About Our Team
We at Mercer Island Family Eye Care welcome you as a part of our eye care family!
Together, we are driven to make your eye care experience great. From your first contact with us, through your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to provide the best eye care experience for you and your family. Our optometrists are highly knowledgeable and passionate about helping patients see better by exercising best eye health practices. Our friendly office staff is here to help all patients schedule appointments, answer questions about billing and benefits, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians offers guidance in picking out the perfect pair of eyewear for your prescription, lifestyle, and help make sense of insurance benefits.
Savatei Susan Sea, OD
Dr. Savatei Susan Sea completed a biochemistry degree at the University of Washington and received her doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry. Her optometric experiences include: management of a variety of eye diseases, including glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as dry eye treatments and specialty contact lens fits. Her interests include treatment of eye infections, co-management of refractive surgery, and pediatric vision care. Dr. Sea enjoys spending time with her family, tennis and yoga in her spare time.
Ann Marie Griff, OD
Dr. Ann Marie Griff is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She was born in the Midwest but has considered the Seattle area her home for the past two decades. She has practiced optometry in her own practice in Kirkland, WA for the past 20 years until joining MI Family Eyecare. Dr. Griff is passionate about helping others and is dedicated to aiding her patients see clearly and also maintain good eye health. She excels in helping those with challenging prescriptions finding just the right solution. She also diagnoses and manages many eye conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. In her spare time, Dr. Griff enjoys yoga, biking, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Eric was raised in Kirkland, attended the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and their 3 dogs. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, watching the Seahawks and Huskies, and taking his dogs to local parks with his wife.
Pretester, Front Desk Staff
Mavel moved to Seattle from the Philippines in June 2014, and in 2016 she graduated as a Medical Administrative Assistant. She is also a Sunday school teacher and is studying to be a Pastor someday. She has a daughter who is still in the Philippines and they love to video call. In her spare time, she plays basketball with her husband. She helps and supports kids in the Philippines that cannot afford to buy school supplies by sending supplies to them.
Office Manager, Optician, Pretester
Penny entered the optical world in 2016, thrilled to learn more, she made her way up as the office manager. On her free time she travels as a competitive dancer and freelances photography and graphic design. Penny’s motto is, “You need a pair of frames for every outfit!”
Pretester, Front Desk Staff
Amber is studying Health Information Management at the University of Washington. She enjoys all fields of healthcare but optometry is one of particular interest. Amber was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and while she loves her hometown, she also loves to travel. She enjoys exploring nature, seeing new sights, trying new foods, and experiencing different cultures. A few future travel destinations are Guatemala, Japan, Australia, and Egypt.