Maria VanNurden, MS, OD
Dr. Maria VanNurden received her optometry degree from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. She went on to get a Master’s degree in Clinical Optometry in order to teach others; because of this, she is not only very knowledgeable in her chosen profession, but also has excellent communication skills with patients and staff alike.
Maria truly enjoys one-on-one interactions with her patients. Her focus is on primary eye care for the entire family, with an emphasis on disease and disease management. She provides eye exams, fits contact lenses and glasses, and has the support of her associates in ophthalmology and sub-specialties for consultation and referral. She also works closely with the surgeons here at North Cascade Eye Associates, providing post-operative care for their patients. With over ten years in experience, Dr. VanNurden’s knowledge and customer service skill has served her well, and she credits her success to staff training and utilizing a team approach to eye care.
Dr. VanNurden lives in Mount Vernon with her husband, Dale. She has three cats, Simon, Lucy, and Emmy – she loves animals and has been involved as an animal advocate. She is also a music enthusiast, especially enjoying the opera with her husband as well as being an accomplished musician in her own right – her talent with the French horn earned her a scholarship in college.