Category Archives: Optometry in Olympia

Eye Doctor Now Diplomate

Douglas Jeske, OD has a new title – Diplomate.  Dr. Jeske passed the American Board of Optometry Board Certification Examination and is certified as a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry.   He graduated, with distinction, from Pacific University College of … Continue reading

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Olympia Optometrist Dr. Simpson Caught Making a Difference

Dr. Dani Simpson volunteers at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission Vision Clinic to provide eye exams and eye care. Read more here.

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Why do we blink so often?

The average person blinks 15-20 times per minute, or once every 3 seconds. Although scientists acknowledge that blinking lubricates the eyeballs and protects them from debris like eyelashes or dust, they say that we blink far more often than is … Continue reading

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Does your back-to-school checklist include an eye exam?

It’s that time of year again and our kids are heading back to school. Whether your child is heading back to a familiar classroom or starting their very first year, we have one thing to add to your back-to-school checklist: … Continue reading

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Dark chocolate improves vision? Yes please!

Calculators, peachy folders, and back to school eye exams, oh my. If you’re feeling stressed about sending the kids to school this fall, bust out the chocolate! A recent study from the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience & Neurodynamics has found … Continue reading

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What do zebrafish and vision health have in common?

If you are overdue for an annual comprehensive eye exam or find yourself experiencing troubling symptoms in regards to healthy vision, make an appointment with an optometrist in Olympia, like Dr. Douglas Jeske. Dr. Jeske is a licensed optometrist who … Continue reading

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Convergence insufficiency may be diagnosed as something more sinister

Normally when you look at a something close up, your eyes move together to focus on it, and refocus futher out when you view an object far away. Unfortunately, there are some people who experience a disorder known as convergence … Continue reading

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Avoidable blindness

Dr. Douglas Jeske is a Tumwater eye doctor with a deep devotion to community health and preventing eye disease. What causes “avoidable blindness”? Avoidable blindness can be caused by a number of things, one of which is onchocerciasis. Onchocerciasis is … Continue reading

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Top 10 cities for eye health

Why is an optometrist in Olympia so important? Annual eye exams provide more than the assurance that your prescription is up to date. A comprehensive exam gives your doctor (like Dr. Jeske at our Olympia eye clinic) the opportunity to rule out … Continue reading

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Genetic eye disorders

Olympia eye clinic VUE provides patients with comprehensive eye care, annual exams, and treatment for eye disease and genetic eye disorders, such as albinism. Albinism is a genetic condition characterized by the partial or complete lack of pigment in the … Continue reading

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