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Now's the Time to Rejuvenate Your Skin Before the Holiday Season Oct 6th, 2020

Are you determined to look your best this holiday season? Now is the time to take action if you want to optimize your skin’s appearance before the holidays arrive.  At Urban Eye Care, Dr. Jennifer Andrews and the care team understand how frustrating it can be when your skin looks...

What Your Sensitivity to Light May Mean Sep 22nd, 2020

If light bothers your eyes, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that over 100 million people across the globe, including 40 million Americans, suffer from sensitivity to light, or photophobia. If you’re one of them, it could be a symptom of an underlying condition.  At Urban Eye Care in Seattle, Washington,...

Have You Had a Computer Vision Assessment? Aug 23rd, 2020

Many people don’t realize they have an issue with their vision until they get their first pair of corrective lenses and see what they’ve been missing. In fact, more than 11 million Americans are in need of corrective lenses that would help them see clearly.  You don’t have to be...

3 Types of Specialized Contact Lenses Jul 7th, 2020

If you’re tired of wearing glasses, the freedom from frames promised by contact lenses can be hard to resist. But with so many options today, it can be hard to know which type of contact lens is right for you. If you’re ready to join the over 45 million Americans...

Eye Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 10th, 2020

COVID-19 is fully in the spotlight when it comes to health care right now. And if you’re currently experiencing symptoms related to coronavirus, you know it’s important to call your health care provider, avoid public transportation, stay home, limit contact with others, and practice good respiratory hygiene.  During this time,...

TempSure Envi: Our Surgery-Free Solution to Wrinkles Around Your Eyes May 1st, 2020

Fine lines and crow’s feet can pull attention away from your eyes, which should be the true showstopper of your face. What’s more, wrinkles around your eyes are often the first to make an appearance given the sensitive skin around your eyes.  At Urban Eye Care in Seattle, Washington, Dr....

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Your Eye Health Apr 14th, 2020

Most people choose sunglasses based on how they look and how much they cost. But sunglasses are so much more than a fashion accessory. If selected correctly, sunglasses can provide much-needed protection against the sun’s harmful rays. At Urban Eye Care in Seattle, Washington, your eye health is our top...

Office Updates around COVID-19 Mar 16th, 2020

My dear patients, during this difficult time my office and I will continue to provide you and your family with the best care as it has been for many years. There are some changes: Appointment Updates Appointments are available in the office and also via Telehealth. The hours of operation...

Know the Risk Factors For Developing Glaucoma Mar 9th, 2020

Did you know that one of the most common causes of vision loss is glaucoma? Glaucoma describes several eye conditions that cause irreversible damage to your optic nerve, which sends visual information to your brain for processing. At Urban Eye Care in Seattle, Washington, Jennifer Andrews, OD, and our entire...

What Causes Flashes and Floaters and What Can I do About Them? Feb 11th, 2020

Small, dark specks or spots or flashes of light that disrupt your field of vision can be irritating, making it hard to focus when reading or watching a movie or TV. What’s more, it might cause you to worry about your vision.  The good news is that for most people,...

5 Fixes for Computer Vision Syndrome Jan 9th, 2020

The digital age has made life easier than ever before, but it does have its drawbacks. If you spend a considerable amount of time staring at screens (and who doesn’t?) you may be damaging your eye health. Called computer vision syndrome, this condition is rising in prevalence, which is no...

Dry Eye: Causes and Remedies Dec 1st, 2019

Virtually everyone has dry, tired, and itchy eyes from time to time. Taking a break or an early bedtime may be all you need to get back to normal. However, there are times when dry eyes become chronic. Understanding how this happens and what you can do about it can...

5 Tips to Prevent Contact-Related Eye Infections Nov 1st, 2019

Do you wear contact lenses? You’re not alone, because about 45 million Americans wear contacts to correct vision. While contact lenses are safe, effective, and convenient, they can also cause painful and potentially dangerous eye infections.  Dr. Jennifer Andrews, OD at Urban Eye Care in Seattle, WA is an expert...

Haven't Had an Eye Exam This Year? Why You Need One Even if You Have Perfect Vision Oct 4th, 2019

It’s hard to see the logic in going for an eye exam when your vision seems just fine. After all, why waste the time and money when you already know you have 20-20 vision and it feels like you always will? That’s the stance taken by half of the adults...

5 Tips for Transitioning from Glasses to Contacts Sep 4th, 2019

Wearing prescription eyeglasses every single day to see up close, far away, and every distance in between, can sometimes become a cumbersome experience. Sure, your glasses provide outstanding vision correction, but they’re not always practical. Contact lenses come in handy when you want to play sports, take a yoga class,...

5 Signs Your Child May Need Glasses Aug 7th, 2019

Depending on the visual error being corrected, kids wearing glasses for the first time are often awed by the changes they see in the world around them. The right glasses cause leaves on a tree to become individual details rather than a green blur on a brown stalk. Words on...

How to Choose The Most Flattering Frames for Your Face Jul 17th, 2019

Your new eyeglasses aren’t purely utilitarian. Sure, their primary purpose is to enable you to see the world with uncompromised vision, but they’re also an expression of your style and personality. Jennifer Andrews, OD of Urban Eye Care, located in downtown Seattle, offers the following tips to help you choose...

7 Essential Tips for Preventing Eye Infections Jun 12th, 2019

You can do your best to minimize contact with germs, but you can’t entirely avoid them. An officemate emits an uncovered sneeze, catching you in the crossfire. The parking valet who hands back your keys is battling the flu, or the person who pushed the elevator keys right before you...

Reduce The Appearance of Wrinkles Around Your Eyes this Spring with TempSure Envi May 10th, 2019

Your eyes take center stage on your face, often speaking for you before you’ve even opened your mouth. If fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes are interfering with the story you want to tell, we have an innovative laser system that can reduce their appearance — TempSure™ Envi. And...