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Dr. Stephanie Kitamura, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Stephanie Kitamura OD joined us in 2001 to support our practice in the rapidly growing and increasingly complex field of contact lens design and fitting. She began her career at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and completed her internship at the New England Eye Institute. Her internship was broad-based and brought valuable experience; at the Veterans Administration Center in Lowell, MA she gained clinical experience managing primary eye care and low vision needs for a large veteran population. This was followed with service to the Perkins School for the Blind and the Cotting School for Handicapped Children where she treated patients with an emphasis on binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia and learning disabilities for patients with multiple handicaps. Dr. Kitamura's valuable expertise in a large variety of soft contact lenses and RGP fittings made her a perfect addition the Northwest Vision Institute team. Over the years she has developed a strong practice of devoted, successful contact lens patients that have come to appreciate her attention to detail and determination to help her patients achieve the highest possible refraction while negotiating the often complex world of technological choices relating to contact lenses. Dr. Kitamura maintains a fully stocked inventory of the latest and most technologically advanced lenses available in the industry today.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • New England Eye Institute (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1366444069

Office locations

Northwest Vision Institute

12301 NE 10th Place, 2nd Floor

Bellevue, WA 98005

Northwest Vision Institute

11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110

Kirkland, WA 98034

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Excellent caring and thorough!
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The wait time was 40 minutes before I was seen and then long overdue after my eyes were dilated.
Less than 3 months ago
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Wonderful experience from beginning to end! Everyone in office are top notch professional. They are very friendly and personable. Everything was explained while being done. Nothing could have been better. .I highly recommend this Doctor and office staff!
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Very pleasant person. It ia nice to be able to laugh at an appointment!
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Very pleased with all the visual tests accomplished in the annual appointment. Pleased with the immediate feedback and sending information to my Primary Physician. Easy to schedule follow up appointment.
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She answered my questions and help me understand some basic things about cataract surgery. She verified that my eyes have changed and gave me some different contacts to try.
Less than 3 months ago
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Stephanie Kitamura is a fantastic OD. She is professional, extremely approachable & knowledgeable. The office is beautiful, parking is a breeze & the staff are on top of their game. Highly recommend this office to all my friends & family. Great work!
Less than 6 months ago
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Visiting Dr. Kitamura was such a pleasant experience. I had been looking for an eye doctor since mine retired and I'm so glad I came here. I am pretty well informed about my eye health but Stephanie made sure to answermy questions about Lasik with full transparency. She also let me know that right now is the time my eyes start to stable out, which I never knew before. She wasn't pushy at all and never made me feel like she was trying to sell me anything. Her optical staff also helped me pick out the best glasses and made sure I understood what's included in my insurance. Overall, spectacular experience and I will continue to be a patient here as long as Dr. Kitamura is practicing.
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I love her! Very personable. Answered all my questions.
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Dr. Stephanie diagnosed my situation clearly and offered to make further appointments with the appropriate doctor. She's very kind.
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Dr. Kitamura was very professional and helpful. She was able to fit me with contacts lens for a very high correction.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and nice! Answered questions and felt at ease with exam! The whole office staff was very nice and personable!
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Dr. Kitamura is competent, efficient, and a just a very nice person. She always patiently answers the same questions I ask her every year.
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Stephanie Kitamura was a fantastic doctor! She was caring and made the appointment feel very comfortable . She was easy going and knowledgeable with any questions/concerns I had about my eyes/contacts. The appointment felt very individualized as well. Will definetly be going back!
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Dr Kitamura is thorough, professional, communicative, and easy to talk to about any and all concerns. She is always willing to take as much time as necessary to answer any and all questions. I would highly recommend her!
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I absolutely adore Dr. Kitamura. It's always a pleasure to see her. I would recommend new front end staff though. They aren't too friendly. I tried striking a conversation and they just looked at me like I was stupid.
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very good at explaining technical issues
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Excellent: Professional and Personal. Highly recommended.
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I think she is absolutely wonderful at fitting contact lenses. I recommended her to everyone!!!
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Very thorough. She took time to talk and answer all of my questions.
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Stephanie is a delightful doctor and one that I look forward to seeing each year. I have had annual eye appointments with her for several years and will continue to ask for her.
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She was SO pleasant and informable about the health of my eyes. What a refreshing change from my previous experiences with doctors..
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Staff was Excellent, Stephanie was very through and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants to get excellent eye care ..??????????
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Very professional
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Professional and helpful staff with no question unanswered. Dr. Kitamura answered all my questions and put me at ease after determining Catarac surgery was in order.
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I have been going to Dr. Kitamura for years and always feel that she has accurate and thorough knowledge and can communicate that with me.
More than 1 year ago
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SHE ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS AND MADE GOOD SUGGESTIONS!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kitamura is professional, courteous, thorough, and personable. I truly appreciate her style and the fact she takes the time to listen and explain in detail any and all questions i might have!
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Outstanding, understands contacts and nearsightedness/reading glasses better than anyone, was able to get me multifocal contacts so I no longer have to use reading glasses over my contacts.
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I highly recommend this office and Stephanie Kitamura. From the time I walked in to the end of my appointment I felt like they truly cared about me.
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Stephanie and the staff were very professional, polite and helpful. I will definitely see her again. In addition to being impressed with the overall experience, I found Stephanie to be very thorough in her explanation of the processes and findings from the eye exam.
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very friendly and efficient
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The app said the appointment was at 335 pm but tge desk said it was 345. Dr was over 30 minutes late. I ended up being late for my next appointment.
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She's great.
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Dr. Kitamura is a delightful person with a good sense of humor on top of being very professional! Doug W.
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Receptionist had no record of my appointment even though ZocDoc had confirmed. I think this is a ZocDoc problem, not the problem of the clinic.
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She was very pleasant and thorough. I would definitely recommend her.
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Felt got all the necessary care! She is awesome!
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Stephanie Kitamura, OD, is excellent. She is personable and professional, explaining procedures and taking quality time to complete eye exams. I've been coming here for about 8 years and have been well taken care of.
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She is SO warm and inviting and makes you feel comfortable. A smile never leaves her face. Easily the best doctor of any kind I've ever had!
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Dr. Kitamura is personable and professional. I always enjoy my appointments with her. She answers all my questions with useful and valuable responses.
More than 1 year ago
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She took all the time necessary to write extra notes about my situation; was happy to even recommend other places for frames
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She was awesome, her patience is above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you.
More than 1 year ago
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She was great. Answered all my questions and was very helpful
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Friendly, through, good advice, not pushy with options, etc.
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WE REALLY LIKED HER - FELT CONFIDENT WITH HER EXAM - WILL SEE HER AGAIN.
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The Dr was kind with a gentle touch. The office staff and techs were great too, all welcoming and easy going.
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Wonderful
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Very professional yet personable. Good eye contact, I did not feel rushed and she listened carefully. A plus for those of us North of 60 Recommend her very highly and I am very critical I am an old perceptual experimental psychologist
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I was impressed with the office environment and warm welcome of all staff. Dr. Stephanie is also very nice and is quite thorough in her work involving eye exams. She answered questions and gave appropriate explanations of things, when needed.I am a very satisfied customer / new patient and will return, when needed. Thank you!
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