A DIFFERENT KIND OF DOCTOR'S OFFICE.
Children's Eye Care was founded in 2008 with the idea that typical doctor's offices can be frightening to children and that we could build a friendlier environment.
Our play area is unique for a doctor's office. It offers children a place to play while their eyes are dilating, or a distraction while you are picking out glasses for your child in our optical shop.
Our movie room plays an assortment of family friendly movies if you're looking for a quieter place to wait.
Our front room features a wave wall and seasonal decorations for older children or adults.
A sterile exam room can be anxiety-producing for anyone. That's why our rooms are themed, each with a different wall mural. The rooms are large with plenty of room for families, siblings, or strollers.
K. David Epley, M.D.
Dr. David Epley is from Salem, Oregon, and received his medical training at the Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was fellowship-trained in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at St. Louis Children's Hospital, part of Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and an active participant in Maintenance of Certification. He sub-specializes in comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric cataracts. Dr. Epley is actively involved in the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), where he has served as President. He has served as President of the Children's Eye Foundation.He is a graduate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Leadership Development Program. He is a Board Director for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and he is the deputy editor of the Knights Templar Pediatric online education center for the AAO.
Dr. Epley is frequently listed as a Top Doctor in local Seattle area magazines and national databases.
Dr. Epley is married and has two children. His hobbies include music, swimming, and technology. He has been in practice since 1998.
Dr. Epley sees children up to age 18 for medical and surgical eye care.
Krista A. Heidar, M.D.
Dr. Heidar grew up in the Pacific Northwest and received her medical degree from Loma Linda University in California. She did her internship at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio, and her residency in Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University. She completed a surgical fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and eye motility disorders at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She specializes in comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus (eye muscle balance disorders).
Dr. Heidar is active in the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Heidar started practice in 2006.
Dr. Heidar sees all children for routine, medical or surgical care, and adults with strabismus (misaligned eyes).
Aida Mekouar, O.D.
Dr. Mekouar was born in Providence, RI and grew up in Morocco where she benefited from an international education. She has a bachelor's degree in science from McGill university, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Washington. She received her optometry doctorate degree from the University of Montreal School of Optometry. She is a member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and participates in the children's vision task force. She is also a member of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Mekouar enjoys traveling, biking, and cooking. She also loves volunteering in the community with organizations like Hopelink in Bellevue, and VOSH Northwest.
Dr. Mekouar speaks three languages, and lives on the Eastside with her husband and their two sons.
Dr. Mekouar started practice in 2013.
Dr. Mekouar sees routine and medical exams for children 4 years and older.