"The Eye is the Lamp of the Body..." Matt 6:22

About Us

Galen Schmidt, OD

Galen Schmidt, OD

Dr. Galen Schmidt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Grand Coulee area. Originally from Cozad, Nebraska he served 4 years in the Army, then attended the University of Nebraska.  He receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Schmidt is actively licensed in the state of Washington for diagnostics, therapeutics, orals and epinephrine injections; serving three externships: Rantoul Air Force Base, Indianapolis Low Vision Center, and the Carle Clinic in Champaign Illinois.  He also is licensed in Idaho and Nebraska. Dr. Schmidt is well versed in the treatment and management of eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eyes, and diabetic retinopathy.

Just out of 'School", he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and opened the Whitman Family Vision Center in Colfax, where he raised his family. Dr. Schmidt sold his practice in 2000 and worked with other doctors in Puyallup, Airway Heights, Spokane Vallley and Spokane. 

After 30 years of private practice experience, Dr. Schmidt and his wife Pam, originally from Omak are enjoying the slower pace, and enhanced quality of life here in Grand Coulee.  


How We Can Help You


We offer a comprehensive eye examination for adults and children of all ages.

For a more complete description press the EXAM button from the Home Screen.


See the Difference

Your Satisfaction is our Highest Priority!

We embrace the Scripture, "The Eye is the Lamp of the Body. If your Eyes are Healthy, Your Whole Body Will be Full of Light.  

Matthew 6:22

Thank you for Trusting Us with Your Eye Care Needs

Services Provided

Acuity Test


The Acuity test determines your near or distance visual acuity.  More detail under EXAM tab on the HOME page.

Designer Eyewear


We offer you fashion trends eyewear including designer frames, youth frames and 3 saftey frames. In addition, we have a stylish selection of budget conscious frames for those of you who want a designer look without the designer price.  

Press the EYEWEAR button on the Home page to see what brands we carry.



This piece of equipment is used to test exactly what your eyeglass prescription should be.

See a more complete discription under the EXAM button on the Home Screen.

Contact Us

To Schedule an appointment  press "Message", or call (509) 633-0340 during business hours. 

Press the "What to Bring" Button on the Home Page for a 'seamless' first experience.

Coulee Vision Center

407 Burdin Blvd, Grand Coulee, WA 99133, US

(509) 633-0340


Monday -Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1 PM

 Closed Friday - Sunday