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  • Are you at risk for macular degeneration?

    The Retina is a delicate tissue lining the inside of the eye. Technically, it is made up of neural (brain) tissue and it does not regenerate. The macula is a region in the retina that is responsible for your “central vision”, the are of the retina you use to recognize faces, read print, drive, etc. […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2019

  • How can a healthy person lose vision & not know it?

    How can a healthy person lose vision & not know it? Unfortunately, this can happen if you have un-diagnosed GLAUCOMA. It is one of many reasons why regular eye exams are important, even in patients who feel they “see fine”. Glaucoma is defined by the American Optometric Association as “a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive […]

    Continue Reading January 7, 2019

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

    Continue Reading August 5, 2018

  • Welcome to the New Tacoma Eye at Westgate Website!

    We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. The site was designed with you in mind and is chock-full of several useful features. It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment, download patient forms, view current specials and promotions, and learn about the many products and services we offer at our […]

    Continue Reading August 5, 2018

  • A Smoothie For Your Eye Health!

    The Bright Eyes Smoothie The next few blog posts will revolve around nutrition and eyesight.  Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been shown over and over to be vital to eye health.  Patients with nutritional deficits and malnutrition have been shown to lose vision and improve with B12 shots.  Patients lacking Vitamin […]

    Continue Reading May 29, 2018

  • HEV Light Protection

    The Blue Light Battle If you look through my previous posts, you’ll see last year I posted information on the solar eclipse and eye damage from the sun and laser pointers….”Don’t stare at the sun” is universal knowledge. But one thing we may not know, or know entirely is what does the light being emitted from digital devices do […]

    Continue Reading May 1, 2018

  • How Important Are Your Eyes?

    “The eyes are the window to your soul” While Shakespeare may not have said this first,  he appears to be the person most attributed to the quote.  We can find a similar saying in the bible: Matthew 6:22-24 “The eye is the lamp of the body” When it comes to our eye health, men have advantages women lack, […]

    Continue Reading April 21, 2018

  • Allergies?

    Allergy Season In Tacoma, the pollen count seems higher than previous years.  You can actually check the pollen count in your zip code by visiting  This website will even help you determine WHICH pollens you may be allergic to. Patients experiencing itchy, gritty, red, watery eyes that get worse in the spring are probably suffering from some […]

    Continue Reading April 13, 2018