Dr. Chris Fairborn, OD

Dr. Chris Fairborn, OD

Optometry  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Fairborn earned his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. He has bachelors degrees from UC Berkeley and from the California State University. Dr. Fairborn also has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree with honors from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to belonging to several optometric associations, Dr. Fairborn is a licensed patent attorney. He is Board Certified. With a commitment to using the best technology, Dr. Fairborn provides patients with state of the art comprehensive care, delivered in a compassionate and open manner. He is known for his friendly, easy-going manner and attentive communication skills.

Northside Vision

601 W Francis Ave

Spokane, WA 99205
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Principal Financial Group

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Care Philosophy

The professionals at Northside Vision are dedicated to providing Spokane's families with the highest quality, most technologically advanced eye care - All delivered in a friendly, caring manner. We maintain a comprehensive family practice with an emphasis on primary eye care and the medical treatment and management of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye and macular degeneration. Come enjoy fresh coffee while browsing our great new optical in our office at 601 W Francis (at Wall).
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  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Sports Vision

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Watering Eyes


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • California State University, Stanislaus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University of California At Berkeley
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Pacific Presby M
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Texas Tech University School Of Law
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outsanding Doctor Award, 1995
  • Contact Lens Research Award, 1989
Media & Publications

Dr. Fairborn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Finnish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Optometry, Member
  • American Board of Optometry, Diplomate

Dr. Fairborn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fairborn to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Fairborn's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Spokane Valley, WA |
Dr Fairborn is professional and has the best technology in one office. Love his staff too.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Dr. Fairborn accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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