Category: Medical

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 Optometrists attend optometry school for four years after completing… Read More


17 Eye-healthy habits

1. Drink lots of water. Drinking adequate amounts of water is good for your body, and it’s also good for your eyes! During the winter season especially, Dry Eye is often a concern. Drinking water helps with that, as does this list of other things to do when you have dry eyes. 2. Eat a… Read More


What causes your vision to fluctuate?

Fluctuating vision can be a warning of other health issues such as diabetic retinopathy or fluctuating blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, dry eyes, or hormone fluctuation. I recently heard a new patient express her frustration that no one had ever warned her that uncontrolled diabetes would affect her vision. It meant she would have… Read More


Knowledge about smoking and your eye health

Posted in Eye Blog, Medical

Cigarette smoke contains as many as 4000 toxic compounds, including tar, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and heavy metals. The surgeon general warns that even small amounts of smoking can damage your health immediately, and most people are now aware it causes lung cancer, emphysema, and cardiovascular disease, among many other problems. But many people don’t realize… Read More


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