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. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. 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 problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Patricia Jitodai graduated from the University of Washington and then went on to the University of California Berkeley, where she completed her Doctorate of Optometry in 1995. She also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Vision Science at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Jitodai received training in specialty contact lens fittings as well as orthokeratology. Ortho-K lenses help children prevent their vision from worsening due to myopia or nearsightedness. In addition, ortho-k lenses help adults achieve perfect vision free of glasses or contacts without resorting to surgery.
Dr. Jitodai grew up in the Seattle, WA area and has lived there her entire life. She spends her free time watching movies, exploring the outdoors, and hiking as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. She first decided to become an eye doctor after working alongside a local optometrist in town. She was impressed by the care he provided to every patient, and she felt she was a perfect fit.
However, what really made Dr. Jitodai want to continue her career as an optometrist…“A patient once came to see me with 20/80 vision, and his eyes couldn’t tolerate standard contact lenses and prescription eyewear wouldn’t bring his vision to focus. After a scleral lens fitting, his vision improved to 20/20!. The fact that an eye doctor was finally able to help him attain clear vision, after years of struggling, led him to start crying uncontrollably.”
“It’s moments like that, that made me want to be an optometrist,” said Patricia Jitodai, OD.
The most important value to Dr. Jitodai is the ability to help restore vision to every patient. From young to old, vision plays an essential part in our lives, and she wants everyone to enjoy viewing their world.
She is also a member of the following distinguished organizations:
- Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry.
- Member of the American Optometric Association.
- Member of the Orthokeratology Society
- Member of the Washington Optometric Association.