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.
Dr. Nicole 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.
Don Bailey started his career in the optical field as a lab technician for a major optical lab in 1992. In 1994, he became a Certified Optician through the American Board of Opticianry. In 1995, he obtained his Dispensing License for Washington State.
He has been at Kirkland Vision Center since 2001 as an optician, lab technician, and contact lens management. He has been a core part of the transition from Dr. Peters to Dr. Lim and Dr. Shams.
In Don’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and Seahawks football!
Cindy Woods has been with Dr. Lim since he purchased the practice but has been a part of Kirkland Vision Center for more than ten years! Cindy is an intricate part of our team, as she is our insurance and billing specialist. If you have any questions about insurance, Cindy is the one to help you.
In Cindy’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, animals, and promoting The Starving Housewives Craft Shows. When the sun appears this Washington native, happily saddles up her horse and hits the trails!
Sonja Killingworth has been with Kirkland Vision Center for a few years, bringing her knowledge of over twelve years, from an optometry and ophthalmology background. She is an optician in the office, who maintains the frame inventory and specializes in progressive lenses, specialty eyewear, and contact lens training. The optical industry is an ever evolving industry and she does her best to keep up on what the latest and greatest may be. Sonja is also quick to fill in at the front desk and pre-testing if needed.
Sonja is a Washington transplant and calls both Texas and Alabama home, but is content in Washington and has lived in Snohomish for many years. In her free time she enjoys blogging about football, both college and professional, utilizing her journalism degree to further her love of writing. Family is important and she can be seen rooting her daughter on while she swims, enjoying her house on the lake, and exploring Washington when time allows.
Jennifer Haney our optical technician, brings with her twenty years of experience. Her specialty includes, but is not limited to, frame selection, tough adjustments, and eyeglass repairs. Jennifer is also another member of our on-site lab team. Born in Olympia, Washington, her and her husband now make the Eastside their home. Jennifer’s free time is spent making jewelry and enjoying nature. She can also be found at 12th fan rallies and cheering on her beloved Seahawks.
Justine was born in Eastern Washington but currently resides in Kirkland. She is not lacking experience in the optometry field because her father has a successful optometry clinic in Ephrata. Justine has been helping him out for as long as she can remember but really started to make a contribution in the last five years.
Justine is a graduate of CWU and puts all that knowledge to use by aiding the doctors with pre-testing and any special testing patients may need. She is expanding her knowledge to assist with insurance and making appointments. Justine also has the patience of a saint and that makes her a successful contact lens trainer.
In her free time, Justine enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She especially loves the time spent with her dog!