It all started with a conversation at dinner with friends in the fall of 2009. Drs. Chin and Taketa were sharing ideas about creating a practice where they could balance their love of optometry while also having the flexibility to spend time with their growing families. City Eyeworks opened in June 2010 and has the joy of serving patients in the NE neighborhoods of Ravenna, University District, Laurelhurst, Bryant, Wedgewood and beyond. We strive to build a collaborative relationship with our patients to achieve their vision goals.
Dr. Stacy Taketa
Dr. Taketa is a Seattle native and graduated from Seattle University. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2000. Her career began at a refractive surgery center where she examined patients pre and post-operatively for LASIK and PRK. She believes in practicing to the highest level of clinical care and patient education and has actively diagnosed and treated ocular diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Taketa has been on medical missions trips to Vietnam and Cambodia and is always looking for new opportunities for travel with her husband and children.
Dr. Pamela Chin
Dr. Pamela Chin was raised in Richmond, Canada and graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. She went on to complete a one-year residency in Cornea and Contact Lens. Previously, Dr. Chin worked at various private practices in King County where she fit specialty contact lenses and treated and co-managed lasik surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye care.
Dr. Chin has enjoyed opportunities to bring eye care to underserved rural communities in Romania, Honduras and Cambodia. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Chin lives in Seattle with her husband and in her spare time enjoys walking her dog, sewing and crafting with her kids, discovering new food spots and traveling to places where there is the delightful combination of sun and water.
Dr. Xuetong (Sherry) Wei
Dr. Wei grew up in Maryland and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee. She completed a VA hospital-based residency in Virginia where she gained experience in ocular disease and low vision management. Dr. Wei worked at a private practice in Maryland where she expanded her knowledge of speciality contact lenses, co-managed refractive and cataract surgery, and managed diabetic eye disease, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She is passionate about increasing access to eye care to underserved areas and has participated in many Remote Area Medical mission trips in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois.
Dr. Wei and her husband moved to Seattle in early 2022. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring museums, discovering new restaurants, attempting new recipes, gardening, and traveling.
Dr. Milda Bandza
Dr. Milda Bandza is a Lithuanian-American optometrist residing in the Seattle area. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Optometry, and has been practicing in Washington state since 2014. Dr. Bandza has treated patients of all ages, with a special interest in pediatric patients and marginalized communities. She seeks to provide customized, comprehensive eye and vision care, by connecting with each patient on an individual level, and educating them on their unique eye wellness needs. Dr. Bandza speaks English, Lithuanian and Spanish. Her clinical interests include early intervention in children's vision, specifically for amblyopia prevention and myopia control, as well as ocular disease, and community health.
Outside of optometry, Dr. Bandza enjoys spending time with her loved ones, including two rescue mutts, practicing yoga, dance, music, hiking, paddle boarding, and crocheting.