About Our Practice
Columbia Point Eye Care is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
About Our Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
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Royce K. Barney, O.D.
Dr. Barney joined Columbia Point Vision Clinic after receiving his optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. His education provided experience in pediatric, geriatric and primary eye care. He enjoyed his time at the Garden Grove Children’s clinic providing low-income children with eye care and vision correction. Young patients remain some of his favorites to have sitting in his exam chair.
His education also allowed him to serve some of the people he admires most: America’s veterans and active military men and woman, having rotated through both the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and the Lemoore Naval Hospital in Central California. He was also trained in specialty contact lens fitting at the Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah Medical School, and the renowned Hoopes Vision center in Sandy, UT providing pre and postoperative care to Lasik and cataract patients.
Dr. Barney was raised near Coeur d’ lane, ID until he was a teenager and after several family moves finished high school in the Sun Valley, ID area. He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Northern Mexico and has maintained fluency in the Spanish language. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho with a BS in Biology. He enjoys snowboarding, skiing, golf and about anything else involving sports and the outdoors. Dr. Barney and his wife AubRee have a young son and daughter.
Brandon S. Furness, O.D.
Dr. Furness joined Columbia Point Vision Center after practicing at Vista Optical in the Kennewick Fred Meyer for 5 years. He and his family quickly fell in love with the Tri-Cities after moving here in 2009 and now feel like it has always been home.
He was raised along with five siblings in Salmon, Idaho, where he enjoyed small town living. Dr Furness earned his Bachelors in Biology from BYU-Idaho, graduating with honors in 2004. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating with honors in 2009.
Dr. Furness loves caring for a variety of patients. Whether old, young, or somewhere in between, he will take the time to provide the best solution for your eye care needs. His easy going demeanor is sure to make you comfortable during your visit. Dr. Furness’ areas of expertise include customized contact lens fitting, treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, and diabetic eye complications. He also enjoys working with patients to determine if they are good candidates for LASIK or cataract surgery.
Dr. Furness enjoys time spent with his family as well as serving in his church. He enjoys watching and playing all sports and is an avid BYU Cougar fan. Since moving to the Tri-Cities he has really gained a love for spending time on the water.
Dr. Furness is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW).
Kurtis Hill, O.D.
Dr. Kurtis K Hill was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. He attended undergraduate studies at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho prior to serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Los Angeles, California area. Upon returning from his mission, he completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He then attended Pacific University College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1990.
Upon completion of his optometry degree, Dr. Hill was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served in Active Duty until 1996 when he moved with his family to the Kennewick, Washington area to take over as Lead Optometrist for the Group Health Vision Center. Soon after moving to Kennewick, the U.S. Air Force contacted him and asked if he might continue to serve his country in the Air National Guard Clinic based at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington. He said yes, and continues to serve his country each month.
In 2008, Group Health chose to close the Vision Center in Kennewick and Dr. Hill decided to open his own practice, EyeCare Vision and Optical, to continue providing optometric care for the many patients he has treated over the years in Kennewick and surrounding areas. Former Group Health patients may see some familiar faces in the office as three of the staff at Group Health have joined him in the practice.
Dr. Hill provides primary care optometry for ALL members of the family. These services include fitting contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Dr. Hill is a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and Military Officers Association of American.
In his spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys spending time with his family, running, and mountain and road biking. He is very active in his church and Boy Scouts.