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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Benson/Kent Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Kent.

Dr. Thomas Mitchell OD

Dr. Mitchell graduated as an Optometric Physician from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1999. He also trained at the VA Hospital in Portland, OR. He completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. Dr. Mitchell has owned Benson Vision Source in Kent since 2002.

What sets Dr. Mitchell apart as an Optometrist is his genuine concern and care for his patients. He believes in the importance of doing a thorough Eye Health evaluation and educating you, as his patient, in the best eye health care. He will take the time to explain things and answer any question you may have.

One of his specialties is Medical Optometry. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of occular diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eyes, along with medical conditions that affect the eyes such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., so you are assured of receiving expert care for your eye health. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington.

Dr. Mitchell and his wife Laurie have four children, Devin, Andrew, Kelani, and Rachel. Dr. Mitchell, a former tennis pro plays whenever he gets a chance. He loves spending time with his kids, and watching classic movies, old and new. He enjoys working with youth, and has been active in the Boy Scout organization for over thirty years.


Shannon is our Billing Specialist.  Shannon has resided in the Kent area for 52 years.  She’s a “hometown girl.”  Her expertise is in billing and she loves what she does.  Most people dread dealing with insurance companies, but Shannon finds it a challenge that she loves to take on.  If you have any questions regarding your insurance, Shannon is your girl! She has been married for 25 years and has an 18-year-old daughter.  Shannon enjoys motorcycle riding and fishing. She loves animals, particularly dogs.  When Shannon retires, she would love to do some volunteer work around animals when she is not busy touring on her bike with her husband.


Susan is on our friendly Optician Team. Her smiling face and cheerful personality will help you with your pretesting, as well as help you pick out just the right pair of glasses to meet your lifestyle needs. She has been in the Optical industry since 1996. Susan was born and raised in California, but has been in Washington for the past seven years. She has a daughter who keeps her busy. Susan enjoys making floral arrangements, crafts, shopping and spending time with her family.