Roosevelt Vision Updates
Access Your Personal Health Record Online
You can now access your Personal Health Record Online. This will allow you to see upcoming appointments, check on your glasses or contacts order status and look at your account. Your email is your Username and your temporary password is roosevelt1.
Welcome Dr. Elizabeth Chang
Roosevelt Vision is excited to welcome Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Chang to assist with our busy summer schedule. A 2002 graduate of the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry, Dr. Chang has specialty training in contact lenses and ocular disease. She completed her post-graduate residency in 2003 and has been an associate in several Puget Sound optometric clinics. We are fortunate to have Dr. Chang on board.
Alcon Labs Dailies Total 1
Alcon Dailies Total 1 is the first water gradient lens ever developed. The central core of the lens is a material with superior breathability while the outer layers of the lens are made of an ultra-soft surface gel designed to provide exceptional comfort. This outer layer is 80% water that is almost 100% water at the surface of the lens. Up to 90% of patients do not feel the lens on their eye, even at the end of the day! As a new release, prescription ranges are limited to nearsighted corrections at this time.
At Roosevelt Vision, we are proud to offer you a new lens with unsurpassed comfort, high oxygen transmissibility for healthy lens wear, and extreme crisp optics for excellent vision. Ask about this new opportunity at your next visit. We look forward to seeing you!
Come and see our new look!
Roosevelt Vision has been painted a beautiful merlot color with dark brown trim. Our entryways are a beautiful peacock blue. You might be surprised when you see the building-especially if you are expecting the beige color that is depicted in GoogleMaps street view.
Allergy Season is Here!
Seasonal allergies need ongoing treatment--not ‘quick-fix’ relief. Rubbing your eyes actually makes your symptoms worse! A sterile eyewash can be used several times a day to rinse your eyes. Artificial tear drops can also be helpful to moisten your irritated eyes. Similisan allergy eye drops are over the counter herbal drops with minimal preservatives. Medicated eyedrops are available by prescription or over the counter to reduce the symptoms of itching related to allergy eye symptoms. Chilling your eyedrops in the refrigerator can bring some relief when these cold drops are instilled into the eye. You can also use cold compresses, either a washcloth from the freezer or a damp, cold washcloth with ice cubes in it, gently held against closed eyelids for ten minutes. If necessary, over the counter or prescription oral antihistamine medications might be suggested.
Dr. Kathy Yang-Williams, Named One of
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s 2011 Top Doctors
Our very own Dr. Kathy Yang-Williams was recently named one of Seattle Metropolitan magazine’s Top Doctors in the August 2011 edition. Nearly 1,200 physicians, nurses, and physician’s assistants in King, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones. Dr. Yang-Wililams was one of a selected group of doctors listed in the optometry category.
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Ginny Mercer, LDO
Ginny Mercer was raised in Spokane, Washington. She attained her Washington State Dispensing Optician License in 1985 before relocating to the Puget Sound area in 1987. Ginny is a contact lens specialist who enjoys advanced contact lens fitting including multifocal, bifocal, astigmatic, keratoconic , aphakic, prosthetic, monovision and cosmetic contact lens fitting. She especially enjoys pediatric contact lens fittings.
Ginny is currently a member of the Opticians Association of Washington, The Contact Lens Society of America, The Opticians Association of America, and VOSH Northwest (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). She has been a State Examiner for the Opticians Association of Washington for 7 years. Ginny enjoys volunteering, especially at Christmas time. In 2009, she volunteered for a VOSH Medical Mission to Whitehouse, Jamaica where the medical team saw over 1400 people within 4 clinic days! Ginny describes the experience as being “one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
Ginny reports that “Being a new staff member at Roosevelt Vision has been a wonderful experience. Helping patients enjoy good comfort and vision with their contact lenses is the best part of my day! It is a great opportunity to teach patients about the contact lens options available with all of our new technology.” She looks forward to meeting existing patients and welcoming new patients.
Out of the office, Ginny enjoys attending her daughters’ basketball games, and cheering on her nieces and nephews at various sporting events ranging from basketball, karate, volleyball and soccer.’”
Optometry Giving Sight
Roosevelt Vision is committed to enhancing vision locally as well as in our global community. We have chosen Optometry Giving Sight as our charitable focus.
Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (URE).
At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye examination and a pair of glasses. Sight can make the difference between a life of poverty and a life of opportunity. The solution to blindness and impaired vision due to refractive error is simple – provide quality primary eye care. There is no one better prepared to take on this challenge than the global Optometric community.
Optometry Giving Sight projects seek to ensure sustainable, lasting results in three ways:
By the end of 2009, Optometry Giving Sight distributed US$2.9 million through its partners to help screen and provide basic eye care services to more than 3.5 million people, train 1550 mid-level eye care personnel and create 101 vision centers / optical labs.
- Eye care service delivery - exams, low-cost eye glasses and low-vision devices
- Human Resources - training of optometrists, eye care personnel and their teachers
- Infrastructure development – establishment and support of vision centers, eye clinics and schools of optometry.
85% of every donation from eye care professionals, optical staff and employees, clients and patients goes directly to support programs that help give sight to those most in need. According to Dr. Victor J. Connors, Chairman and CEO of Optometry Giving Sight USA, a donation of as little as five dollars can provide an eye exam and glasses in a developing country. For more information on Optometry Giving Sight, visit www.givingsight.org.
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