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  • Protecting Your Data

    According to between 2009 (when records were made available about data breaches) to 2017 there have been over 2,000 healthcare breaches. Healthcare breaches are being reported at a rate of 1 per day. Since 2017 major changes have taken place and the public is much more aware of healthcare-related data breaches. One of the […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2018

  • 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

  • Pet Waste Cleanup in Tacoma

    T-town Dawgs It was a great summer here in T-town.  This summer showed me that Tacoma has so much to offer; quality museums, good schools, the Tacoma Rainiers and a great metro park system with many parks for recreation. In an effort to maintain these high quality parks, they also have a pet scoop law. Why […]

    Continue Reading December 3, 2017

  • 2017 American Eclipse

    You can see (but not look at) the 2017 American eclipse. By now everyone knows there is going to be an eclipse on August 21, 2017.  While the Tacoma area is not on the path of totality-we are still going to get a good view. The last time a solar eclipse crossed the entire continental US […]

    Continue Reading August 17, 2017