Specialty Contact Lens Expert in Seattle, WA
We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctor, Dr. Jitodai provides personalized optical and medical eye care services as well specialty contact lens fittings to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, vision care requirements change.
In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, orthokeratology, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. We are located conveniently in Tukwila to serve patients across Western Washington including Seattle, Bellevue, Takoma, and more.
Adults or children with active lifestyles can benefit from Ortho-k lenses. As the non-surgical alternative to LASIK, a person can have their nearsightedness or farsightedness vision corrected. Ortho-K contact lenses are worn overnight so that no corrective lenses or eyeglasses are needed during daytime hours.
How does Ortho-K work
Unmanaged progressive myopia (nearsightedness) in children will lead to increased risks for various eye diseases. Myopia management through multifocal contacts, ortho-k, and/or atropine eye drops are the primary methods of myopia management that can keep a child's prescription at a healthy, natural low level.
What is Myopia Management
Meet Our Eye Doctor, Dr. Patricia Jitodai
Meet our eye doctor in Tukwila, Washington . We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!
Why Should I Be Concerned About Myopia?
Myopia is a very serious concern for the long term health of your child’s eyes and is on track to become one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. Recently, eye doctors shifted from providing new glasses every year as myopia progresses to taking a more serious approach to slowing down the myopia by treating the underlying causes and not just the symptoms.
Research has shown conclusively that the higher your child’s myopia becomes, the more at risk they are for some of the most debilitating eye diseases.
People that have moderate to high myopia are at increased risk for:
- Almost a 300% increase in glaucoma.
- A 1000% increase in retinal detachment.
- Retinal tears
- Choroidal neovascularization which is a common cause for Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Holes