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Dr. Jennifer Lee

Ophthalmology
Kirkland, WA
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

Kirkland, WA

Address

134 Central Way, Kirkland, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Community Health Plan of Washington

Medicare

Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

Dr. Jennifer Lee, MD FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist who offers a range of eye services to help you attain the clearest vision possible. She was born in Hershey, PA and moved to Grand Forks, ND when she was 5 years old. From there she went on to live in Chicago for 9 years obtaining her higher education at Northwestern University. Jennifer has a private practice in Kirkland, Washington and teaches surgery at the University of Washington.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Korean

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Blepharospasm: Most blepharospasm is not harmful and can get worse with caffeine, stress, or fatigue. If it does not go away in a month you should see your ophthalm... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your doctor: I would see your ophthalmologist. There are many reasons for eye swelling.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Many reasons: Some surgical problems require more than one surgery to fix the issue. See you doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: It is usually not recommended. You should see an ophthalmologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Farsighted: Farsighted people as they get older require prescriptions for both distance and near and should be checked at both distances.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your doctor: Could be a chalazion or another lesion that needs to be biopsied or removed. You should see an ophthalmologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Tablet use: Using your eyes does not weaken them. This is a common miss perception that may people have. It may cause eyestrain but even eyestrain will not perm... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your doctor: Usually people do not experience this. You should see an ophthalmologist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Check with your doc: There are long lists of blood thinning medications taht are usually given to patients who are at risk for increased bleeding. Also some doctors recom... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Double vision: I can be a sign of a larger issue. I would get it evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your doctor: You may need to be tested for eye diseases if you have true night blindness. If it is just harder to see, there are many causes of this. See your op... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: Your pupils appear bigger and slower, and your ability to focus and the redness of your eyes are also apparent.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Artificial tears: Try non preserved artificial tears first. If that doesn't work, punctal plugs or Restasis can help.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Dry eye: The most common cause of tear production is dryness, but there are other causes. I would see your ophthalmologist to see if you have a nasolacrimal o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Airborne: Many of the pathogens causing people to get sick are airborne. So, it is possible to get sick from sitting next to someone who is sick.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Adjust them: Try having a licensed optician adjust them first. Also there are pads that can be placed on the temples to make them more comfortable.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Decongestants: Many time the irritation in your throat is from post nasal drip. Try a decongestant.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Decrease: Your metabolism decreases when you occasionally fast as your body thinks it needs to retain resources rather than use them.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sleeping patterns: Even though your son may lay down for normal numbers of hours he may be waking up frequently or having trouble falling asleep. Please have him evalua... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sulfa: You are probably referring to a problem with the class of antibiotics called sulfa drugs. You would not have any food allergies associated with this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Skin issues: Skin disease such as psoriasis and eczema can also occur around the eyelids in addition to dry skin. If your symptoms don't resolve with hydration of... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Not likely: Most likely these are unrelated. The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are lo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: There can be fluid and blood pooling under the skin. Diet, fluid retention, medications, make up products, and lack of sleep are all common causes.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: We can use oral medications including calcium channel blockers to stabilize the membranes of the blood vessels which can prevent auras. It would be ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Allergic reaction: This very well may be an allergic reaction. Allergies to medications can be very serious. Do not take Aspirin until you see your primary care doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Aura: Many times due to a vacular instability patients will feel like they have colored lights in their vision or parts of their visual field which become b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Orthostatic: You may have low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension occurs when you stand up and feel lightheaded. Please see your p... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: There is no harm to the eyes with modern tv or computer screens.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Headache Diary: Often times I have my patients keep a detailed diary about their headaches, diet, menstrual cycle, and environmental and emotional components. This t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
It depends: There are many forms of arthritis with multiple causes. It is best to be evaluated before deciding on a long term therapy. Good luck!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: Unless they had laboratory studies done on their blood at the time of the heart attack, there would be no way of telling.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Virus: "pink eye" just usually means inflammation of the white covering of the eye. This is most likely caused by a virus which does not require medications... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Pinguecula: Often these patches are from sun damage or "elastotic degeneration" of the eyes. Try lubricating your eyes with artificial tears but if it bothers yo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Dry eye: Trying using over the counter artificial tears regularly to decrease watery eyes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Strabismus: Many people refer to crossed eyes as a lazy eye as well. It is possible to use prisms to make the image come together with the two eyes working toget... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Myositis: This can also be a problem where there is inflammation of the muscles around the eye. If it is bothering you or severe you should go to your ophthalm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have transmission from an open wound such as a cut on the skin.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Probably fine: It will not go into solution well but it should be absorbed by the body. However, it probably would be best to take it in the original form of a caps... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: This person has decreased lung capacity but in general second hand smoke is always dangerous.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Irritation: It is most likely do to irritation on the surface of your eyes. The most common cause is dry eye. You should see your ophthalmologist for an evalua... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Not enough info: Hard to say with only a description, i would recommend a visit to your local ophthalmologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Medication: Medications can change the color of your eyes, also changes in the pigmentation cells of the eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Depends: It is hard to answer without a more detailed explanation of "weird vision" but most people do not experience changes in the vision with a head cold. Y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your doctor: You may be contagious. Please see your ophthalmologist. This can be self limited but it is better to check.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Rinse: Rinse out any products that get into your eye immediately with copious amounts of water. If you develop discharge or have continued irritation please... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Headaches: Headaches can be caused by many things. You should see an ophthalmologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Eye strain: This may be related to eyestrain. You may need glasses for the computer. See your ophthalmologist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on the level of the genetic anomaly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: It is the power of your prescription that will make your eye look smaller or larger.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Many causes: Unfortunately it is hard to narrow down with the information that you have provided. Eyebrows are normal hair follicles, so they can be affected by t... Read More

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Dr. Christopher Singh
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thankyou so much Dr.Lee i was so worried about this i think you have given me great advice thanks. As im from the U.K our health care is free but it is second rate than if i was to pay private.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And it kinda did grow I think it's falling off
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick reply also

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Teaching Attending of the year 2008, University of Washington Ophthalmology
Emergency Room Consultant of the Month Overlake hospital 5/2008
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
arvo
American College of Physicians (Washington State chapter)

Publications

Preretinal neovascularisation associated with choroidal melanoma
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