Patient Education

A growing library of easy-to-read informational pages about a host of common eye problems.


Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Having trouble seeing a future past your vision problems?

KeratoconusFor some patients, their vision cannot be corrected with glasses. Most contact lens wearers think their contact lenses feel “visually” or “medically” necessary. However, “medically necessary contact lenses” are prescribed to provide vision that is better than glasses or soft contact lenses. To put things in perspective, some patients cannot see anything on the letter chart even with glasses or soft contact lenses. These patients usually face two options: undergo invasive surgery such as corneal transplantation or find the best available custom contact lens correction.

Dry Eye

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common disease that affects people of all ages, genders, and races. It is a condition in which the eye either doesn’t produce enough tears, or where the quality of the tears is inadequate such that the tears don’t keep the eye healthy and moisturized. It can cause significant discomfort and can have a significant impact on quality of life.

Eye Associates Northwest is Proud to offer treatment and diagnoses of Dry Eye Disease with our Eye Comfort Specialists.