Dr. David Kading primarily sees teens and adults. He specializes in treating front of the eye problems like allergies, red eyes, dry eye syndrome, Keratoconus, corneal degenerations, and other diseases. Dr. Kading has post-doctorate residency training in the evaluation and fitting of specialty contact lenses for high astigmatism, high prescriptions, multifocals, Corneal Reshaping Therapy (Orthokeratology) for children and adults, and solving visual problems after eye disease or surgery.
Dr. David Kading grew up in South Dakota. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry near Portland, Oregon. After graduation he completed a residency program emphasizing front of the eye disease, dry eye treatment, and fitting contact lenses for complex eye states and diseases. While a resident, he was chief of the contact lens department at the Portland VA Medical Center where he oversaw all of the contact lens treatments for veterans who had sustained eye injuries or who had eye diseases. He also worked at the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) in the cornea section fitting specialty-designed contact lenses.
Dr. David is active in various dry eye, contact lens and contact lens solution research studies, and is a consultant and key opinion leader for several eye care manufacturers. He writes articles and has performed hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of Keratoconus, irregular corneas, dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses, contact lens solutions, and practice management. He is active with the Optometric Physicians of Washington serving as the Education Chair for optometric education in Washington State. Additionally, he volunteers many hours with the local King County Optometric Society. Dr. David is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is active in the organization through committees and the formation of an Anterior Segment Special Interest Group. He is the only optometrist in the state of Washington to have earned fellowship status in the Contact Lens Society of America.
He is a member of the Bellevue Rotary Club and enjoys volunteering on community projects and fundraisers. Dr. David is also committed to helping provide eye care to the less fortunate around the world. In his free time, Dr. David likes to travel, hike, bike, train for triathlons, and spend time with his family.