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Welcome to Edward Bancroft OD and Palmer Vision Clinic, Your Optometrist in Palmer and Anchorage

The doctor and staff of Edward Bancroft, OD and Palmer Vision Clinic are dedicated to providing high quality vision care in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Dr. Edward Bancroft, OD grew up in Anchorage and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University. After returning to Anchorage, he opened his optometry office in 1985. Dr. Bancroft is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Alaska Optometric Association.

The staff at Edward Bancroft OD and Palmer Vision Clinic consists of dedicated and licensed opticians who have over 20 years of experience. Through the years, they have helped many patients find the perfect eyewear. Their knowledge and experience enable them to answer most eyewear questions. Our caring front desk staff can answer any business-related questions that our patients might have.

Our vision clinic has two convenient locations to help serve your vision needs, including one in Palmer and the other in Anchorage.


Services Provided at Our Optometrist in Palmer and Anchorage

Dr. Bancroft, our optometrist in Palmer and Anchorage, along with our team of professionals, is dedicated to providing high quality vision care products, along with exceptional care and customer service. In doing so, we provide many optometry services including annual vision exams and eye health checks. We also screen for a wide range of eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

If you have had an eye exam and you need eyeglasses, you'll be glad to know we carry frames from vendors like Oakley, Maui Jim, and Silhouette. If you need safety eyewear, prescription lenses, prescription sunglasses, or lenses for computer and occupational needs, our optical labs can provide those as well. We will also provide different types of contact lenses including rigid gas permeable and hard lenses.

Conditions Treated by Our Optometrist in Palmer and Anchorage

Vision health is extremely important, which is why we treat several kinds of eye conditions. Some of the eye conditions we diagnose and treat include refractory issues, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, lazy eye, dry eye, retinal detachment, excess tearing, pink eye, and corneal diseases.

For our patients who want to wear contact lenses but have a condition, such as keratoconus, astigmatism, presbyopia, or giant papillary conjunctivitis, we will work with them to ensure they can comfortably wear contacts.

Contact Edward Bancroft Today!

Whether you need a routine eye exam, would like to try out contact lenses, or are experiencing problems with your vision, don't hesitate to call Edward Bancroft OD and Palmer Vision Clinic. You can schedule your appointment by calling our Palmer location at 907-745-4373 or our Anchorage location at 907-562-2020. You can request an appointment either over the phone or online.


Meet The Optometrist

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  • Dr.
    Edward Bancroft

    As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Bancroft provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Bancroft is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology.

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Testimonial Background


  • "Dr. Bancroft is the best Optometrist in the valley! Very kind, extremely thorough, highly professional. He takes a lot of time with his patients to ensure their prescriptions are accurate. His staff, Jane and Jessica, are also amazing and go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and are patient, even if you have many questions. I couldn't recommend an Eye Clinic more highly!"
  • "I've been a patient of Dr.Bancroft's for over 30 years and I've always been treated kindly. Wonderful conversations with Dr and staff at every appointment. Also, when I had insurance issues, they were very kind and helpful when sorting out the problems."
  • "Dr. Bancroft is the best. He has many years of experience and is so calming and professional. His staff is delightful and very helpful. I highly recommend Palmer Vision Clinic to anyone."
  • "I have been going to Dr. Bancroft for almost 30 years and now take my kids to see him! Friendly staff, clean facility, good prices"

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