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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as 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 doctors:


Michael Erickson, OD


Dr. Erickson earned his degree in Biology from UCLA and his Doctor of Optometry degree from University of California, Berkley. He has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest since 1996. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

He started Klahanie Eyecare Center in 2004 and Lakemont Eyecare in 2009. He loves being a dad and enjoys every chance he gets with his two boys. Dr. Erickson can be reached at


Jennifer Juang, OD


Dr. Juang is a 1999 graduate of University of California Berkeley School of Optometry and joined Klahanie Eyecare Center in 2007. She lives in Issaquah with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. Dr. Juang can be reached at


Sharon Cheriyan (Formerly Thannickal), OD


Dr. Cheriyan is from Portland, Oregon, where she received her degree in optometry from Pacific University. She has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest since 2012. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Physicians of Washington.

She enjoys being an optometrist and loves working with her patients, especially children. She has recently gotten married, and enjoys spending time with her husband. Dr. Thannickal can be reached at


Heidi Sutter OD

Dr. Sutter grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After completing her undergraduate degree in Physiology at the University of California, San Diego, she completed her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley, and her residency in Primary Care. She practiced for 10 years before taking a few years off to prioritize family. During this time, she completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington. She returned to practice in 2018 and joined Klahanie Eyecare. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

Dr. Sutter enjoys working in the community where she lives. She finds eyecare rewarding because she can help people of all ages and backgrounds. When her children are grown, she wants to become more involved with eyecare services in developing countries.

Dr. Sutter lives in Sammamish with her husband, her 2 boys, and her daughter. You might spot her in the community playing tennis, riding her bike, or walking her dogs.


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