern State University College of Optometry. A graduate of Illinois State University and Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Williams served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Optometry at the USAF Hospital Kirtland for the New Mexico Regional Federal Medical Center. Following his service to the Air Force, Dr. Williams served as Clinic Director and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Ophthalmology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is a well-known lecturer in the areas of medical administration, glaucoma, diabetes, medical lasers, and health care education. Dr. Williams has held appointments and positions with numerous national health care entities and is the recipient of several awards including USAF Optometrist of the Year. Dr. Williams enjoys traveling with his wife Diane and sharing in the lives of his three children and stepdaughter.