Dr. Nicole Shams

Dr. Shams is a recent addition to Kirkland Vision Center. She was raised in Toronto, Canada and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in Human Biology/Chemistry and her Doctor of Optometry Degree with Honors at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed internships at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and Associates in Ophthalmology Center in Pittsburgh. Following graduation, Dr. Shams completed Canadian and U.S. board exams in Optometry. A busy private practice in Toronto is where she spent her first few years. She then moved to Buffalo, New York where she practiced for another few years until she recently decided to move to Washington State. Dr. Shams enjoys the clinical diversity seen in patients of all ages. From diagnosing lazy eye in children to treating glaucoma and managing hard to fit contact lenses in adults. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, where you may find them swimming, hiking, cooking and traveling.

Dr. Lewis Lim

Dr. Lewis Lim is a native of the greater Seattle, Washington area. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. He received his optometric education at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to training at UC-Berkeley’s Meredith Morgan Eye Clinic, Dr. Lim interned at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. He also completed an internship at the American Lake Veteran’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Lim practices with a focus on primary eye care. He has special interests in hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic and glaucoma eye diseases, children’s vision, and co-management of cataracts and refractive surgery. Dr. Lim also can speak Mandarin-Chinese and Cambodian. Recently, Dr. Lim has taught himself enough Russian and Spanish to better communicate with some of his non-English speaking patients. In his free time, Dr. Lim enjoys basketball, running, cycling, snowboarding, gardening, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.