seattle optometrist eye doctor exam room with blue phoropter

Optometrists are the primary care doctors for eyes. We do routine wellness eye exams, and we also do problem-focused medical eye exams.

Dr. K spends most days practicing at the VA Medical Center, but sees patients part-time at EYE EYE as well.

Gulshan Karamchandani, OD

Optometric Physician

Dr. Maiti completed her optometry degree at UC Berkeley. She truly loves all things eyeball, enjoys creating eye and non-eye related art through crochet and embroidery, volunteering in the community, and playing with her dachshund mix, Kali.

Sathi Maiti, OD

Optometric Physician

Dr. Louie was born and raised in Seattle and went to optometry school at Pacific University in Oregon. She loves immersing in other cultures via her travels and has found the best way to connect is through delicious food.

Alanna Louie, OD

Optometric Physician

Katie deciphers your insurance details and makes sure that you maximize your benefits. She hiked the Wonderland Trail in 2019, and she loves dogs.

Katie

Clinic Director

FAQ

What is this place?

We are an optometry clinic. We aim to give you the best experience in caring for every aspect of your eyes and vision. We provide individualized vision testing, preventative eye health examinations, urgent medical eye care, and accessible vision technology for all types of people. We also have a deep selection of new and vintage eyewear.

 

What should I expect at my first appointment?

At your first routine visit, we will give you a comprehensive exam and address any eye or vision issues that you have. If you wear contact lenses, then you can wear them to the appointment. Please bring your glasses too, along with information on your current contact lens brand and base curve.

 

Do you take insurance?

Yes and we bill them directly for exams and glasses.

We are providers for many vision benefit networks. We wish it was as simple as just listing the companies, but some of them are absurd, deceitful corporations that profit off of your misunderstanding. We are happy to look up your plan details for you and help you understand them. Just email us at info@eyeeye.care

If you are having any symptoms such as eye redness, eye pain, or other non-routine eye problems, then you do not need "vision insurance" for that. We can bill it to your regular medical insurance as a specialist office visit.



Do you do the lenses too?

Yes, all the lenses. We have our own lab, and we have access to other independent labs. We can customize them just the way you like it.



What's the parking situation?

Most of the time you can find a 2-hour spot on our block. Around 4:00 it gets tougher, but there are a few garages close by.



What is astigmatism?

This is the #1 FAQ. It means your eye focuses light at one plane differently than light at the opposite plane. For example, you may see the vertical part of a letter more clearly than the horizontal part. Or it could be one part of the letter X more clearly than the other part if your astigmatism is oblique.