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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips for Contact Lens Maintenance

August 20-24 is Contact Lens Health Week! Three areas we would like to emphasize about contact lenses are hygiene habits, safety with contact lenses and supplies, and regular eye exams. #ContactLensHealth-week.Contact lenses are an incredible tool for helping many of us live our best lives. But, if not taken [...]

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 [...]

The advantages of daily disposable contact lenses

Our newest doctor, Steven Turpin, OD, is an expert on contact lenses and related cornea issues and conditions. Recently, we asked him to provide insight on contact lens best practices based on his experience and research. His first and foremost piece of advice for a contact lens wearer is this: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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