Alan Labrum O.D.

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Instructor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (287 Ratings, 95 Comments)


  • Optometry

Special focus on

  • Low Vision Rehabilitation


  • B.S., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Canada 2006
  • O.D., Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago Illinois United States 2013
  • Residency:

    • Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease, Illinois College of Optometry, 2016


Alan Labrum was born in Vancouver, BC, however he spent much of his early childhood living abroad in Thailand and Saudi Arabia because his father was an ESL teacher.

He obtained his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. While in university and upon graduation he travelled to Japan and South Korea to teach English before deciding to pursue optometry.

He did his optometry training at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. He later returned to Chicago, after spending a year practicing primary care optometry in Terrace, BC, to do his residency training in low vision rehabilitation and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry and the Chicago Lighthouse. He stayed on at the Chicago Lighthouse before returning to the Pacific Northwest and joining the Casey Eye Institute.

He is grateful for the opportunity to help his patients overcome some of the challenges that are associated with vision loss in order to improve the quality of their lives.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela, and young son, Wesley, exploring the local neighborhood and parks.

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Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (287 Ratings, 95 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Yes, it was a good experience. He was very professional and he seemed to know what he was doing. Thank you.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    The doctor was very personable, thorough and progessional.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    My provider was very thorough explained everything completely to me, and I was very happy.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Only if they needed his services

  • Sep 12, 2019

    I'm very encouraged by prospect forHelp to make vision improvement ... Leaning to use iPad and phone to Better advantage,etc...PLH

  • Sep 06, 2019

    I went to see the doctor so that I could get a better refraction for my glasses and when he was finished I was able to say wow, and I saw a better than I had for at least 6 years.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Experiential it’s very friendly and professional taken care of quickly seen by doctors in a timely manner

  • Aug 20, 2019

    The service was excellence.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Dr. Labrom, OD is great.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Dr. Labrum, provided lots of helpful suggestions for me to explore on my own. These suggestions will be very helpful in maintaining the quality of how I can better use vision that I still have.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Everything was very good, they cared for me very well. They were very kind. Thanks.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Wonderful courteous and professional.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Dr. labrum was very nice and I was impressed with his expertise.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    One of the most helpful, thorough, gracious doctors I have ever had. He seemed truly interested in the patient and my welfare. The fact that he was not rushed, also, made the experience very positive. Doctors too often have time restraints that impair the experience for both patient and physician

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Prompt, friendly, good listener, understanding.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Alan Labrum, OD, was knowledgeable, focused, and kind. I felt like my appointment and the results were the most important thing on his mind.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I would like to say that the doctor is very patient, very caring, and very thorough. I really like going to see him. He answers all my questions.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I like Dr. Labrum very much. He listens very carefully, he's very attentive and he comes up with solutions, or he tries to and he's really, really helpful. He's extremely helpful and he knows what he's talking about and he's really friendly, very attentive and very, very helpful.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    For initial visit, quite comprehensive exam, very professional.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Dr. Labrum offers very helpful advise and tools to me to help me to keep seeing. I like that he never seems rushed. He spends the necessary time to make sure that I understand the information he is sharing with me. He listens to my concerns and struggles in regard to my vision. I never leave without having learned something new about the tools that are available to me.

  • Jun 13, 2019


  • May 31, 2019

    He was patient and thorough

  • May 31, 2019

    He was very nice, professional and helpful.

  • May 31, 2019

    Very friendly and efficient.

  • May 24, 2019

    It was a wonderful experience

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Alan Labrum is very professional. Very kind. and to be lots of ways and I would definitely go back to him and I would definitely anyone, I knew was having trouble seeing having difficulty we low vision. I would definitely recommend. Thank you so much. You me to go to such a wonderful caring doctor as Dr. Labrum.

  • May 21, 2019

    He took the time to work with us. We were not rushed.

  • May 21, 2019

    He was an excellent doctor, he saw me well, examined me well.

  • May 16, 2019

    He still allowed our visit to take place, even when the transport company was 15 mins late for the appt. He was so patient and kind, gave us tons of information, and gave us some hope.

  • May 11, 2019

    Dr. Labrum seem to be very knowledgeable and a 10 if he spent a lot of time with me and persevered to get a good refraction, and I appreciate it very much all that he did. Thank you. Bye.

  • May 09, 2019

    I thought he was very good

  • May 05, 2019

    He was very pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed working with them.

  • May 02, 2019

    I appreciated the time he took to hear my issues, his attention to details and to discuss future issues of deciding what kind of lens for cataract surgery.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Doctor labrum was so helpful, kind! It was refreshing! I have found that sometimes people on Medicaid, and oregoncare, are treated differently than others, I did not feel this with doctor labrum. He made me feel like I was cared about!! He was so helpful, he told me of things that would help me and I am so grateful. He is an amazing doctor and a very kind human being!

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr Labram was personable, knowledgeable, and listened to my concerns regarding my eyes.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    I was amazed by Dr Labrum's techniques and ability to to clarify my vision beyond what it has been for many years. His manner is personable and warm. His practice is a strong asset to Casey Eye Institute.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Alan Labrum was kind, informative, actually listened and provided feedback. He genuinely seemed to care about my concerns and treated like a person (not a business transaction).

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Very pleased. I needed technical help with my vision care and Dr. Labrum provided that.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Labrum was professional yet personable and thorough without wasting time. I am completely satisfied being in his care.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Labrum was the best... optometrist I've ever been to in my life and I'm 87 years old, he was extremely polite professional, courteous, listened to every word, extremely patient in all my one hour plus with him, and did the best exam I've ever had in my life.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    He was very punctual. He was very pleasant. He made each thing that he wanted you to understand ... he made it very clear what you he wanted you to know, and ask if you understood I liked what he talked about. I liked what he did. Thank you. Any key.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Labrum was very thorough and kind. He took his time to make sure that the lense change was correct. He also assisted [Name] in using helpful devises to read more comfortably. We thank him for his services.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Dr Labrum was extremely patient with trying to provide a solution, but unfortunately was unable to come up with an option other than just a stronger magnifying glass. We were able to purchase that on that day.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Dr. Labrum was very professional. He helped me a great deal. And I appreciate everything he's told me about and I'm very grateful. Thank you.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    very good listener

  • Mar 28, 2019

    very helpful

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Very capable and professional. Both Kathy and the Doctor were great to work with.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr Labrum was terrific; he was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    She has been very helpful. I I'm not always here, but she's been very helpful to me.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Great physician, both professionally and personally. Very pro-patient.

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