Contact Lens Exams
Bellevue, Kirkland, & Seattle

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Where Lifestyle Meets Vision

If you have been wearing glasses for any amount of time, chances are that you have thought about what life would be like without your glasses. Having glasses-free vision is a viable alternative for most people who don’t want frames on their face, or if they participate in activities (like sports) where wearing glasses is difficult.

With modern advancements in comfort technology and prescriptions, contact lenses are a viable option for almost every patient.

The Process

At your contact lens exam, we will complete a regular comprehensive exam with a few extra tests and measurements to make sure that your eyes are well suited to wear contact lenses. 

Our optometrists at Specialty Eye will want to measure your prescription, the thickness of your cornea, and the quality of your tears before pairing you with lenses.

After your exam, you will make sure the contact lenses prescribed to you are comfortable and that you can see clearly. In some cases, it may take a few attempts to get the lenses just right. In others, specialty contact lenses may be recommended. Once we have narrowed down the right lenses for your eyes, you will receive a prescription for contact lenses that will include your contact lens parameters. 

Comfortable Lenses

Thankfully, contact lens technology has advanced so far that even those who were once told they couldn’t wear contacts can often find lenses that fit just right for them.

Your optometrist at Specialty Eye prioritizes your vision and eye comfort. That’s why we will work to find a suitable lens for every eye.

Soft Contacts

Most people are capable of wearing soft contact lenses for all of their visual needs.

Soft contact lenses are made of soft plastic polymers or silicone hydrogel that allows oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye. They are typically easier to adjust to compared to some specialty lenses. These lenses are available in different wearing modalities including daily wear, extended-wear, and daily disposable, as well as different vision options including multifocal (for variable prescriptions), toric (for astigmatism), colored, and more.

Some people may require specialty contact lenses like customized soft lenses, rigid gas permeable, hybrid, scleral, or other lenses to help them achieve comfort and clarity. You can learn all about these on our Specialty Contact Lenses page.

Find Your Fit

Get started on your journey to frame-free vision today. Once your contact lens prescription is finalized, you will be able to purchase lenses and refill your prescription, as needed. There are lots of contact lens options available for all types of wearers, from those who just want to wear contacts once in a while (maybe just when playing sports?), to those who want to wear them all day, every day.

It all starts with a contact lens exam. Book yours today!

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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How Long Does Vision Therapy Take?

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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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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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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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