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 Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, where he was President in 2004-05. He is also active in the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), where he served as President from 2012-13. He has served as President of the Children's Eye Foundation from 2014-2018. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Leadership Development Program (2005-06). Since 2016, he has been a Board Director for the American Board of Ophthalmology. 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 and and active participant in Maintenance of Certification. 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 and Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Heidar started practice in 2006.
Dr. Heidar sees all children for routine, medical or surgical care, and adults with strabismus (misaligned eyes).
Vy Mai, O.D.
Dr. Vy Mai received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is glaucoma certified and has great interest in myopia (nearsightedness) management methods such as using soft multifocal contact lenses or hard gas-permeable overnight contact lenses (orthokeratology) that temporarily reshape the front surface of the eye (cornea). Myopia is a global epidemic and this is something Dr. Mai is truly passionate about.
Dr. Mai also has extensive experience with patients from all walks of life, diagnosing and managing cataract, diabetic retinopathy, retinal diseases like choroidal nevus and retinal detachment.
Dr. Mai is active in the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.
When she's not working, she enjoys baking and cooking for her husband and daughter.
Dr. Mai started practice in 2014.
Dr. Mai sees children ages 4 and up for routine and medical care.