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12301 NE 10th Place, 2nd Floor, Bellevue, WA, 98005
11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110, Kirkland, WA, 98034

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Dr. Carl Ekman is a Washington native, growing up in Snohomish and Bremerton. He received his B.A. from BYU-Idaho in communications and his doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. But he is glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest so he can take his two young sons hiking in the mountains that were such a part of his childhood.

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I appreciate the Dr. Ekman treats me as an intelligent adult who understands physiology and anatomy and can make informed decisions about my treatment. He never talks down to me, and provides what I need to know, while doing it in a friendly manner.

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Eye exams have always been stressful for me because it's been hard to decide between all the test choices. This time it was so easy! Carl made the entire experience so nice. Thank you so much!! Penny O

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He was super friendly, easy to talk to and he took his time! He was running a little late and apologized. Very respectful!

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Informative care!

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The entire staff was friendly and professional. Virtually no wait time and everything was great throughout the visit.

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My visit to see Dr. Carl Ekman, OD for an annual eye exam went very well. I found Dr. Edman to be kind, knowledgeable and willing to answer all my questions. He appeared to be very thorough and accurate in his testing and assessment. I appreciate that! Would certainly return for any follow-ups and would NOT hesitate in referring other folks to him / his Kirkland office. Thank you! Barbara L. July 21, 2017

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Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Takes the time to find a solution for your eye care needs.

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I did not have to wait before being seen. Dr. Ekman was very thorough and answered all my questions.

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Wonderful and professional experience!

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I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Ekman -- he's knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. We're so happy we found him!

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Dr Ekman is awesome. He provided the most thorough eye examination I have ever had. He was very comfortable to talk to and made sure he addressed all my concerns and questions.

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I met this Dr for the first for my annual checkup. What I liked was that he took to explain what he was doing and what the results meant. I felt I did not go through the many tests - for example, with Dr Kitamura at the same institute, she makes read and reread those letters and shapes on the board. With Dr Carl, these tests were very few. Overall, I am happy with meeting him. The whole annual exam too about 40 minutes inclusive of the dilation time.

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Nice guy. Cares about his patients.

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He's very professional, but kind and gentle as well. I felt well cared for and a follow-up appointment was recommended in order to keep track of my dry eye issue.

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He is Amazing

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Excellent, very impressive.

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Dr. Ekman is very caring in how he treats his patients. He was running late and gave us a short explanation why. I like his bedside manner.

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cares about his paients tries to help in any way he can

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Dr. Ekman was very thorough going my exam results with me and discussing future actions.I felt very comfortable during my appointment and will be happy for future visits. Durward G

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Carl is my favorite optometrist. He was friendly and smart. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Ekman, while young, is very knowledgeable and personable. He took a lot of time with my entire family and was very thorough. Thank you!

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He is very professional and very personable. He answered every question I had and did not get so heavily detailed that I could not follow him. He knows his trade!

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He answered all my questions, gave me some different pieces of advice for night vision and reading.

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Very efficient. Full exam, new prescription in/out very quickly. In a previous visit it took a while to get my new prescription just right, and Dr. Ekman took the time to keep at it until it was just right. Very happy patient.

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Thorough exam and advice. On time and I appreciated the smooth online appointment scheduling and check in.

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It was a great visit. He's very personable and knowledgeable. He listens well and is willing to try different things for my comfort.

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Pleasant with a great sense of humor. Kept me informed of what he was doing and what to expect

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Dr Ekman cares about me and my vision. We have worked through several potential solutions over many appointments to get the best possible vision for me. Today we both "cheered" at arriving at a very good solution. Thank you, Dr Ekman!

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Good, but pretty late for an eye appt. was there early and had to wait another 20 minutes...

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Dr. Ekman is pleasant, courteous and thorough. I didn't feel rushed and he took the time to address all my concerns.

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I loved the optometrist, he was more than willing to go above and beyond. I did not like the male receptionist though. He was not helpful and did not make the visit easier. I had to do all the work when ordering my contacts and had to keep asking insurance questions he should just know with my file being opened. I may not return for that reason alone.

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Highly appreciate Carl Ekman's friendly nature when talking to patients.

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First time seeing Dr. Ekman. Very kind and patient. I am 78. He was knowledge and took a real interest in a condition I've had for some time. We have to remember that our new doctors may not have all the experience of the ones who have been in practice for a long time but they do know all the latest information and teaching. I would recommend him

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Dr. Eckman is very thorough and knowledgeable. He is professional yet friendly and comfortable to talk with. Great office!

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Hubby found him very knowledgeable, affable and considerate. Would recommend him easily!

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Carl is the best!

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I'm not fond of getting my eyes checked, but I might have to start being more attentive to the need. Dr. Ekman was extremely personable and friendly, interested in what I had to say, very knowledgeable, and willing to explain everything he was doing. I had a wonderful appointment with him and he definitely knows what he's doing. Looking forward to going back for another eye exam next year. The office was very clean and welcoming, and the staff was extremely polite. Great place.

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Beautiful office, friendly staff and great doctor. So glad my friend recommended Dr. Carl.

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It was a great overall experience. As you can imagine, for those who are not regulars to the eye doctors, all those gadgets and thingamajigs they poke eyes with are kinda scary, but Dr. Ekman was very good at explaining everything and easing you into it. Check-up went smoothly!

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Excellent discussion of my eye and overall health. Friendly staff all around.