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At Pearl Optical/ Pearl Eyecare Center, Dr. Michael Heil, Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Noble and Dr. Fuentes and our entire Tukwila/Tacoma optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. Our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, our Optometrists and our team of Optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Tukwila/Tacoma optometrists also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.

Eye Exams

Dr. Heil, Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Noble and Dr. Fuentes and the Pearl Optical/Pearl Eyecare Center team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly examination, our patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 206-246-5430 (Tukwila) or 253-472-3568 (Tacoma) to schedule an appointment.

Contact Lenses

Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Tukwila optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 206-246-5430 (Tukwila) or 253-472-3568 (Tacoma). They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.

Lasik

Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Pearl Optical/Pearl Eyecare Center, Dr. Heil, Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Noble and Dr. Fuentes provide pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call 206-246-5430 (Tukwila) or 253-472-3568 (Tacoma) today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.

Hard to Fit Contacts

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person with vision correction needs. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Vision Therapy FAQs

Many vision problems do not require surgery for correction. In these situations, vision therapy is typically an option. Vision therapy is a form of physical therapy used on the eyes and brain. It is designed to resolve vision problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. This therapy can also be used an effective treatment for problems like lazy eye, crossed eyes, or double vision.

Ortho-K

Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Pearl Optical/ Pearl Eyecare Center, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.

Computer Vision

Squinting at computer, tablet, or mobile screens for hours at a time is a normal part of our lives in the 21st century. Unfortunately, eye problems associated with this activity are also on the rise. Even if you have never had eye problems before, you may have noticed computer vision syndrome symptoms after two or more hours of screen time. Signs include:

Sports Vision

Sports vision testing helps athletes determine how well their eyes perform. These tests go beyond standard eye tests that only evaluate the ability to see letters and objects clearly on a standard eye chart. Sports vision testing takes eyesight evaluation one step further, which is vital to overall athletic training as well as specifically enhancing visual function.

Sunglasses

Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV radiation and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous "snowblindness" to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. Here are some frequently asked questions about the role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harm. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, please visit or contact our office today

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