Eye Care in Sedro-Woolley
Cascadia Eye Provides the Best Ophthalmology Service in Sedro-Woolley
Sedro-Woolley proudly claims the honor of holding the longest running 4th of July celebration in our state. Sedro-Woolley also has the most established ophthalmology clinic in the county! Our patients call Cascadia Eye in Sedro-Woolley their ‘home’ office, and so do we! Founding doctor Nannette Crowell, now retired, and our team of surgeons, optometrists and opticians have provided expert eye care to our neighbors here since 1985.
This location also proudly houses our in-house optical lab. We can offer extremely well-priced eyeglasses because we use our expertise to fabricate many of our patients’ lenses on-site.
We accept your insurance plans (including VSP, NBN and Davis vision plans and offer discounts on other plans).
Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Sat – Sun: Closed
* The above are walk-in and optical hours. Appointment times may be made 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
Sedro-Woolley 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 office in Sedro-Woolley, 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 Sedro-Woolley office include:
Cataract Surgery Care
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.
RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) Care
RLE can free people, usually over the age of 50, from the hassle of wearing glasses and contacts. It overcomes the vision challenges of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. 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 presbyopia-correcting lenses available, your ophthalmologist will recommend a premium lens that best achieves your vision goals.
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
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
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 surgery outcomes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common condition for people who have diabetes. Unmanaged blood sugar spikes can cause blood vessels in the retina (located at the back of the eye) to leak and damage the optic nerve, which can gradually lead to blindness. We offer retinal injections, medications and laser treatments to help close leaky blood vessels and prevent the generation of new faulty blood vessels. If you have diabetes, it is important to undergo regular eye exams to diagnose diabetic retinopathy if it arises.
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.
Our contact specialists help with the fitting process to ensure that your 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. 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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