Category: Eye Exam
Roy Gordon, OD, Joins Cascadia Eye
Posted in Contact lenses, Eye Exam, Medical, Practice News, Whidbey
Dr. Roy Gordon joins Cascadia Eye in February 2023 with specialty training in ocular disease, post-operative care, and contact lens fittings. Dr. Gordon received his optometry degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and has affiliations with the Optometric Physicians of Washington and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Gordon has been in private practice… Read More
Our Coupeville Clinic is moving!
Posted in Contact lenses, Events, Eye Exam, Optical, Practice News, Whidbey
Our Coupeville clinic is moving this October! Cascadia Eye will remain as your friendly, local comprehensive eye care clinic and optical center, but will see you in an updated and newly renovated new space with a modern and cozy feel. It is just two blocks east of our Birch Ave. location. You will continue to… Read More
A Doctor’s View: What are Intravitreal Injections?
Posted in Eye Blog, Eye Exam, Fluctuating Vision, Medical, Surgery
By Charles Maddux, MD Intravitreal injections treat retinal disease: The retina is a layer of blood vessels and thin tissue in the back of the eye. It houses millions of light-sensitive cells called rods and cones, which read and relay information to the brain through the optical nerve, making vision possible. Intravitreal injections are used… Read More
A Doctor’s View: What Happens in a Glaucoma Exam
Posted in Bellingham, Eye Blog, Eye Exam, Fluctuating Vision, Medical, Mount Vernon, OCT test, Whidbey
By Ernesto Golez MD It can be disquieting to find out you have glaucoma, but seeing a specialist for a glaucoma exam regularly can help slow the progression of symptoms. As a glaucoma specialist, I see many patients who are curious to learn what is different about glaucoma eye care and what happens when a… Read More
What causes floaters?
Posted in Dry Eyes, Eye Blog, Eye Exam, Fluctuating Vision, Medical, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Whidbey
By Jared Rasmussen OD Have you ever felt like you’ve just seen a fly move out of the corner of your eye? You try to swat it away to no avail and then eventually realize there might not be a fly at all. You probably don’t have a pest problem, but rather floaters! What exactly… Read More
What is open angle glaucoma?
Posted in Bellingham, Dilating Eye Drops, Eye Blog, Eye Exam, Fluctuating Vision, Medical, Mount Vernon, Surgery, Whidbey
By Ernesto Golez MD What is open angle glaucoma and why is it knowing about it important to your eye health? We asked Ernesto Golez III our glaucoma specialist, to explain: What is “open angle” glaucoma? “Glaucoma is a group of diseases that cause damage to your optic nerves. This leads to progressive vision loss… Read More
VisionMonday.com highlights Cascadia Eye’s patient portal
Posted in Bellingham, Eye Exam, Eye-Opening, Mount Vernon, Practice News, Sedro-Woolley, Stanwood, Whidbey
Check out it out! Visionmonday.com wrote up an article highlighting our work to inform our patients about some of the services we offer to make medical care more manageable, and to enable people to use our convenient patient portal! Click to read the article HERE and if you haven’t already, sign up for our Patient… Read More
Questions and answers about dilating eye drops
Posted in Bellingham, Dilating Eye Drops, Eye Blog, Eye Exam, Medical, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Stanwood, Whidbey
Your Eye Dilation Questions Answered! One of the questions we get asked most frequently is regarding the dilating drops we use during our Comprehensive Eye Exams. Getting your eyes dilated for the first time is a strange feeling. We’ve already explained why Cascadia Eye doctors prefer to dilate during your comprehensive exam in a previous… Read More
How your eye exam can reveal other diseases and conditions
By Alexandra Brandt One of the things that fascinates eye doctors 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 and conditions that hadn’t been caught before, potentially… Read More
What is an OCT eye test – and what does it do?
OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. Simply put, the OCT is a non-invasive tool that “takes pictures of the back of your eye.” “The OCT is an excellent way to visualize the different layers of the retina and optic nerve in a living eye. Previous to these amazing technologies we were only able to see… Read More