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Non-Glare Lenses

Non-glare (or anti-reflective) coating is a common and cost-effective feature that many eyeglass wearers elect to have put on their lenses. It’s one of those things that you usually don’t notice or think about when you have it, but you notice when it’s not there!

Non-glare lenses are simply lenses that have this anti-reflective coating applied to the lens. Anti-reflective coating works by eliminating the reflections of light from the front and back the lens. Typical anti-reflective coating allows 99.5 percent of light to pass through, meaning that there is only a very faint hint of light on the lens even in the brightest conditions. The anti-glare protection allows more light to come through and results in better vision for you as well as a better view for others. When people look at you, they won’t see a glare off of the lenses of your glasses. Glares off of your glasses can ruin pictures and be distracting to people speaking with you because the glare obscures the view of your eyes.

Beyond the cosmetic reasons, the largest benefits of anti-reflective coating is sharper vision when driving at night, and more comfort when using a computer for long periods of time. You won’t experience a glare from the computer screen, and the sharper vision will mean easier focusing for your eyes.

It’s also a good idea to get the anti-reflective coating applied to the back surface of your sunglasses. This helps eliminate glare from sunlight when the sun is behind you.  Most AR coatings now also include a layer that prevents water spots, thus making them much easier to clean. There are even coatings that help resist skin oils while also making smudges easier to wipe off.

Glasses that have anti-reflective coating should be given special care, as some lens cleaners contain chemicals that could damage the anti-reflective coating. With any eyewear, make sure you know how to care for your gear to give it a long and useful life. Ask your eye care professional if you have questions about care for your eyewear, or would like to know more about anti-glare options.

COVID-19 Updates

Our top priority is keeping our patients and our staff safe!

We are incredibly excited to announce we are reopening for routine eye care on May 11, 2020!

CURBSIDE SERVICES & CHECK-IN:

  • Virtual reception area: Patients will remain in their car call 425-455-0001 letting us know you are here for your visit.  We will review your chart and do a quick health screening with you. When we are ready for you to enter the building, we will text back instructions or come to get you from your car
  • All patient visits including adjustment and dispensing of glasses will need to have a scheduled appointment. We will not be able to accommodate “drop-in” patients at this time.
  • We will be providing curb-side delivery of contact lenses if no appointment is needed.
  • All patients will be asked to submit an online health history form as well as a HIPAA/Technology form prior to their visit
  • All staff and patients will have their temperature monitored upon entering the building.
  • All people entering the building will be required to wear a mask. Please bring yours with you, we are unable to provide masks to all of our patients
  • We request that patients not bring additional family members, unless necessary for care (such as a parent with a child or someone needing assistance).
  • If applicable, patients will be asked to text a picture of insurance cards prior to appointment.

PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT IF:

  • You are feeling unwell and/or have a fever, body aches or chills
  • You have a cough/shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Travelled in the last 14 days

SAFETY & CLEANLINESS PROTOCOLS

  • Observe 6 ft. social distancing to the best of your ability. There are certain brief procedures where we must be closer, such as adjusting and measuring glasses and the health portion of the eye exam.
  • We have ample space in our building to have good distancing while providing care.
  • The only people in the exam room will be the doctor, technician and patient (and possibly one parent or caretaker, if necessary).
  • Patients will be asked to wash their hands prior to being seated in the exam room
  • Staff will wash their hands prior to patient encounters.
  • All patient care areas will be cleaned thoroughly between patients, with signage indicating the room is ready for the next patient.
  • We will have pens available for use when needed and will be cleaning them between patients. However, you are welcome to use your own pen.
  • All optical frames will be cleaned after a patient has tried them on.
  • All common areas of the building will have handles, light switches, door knobs, etc. cleaned regularly throughout the day.  There will be disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer placed throughout the office, so please feel free to clean any area you will be touching.

“Not only was the staff absolutely wonderful, they made my daughter and I feel very good about the safety measures they took to ensure everything was sanitized and patients were protected during this time. I just can’t say enough! I feel very fortunate we found them! Highly recommend!”

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Brief History

About Us

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For over 25 years, our office has provided the highest quality eye care for people in the greater Seattle area. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and four experienced optometrists pride themselves in exceeding our patients’ expectations.

In our office, you will always find the latest in state-of-the-art optical equipment and a wide selection of fashionable eyewear. We strive to provide our patients with valuable information to care for their eye health and vision. We want our patients to be so happy with their experience at The EyeCare Center that they tell their family and friends!

At The Eyecare Center, we love what we do – and we’ll guarantee it!


“The service I was provided with was beyond all my expectations, Every Body in your office was professional and straight forward, Will not go anywhere else for this Kind of Service. Well Done, in my Book you are the best in your field.”

Get to know us

Our Doctors

theeyecarecenter099Bruce Beaulaurier, OD

Bruce grew up in Eastern Washington and attended Washington State University for his undergraduate education. He graduated from Pacific University College, receiving a Doctorate of Optometry with honors in 1982. He started The EyeCare Center with Dr. Rumpf over 30 years ago.

When he isn’t in the office, Bruce enjoys skiing, bicycling, hiking and many other outdoor sports. Bruce plays for “The Blur” – a soccer team that is sponsored by The EyeCare Center and plays in the Greater Seattle Soccer League.

 

We have been clients here for many years and although we moved from Bellevue to Edmonds we still prefer The Eyecare Center. The staff are all very helpful and informative. Their tests are very thorough and the images are displayed so you can compare your test from the last annual visit. We are so glad we found Dr. B and the Eyecare Clinic.

 

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Grant grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and attended undergraduate school at the University of Calgary. He received his Doctorate of Optometry with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1997. Dr. Lindberg has practiced optometry in the Seattle area for over 10 years. He joined The EyeCare Center team in 2008.

Outside of the office, Dr. Lindberg enjoys rowing, camping, home improvements and spending time with his wife, two children and pug.

 

Great exam. Love the thoroughness and caring shown in discussing solutions.

 

dr_kwong.jpegSusan Kwong, OD, FAAO

Susan grew up in the Seattle area and received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2005. For her residency, she specialized in geriatric and primary eye care. She was an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Southern California College of Optometry during her residency

A mother of three, Susan loves being back home in Washington.

 

Great customer service as always. Extra care taken to have the least touch points without the patient feeling less taken care of. Love this place! Have been a customer for over 15 years and have referred all I know.

 

 

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Angela Ebeler Jones, OD

Angie grew up in Nebraska. She studied Pre-Med/Biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, then received Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.

She spent 13 years as an eye doctor in a small practice in Beaverton, Oregon. She and her family moved to the Seattle area in 2013; she practiced in Redmond for two years before joining our office January 2016.

Outside the practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and pets.

 

I had a wonderful experience today. They were fast, very friendly, and very accommodating. I definitely will be going back.

 

Elizabeth Urbaniak, OD

Elizabeth grew up in Wisconsin. She studied Neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin and went on to get her doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. After practicing in Chicago for a few years, she moved to Seattle with her husband in 2017 and is the most recent addition to our team.

While not taking care of patients, you can find her with a good book, cooking, or enjoying the outdoors with her husband.

 

 

theeyecarecenter089David Rumpf, OD – Retired

Dave grew up in the Seattle area and attended undergraduate school at the University of Washington and Whitman College. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with honors in 1982. Outside of the office, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, cross country skiing, playing tennis and gardening. Dave retired from the EyeCare Center in December of 2015 after practicing over 30 years to enjoy time with his family.

 

Browse our frames & contact lenses

Eyewear

We take pride in offering you our “Guaranteed Satisfaction” programs:

  • 2 year “Bumper to Bumper” Eyeglasses Warranty
  • Complimentary Adjustments For Life
  • Prescription Accuracy Guarantee
  • Free Contact Lens Trial Program
  • Guaranteed Contact Lens Success Program

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Also need a pair of sunglasses or sports glasses? Receive 50% OFF a second pair of prescription glasses when they are purchased on the same day as the first pair. Both pairs must be ordered on the same day, for the same person.

Note: Discount applies to the lesser-priced pair. No other discounts can apply to the second pair. Both pairs must be ordered on the same day, for the same person.

 

State of the art

Technology

OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT uses light waves to create high definition images and cross sections of the retina and optic nerve. The OCT helps us to see the different layers of the retina and assists with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes related eye issues.

 

Retinal Photography

Retinal Photography

Retinal imaging technology helps us to capture images of the structures in back of the eye. This allows us to evaluate the retina for changes that can be associated with systemic conditions like hypertension and diabetes as well as diseases related to the retina and the optic nerve. This technology can also help us to monitor for changes over time.

 

Daytona

Daytona Ultra Widefield Retinal Imaging

This retinal imaging technology gives us a wide 200° view of the retina in a single image without the need of dilation drops. The Daytona is a great tool for screening retinal problems as well as monitoring any changes over time.

 

Visual Field

Humphrey Matrix Visual Field Analyzer

The visual field test helps to measure and map out the central and peripheral vision. This information can be helpful in testing for neurological diseases, retinal function as well as monitoring glaucoma.

Documents & Information

Patient Center

*Insurance will not be processed with online orders

Insurance

We participate with Vision Service Plan, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice, Premera, Regence, Lifewise, Greatwest, and Aetna to name a few.

Most major insurances are accepted. We’d be happy to verify your vision coverage before your exam so that you know what to expect. Just give us a call!

You can reach us during our office hours at (425) 455-0001 or send us an email at eyeinfo@drmyeyes.com.

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We look forward to hearing from you

Contact Us

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Contact Information

12310 NE 8th St, Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone: (425) 455-0001

Fax: (425) 462-7387

General Inquiries
eyeinfo@drmyeyes.com

Patient Questions
patient@drmyeyes.com

Hours

Mon:8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tue: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Schedule an appointment with us today

Appointments

We are currently updating our online scheduling!

If you would like to make an appointment, please call or text us at 425-455-0001

You can also email us at patient@drmyeyes.com
Please include your name, preference of appointment time and day, and the doctor that you’d like to see.

Thank you!

Our optical is available by appointment only. Please call to schedule a time.COVID-19 Updates