"It is an honor to be a member of the Roosevelt Vision team. I have the opportunity to impact the quality of life of my patients, working with them to determine what solution will best fulfill their unique visual needs."
Kathy C. Yang-Williams, OD FAAO
Dr. Yang-Williams completed her Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and her postdoctoral residency in cornea and contact lenses at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She served as a staff optometrist and clinical instructor at Omni Eye Specialists, a secondary and tertiary care center in Baltimore, Maryland before completing a 2-year glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Howard Barnebey at Specialty Eye Care Center in Seattle. Dr. Yang-Williams was a consulting optometrist at Northwest Eye Surgeons PC, a surgical co-management practice in Puget Sound, from 1999 to 2007. She joined Roosevelt Vision in 2007 when she and colleague, Dr. Laura Kompkoff sought a way to balance clinical practice and family life.
The diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, including new perimetric technology and optic nerve head imaging as well as disease management through the development of new medications and surgical techniques, is the focus of Dr. Yang-Williams’ research. She has published numerous articles and several book chapters on glaucoma and ocular disease management, is a contributing editor for Review of Optometry and a member of the Editorial Review Board for Optometry Times. Dr. Yang-Williams has lectured on minor surgical procedures and ocular disease topics to local, state, and national audiences. She is a member of the adjunct clinical faculty of Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Yang-Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington. She was selected as the Young OD of the Year for Washington State in 2004. She represents the King County Society as a Board member for the Optometric Physicians of Washington. She is also member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS).
Dr. Yang-Williams enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters sailing in the Puget Sound area as well as gardening and yoga when the opportunity arises!