By conducting routine comprehensive eye exams, with years of experience in diagnosing and treating such typical vision disorders as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, our doctor and her team are equipped to provide appropriate refractive and therapeutic medical eye care, including prescribe refractive eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions.
At the same time, the team offers a wide array of the very best, highest-quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay more than necessary for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses.
Early detection of children’s vision problems is essential to make sure your kids have the visual skills they need to do well in school, sports and other activities.
Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. In fact, experts say 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually.
To make sure your child’s eyes are functioning properly during the early formative years, schedule his or her first eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist at 6 months of age. Otherwise, a lifetime of poor vision in one or both eyes could occur.
Moving into the preschool and school-age years, parents face a new set of concerns: first eye exam, does the child require vision correction , will the vision worsen over time, or improve; what type of eyeglasses are recommended, what if the child won’t wear his glasses; are contact lenses an option, possible leaning-related vision problem, and how computer use can affect a child’s eyes. Those concerns can all be addressed at a routine eye exam. Starting at age two, with fast development in early childhood, children’s vision could change rapidly as well. We recommend routine eye exam minimum once a year.
Parents of school-age children should be informed about vision correction options, such as using contact lenses instead of glasses to control nearsightedness and protective sports eyewear.
Eye exams for contact lenses include special tests that typically are not performed in routine eye exams for eye exam.
If you are interested in contacts, or you already wear them and want to have your contact lenses updated, it will be helpful that you inform when you schedule your appointment for an eye exam. This will ensure your exam includes extra time for us to perform additional tests needed for a proper contact lens fitting or prescription update.
After we completed the routine exam, we will gather additional information so you can be fitted with contact lenses. We may help you explore the type of contact lenses that provides optimal eye health, and suits you the best depending on your lifestyle and preferences regarding contact lenses, such as daily or monthly disposable.
Some time after age 40, people will develop a condition known as presbypia that decreases your ability to read small print and focus on near objects. To correct presbyopia, we may offer you the choice of multifocal contact lenses. Another option is monovision, which is a special contact lens fitting technique where one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye is corrected for near vision.
If patients are diagnosed with an eye disease such as eye infection, eye injury, glaucoma, macular degeneration, you want the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. At Olympic Village Eye Care, we offer only the best.
We manage the majority of primary eye care and medical eye care. We also manage and co-manage many common eye diseases and conditions, (example: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, red eye, anterior uveitis, etc.). Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, the doctor here may prescribe topical medications such as prescription eye drops to treat eye infections, anterior uveitis, and glaucoma. We are also skilled in removing foreign bodies from your eyes in office, so you can avoid the long wait time at the local hospital’s emergency room.
When our patients require tertiary care and surgical management, we refer and co-manage with ophthalmologist. When systemic conditions are suspect, we will also co-manage medical cases with other medical specialists including internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, pediatrics, oncology, and radiology.
In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology to our patients, Olympic Village Eye Care is equipped with the Canon Retinal Camera. The Retinal Exam simply scans your retina to create a retinal image, giving your doctor a more detailed view. It is fast, easy and comfortable. The Retinal Camera helps identify and detects the presence of disease in your eyes. These retinal images are a great asset to your medical record as they allow your eye doctor to make important comparisons of potential problems which may develop into complications down the road.
Dr. Chen has extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of Laser refractive correction procedure and cataract surgeries.
In LASIK, PRK, laser energy reshapes the curvature of the eye’s clear front surface (cornea) to alter the way light rays enter the eye. Artificial lenses surgically inserted into the eye also can refocus light rays to sharpen vision. We will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology. If you have appropriate goals and there are no complications for the procedure, our doctors can perform pre- and post-operative care for patients who wish to undergo laser eye surgery. We will be happy to discuss your candidacy and the various refractive surgery options that will best suit your lifestyle and needs. Dr. Chen works closely with surgeons at various laser surgery centres to ensure we provide proper post-operative care for you in the comfort of our office.
Cataract surgery can now be considered a vision correction procedure. It involves removing a cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens of a different shape, thus reduce or eliminate refractive errors and increase contrastivity. During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is noticed and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our doctor will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery. Our Eye Care Practice will be there for you providing pre and post cataract surgery care. After cataract surgery, the implanted lens provide good distance vision without the need of glasses. However, your near vision may still be blurry and require reading glasses. We will evaluate your vision about four weeks after cataract surgery to see if you need glasses to maximize your distance and near vision.