Dr. James Santoro has practiced optometry since 1983, bringing those years of experience to Cascadia Eye in early 2018. He received his degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. Later, he also received a JD law degree at the Seattle University School of Law, but decided to return to optometry afterward. He has received multiple OD awards of excellence over the course of his career, as well as winning the Ciba Contact Lens competition in 2005. Most recently, he has served as a guest contributor for both the Everett Herald and the local radio on eye-related issues.
Dr. Santoro practices primary medical care for eyes, including all-ages comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and exams, diabetic eye exams, dry eye treatment, and treatment of other eye diseases and infections, including glaucoma and cataract evaluations. He is also experienced in post-operative care for eye surgery patients. His depth and breadth of knowledge make him ideal for covering all aspects of eye care in our Bellingham location.
Dr. Santoro has volunteered with a Lions Club Vision Center in the past, and is a current member of the WA State Society of Healthcare Attorneys. When Dr. Santoro is not seeing patients, you will find him on the golf course perfecting his golf game. He also enjoys listening to and playing music, and armchair coaching the Mariners and the Seahawks. Dr. Santoro grew up in Seattle, and currently lives in the Bellingham area with his family.