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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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Dr. Megan Schmauder

Optometrist

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Dr. Selena Huang

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Kari Tingley-Jahansouz

Practice Lead

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Jeneal Wilson

Kirkland Assistant Lead

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Maykayla Powell

Bellevue & Seattle Office Lead

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Kassandra Carlson

Patient Care Coordinator

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Kathy Hackett

Optometric Technician

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Eilleen Rodriguez

Patient Care Coordinator

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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

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

Ortho-K: The Pros & Cons

Children’s healthMyopiaPediatrics

Today, there are many ways to correct vision for people of all ages. This includes specialty contact lenses like ortho-k that are often used to help manage myopia and provide clear sight for those with corneal irregularities. We’re here to let you in on a secret: the truth is, adults and children feel amazing about […]

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May 13, 2022
Dr. David Kading

What is Myopia Management?

Children’s healthMyopiaPediatrics

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, affects the ability to see objects in the distance clearly. It typically begins at a young age and often progresses into adulthood. Routine eye exams are capable of diagnosing this issue, and early intervention can prevent it from progressing into more severe vision issues, like high myopia. Myopia management, or […]

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April 7, 2022
Dr. David Kading

What Is iLux & How Does It Treat Dry Eye?

Dry Eye

When you think of dry eye disease, you should also think of your tear film.  Your tear film is at the center of your eye comfort—it hydrates and soothes your eyes while also protecting them from bacteria with the help of multiple unique ingredients. One of these ingredients is oil produced by your meibomian glands, […]

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March 17, 2022
Dr. David Kading
A woman holding an Ortho-K lens between her fingers

Today, there are many ways to correct vision for people of all ages. This includes specialty contact lenses like ortho-k that are often used to help manage myopia and provide clear sight for those with corneal irregularities. We’re here to let you in on a secret: the truth is, adults and children feel amazing about […]

Read More…

A young woman holding a pair of glasses in front of her

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, affects the ability to see objects in the distance clearly. It typically begins at a young age and often progresses into adulthood. Routine eye exams are capable of diagnosing this issue, and early intervention can prevent it from progressing into more severe vision issues, like high myopia. Myopia management, or […]

Read More…

Person receiving ilux dry eye treatment

When you think of dry eye disease, you should also think of your tear film.  Your tear film is at the center of your eye comfort—it hydrates and soothes your eyes while also protecting them from bacteria with the help of multiple unique ingredients. One of these ingredients is oil produced by your meibomian glands, […]

Read More…

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