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Specialty Eye Carè

BELLEVUE OFFICE
1920 116th Avenue North East
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Phone: (425) 454-3937
Fax: (425) 453-6646

Did You Know?

Did you know that you could be going blind and not even know it? That's what glaucoma does. It sneaks up on you very slowly over time. It's a leading cause of blindness in all adults over 60. But some people are especially at risk. If you're Black and over 40, you're up to five times more likely to get glaucoma. Or if you have a family history of glaucoma, you're also at high risk. Glaucoma can't be cured, but it can be controlled and the risk of blindness reduced-if glaucoma is detected and treated in time. That's why it's so important for people with an increased risk to have regular eye exams. Seattle glaucoma specialist, Howard Barnebey, MD is one of a very small group of local eye doctors dedicated to glaucoma and helping patients with this terrible eye disease.

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What's NEW

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3D Eye Online

Visit our eye education section! At Specialty Eyecarè Centre we believe better patient education leads to superior patient experiences. Regardless if you are visiting us for a general eye exam, looking at treatment options, seeking surgery or just looking to review your pre and post surgical instructions, we have an extensive selection of diverse educational videos just for you!

3D Eye Online

See Better After Cataract Surgery!

Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. Our Seattle cataract surgeons welcome you to come into our office for a consultation regarding Advanced Technology Lens cataract surgery.

See Better After Cataract Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

If you are experiencing sagging eyelids and eyelids that are obstructing your vision please contact us for an eye exam. Depending on your specific condition there is a possibility that insurance may cover a surgery that can improve your vision dramatically. If you are seeking an Oculoplastic surgeon in Seattle for eyelid surgery we are Seattles Eyelid Surgery experts. Call us us today! For more information on eyelid surgery please visit our web page dedicated to this topic.

Eyelid Surgery

Glaucoma Risk Assessment Program

One-half of glaucoma patients are not aware they have the disease. It is estimated that two million Americans may have Glaucoma.

Our mission is to educate the public about exploring their own personal risk of glaucoma and assuring they do not have the disease. As loss of vision from glaucoma is irreversible, this is very important when patients are without symptoms.

One of our ways of doing this is by periodic glaucoma screenings which are performed in our offices. At this screening, risk factors for glaucoma, as detailed below, are explored. In addition, the intraocular pressure is checked, and one of our glaucoma specialist doctors actually look at the optic nerve. At these screenings, the doctors can personally discuss each person's risk factors. For those people unable to attend the screening, a risk factor analysis can be performed.

Risk Factor Analysis

  • Age, over 65
  • Age, over 75*
  • African-American descent (or any other dark skinned race)*
  • Family with glaucoma - A parent
  • Family with Glaucoma- Brother or sister*
  • Myopia (near-sightedness) of a significant degree
  • History of previous eye injury or surgery
  • Use of steroids (pills, nose spray inhalants, or eye drops) for more than a month
  • Complete eye examination - More than 2 years ago
  • Complete eye examination - More than 5 years ago*

* If you have more than two of these risk factors, or any of the risk factors with an asterisk, consider yourself at moderate or high risk for glaucoma.

We suggest everyone have a periodic eye examination, but those at risk should seek an examination soon (within the next few months).

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