Welcome to Puget Sound Eye Care

Your Optometric Physicians in Seattle and Bellevue, WA

The doctors and staff of Puget Sound Eye Care are pleased to welcome you and your family to our clinic. Please utilize our website to learn about our practice and to educate yourself on general eye health questions you may have. You will find yourself feeling confident when choosing our practice for you and your family.

Learn about our staff – Our Optometric Physicians, Technicians, Opticians and Administrative Staff are here to provide you with all-inclusive care to meet your visual and eye care needs. At Puget Sound Eye Care, we provide comprehensive family eye care for all ages, with expertise on the medical management of pediatric eye care, strabismus, and specialty contact lenses. Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have. We look forward to working with you soon.


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Meet Your Doctors

  • Curtis Ono, O.D.
    Dr. Ono’s Practice Philosophy:
    “I am strongly committed to provide the highest quality of care and treatment utilizing state-of-the art technology in a personal and respectful environment. In addition, I have a strong sense of obligation to give back to my profession and community through active participation in my associations and public health programs for the under-served.”
     
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  • Matthew D. Carlson, O.D.
    Dr. Carlson specializes in the evaluation, treatment and management of eye disorders and vision problems in children and adults with strabismus, amblyopia and eye alignment problems. He emphasizes pediatric care, but is open to see patients in all age groups. 
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  • Stephanie Ho, O.D.
    Dr. Stephanie Ho is a native of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Ho completed her Bachelor of Science with First Class Honors at the University of British Columbia. After doing eye research in Canada and Spain, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Here, she was the recipient of the Board of Trustees Scholarship for all 4 years. 
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  • Charissa D. Young, O.D., F.A.A.O.
    Dr. Young’s Practice Philosophy:
    “I strive to practice by the Golden Rule: Treating patients as I would want to be treated, with personalized eye care and treatment plans with an emphasis on disease prevention.”

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  • Melvin R. Carlson, M.D. - Emeritus
    Dr. Carlson specializes in the evaluation, treatment and management of eye disorders and vision problems in children as well as adults with strabismus or eye alignment problems. 
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  • Charlene M. Walton, O.D.

    Practice philosophy “I strive to treat all my patients with compassion, dignity and respect. My goal is to provide up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment options in order to work together to develop a personalized care plan.”

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Testimonials

See what our clients have to say about us

  • "The staff was really nice and offered to fix my broken glasses - for free!! As a poor grad student, that really means a lot. I'll be back when I need new eyewear :-)"
    Elizabeth S.

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Helpful and Informative Resources

  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual ...

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

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  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

    Vision therapy, which is also known as vision training or visual training, is an individualized treatment program that can help identify and correct perceptual-cognitive deficiencies that are impacting visual learning, focus, and concentration. Vision Therapy for Children: Checklist While individuals ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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