Important Announcement on Dr. McEathron’s Retirement

February 27, 2023

Dear Patients,

With a mixture of joy and sadness, we announce Dr. Mark McEathron’s 43 years of service at Binyon Vision Center will be coming to an end in 2023.  Dr. McEathron has faithfully cared for patients in Bellingham since September 1980.  The transfer of ownership to Dr. LeClaire in September 2021 has been very smooth and he has full confidence in Binyon Vision Center’s future in providing quality care for the eyes of Whatcom County.

He is thankful for the many patients and families with whom he has built relationships and is honored to have cared for two and sometimes even three generations.  The ability to help each patient see their best has been an extremely rewarding career.   In his retirement, he looks forward to more travel with his wife, Mary, and spending more time with his seven grandchildren.

The Binyon team will be looking for a full-time replacement optometrist for Dr. McEathron.  He will be available part-time to schedule appointments for the foreseeable future.  Please call for availability and we will announce his last day on our website along with an introduction of our new doctor.  

We offer our endless thanks to Dr. McEathron and wish him all the best in retirement!


Dr. Heather LeClaire and the Binyon team