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We are so happy to welcome BELLINGHAM to our family. Cascadia Eye is a team of eye care professionals who make your vision and eye health their business! We started in 1985 in Sedro Woolley, and after years of Whatcom residents asking us to bring our brand of eye care and eye wear to their neighborhood, we listened and added a Bellingham location. Our unique offerings include a fellowship trained cornea specialist, a team of both optometrists and ophthalmologists that accept YOUR insurance plans (even the vision plans), same-day appointments, walk-in availability for work related injuries, electronic connection to your primary care provider to insure coordinated care, and the only private-label, quality, locally-designed affordable eyewear in the area!

Bellingham News

Exclusive Faniel Frame Show

August 23, 2018

women's funky designer eyeglass frames

We are thrilled to have the unique Quebec designer Faniel for an exclusive Frame Show. They will be bringing their latest gorgeous designs fresh off the Vision Expo West showcase.
If you’re not familiar with this independent designer already, these exceptionally flattering, artistic frame styles show off color combinations you won’t see anywhere else, because they are made of recycled scraps of high-quality acetate, put together in bold new ways! Frames will be on display in our beautiful new optical shop in Bellingham.

3 Tips for Contact Lens Users

August 7, 2018

August 20 – 24 is Contact Lens Health Week! #ContactLensHealth-week Three areas we would like to emphasize about contact lenses are hygiene habits, safety with contact lenses and supplies, and regular eye exams. In this post, our contact lens specialist, Dr. Steven Turpin, outlines best practices for contact lens maintenance…Read More

Namesake Eyewear

June 25, 2018


Bellingham designer eyeglasses

We are SO excited to announce a new frame inspired by and named after our newest location on Old Fairhaven Parkway in Bellingham. This shape is traditional with an ‘artsy’ vibe with it’s beveled top. It will be in 3 colors, this funky floral as well as some two-toned tortoises. And it’s name? FAIRHAVEN. There will only be 100 made and they are only offered at Cascadia Eye. So be an original and wear the FAIRHAVEN!!! (should be available by September)

Skookum Kids Turns 3!

June 5, 2018

Skookum Kids Turns 3

Cascadia Eye is happy to help sponsor the Skookum Kids Turns 3! event on Sunday, July 8, from 4pm to 7pm at 1710 N. State St. in Bellingham, Wa.
After three years of explosive growth, Skookum Kids hopes you’ll join them as they celebrate Skookum’s 3rd birthday. They’re shutting down the portion of Franklin Street behind Perch & Play to make room for food trunks, carnival games, local vendors, a bouncy house, and our favorite, live music—Western Washington’s own Kuinka…Read More

Proud Sponsor of North County Alliance FC youth soccer

April 21, 2018

Now that we are part of the Whatcom county family, we find it very fitting to partner with a club such as NCA because they, like us, are a team of local people using their own skills and resources to create a cost-savings yet high quality option for others. If you have kids who are showing interest and skill, don’t miss FREE TRYOUTS for NCA sponsored by Cascadia Eye! Go to https://www.ncalliancefc.com/tryouts for more information.
North County Alliance FC youth soccer

Attention Whatcom County School District employees:

March 1, 2018

Whatcom County NBN Vision logo
Cascadia Eye is excited to announce that we are now accepting NBN Vision! This is great news for patients who work for any of the public schools in Whatcom County. This plan includes (unless otherwise noted by your particular plan): Vision examination, lenses, frames and contact lenses. Please visit www.nwadmin.com for more information about your NBN plan. If you are ready for an exam, give us a call at 360-306-8341 to set up an appointment at our beautiful newly-opened location in Fairhaven!

Meet Dr. James Santoro

Meet James Santoro, OD, our primary eye care doctor in Bellingham and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.Dr. James Santoro, eye doctor
Dr. James Santoro has over 34 years of experience in optometry. Like all our optometrists, he is well-versed in comprehensive eye care, including treating eye diseases and conditions.
Dr. Santoro has a law degree (and is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys), and has also appeared as a guest on radio shows to talk about eye health.

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3115 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-424-2020
Email: bellingham@ncascade.com

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Walk-in and optical. Appointment times may be outside of listed hours.)
Main phone line: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

The second FULL week of every month on Thursday, we open at 12:30 PM. This is to allow for the monthly continuing education of our staff.

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Bellingham News

Exclusive Faniel Frame Show

August 23, 2018

women's funky designer eyeglass frames

We are thrilled to have the unique Quebec designer Faniel for an exclusive Frame Show. They will be bringing their latest gorgeous designs fresh off the Vision Expo West showcase.
If you’re not familiar with this independent designer already, these exceptionally flattering, artistic frame styles show off color combinations you won’t see anywhere else, because they are made of recycled scraps of high-quality acetate, put together in bold new ways! Frames will be on display in our beautiful new optical shop in Bellingham.

3 Tips for Contact Lens Users

August 7, 2018

August 20 – 24 is Contact Lens Health Week! #ContactLensHealth-week Three areas we would like to emphasize about contact lenses are hygiene habits, safety with contact lenses and supplies, and regular eye exams. In this post, our contact lens specialist, Dr. Steven Turpin, outlines best practices for contact lens maintenance…Read More

Namesake Eyewear

June 25, 2018

Bellingham designer eyeglasses

We are SO excited to announce a new frame inspired by and named after our newest location on Old Fairhaven Parkway in Bellingham. This shape is traditional with an ‘artsy’ vibe with it’s beveled top. It will be in 3 colors, this funky floral as well as some two-toned tortoises. And it’s name? FAIRHAVEN. There will only be 100 made and they are only offered at Cascadia Eye. So be an original and wear the FAIRHAVEN!!! (should be available by September)

Skookum Kids Turns 3!

June 5, 2018

Skookum Kids Turns 3

Cascadia Eye is happy to help sponsor the Skookum Kids Turns 3! event on Sunday, July 8, from 4pm to 7pm at 1710 N. State St. in Bellingham, Wa.
After three years of explosive growth, Skookum Kids hopes you’ll join them as they celebrate Skookum’s 3rd birthday. They’re shutting down the portion of Franklin Street behind Perch & Play to make room for food trunks, carnival games, local vendors, a bouncy house, and our favorite, live music—Western Washington’s own Kuinka…Read More

Proud Sponsor of North County Alliance FC youth soccer

April 21, 2018

Now that we are part of the Whatcom county family, we find it very fitting to partner with a club such as NCA because they, like us, are a team of local people using their own skills and resources to create a cost-savings yet high quality option for others. If you have kids who are showing interest and skill, don’t miss FREE TRYOUTS for NCA sponsored by Cascadia Eye! Go to https://www.ncalliancefc.com/tryouts for more information.
North County Alliance FC youth soccer

Attention Whatcom County School District employees:

Whatcom County NBN Vision logo
Cascadia Eye is excited to announce that we are now accepting NBN Vision! This is great news for patients who work for any of the public schools in Whatcom County. This plan includes (unless otherwise noted by your particular plan): Vision examination, lenses, frames and contact lenses. Please visit www.nwadmin.com for more information about your NBN plan. If you are ready for an exam, give us a call at 360-306-8341 to set up an appointment at our beautiful newly-opened location in Fairhaven!

Meet Dr. James Santoro

March 1, 2018

Meet James Santoro, OD, our primary eye care doctor in Bellingham and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
Dr. James Santoro, eye doctor
Dr. James Santoro has over 34 years of experience in optometry. Like all our optometrists, he is well-versed in comprehensive eye care, including treating eye diseases and conditions.
Dr. Santoro has a law degree (and is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys), and has also appeared as a guest on radio shows to talk about eye health.