OPTOMETRY SERVICES IN RENTON AND SEATTLE, WA
Here at Cascade Vision, we know how important proper eye care is. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service so you can have the vision you deserve.
We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Optical Center
- Contact Lenses
- Myopia Management/Orthokeratology
- Vuity FDA Approved Eye Drops
- Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
- Cataract Consultations
- Medical Eye Exams
- Dry Eye Disease / Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
- Macular Degeneration
Comprehensive Eye Exams in Renton and Seattle, WA
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.
Contact Lenses in Renton and Seattle, WA
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your Eye Doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.
Myopia Management /Orthokeratology in Renton and Seattle, WA
Nearsightedness, known as Myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. Through the use of specialized contact lenses, studies have proven that myopia progression in children ages 7-12 can be slowed. These contacts, worn while sleeping, will temporarily reshape the cornea to slow progression.
Vuity FDA Approved Eye Drops
Do you find yourself doing these things? Using brighter lighting to read, holding materials at an arm's length or squinting your eyes? Age related blurry near vision happens to many adults as we age. But, an innovative new prescription eye drop is here! Vuity is the first and only FDA approved eye drop that can treat this age related blurry near vision! Here are the results of some patients! Call our office to make an appointment with one of our Doctors to discuss this new eye-drop, and how it can help you!
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses in Renton and Seattle, WA
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts painful or uncomfortable at the end of the day? You are not alone. Due to a variety of factors such as individual eye shape, specific conditions, such as: Dry Eye Disease, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or the aftermath of Cataract and LASIK surgery, some patients are considered to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others. Our Doctors specialize in fitting custom contacts, including: RGPs, Prosthetic Contacts to treat traumatic eye damage, Scleral Contacts, and even Orthokeratology/CRT contacts to manage myopic progression in children.
Keratoconus in Renton and Seattle, WA
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea becomes thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, sensitivity to light, and decreased vision. Symptoms typically manifest in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s. The condition can result in severe damage requiring corneal transplant to preserve vision.
In early stages, Keratoconus can be treated with glasses but more effectively treated by the use of Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) or Scleral Contacts. More recently, Collagen Cross-Linking has been FDA-approved to slow the progression of Keratoconus.
Luckily, this is a condition that can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam, which underscores the importance of scheduling regular eye exams for you and your children.
Dry Eye Disease in Renton and Seattle, WA
Cascade Vision is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as Dry Eye Disease (DED), can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of Dry Eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or Dry Eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
We utilize some of the newest technologies, medications, and treatments to lessen the effects of DED. We use a variety of tests to visualize, evaluate and evan take samples of your tears to assess for MGD and DED. One of the newest technologies is LipiScan.
LipiScan is a simple camera that takes an infared image of your eyelids to assess the health and structure of your Meibomian Glands. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) occurs once the glands have become clogged with old oil, known as Meibum. After completion of your assessment, a variety of treatment options are available, including: prescription eye drops, simple at-home therapy and LipiFlow, a painless in-office procedure designed to unclog blocked Meibomian Glands. LipiFlow is a 12-minute procedure designed to unclog Meibomian Glands. It achieves this goal by simply heating the oil in your eyelids to 104°F and then gently pulsating to remove the thickened oils from your Meibomian Glands. Studies show that results can last 1-3 years and most patients notice a 50% reduction in symptoms.
- Now providing cutting edge LipiFlow
Tyrvaya Nasal Spray is another new treatment for Dry Eye Disease. Tyrvaya is a NEW way to treat dry eye. This nasal spray can
- Treat Dry Eye.
- Treat symptoms of Dry Eye
- Help your body produce more of its natural tear film!
If you struggle with putting eye drops in, this may be an excellent choice for you to try instead! Call and set up an appointment to discuss your questions to find the best solution for you.
Dry Eye Treatment in Renton and Seattle, WA
Cascade Vision is proud to offer Dry Eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as Dry Eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of Dry Eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or Dry Eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
Macular Degeneration in Renton and Seattle, WA
Macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. Our offices utilize cutting-edge technology to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of this sight-threatening condition. Both offices have the Zeiss Cirrus OCT and the Optomap to image and measure the macula to a very high degree of accuracy and reproducibility.
Glaucoma in Renton and Seattle, WA
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect Glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform screening tests at every annual vision exam to assess your eye health and the potential for glaucomatous damage to your eyes.
Early detection of Glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. At both offices, we use a variety of tests and highly specialized equipment to monitor Glaucoma and monitor for progression. Specifically, we use the Zeiss Cirrus OCT to measure the optic nerve for change. In addition, monitoring your peripheral vision can be completed through a variety of methods, including the new Virtual Field that is a wearable device designed to simplify testing for wheelchair bound patients or older patients that have mobility difficulties.
The treatment of Glaucoma can range from daily use of prescription eye drops, Minimally-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) and other Glaucoma surgeries. The Doctors at Cascade Vision are experienced in all forms of Glaucoma treatment and work closely with skilled Glaucoma surgeons.
Myopia Management in Renton and Seattle, WA
Nearsightedness, known as Myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.
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“Co-management” is the term used when an optometrist provides pre-operative and post-operative care while an ophthalmologist performs the surgery. For example, an optometrist will provide the initial LASIK or cataract evaluation, and then care for the patient again after the surgery.
Cascade Vision Center has working arrangements with eye surgeons and specialized eye care doctors to provide many surgical services! This includes laser surgery, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and even retinal detachments, tears and hemorrhages. You can rest assured that your eyes will be comprehensively managed by the best eye care professionals around!
What to expect in a LASIK pre-op
An overall health assessment will be performed to determine if any systemic diseases are present that may impede your ability to heal. This could include autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases. Stability is determined by your current eyeglass prescription.
We will also take a look at your corneal health. This includes dry eye disease, thin corneas, irregular corneas, or corneal diseases such as keratoconus. These are all considered when deciding if LASIK is right for you.
Examination of your retinal health confirms there is no other ocular disease existing that would prevent you from achieving 20/20 vision after laser vision correction.
Cataracts is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens of the eyeball. Cataracts prevent clear images from appearing on the eye’s retina. This can cause mild, moderate, or even severe blur in vision.
This is typically an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over the age of 80 have either had a cataract or had cataract surgery done). Cataracts usually occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older.
During the evaluation of your overall eye health, we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is noticed and the clouding is causing visual disturbance, our optometrists will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery. Surgery is the only known cure for cataracts. Cascade Vision Center will be there for you providing pre and post cataract surgery care.
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye which is called the crystalline lens. The lens is removed once it has developed an opacification (cataract)! During surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the transparency of the lens.
Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted. Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in a surgical center or hospital, using local anesthesia. This surgery usually causes little or no discomfort to the patient. Well over 90% of operations are successful in restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate!