Eye Blog

Join Us for a Spectacular Summer Open House Party!

Thursday, July 25, 3 to 6 pm1930 Market Street, Mount Vernon We are excited to invite our community of neighbors and friends to help us celebrate our newest location, Market Street, at a Summer Open House Party! This is a perfect opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art clinic and meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Learn… Read More


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 Optometrists attend optometry school for four years after completing… Read More


The Value of a Professional Optician Evaluate and Fit Eyewear Rather Than Purchasing Glasses Online

Online shopping has become a normal part of life for many Americans, but not everything should be purchased from the Internet. When it comes to procuring prescription eyewear, you will have a much better experience and outcome when you visit an optical center. The opticians at Cascadia Eye, with five locations in Northwest Washington State, share… Read More


What Causes Dry Eye?

Posted in Dry Eyes, Eye Blog

Dry Eye Causes, Mt Vernon

If you notice a frequent uncomfortable or burning-like sensation in your eyes, you may be one of the 20 million Americans with chronic dry eye. As the name suggests, dry eye occurs when your eyes are unable to sufficiently lubricate themselves. This can be triggered by inadequate tear production or because the tears you produce… Read More


Answers to the Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About Refractive Lens Exchange

LASIK may be the best-known type of refractive surgery, but it is hardly the only option available for permanent correction of your imperfect vision. Our talented ophthalmologists frequently perform refractive lens exchange (RLE) on patients who are age 55-67 or are otherwise not considered good candidates for laser vision correction. Continue reading to find out… Read More


What is an Eye Emergency?

Changes in vision are frightening. While some visual issues can be easily corrected with new glasses or contact lenses, other vision changes may require immediate medical attention. Educating yourself about a serious eye emergency is the first step in preventing vision loss. You may be wondering how to differentiate between symptoms that require immediate medical… Read More


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