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Eye Safety Part 1: Sports Safety

April is Sports Eye Safety Month!With sports and other activities in full swing, that means higher risks for you or your child's eyes. Here are some tips recommended by AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) for ensuring no one needs to come see us for anything other than their annual

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4 Rules to Prevent Eye Damage from Contact Lenses

Today's blog addresses problems that come from improper contact lens use. It's another one that falls into the category of "Things That Should Be Frequently-Asked Questions But Generally Aren't." If you wear contact lenses, are interested in trying them, or are a parent of a contact lens-wearing child, this is

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Dry Eyes and the Winter Season

Maybe you've noticed your eyes feeling dry and scratchy, or getting red, or being overly watery recently. You could even feel like there’s something in them, even when your mirror tells you nothing is there.The likely reason? It’s dry eye season.When the air is colder and drier than

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Protecting Your Eyes from UV Damage

Are you completely protected from harmful UV rays?Believe it or not, UV damage is a threat year-round, not just on sunny days. Yes, even here in the rainy, cloudy Pacific Northwest--UV radiation is always a danger to the eyes and skin.It's possible you've heard about the need for

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Digital Eye Strain

A guest blog from Cascadia Eye's CEO, Sheri SaldivarLove to read on that Kindle? It sure is easier to pay bills online! And it’s great to keep up with the family on Facebook and text messages—but now what about the blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches and dry eyes?Yes, these

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Buying Glasses Online: Seven Claims Debunked

We came across an online "article" with the headline: "These guys are putting glasses stores out of business." It wasn't actually a news article, it was an advertisement by a well-known online eyewear retailer. As you can imagine, our CEO (and licensed optician) Sheri, had a few things to say

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Cataract–The Blinding Menace

Guest Post by Rebecca Evans GeriatricNursing.orgCataract – An infographic by GeriatricNursing.orgIf you or a loved one has cataracts, you’ll want to know what these are all about. Cataracts are basically areas of opaqueness or cloudiness of the lens of the eye. Normally, the lens is clear and allows

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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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