At our office, our doctors believe in providing the best possible eye care through new technology and instrumentation. As primary gatekeepers of your eyes, our doctors will provide a thorough screening for all ocular conditions that can cause damage to your eyes.
To determine the overall health of your eyes, our examinations consists of:
- Comprehensive patient eye history
- Automatic computer refractions to determine your exact prescription
- Prescription for distance, intermediate and/or near vision
- Ocular health screening for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration
We specialize in contact lenses that you can wear daily, monthly or even continuously. From patients with astigmatism to computer needs to sport contact lenses and even multifocal needs, our program is simple, but your benefits are vast. If you currently wear or want to wear contact lenses choosing us is your best, first step.
We fit contact lenses by understanding your needs:
- What are your daily visual demands?
- Do you plan on wearing contact lenses part-time or full-time?
- What is your lifestyle?
Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT is an exciting vision technology that corrects patient’s vision while giving the freedom from wearing daytime eyewear or contact lenses.
Corneal Refractive Therapy is the non-surgical approach to reshaping your corneas while you sleep. Wearing a special contact lens while you sleep gently reshapes your corneas. Upon waking, you remove your CRT lenses and have the temporary benefit of clear, natural vision.
Consistent with the recommendations of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Northwest Eye Care strongly recommends that all patients receive a retinal-screening test along with their routine eye examination. Retinal screenings helps detect such problems as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and many systemic vascular problems such as, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension and arteriolosclerosis.
In the past, the only way to evaluate a patient’s retina completely was to dilate the pupil with eye drops, wait 20 to 30 minutes, and examine the retina through an instrument with bright lights. This procedure causes the patient’s vision to be blurry and their eyes to be very light sensitive for four to six hours because of the dilation of the pupil. Most patients dislike these temporary effects.
Another option is now available. In the last decade, a laser instrument called an Optomap has been developed that enables your doctor to perform a thorough retinal screening examination without dilation. West Seattle Vision has the Optomap technology available, so all patients now have a choice of retinal screening methods.