Where we treat your

whole family, like family.

We delight in taking care of what we consider to be your most important sense:

your sight.

From toddlers to teens,

middle age to mature,

let us make sure you see every part

of our amazing Alaska scenery and

never miss a magic moment

due to a vision problem.

We have special equipment…

…that can tell the vision of a toddler without their verbal feedback, which can often allow us to prescribe glasses that can correct vision problems early and make sure your child can read what’s on the board, or in the books.

We stock hundreds of designer frames to suit your style.

Our Services


Cataracts are a process of aging and usually begin developing around midlife.

Pediatric Optometry

Observing your child’s eyes and paying attention to how your child behaves is very important.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes damages the blood vessels in the eye. The damage of the blood vessels causes diabetic retinopathy.

Corneal Diseases

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye


Glaucoma is a condition that results in slow progressive damage to the optic nerve, which sends information from the eye to the brain.

Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision.


Oculoplastics deals with disease and surgery of the structures around the eye.

Whatever your eye care need, think first of Capstone Eye Clinic,

where we treat your whole family, like family.

Meet Our Optometrists

Heather J. Erickson, O.D.

Residing in the Mat-Su Valley with her husband Wade since 2000. They started Capstone Eye Clinic and Capstone Family Medicine in 2003.

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Since that time they have traveled to Sri Lanka for tsunami relief and have become a huge part of the community. Each year thereafter they added a child to their family for a grand total of 4 active boys!

Erickson was born and raised in Minnesota and went off to attended Illinois College of Optometry. She has been practicing full-service family optometry since 1999, caring for infants to the elderly. With much enjoyment of being a mother, Dr. Erickson loves traveling abroad, skiing, fishing, and is a very involved scout mom.

Christine Tasso, O.D.

Dr. Tasso is a seasoned optometrist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in various practice settings from medically oriented hospital-based clinics to private practices, and retail settings.

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Seeing and handling many difficult cases.   Starting in Pennsylvania at a private practice for several years, her and her husband moved to Alaska. Since she’d been in Alaska she has gained valuable experience in both urban and rural communities. Tasso has been a provider at Capstone for over 10 years. She’s experienced in treating eye problems through telemedicine, eye related surgical co-management with an ophthalmologist, and eye exams for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular cancer, and diabetes. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Malachy Flanagan, O.D.

Dr. Flanagan provides eye care for the entire family with a focus on pediatric vision care and contact lens fittings. Since 2002, he has promoted his passion for maintaining healthy eyes and providing sharp vision.

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Dr. Flanagan graduated with honors from University of Georgia and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.  He continued his postdoctoral studies in St Louis with a renowned ocular disease specialist. His love for Alaska brought him back to “The Greatland” after college making a total of 28 years as an Alaskan resident. Dr. Flanagan loves spending time with his wife and four children, fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Flanagan began working in the Valley part-time in 2003. He enjoys the Mat-Su community and the wonderful friends he’s met here. He has worked at Capstone Eye Clinic since fall of 2010.

Your Eye Care Starts Here

Call to Request an Appointment


907 357 9595

Visit our Wasilla clinic

HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wed 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

(907) 357-9595


3122 E. Meridian Park Loop, Ste #2, Wasilla, AK 99654

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