Tacoma Location

CALL: (253) 572-1444

Olympia Location

CALL: (360) 878-8906

Kennewick Location

CALL: (509) 581-3111
Mark L. Nelson, MD, Anthony R. Truxal, MD
Himanshu K. Banda, MD, Jay M. Haynie, OD

Your Visit

We are committed to providing high-quality medical and surgical care for all diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous.  We will provide you with educational tools, materials and Internet resources so that you can be well-informed and an active participant in the management of your retinal condition.

In an effort to deliver comprehensive retinal care, we provide exams, testing and treatment in our office.  Initial evaluations generally take up to three hours. The duration of follow-up visits varies and is based on the tests and services the physician determines you need.  We do our best to see you at your appointment time, but please consider that we have patients with very serious and sometimes urgent eye conditions that may need to be seen on an emergency basis.  Your patience is appreciated in these cases, as you would be treated in the same manner.

You will receive a packet that contains forms requesting basic medical information, including your past medical history.  Please Click Here to download these forms from our website.  It is important that you complete these forms in advance and bring them with you at the time of your first appointment.

Please make sure you take your scheduled medications prior to your visit. If you are on supplemental oxygen, please make sure your supply exceeds your expected time needs.

During Your Exam…
Our clinical staff will first review your medical history, check your vision and instill eye drops to dilate your pupil. Then, the physician will do the examination. Often, special retinal testing and imaging will be needed and they are usually performed at the time of your visit.

After Your Exam…
Sound Retina has a full-service, on–site, billing staff that is available to assist you with any billing matter.  At the same time, our staff will be also be happy to schedule any necessary follow-up appointments and surgeries.

Please note that as your eyes have been dilated, we recommend that you bring a driver with you.

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Your medical insurance card(s)
  • Photo identification of any type
  • Authorization from your health insurance or your primary care physician
  • A list of your current medications
  • All eye drops and ointments
  • Names and telephone information of emergency contacts
  • Eyeglasses for both corrective vision and driving needs
  • Completed Sound Retina forms either mailed to you or click here to download from our website
  • A copy of your Durable Power of Attorney, if applicable
  • An English translator, if needed
  • Diabetic patients should consider bringing a snack if the appointment
    time is close to their regular meal time
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of all doctors who are
    currently providing care for you, including any other ophthalmologists

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office at 253-572-1444 or use the quick contact form below.

Tacoma, Washington Retina Surgeons, Dr. Mark Nelson and Dr. Anthony Truxal at Sound Retina treat conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreous Detachments, Neovascular Glaucoma and more.

2024 Sound Retina-
Site Map-

Site Developed by ProSites.com