We believe the key to maintaining optimal vision begins with preventative eye care. Our thorough comprehensive exams are designed to provide you with the clearest vision possible and assess the health of your eyes.
We dilate the pupil or use widefield retinal imaging to capture the health of the back of the eye. A refraction will be performed, which measures a prescription for your glasses. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by improving your vision.
Situations like a red eye, sudden loss of vision, injury, chemical splash, or something stuck in your eye are best diagnosed and treated quickly. We design our schedule to accommodate these needs- so please call us ASAP to triage or discuss your arrival time.
A lifetime of good vision depends upon a good start to their development. Since infants can’t tell you what’s wrong and kids don’t know what “normal” vision is, they rarely complain about their sight. We recommend a well infant exam between 6-12 months of age (or sooner for crossed eyes, pupils with an asymmetric reflection in photos, or other concerns) and then at age 3 if all is well.
As kids grow they may become more nearsighted. Whether it’s sports or dance or just playing outside we know kids lead active lives and being nearsighted can make it harder for kids to do the things they love.
In addition to providing more freedom from glasses, myopia management has ocular health benefits as well. Research shows that higher myopia increases the lifetime risk of some ocular diseases like Cataracts, Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment, and Myopic Macular Degeneration.
With over 10 years of experience in myopia management our doctors at Rainier Eye will use the latest technology to help reduce the progression of your child’s myopia.
Soft Contact Lenses: We utilize the MiSight 1-day lens which is the first FDA-approved lens proven to slow the progression of myopia in children. This lens provides great comfort and good vision while it helps your child’s prescription stabilize.
Orthokeratology or Ortho-k is another very effective method of myopia management that uses custom-made therapeutic lenses to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep. The reshaping is temporary and reversible. After wearing the lenses at night they are removed in the morning and the result is clearer vision throughout the day without glasses or daytime contacts!
We make custom glasses tailored to your specific needs. We use an independent local laboratory to offer the greatest variety of optical solutions that arrive in a timely manner. We select unique styles to flatter you and withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Our optician will assist you to find the perfect styles for your facial features and personality. We include a quality guarantee that covers your eyewear against scratches or mechanical failures for one year.
Didn't have your exam at Rainier Eye? No problem! We welcome non-expired prescriptions from other doctors' offices and are happy to help you find your style.
SOFT CONTACT LENSES
Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. It is very important to have your contact lens fit evaluated by your doctor before it can be safely worn. A poorly fitting contact lens may not only be uncomfortable but also potentially damaging to your eye. The doctors at Rainier Eye can properly assess your contact lenses and fit you in the contact lens that best meets your needs.
SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
Drs. Loeb and Ferris each have over 12 years of experience in fitting custom contact lenses. These custom-fit lenses can help patients with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities that prevent them from achieving good vision with glasses alone. Our doctors use many different lenses to help patients achieve their goals of better vision. An examination that includes topography (maps of the shape of your eye) will be done to find the best specialty contact lens for you.
Many times, the best option for eyes with keratoconus or irregular corneas is scleral contact lenses. These gas-permeable lenses have a larger diameter than typical contacts and are designed to arch over your entire corneal surface and rest on the "white" of the eye (sclera). Because of this, scleral lenses are able to functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to help correct vision problems.
Low Vision is a category of disability that occurs due to disease, injury, or development. New glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery cannot achieve normal vision in both eyes of someone with low vision. Low Vision Rehabilitation may include magnifying glasses, computerized devices, and other lifestyle aids to facilitate learning and maintain independence.
We evaluate your eyes to help determine if you are a candidate for various surgeries and provide counseling about the process and referrals. We work closely and communicate with various local surgeons. Then, we attentively follow your healing in the days or weeks afterward. These surgeries include LASIK, PRK, ICL, RLE, Cataract, YAG capsulotomy, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma surgeries like SLT and microstents.