Doctors & Staff

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All patients are unique, and so are their eye care needs. We can tailor your prescription to meet the demands of your daily lifestyle so that you’re comfortable, look great, and see well.

We’re happy that you’re here and invite you to learn more about our amazing doctors and our dedicated team!

Our Doctors

Dr. Steven Dobson O.D.

Dr. Steven Dobson O.D.

Dr. Dobson studied optometry at Southern California College of Optometry, after which he completed his residency in low vision rehabilitative optometry at Veteran’s Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He founded Dimond Vision Clinic in 1981. Dr. Dobson is a past president of the Alaska State Board of Examiners in Optometry and an Alaska State Professional Committee Representative for VSP.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the current President of the Alaska Optometric Association.

Dr. Dobson is married and the father of three children. He loves to spend time skiing, traveling, and playing golf.

Dr. Gary Kjome O.D.

Dr. Gary Kjome O.D.

Originally from Antigo, Wisconsin, Dr. Kjome received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California School of Optometry in 1980 before joining our practice in 1984.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Alaska Optometric Association and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

His commitment to our patients and to improving others’ vision is key to helping us deliver excellent care to our Anchorage patients. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and is a wine aficionado.

Dr. Stephanie Berge O.D.

Dr. Stephanie Berge O.D.

Dr. Stephanie Berge is originally from Metro Detroit (southeast Michigan). She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Optometry from Ferris State University and earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry in 2018. She then completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at Henry Ford OptimEyes Super Vision Center: West Bloomfield, affiliated with Henry Ford Health System and Michigan College of Optometry. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Alaska Optometric Association. She is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based care and counsel to every patient. When not in the office, Dr. Berge is out hiking with her husband, playing with her dog, or reading a good book.

Dr. Levi Ridgeway O.D.

Dr. Ridgeway is originally from a small farming town in Northeast Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He completed his Doctorate of Optometry at the Indiana School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN in 2020.
After optometry school, he spent a year in an ocular disease focused residency at the Baltimore VAMC, which also partners with the John Hopkins Hospital. He is excited to bring the knowledge he learned to the office and passionate about preventative eye care. Dr. Ridgeway then spent the last few years working in Athens, OH before moving here to Alaska.
He is joined by his partner and 2 dogs who are all excited to explore all the wonderful outdoor activities Alaska has to offer, such as camping, hiking, biking and skiing. Dr. Ridgeway enjoys all types of food and coffee, so any suggestions for local spots would be greatly welcomed.

Office Hours & Info

  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed
Holidays may affect these hours
907-349-6932 907-349-6347
  • 1000 East Dimond Blvd. Suite 101
  • Anchorage, AK 99515

Meet Our Billing Specialist



Amber joined the office in 2016. She was raised in Tempe, AZ and has lived in Anchorage, AK since 1996. She recently became a Certified Professional Coder with an Associate of Arts degree and Certificate in Medical Office Coding from the University of Alaska. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three children, shopping, reading, and continuing her knowledge in Optometry.

Meet Our Technicians




Nora was born and raised right here in Alaska. With over 14 years of healthcare experience, she has brought a wealth of knowledge to our team. Nora has two daughters who she loves spending time with. You can often find her cooking up new recipes, including baking cakes! She also enjoys going on long road trips and camping.


Cheaman was raised here in Alaska and joined Dimond Vision Clinic in 2024. He has 3 years of Ophthalmic experience under his belt, but loves to continue to learn and further his horizons. Outside work he is often deep diving into niche topics and hanging out with his bearded dragon.

Meet Our Contact Lens Specialist


Tiffany was born and raised in Alaska and has tried living in the lower 48, but always returns to her home state. She has been in the eye care field for over 5 years and joined our team in May of 2023. She has extensive knowledge in pre-screening and optical. As a newlywed, she spends most of her time with her loving husband and adorable dogs. She also enjoys music and plays several instruments. Her motto, “Life is great, but bearded dragons make it better.”


Meet Our Optical Staff



Nancy is a licensed optician originally from Lake Placid, New York but has lived in Alaska since 1985. Nancy joined our team in winter of 2013.
Devotion to providing the best care, latest technology and quality products are what attracted her to our office. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys hiking, gardening, baking and spending time with her husband and sons.



Cher was born into a military family in Germany. She has been in Alaska since she was 4 years old. She joined the team in May 2017 and had obtained her American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC) in 2010 and also gained her National Contact Lens Certification (NCLC) in 2014. Cher brings a professional, can do attitude to the optical department. She takes pride in providing her patients with the highest level of care and time. In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer including photography and painting.


Stephanie is from Fresno, California and has lived in Alaska since 2001. She entered the optical field in 2002 and joined Dimond Vision Clinic in June of 2023. Stephanie brings over 21 years of eye care knowledge to our team, with experience in pre-screening, contacts and optical. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, watching movies and spending time with her husband, four children, puppy and chickens.

Meet Our Reception Staff


Jubilie was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Anchorage with her family in 2009. She graduated from high school in 2020 and is currently a student at the University of Alaska seeking a degree in graphic design. She has over three years of customer service experience, and is eager to gain more administrative experience. When she’s not working or studying, she loves to spend time painting, playing with her two cats, and appreciating the cozy moments in life.


Paige has been with the Dimond Vision Clinic since August of 2023. She has been working in the medical field for over five years and brings her knowledge and positive attitude to the office. She was born and raised in Alaska and enjoys spending time with her friends, family, dog and guinea pig.


Melody has been with the company since October of 2023.  She moved to Alaska in 2002 and has been in a love-hate relationship with the state since. As a self-proclaimed “people person”, she loves interacting with patients and making her workplace feel like home. She brings several years of customer service and insurance experience to the office. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog and gaming with friends.