About Us

Ocean Optical Redmond is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

The Ocean signifies the timelessness and eternal beauty that spans our earth and brings peace and life to our daily lives. Ocean Optical Redmond is named after the dreams and memories of wonderful warm and happy times in the lives of its owner and its patients. It’s where we would both rather be right now!

Having worked at Big Box multi national corporate optical stores we decided to offer more and higher quality product choices. We figured multi nationals didn’t really contribute to our local communities. Our staff does local volunteer work at several schools, some local retirement homes, live in residential community homes, and other state institutions.

From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

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Dr. nicole shams

Nicole Shams, O.D.


Dr. Nicole Shams has been practicing Optometry since 2007. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2003 from University of Toronto, Canada. She then earned her Doctorate in Optometry with honors in 2007 at Salus University Pennsylvania college of Optometry in Philadelphia.

Dr. Shams enjoys providing comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. She also specializes in ocular disease management, eye emergencies, glaucoma, cataract management and pre/post operative exams for LASIK and cataract surgery. Dr. Shams specializes in fitting soft and RGP contact lenses to manage a wide range of refractive conditions. She is passionate about finding the right fit for every patient from complicated astigmatic and multifocal fits to management of Keratoconus.

In addition to the above, she regularly sees patients for diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy checkups, glaucoma workups and macular degeneration diagnosis and monitoring.

Dr. Shams specializes in fitting contact lenses for management and control of myopia (nearsightedness) in children and adolescents.

In her free time, Dr. Shams enjoys hiking, playing piano, cooking and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Dr. Shams takes great pride in offering the best vision care possible for your entire family. Our practice utilizes the latest technology to manage all your eye care needs from detailed exams to that perfect pair of glasses or the best fitting contacts.

If you’re looking for quality eye care with a personal touch, then give us a call to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today. We look forward to seeing you!

Until is was 50 I never needed glasses. Now, I can't read at all without some strong 'readers', so I went in. I heard about 'this little store in a strip mall' from a good friend who recommended them highly. The Dr. (don't remember her name, sorry) did a thorough, full exam on my eyes & found I needed help with both close & far 'seeing'. Kit helped me find a nice, light pair that I now wear all the time, & also a pair of prescription sun glass that are GREAT driving...which I do a lot, so Kit steered me away from the automatic 'tinting' styles; cause they don't often work when you drive since sunlight isn't directly on them. It's wonderful to be able to see again in all the ways I need to live & work. I love my glasses; they are about 3 times BETTER than the best 'readers' I ever found (even better than the 'progressive readers'). GREAT Job & a GREAT value....Thanks! Bruce Sr.
Bruce D.

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our practice can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Kit Winn


Kit Winn is our state licensed Optician and is certified as a practicing member of the American board of Opticianry and the national contact lens examiners association. He has practiced in Redmond for over 15 years. Kit believes in giving back to the community and has been volunteering in local Goodwill projects for over 20 years. Kit’s mission is that his patients have sharp vision, and look great with their glasses. In his spare time, Kit enjoys character development for a story, and riding his bike at night in the woods. Stop in for your annual check up to improve your vision and appearance.



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