Dr. Rebecca Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN, and raised in Mukilteo, WA. She graduated from Mariner High School and then graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She earned her M.D. at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Dale joined the US Navy in medical school and then did her internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She then served as General Medical Officer, first with the Marines in Okinawa, Japan. From Okinawa, she was deployed on a humanitarian mission in Southeast Asia. While assisting Navy ophthalmologists in Indonesia, she discovered her love for the specialty of ophthalmology. Before her specialty training to become an eye doctor, she completed her military service as a general practitioner at Branch Medical Clinic at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona.
Dr. Dale left the Navy in 2004 and did her Ophthalmology training at Casey Eye Institute, a part of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She then worked for two years in private practice in Mount Vernon, Washington before founding Snoqualmie Falls Ophthalmology in 2009. In 2014 Dr. Dale and Dr. Duvall merged their practices in order to provide comprehensive vision, medical and surgical eye care. In April 2021, Dr. Dale became the sole owner and renamed the practice Arbor Eyecare. The name refers to her philosophy that a healthy practice should bear fruit in the community, and we endeavor to do this by providing excellent care and high-quality products. Additionally, a portion of our revenue is set aside as a compassion fund to provide assistance to patients without insurance who have medical or functional eye care needs.
Dr. Dale and her husband, Chris, live in Snoqualmie with their three children, Luke, Noah, and Rachel. She is slowly working on her goal of running a marathon in every state and enjoys family outdoor activities.
Patient Philosophy: "I believe good listening is the beginning of a successful patient relationship. For each patient, my goal is that they would maintain their best eye health with clear, comfortable vision that fits their lifestyle and needs. Finding the best solutions -- surgery, medical therapy, or simply glasses -- starts with asking good questions and taking into consideration each patient's unique needs."
Glaucoma Surgery (Laser Surgery for Eye Pressure and Hydrus Stent Procedure)
Medical Eye Care
Glaucoma Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surgery (Laser Surgery and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery)
Ocular Surface Disease (Dry Eye, Blepharitis, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
Monitoring for Patients on High-Risk Medications
Many Other Eye Conditions
Urgent Care (e.g. Trauma, Corneal Foreign Body, Eye Infections)
Note: For routine exams (vision or medical) and any contact lens evaluations, we invite you to schedule with one of our excellent doctors of optometry: Dr. Chou, Dr. Nelson, Dr. Nowakowska, Dr. Troyer, and Dr. Wang.