About Us

Our Eye Clinic



Capitol Hill Vision is here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from comprehensive  eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses to eye emergencies, infections, management/ treatment of eye diseases, including glaucoma and macular degeneration and co-management of eye surgery such as cataracts and LASIK.

Neighborhood service, big city tech and style

By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses, and advances in contact lens technology, our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice, and fit today—and in the years to come. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements, and your lifestyle needs. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

Our Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. 

Our  optometric physicians adeptly  explain the results of your eye exam, home-in on  your options, and listen to your eye care needs. They are happy to make recommendations, using evidence-based professional judgement. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision/medical problems.

Brett Llewellyn, O.D.

Dr. Llewellyn earned his Bachelors's in Biological Science from Michigan State University. Soon after that Dr. Llewellyn attended the University of California at Berkeley earning his Doctorate of Optometry. He established his private practice in 2001 from scratch, where he is currently seeing patients.

When not helping his patients see, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, sailing, playing/writing music in a band, and traveling. Dr. Llewellyn currently sees patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Tapuwa Chikwinya, O.D.

Capitol Hill vision welcomes our new associate! Dr. Tapuwa Chikwinya, or Dr. C, was born and raised just down I-5 in Tacoma, WA. After graduating from Stadium High School, he furthered his education across the country. While completing his pre-optometry studies, Dr. Chikwinya received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Public Health concurrently at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. During his time in New England, Dr. Chikwinya was the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious William Feinbloom Low Vision Award.

rehabilitating those most affected by ocular disease and injury.

Since moving back to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Chikwinya has wasted no time in serving the South Sound communities he grew up in. Dr. C also provides specialty eye services such as low vision rehabilitation, pediatric eye care, and surgical co-management.

He is strongly devoted to community service and has performed vision screenings around the country as a student and as an optometrist. He is an active member of the optometric community with memberships to the American Optometric Association (AOA), Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW), American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and National Optometric Association (NOA). Dr. C has presented research and multiple case reports at national conferences such as the AOA Optometry’s Meeting and Heart of America Eye Care Congress. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor recreation, sports, music and theatre.

Community Outreach & Charity Initiatives


At Capitol Hill Vision, we believe strongly in giving back to the community

At Capitol Hill Vision, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach. Our office participates in the following:

  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Millionaire Club – eye care for the Seattle area homeless
  • Lions Club – eyeglass recycling program

American Optometric Association

Washington Association of Optometric Physicians