Meet Our Staff
Andrew Barber, O.D.
Dr. Barber grew up in the small town of Butler in northeastern Indiana. He graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University and went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He has been a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington since 2003.
Dr. Barber moved to Bellingham in 2003 in the pursuit of his recreational passions of rock climbing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. He became a member of Fairhaven Vision Clinic in 2009 and truly enjoys helping his patients understand and achieve their best vision and ocular health.
Dr. Barber met his wife, Azusa, in Bellingham and they have a son, Max. He continues to enjoy the natural beauty of the northwest and also loves board gaming, cooking, disc golf, music and family road trips.
James Santoro, O.D.
Dr. Santoro has been practicing Optometry for over 25 years and will be bringing all those years of experience to Fairhaven Vision Clinic. Dr. Santoro grew up in the Seattle area and has lived in Whatcom County for almost 20 years.
Dr. Santoro received his Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. He has received multiple Optometry awards of excellence over the course of his career. Recently, Dr. Santoro was awarded the Provider’s Choice award from the Everett Clinic/Providence hospital, an award that recognizes a provider’s clinical expertise and skills in their specialty. In addition to his primary practice, Dr. Santoro served as an Adjunct Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry with online continuing education courses.
Dr. Santoro practices primary medical eye care for all ages, comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, diabetic eye exams and treatment of ocular eye diseases and infections. He is also experienced in post-operative care for cataracts and Lasik surgeries.
In his spare time Dr. Santoro enjoys spending time with his family, is active in his church and enjoys golfing and kayaking.
Meet Our Professional Staff