Specialty Eye Carè

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.

Did You Know?

What's NEW

Did you know Botox® can be used for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis otherwise known as excessive underarm sweating? An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions. .

What's NEW

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


Specialty Eyecare CentreThe health of your eyes is important to Specialty Eyecarè Centre, and we make every effort to make it easy for our patients to see their doctor. We participate with most insurance plans, and we will be happy to submit your insurance claims for you. In order for Specialty Eyecarè Centre to bill accurately, please bring your current insurance card and inform us if you change insurance coverage, marital status, or if your address and telephone number changes.

At Specialty Eyecarè Centre, we understand how confusing medical coverage can be for our patients. We do not want this process to create stress for you and your family. In an effort to assist you in a seamless visit, the following information has been provided to you. Please read the details below carefully prior to your visit.

To ask a billing or insurance related question, click here to fill out our inquiry form.

Health Insurance for Medical Coverage

While Specialty Eyecarè Centre is available to answer questions you may have concerning insurance coverage, it is important to understand that your medical coverage is between you and your health insurance company. You are responsible to be aware of the details of your plan. Having the specific information required for your insurance plan will facilitate your appointment and allow for a stress free visit upon arrival in our office. When a referral from your primary care physician is needed, contact your plan and have the following information before your appointment:  

Please provide us the number of visits or time frame we are allowed to see you

Please provide us the billing referral number from your insurance company for our paperwork to file your claim.

Pre Authorization for Medical Coverage

Some insurance programs require a pre-authorization before ophthalmology services and procedures.  Check your benefits book or website to find out what is needed for your appointment.  This is very important because if your visit is not authorized, you will need to pay for all the services you receive from us.

The Co-Pay, Deductible and Co-Insurance

The co-pay applies to the co-insurance amount and is due at time of service. We apply it against any co-insurance you may owe. The co-insurance is the percent you are asked to pay for your medical care. It is often 20%.   The deductible is the amount you are required to pay for your medical coverage before your insurance pays their portion.

The Responsible Party

If you are the patient but someone else is responsible for the payment of your bill through their insurance policy, this person must accompany you and bring their insurance card, provide their address, and telephone number.  If they do not, we will be required to ask you for payment at the time you arrive.

The Difference between Medical Eye Care and Vision Care:

Your appointment is considered a Medical Eye Care appointment when you have a specific complaint about your vision and when we are managing your vision associated with a specific eye-related disease, for pre-surgery, surgery and post-op care.

Your appointment is considered vision care when it is to adjust the prescription of your glasses or contact lenses and for your annual vision eye exam.  Vision Care is not covered by most insurance companies, and you will be responsible for all charges at the time you are seen.  We do not currently accept any Vision Care Plans.

Forms of Payment

We accept cash, check, money-order and Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Billing / Insurance Questions

To ask a billing or insurance related question, click here to fill out our inquiry form.