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Our highly-regarded Ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) offer the full spectrum of medical and surgical eye care for our patients.  Our physicians specialize in the management and treatment of eye diseases and disorders; they treat many medical conditions and perform cataract surgery, glaucoma management and surgery, Botox medical and cosmetic, and laser procedures. If you are in need of cosmetic upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid "lifts"), functional (also known as medically-necessary) upper blepharoplasty, brow lifts, tear duct repairs, repair of in-or out-turned eyelids, facial or eyelid reconstruction, we will be pleased to schedule you with Timothy A. Ekhlassi, M.D., M.P.H., our esteemed ASOPRS-certified oculoplastic surgeon.   We also provide routine eye exams for glasses prescriptions and contact lens prescription updates. Our professional staff strives to provide friendly and efficient service to all our patients. 

We are committed to providing the very best eye care possible in a compassionate manner, and we are following state and local health guidelines. This now includes the mandatory wearing of face masks or coverings when entering our office. Please be sure to bring a face covering with you! We also ask that only the patient come into the office, unless a caregiver is needed. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to strive to provide the best care for you and your family, while keeping you and our staff safe!

Our gorgeous Optical Shop is open again, and our Optician, Brad Bowles, is here to assist you! Brad is a WA State Licensed Optician with over 33 years of experience serving as an independent eyewear professional. He prides himself on providing the utmost in personalized, professional service; he is a master at choosing the best frame for your face shape,  style and needs, and he has over 400 trendy, stylish frames to choose from. Brad is sure to have your new look! No appointment is needed (he is closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30), and he is also available to adjust or repair your glasses at no charge, of course! 

You can be sure that Brad has safety protocols in place for your protection - frames are sterilized before being returned to the displays, and all surfaces are sanitized multiple times a day.

 Stop by our beautiful office - we moved to Howe Place in March of 2019 - we love Barkley Village!

Good to know: we are pleased to have Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian-speaking doctors and staff to assist you!

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