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Bellevue, Kirkland, & Seattle

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Personality, Unparallelled

Welcome to Specialty Eye: a place where you can learn more about your vision, eye health, and find treatments that work.

But, we’re more than that. We’re people, too. We’re people who genuinely care about you. We’re people who care about each other. And, we’re people with a huge interest in your peepers.

Our goal is to protect your eyes and restore hope through achievable treatment options for things like dry eyes, myopia, binocular vision problems, and more.

Find out how we can help you achieve your best vision—meet with our team today.

Our Mission Is Simple

“To enrich people’s lives so that they can succeed to their greatest potential.”

Our Vision: How We Go About Delivering Our Mission

Deliver happiness to patients that we encounter.

While we aim to help all our patients, we specifically intend to dramatically impact the lives of myopic children, patients who need specialty contact lenses, patients who have dry eyes, and individuals with binocular vision abnormalities.

Our Values: The Behaviors We Want to Be Guilty of Portraying

Generosity—We want to give abundantly

Initiative—We want to choose action

Faithfulness—We want to honor the process of becoming better

Teamwork—We are a group and can accomplish more together

Simplicity—We promote the simple

Our Community

In concert with our values, we aim to make a positive impact beyond the walls of our practice. Our dedicated team enjoys helping others, and we’re always looking for ways to give back to our local and global communities.

Local Initiatives

  • Donating to community food & clothing drives
  • Supporting school PTAs
  • Sponsoring sports teams
  • Supporting Rotary projects & organizations
  • Supporting Listen & Talk
  • Providing free eye health & vision care for the homeless & underserved in Seattle
  • Purchasing clean water wells for villages in India
  • Supporting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society research
  • Humanitarian eye care missions in Mexico, Honduras, & Moldova

Our Team

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Dr. David Kading

Optometrist

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Dr. Kristi Kading

Optometrist

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Dr. Sydney Kapp

Optometrist

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Kari Tingley-Jahansouz

Practice Lead

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Dr. Lauren Downey

Optometrist

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Jeneal Wilson

Kirkland Assistant Lead

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Maykayla Powell

Bellevue & Seattle Office Lead

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Emily Gutierrez

Optometric Technician

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Annabel Oclit

Patient Care Coordinator

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Kyrie Romanazzi

Billing Specialist

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Sue Yeck

Master Esthetician

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Genevieve Arnett

SEG Team Member

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Kaitlin Kim

SEG Team Member

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Dominque Goncalves

Vision Therapist

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Katie Chapman

Vision Therapist

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Margaret Goodwin

SEG Team Member

Our Mission is to enrich lives. One way that we do that is by putting on the Specialty Eye Expo (SEE) each year.

We bring together doctors that refer to our clinic and leaders in our industry to discuss important eye care topics and to learn more about innovations in the world of eyeballs.

If you are a referring physician, learn more about our next educational event at SPECIALTY EYE EXPO.

Our Accolades

2017 Best Practices Award

In 2017, Specialty Eye was presented with the Best Practices Award for eye care practices in the U.S. This honor was presented to 10 practices across the nation. Read more about it here.

In 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Specialty Eye was awarded the Outstanding Dry Eye Treatment Award—given to a select number of dry eye practices across the United States.

2016, named for 250 Top Innovators in Optometry by PCON

2015, named for 50 Most Influential in Optometry by Optometric Management

2013 Washington Young Optometrist of the Year

2009 Washington State Robin Cameron Award

2015 Patient’s Choice Award Winner

In 2015, Specialty Eye was presented with the Patient’s Choice Award from Open Care in Seattle.

Specialty Eyecare Group’s doctors are among CooperVision’s top 50 most influential optometrists of all time, recognized among the top 250 innovators in eye care, and have been awarded the nation’s top honor for pediatric eyecare (David Sullen’s InfantSee award).

2015 InfantSee award

2012 Washington Young Optometrist of the Year

Our Locations

Bellevue

Steps away from beautiful Bellevue Square Mall, our office is conveniently located just off the I-405 on 106 Avenue NE.

  • 225 106 Ave. NE
  • Bellevue, WA 98004

Kirkland

Next to the Evergreen Hospital, our convenient location is on NE 128 Street, just off the I-405.

  • 11830 NE 128 St., Suite 1
  • Kirkland, WA 98034

Seattle

Only blocks from Pike Place Market, our office is on the corner of 4th Avenue and Stewart Street.

  • 1911 4th Ave.
  • Seattle, WA 98101

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Our Expert Blog

How to Fit Multifocal Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Chances are, if you are reading this you’re like a couple of our doctors and are over 40. (It’s hard to believe that we’re here, but it’s happened.)  Along with needing a standby fire truck when we blow out our birthday candles, in our 40s we tend to start showing our age. Fine lines start […]

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November 10, 2022
Dr. David Kading

Can you wear Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses after Cataract Surgery?

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a great vision correction option for years, even if cataracts start to cloud your vision. But as the cataracts continue to develop, they’ll get to a point where surgery is your best route for clear vision. For some patients, cataract surgery allows them to see at all distances without vision correction. […]

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November 10, 2022
Dr. David Kading

How Long Does Vision Therapy Take?

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is an incredible tool that has been used for decades to help adult and child patients with a multitude of visual disorders. It also helps improve learning, memory, thinking, executive functions, and attention. Vision therapy is well-researched and the brain science helping us understand how it works keeps getting better and better. The […]

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November 10, 2022
Dr. David Kading
Close up image of a woman putting a contact into her right eye.

Chances are, if you are reading this you’re like a couple of our doctors and are over 40. (It’s hard to believe that we’re here, but it’s happened.)  Along with needing a standby fire truck when we blow out our birthday candles, in our 40s we tend to start showing our age. Fine lines start […]

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Optometrist pointing at the lens of an eye on a cross section 3D model.

Contact lenses can be a great vision correction option for years, even if cataracts start to cloud your vision. But as the cataracts continue to develop, they’ll get to a point where surgery is your best route for clear vision. For some patients, cataract surgery allows them to see at all distances without vision correction. […]

Read More…

A child undergoes a convergence-divergence test using vectograms with polarized lenses.

Vision therapy is an incredible tool that has been used for decades to help adult and child patients with a multitude of visual disorders. It also helps improve learning, memory, thinking, executive functions, and attention. Vision therapy is well-researched and the brain science helping us understand how it works keeps getting better and better. The […]

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