Eye Care in Mount Vernon – Market Street

Welcome to our modern and centrally-located ophthalmology office on Market Street in Mount Vernon!

Our experienced and friendly ophthalmologists and optometrists are here to help. Here, you will find a wide range of services including comprehensive eye exams, wellness exams, dry eye therapy, treatment for eye disease, laser procedures and more.

At Market Street, you will have access to a large staff of expert physicians, including glaucoma specialist Ernesto Golez III, MD, oculoplastics specialist Jean Kassem, MD, and favorite long-time eye care physician, Maria VanNurden, OD, MS.

Shop our optical center for popular brands of glasses or purchase a pair from our own line of local, independent and affordable frames from Cascadia Eyewear. If you are one of our State Plan friends, come visit our special self-serve kiosk – we are one of the few that offer this service in NW Washington!

Schedule your appointment with us today and see your world more clearly!


1930 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 

Contact information remains the same: 
Phone: 360-424-2020
After hours: 360-428-7143
Fax: 360-424-6954
Email: marketstreet@ncascade.com
Website: www.cascadiaeye.com

Clinic and Optical Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Sat – Sun: Closed
* Walk-in and optical. Appointment times may be outside of listed hours.
** We are closed for quarterly staff training on the mornings of the first Friday of March, June and September and the afternoon of the first Friday in December.
***We are closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Main phone line: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


Mount Vernon Eye Care Services

The friendly, knowledgeable experts at Cascadia Eye are privileged to offer comprehensive and caring eye care to our neighbors in Northwest Washington State. At our offices in Mount Vernon, our ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians take the time to talk with you, our patient, about what is important to you and how your lifestyle, work and hobbies are affected by your vision. We are careful to prescribe and recommend eye care solutions and work hard to improve your eye health and quality of life. We take pride in our large selection of services, from well-vision and prescription glasses to the treatment of eye disease and surgical care. Specialties available in our Market Street office include:

Cataract Surgery

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With age, proteins can clump on the lens of your eye, creating cloudy vision. Nearly half of people 75 and older have cataracts. Fortunately, restoring clear vision is both quick and easy with cataract surgery. Our ophthalmologist removes your hazy natural lens and then inserts an intraocular lens (IOL), which provides clearer vision immediately. Cataracts cannot redevelop on an artificial lens, so the results are permanent.

LASIK and Refractive Surgery

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If you do not want to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, you may decide to have LASIK. This quick, nearly painless refractive surgery reshapes your cornea with a laser to significantly improve vision at many distances, providing 20/20 vision or better for many patients. Cascadia Eye has advanced technology that enables us to perform LASIK, PRK and other refractive surgeries with the utmost precision and safety.

RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) Surgery

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RLE is another refractive procedure for overcoming myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism without needing to wear prescription lenses. Your ophthalmologist carefully removes your eye’s natural lens and then inserts an intraocular lens (IOL) in its place to correct your vision. With monofocal and multifocal lenses available, your ophthalmologist can recommend a premium lens that best achieves your vision goals.


Glaucoma exam

Intraocular pressure can slowly harm your optic nerve and cause irreversible blindness. Although there is no cure for glaucoma, treatments can help to prevent and delay the worst consequences of the condition. Our glaucoma specialists can recommend eye drops, medications, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to relieve the intraocular pressure.

Vision Exams

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When is the last time you had a vision exam? Regular vision exams are important for patients with generally healthy eyes. They generally include baseline measurements to measure your visual acuity as well as basic testing. They also include screenings for eye disease; if any is found, you may need to schedule a separate medical eye exam to address your diagnosis with a specialist. If you wear (or should wear) glasses or contacts, vision tests are important for updating your prescription. Vision exams are billed differently than comprehensive medical eye exams and may be covered by vision plans.

Comprehensive Medical Eye Exams

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The need for comprehensive medical eye examination is critical, particularly as you get older, since so many debilitating eye diseases become more common with age. A comprehensive eye test can catch disorders like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and a long list of retinal conditions. Early detection and prompt treatment are usually the best ways to preserve your eyesight. Comprehensive Medical Eye Exams are billed differently than vision exams and are not covered by vision plans.

iLUX Treatments for Dry Eye

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Dry eyes can be very sore and painful and can even interfere with your vision. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a factor in as many as 86% of dry eye cases, and is caused by clogged ducts in your eyelids. Many patients find relief from MGD with help from an iLUX treatment program. iLUX is a quick, in-house application that uses gentle pressure and warmth to improve your symptoms and keep your eyes more healthy over your lifetime. It has also been shown to improve surgical outcome

Eyelid Surgery

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Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure that elevates drooping upper eyelids to minimize hooding and create a more youthful eye appearance. After a surgeon removes a small amount of excess skin and fat from your upper lid, your eyes should open more completely. Our ophthalmologists also perform other types of eyelid surgeries to improve the health and functionality of the eyelids.

Optical Services

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Finding the right frames to suit your face can be challenging. Rather than leaving it to chance by shopping online, come visit our local optical center, featuring Bellingham’s own independent, stylish and inexpensive Cascadia Eyewear frames as well as many other popular brands. With the help of our professional opticians, you can find the perfect glasses that reflect your personal style and enhance your appearance. Our team will also ensure that they fit your face for crisp, clear vision.

Contact Lenses

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Our contact experts help with your fitting process to ensure that your contacts, including specialty contacts, have the precise prescription and measurements to maximize the visual benefits. If anything does not feel right in your first couple of weeks, we can make the necessary changes so your contacts are comfortable and performing at a high level. We offer many types of contacts, including soft, gas permeable, hybrid, toric, multifocal, and scleral lenses.

Contact Cascadia Eye

If you would like to learn more, or if you would like to schedule an appointment or consultation with our talented doctors at Cascadia Eye, please contact us today or use our online scheduler. You may also pre-shop for glasses at our online pre-shopping page any time. Our entire team is committed to protecting and improving your vision and the health of your eyes. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!

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