About Our Practice
The practice serves Greater Bellevue and the surrounding cities and communities, as well as established patients across the country and throughout the world. We take pride in bearing the Binyon name, and strive to uphold its long and respected tradition of providing the highest quality eye care, service and optical goods in Washington State. We are committed to distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We are guided by the highest moral and ethical standards. Furthermore, we are committed to a pleasant, healthy workplace that fosters continued professional and personal growth for employees.
The Binyon name has been synonymous with quality vision care since it was founded in Seattle in 1911 by Dr. James R. Binyon. Dr. Binyon and company were known for their high ethics, technical advances and skilled, professional care and thus Dr. Binyon was able to open multiple offices throughout the state. Dr. Binyon served two terms in the Washington State Senate. He was highly instrumental in raising the standards of the profession of optometry, and in advancing the profession in this state.
In 1962 there were twelve Binyon Optometrists offices in the state of Washington, and by that time, each of them was individually owned and operated by an independent Doctor of Optometry. Today there are five offices remaining; Bellevue, Bellingham, Burien, Seattle, and Tacoma. The Bellevue office opened in the early 1960’s on a busy corner across from Bellevue Square Mall, and was in that location for over thirty years. In 1991, Dr. Richard Kenny purchased the practice from Dr. Stanley Berman, and moved it to its present location in 1996.
Binyon Family Eye Care Mission Statement
We are devoted to providing individual attention to each person to ensure that you see clearly and comfortably in all your activities, to enhance your appearance, and to help you maintain healthy eyes throughout your life.
Dr. Richard S. Kenny
Dr. Kenny graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas at Houston. In 1982, he earned a Doctorate in Optometry magna cum laude at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Kenny is highly skilled in examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and abnormalities of the eye, as well as being very experienced in fitting contact lenses. He is certified by the Washington State Board of Optometry to provide pharmaceutical treatment of eye disease.
He joined Binyon Optometrists in 1986 after having worked in several optometric practices in Washington State. Dr. Kenny has been the owner and operator of the Bellevue office since 1991. The practice was established in 1960, and moved to its current location in 1996. Before he studied optometry, Dr. Kenny worked in medical research of the eye at Baylor College of Medicine, and prior to that he worked as a chemist for Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas.
Dr. Kenny is a member and Past President of the Greater Bellevue Lions Club. He is a member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington and the American Optometric Association. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, snow skiing, and other outdoor activities.
About Our Staff
Your visit to our office will be made very pleasurable by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will schedule appointments, maintain medical records, and can answer many of your questions. They verify your insurance coverage, process your claim and receive payment. We are on most insurance plans, and we accept all major credit cards.
Our opticians will assist in selecting a stylish frame to enhance your appearance, and help you choose the most appropriate lenses for your particular needs. They are also instructed in the handling and care of contact lenses.