Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Kent Eye Clinic a proud provider of vision care products and services in Kent.
Our team of highly skilled and friendly doctors has been working hard for each of you to provide individually customized care. Because we have a team with a wide range of knowledge and experiences, Kent Eye Clinic, more than ever, has consistently been able to heal vision ailments, achieve vision clarity, and provide excellent patient care.
Milda Bandza, O.D.
Dr. Bandza is a Lithuanian-American Optometric Physician living in South Seattle.
After immigrating as a child with her parents from Lithuania, she grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Dr. Bandza completed her Doctorate of Optometry at The Ohio State University. She has practiced in Washington for 9 years now, and in the greater Seattle area since 2017. She sees patients aged 0-99+, and her clinical interests include myopia control, anterior segment ocular disease, specifically dry eye, community health optometry, and pediatric care.
Dr. Bandza has a passion for diversity in the workplace, public health, education, art, and music. She was president of the King County Optometric Society in 2018, and advocates for the development of the profession in Washington state.
In her free time, she enjoys dancing, biking, yoga, hiking, creating hand-made goods, concerts & fashion.
Dr. Bandza is multi-lingual in English, Lithuanian & Spanish. She seeks to get to know her patients from many angles, and meet each person’s individual vision and eye care needs, to allow them to thrive in their day to day.
Kurt Hofeldt, O.D.
Dr. Kurt Hofeldt is an optometrist who has been providing quality eye care in Kent, Washington since 2011.
After completing his optometry degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, he has focused his career on helping patients who suffer from dry eyes and irregular corneas. Through extensive training, he is now considered to be an expert in specialty contact lenses, helping those with keratoconus, astigmatism, presbyopia, dry eyes, and much more.
In 2008, Dr. Hofeldt had the unique opportunity to travel to Australia and work side-by-side with one of the creators in Orthokeratology; a safe and effective process by which myopia (nearsightedness) can be controlled by a custom-made contact. With increasing computer and phone use, Dr. Hofeldt is seeing a much greater need to control the progression of kids myopia. Ask for Dr. Hofeldt if you are interested in Myopia Control.
In his free time, you can find Dr. Hofeldt outside exploring the Great Pacific Northwest and traveling elsewhere around the world. He loves back country skiing and sailing, but can also be found mountain biking, kayaking, or rock climbing.
Of course, Dr. Hofeldt has all the right gear for his eyes, including ski goggles, floatable sunglasses, and sports sunglasses specially made for mountain biking. Ask him about them at your next visit.