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All About Eyes

complete eye careVision is an incredible gift that allows us to take in the wonders that surround us, and maintaining healthy eyes is an important way to continue to live life to the fullest. Understanding how our children’s eyes develop, as well as the natural changes that occur in our own eyes as we age, helps to ensure the best possible care and health.

At Cascadia Eye, we work hard to protect and preserve your precious eyesight, as well as that of your loved ones. Below are some links that will take you to more information about your eyes, and how medical conditions and aging affects their overall health. We encourage you to explore these educational materials to learn more. If you have questions and concerns, or if you would like additional information, please contact us today.

How the Eye Works

Curious about how we are able to see? This page will help you to understand how the eye works.

close eyeLearn how the eye works

Frequently Asked Questions

You may want to begin by looking through these informative links addressing some of the most common issues and conditions.

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Your Eyes and Aging

Not everyone needs glasses when they are younger, but as we get older, the natural aging process begins to affect everyone.

grandfather reading to childLearn about vision and aging

Your Child’s Eyes

Fostering healthy vision in your children will aid in their overall education. Understanding more about how your children’s eyesight develops will help you to know what to do to protect it.

child getting an eye examLearn about children’s vision


Although they are outside of the eye, our eyelids play an important role in maintaining healthy eyes and good vision.

eyelidLearn about eyelids


As one of the leading causes of blindness in America, glaucoma is a serious disease that can progressively lead to debilitating vision impairment. Early detection through regular annual eye exams is crucial to preserve your vision.

healthy looking eyeLearn about glaucoma


Cataracts can seriously hinder your eyesight and lead to severe vision impairment if left untreated. This page will help you understand what they are, what signs to look for, and the treatment options available.

cataract examLearn about cataracts


Corneal clarity and the refractive power of the cornea are each imperative to good, quality vision. This page describes a number of serious conditions that can affect corneal health, including Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy, Keratoconus, and more.

corneaLearn about corneal issues

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans age 65 and over. Damage is permanent, so regular annual eye exams are important for early detection and treatment to halt its progression.

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Refractive Errors

Refractive vision errors are caused by the shape of the eye and how it bends the light. The most common refractive errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

eyechartLearn about refractive errors

Diabetic Retinopathy

People with diabetes or who are borderline diabetic should be seen annually for eye exams because this medical condition can affect their vision and eye health. Diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent damage, so early detection and treatment is key.

eyeglass looking at treesLearn about diabetes and vision

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our experienced and friendly team of eye care professionals are here to make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy. Regular annual exams help to preserve and improve your vision by identifying eye conditions and vision issues that can be treated successfully.

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Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition typically caused by an insufficient production in the quantity and/or quality of tear film. Dry eye disease remains one of the most underdiagnosed eye disorders due to its symptomatic similarities to allergies

dry eyesLearn about dry eyes

For more information, or to schedule a consultation and eye examination with one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists, please contact us today.

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