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Optometrist or Ophthalmologist–What’s the Difference?

What is an optometrist? Is an ophthalmologist only a surgeon? Which one is my eye doctor? Optometrists and ophthalmologists are both eye doctors, but their training differs and what they offer can be very different. This is why Cascadia Eye has the best of both! Optometrists attend optometry school for […]

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Choosing the perfect eyewear frames

Here is a guest blog from Sheri Saldivar, Cascadia Eye’s CEO and the designer of our own Cascadia Eyewear! I love my job. As a practice manager and a licensed optician in a progressive, growth-minded eye care practice for over 32 years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to do much […]

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Meet the New Cascadia frames

We have a story to tell you. Some of it might seem familiar: we have blogged about our early efforts to transition to a new, independent philosophy, revolutionizing our optical shops from the inside out. We’ve blogged about the evils of the mega-corporations that control the glasses markets and how we […]

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What does heart disease have to do with your eyes?

Your heart and your eyes belong to the same body. Cascadia Eye wants to help you achieve more awareness about heart disease and high blood pressure — especially as it relates to your vision! For example, patients with high blood pressure are at risk for hypertensive retinopathy and retinal vein […]

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17 Eye-Healthy Habits for 2017

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We’re ready to start the year right with you. Here at Cascadia Eye, as you can imagine, our resolutions are all about eyes. In 2017, we put together a list of 17 healthy habits for your vision — and I’m following them myself! 1. Drink lots of water. Drinking adequate amounts of water […]

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How Your Eye Exam Can Reveal Other Diseases and Conditions

One of the things that fascinates Dr. Nannette Crowell, and other eye doctors like her, is how a simple eye exam can change someone’s life. Sometimes it’s from diagnosing cataracts — and scheduling the surgery that reverses a person’s blindness. And sometimes it’s when an eye exam can reveal unrelated diseases […]

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Meet Sheri Saldivar, CEO and Administrator of Cascadia Eye

It’s national bosses’ day! So today, we’re celebrating our own CEO — and the beating heart of Cascadia Eye. Sheri Saldivar, CMPE, has been with this practice since its very first day in 1985. I sat down and interviewed her about those early days, her family and personal life, and her passions and […]

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Do Your Eyeglasses Really Come From an Evil Corporation?

Glasses from Luxxotica and the evils of monopoly Cascadia Eye alexandra_brandtCascadia Eye Our own line of eyewear Cascadia EyeNorth Cascade Eye AssociatesCascadia Eye10-10-201609/13/2018 This very interesting and humorous video has been making its rounds on the Internet (if you aren’t able to watch it right now — and I do […]

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Eye Safety Part 2: Essential Safety Habits

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I talked about sports eye safety, since we were heading into baseball season. I mentioned that one of the key ways to keep your child’s eyes safe was to teach them good safety habits right from the start. I want to expand on […]

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