Patient Education

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


Comprehensive Routine Eye Care

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Many surveys have been taken asking people what their most valued sense is. While there are arguments to be made for all of them—and few among us want to lose any of them—the sense of sight is consistently listed as supreme. Through our eyes, we can enjoy the rosy glow of the sun setting over a snow-capped mountain range. We navigate through the hustle and bustle of a street market at high noon. Our eyes recognize the danger of a busy city street corner, and the calm tenderness of a smile on our child’s face.

How to Experience the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

On Aug. 21, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular colors and light of the sun’s atmosphere, a sight revealed to us only during a total solar eclipse. Washington State residents will be able to view a partial solar eclipse on the morning of August 21 and many will travel to Oregon or Idaho to view the total eclipse in the “path of totality.”

What is Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
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Conjunctivitis is commonly known as Pink Eye and it is a very common condition. The eye contains a very thin, film-like membrane which covers the white part of the eye as well as the inside of the eyelid. This membrane is called the conjunctiva and when it becomes inflamed or swollen it is diagnosed as conjunctivitis.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Video
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When the eye fails to develop sight normally during early childhood it is called amblyopia. The common term that most are familiar with is “lazy eye.” In most cases, only one of the eyes is affected by amblyopia. It is rare, but possible for both of an individual’s eyes to be affected. When both eyes are affected we use the term, “bilateral amblyopia.” Considering 2 or 3 out of 100 have amblyopia, it is a relatively common condition.

Providing Quality Pacific Northwest Eye Care

Eye Associates Northwest takes great pride in providing quality eye care to our Pacific Northwest community. In order to serve our patients better we have four different locations in the Seattle Pacific Northwest area where the community can visit and receive exceptional eye care from our dedicated team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians as well as find the perfect fit for eye glasses or contact lenses.