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Dr. Rebecca Dale

Ophthalmology
Snoqualmie, WA
22 years experience

Locations

Snoqualmie Falls Ophthalmology

Snoqualmie, WA

Address

37624 SE Fury Street, Suite 220, Snoqualmie, WA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 5:00am
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Fax

4252929641

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Dr. Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN, and raised in Mukilteo, WA. She graduated from Mariner High School and then graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She earned her M.D. at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Becca joined the US Navy in medical school and then did her internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She then served as General Medical Officer, first with the Marines in Okinawa, Japan. From Okinawa, she was deployed on a humanitarian mission in Southeast Asia. While assisting Navy ophthalmologists in Indonesia, she discovered her love for the specialty of ophthalmology. Before her specialty training, she completed her military service as a general practitioner at Branch Medical Clinic at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. Dr. Dale left the Navy in 2004 and did her Ophthalmology training at Casey Eye Institute, a part of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She then worked for two years in private practice in Mount Vernon, Washington before founding Snoqualmie Falls Ophthalmology in 2009.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: Hydroxychloroquine-associated retinopathy is more common based on a higher cumulative dosage. For standard doses, your risk will increase after 5 yea... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Not always: Depends in part on the details of the surgery (e.g. Did the surgeon give a retrobulbar block for anesthesia), whether or not a stitch was placed or ne... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: Just caused blurred vision, which presumably resolved when you switched them back to the correct contact in the correct eye. However, if eyes are red... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: Eyelids can droop for many reasons: excessive skin, stretching of the connective tissues that connect the muscles to the structures of the eyelid, ab... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Vitreous floaters?: I suspect you are describing vitreous floaters - small bits of debris in the gel that fills the back of the eye. These are common, and are often desc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
The pupils?: If you mean the red reflex of both eyes (the central pupil portion of the eye looking red), then the fix is either with your camera or picture editing... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Dryness most likely: You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: Most people do adapt to floaters that are blocking the vision, often with the brain "filtering out" the floater so that it is only bothersome in certa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Stye? allergies?: Have you been putting any drops or new products just in that eye? Could be allergies. Is there a localized swelling that is red and tender? That is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Head and shoulders: Try using an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for your hair and eyebrows (not in your eyes, though!). Usually this is related to seborrheic dermatit... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Possibly migraine: Do you have other associated symptoms (light sensivity, noise sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, visual aura that precedes the headache)? These associate... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Poor fit, dryness, irritation from preservatives in your cleaning solution, buildup of protein deposits on the lens itself are all common possibilitie... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
In time? yes.: If you are asking can you have first one eye, and then much later experience a PVD in the other eye, then yes, very possible. Usually pvds occur spon... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Check blood pressure: The association with standing sounds like orthostatic hypotension--low blood pressure that occurs with standing and can make you feel lightheaded and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Make an appt: This needs to be evaluated urgently, could be related to bleeding in the eye or a tear in the retina. Other causes are also possible, but this sympto... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Blepharitis, allergy: Most commonly, this would be blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids). The mainstays of treatment are daily hot compresses to the eyelids co... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with incre... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: If you are finding your contacts more difficult to tolerate, you may have a poor fit or an irritation related to the solution you are using. If your v... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Fatigue, dryness: Common causes for a funny little eyelid twitch include surface irritation of the eye (such as dryness) and fatigue. If both eyes are twitching, that'... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
More info: It's normal for you to have some squinting when you smile. Do you find that your eyes are actually closing, do you have smaller openings for your eye... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: This decision hinges on balancing the potential benefit of the surgery and your father's quality of life. If cataracts are mild, and he is not signif... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Not by cataract: Qualifying for medicare early (or rather, for medicaid) would be based on your underlying disability. Because cataracts are a treatable condition tha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Many things: If it actually looks like a small amt of blood, could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is common, painless and doesn't affect vision. Other cau... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Drops, cool compress: If the cause is allergies, then i would try an over the counter allergy drop (generic is ketotifen) first, along with artificial tears and/or cold com... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: Cataract surgery is performed worldwide. In looking at surgeons from different areas, i would investigate that they were performing more modern catar... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Exam: A red eye for three weeks merits an exam, as most minor causes will have resolved in that time period. Add'l symptoms that would prompt an exam inclu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No, but eat them: Antioxidants in the diet are very good for your overall eye health (carrots, leafy greens, blueberries, overall high intake of fruits and veggies). T... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Rarely needed: The majority of surgeries are performed with topical numbing medication and light sedation. Uncomplicated surgeries generally result in very little p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
After drops?: Do you mean dilation that doesn't resolve after an exam? Then depends on the drop used, and i would call the office to find out which and ask that qu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Cold compress: Cold compresses will help with post surgical swelling.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
No: The most common thing affecting color perception would be yellowing of the lens that occurs with development of cataracts. Other retinal and optic ne... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Depends on problem: There are two types of laser used for diabetic retinopathy, one lighter powered laser to decrease swelling, and one stronger powered laser used to cau... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Fatigue, dryness: An irritated eye surface from dryness or significant fatigue (which certainly can be linked to high stress levels) are the most common causes for eyel... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Its your hands: Many eye infections (e.g. Pink eye) are transmitted by the eye secretions (e.g. You rub your eye, shake hands with someone and then he rubs his eye, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Impaired vision: In children, when the nerve pathways between the eye and the brain are developing, there needs to be two clear images (one from each eye) for appropri... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Blepharitis: Most likely this is blepharitis, chronic crusting, itching, flaking of the eyelids/lid margins. Often this is associated with dryness, grittiness, bu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Blepharitis: Most likely, this is related to blepharitis, a very common chronic inflammation of the eyelids that can cause redness of the eyelid margin, flakes and... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sometimes: It depends on the type of cataract and how dense it was. I frequently have patients tell me that colors are brighter and more vivid following surgery... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Conjunctiva?: With anemia, the conjunctiva (the pink part seen when you pull your eyelid down) becomes pale. A blood test would be a far more sensitive way to scre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Likely referred pain: Although eye pain can definitely be related to a problem with the eyes (e.g. Elevated eye pressure, inflammation inside of the eye), the constellation... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
In some: For people who have macular degeneration of intermediate or high risk of progression (something your eye doctor can determine by exam), than the areds... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Many things: Mainstays for chronic blepharitis: daily hot compresses, gentle lid hygiene, and artificial tears as needed. Options to discuss with your eye doctor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Possibly: Would depend on how well controlled, how frequently drops are needed, what the underlying cause is. I would not recommend contact lens wear when scle... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Perhaps: Benign or malignant tumors could cause headaches/pain, vision loss, proptosis (protrusion of the eye), double vision. There are many, many more commo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Possibly: Some patients have a subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding under the conjunctiva) at time of surgery which can look quite red. But new onset of rednes... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Not always: Macular degeneration predominantly affects older people, but other retinal disorders can affect those who are younger. Retinal detachment is more com... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Different ways: The 3 conditions you mention are diagnosed and treated in very different ways. The first step is a comprehensive dilated eye exam by your eye md to i... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: A healthy snack and some rest sound like they are in order. People who have severe low blood sugar reactions sometimes report fairly dramatic changes... Read More

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Dr. Roger Wang
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have had the pleasure working with Dr. Dale on many patients in the last several years. She is always courteous and helpful. I have also received excellent patient feedback...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

oregon health and science university

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Washington Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
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