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  We Are Open And Ready To Serve You! Cannon EyeCare reopened on June 2nd, 2020. We are now seeing all exam types, not just emergencies. We are so excited to welcome you back! Thank you so much for your words of support during our …
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Timely Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips: We all know it’s not wise to stare at the sun. Yet on the morning of the “Great American Solar Eclipse”, Monday, August 21st, 2017, it will be tempting for Seattleites and others in the across the country to do just …
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Too Cool For School: Many Teenagers Wear Contact Lenses for Sports Only

Have you ever wondered if your teenage kids could wear contacts? Quite frequently we have parents of teens or pre-teens bring their kids in for an eye exam to get fit in contact lenses. Our eye doctors will invariably ask what situations you want them …
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Why Sun Glasses Matter

Good news: Sun glasses are not just for looking cool these days. Believe it or not, the sun’s UV rays created the damage on the eye seen in this blog post. It turns out that the sun can damage your eyes on the front (as …
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Optometric physicians support charities

Cannon EyeCare in Seattle is pleased to report that our optometric physicians support local charities. Our little company is made of just two doctors (Drs. Mark and Miranda Cannon), yet since opening our practice in 2014 we have supported a number local charities. We also …
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[Seattle Summer Sight Guide] Sunglasses vs Soft Contacts

In early summer eye doctors are inundated with requests for prescription sunglasses and at least in Seattle, Soft Contacts. This blog post will discuss the plusses and minuses of prescription sunglasses (worn without contacts) vs. soft contact lenses with plano (non-prescription) sunglasses over top. Many …
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Why Should I Get My Eyes Checked If I See Well? [In a word: Glaucoma]

So you see well pretty much all day, right? That’s great! You don’t want to mess with glasses because your vision is just fine, right? No problem. So you don’t need to get your eyes checked until you have a problem with your vision right? …
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What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Loads of patients find it challenging to wrap their mind around the difference between optometry and ophthalmology. Both terms sound awkward yet somehow similar. They both mean ‘Eye Doctor” so, speaking loosely, the terms are similar, though they are not really synonyms. Your local optometrist …
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Am I a candidate for contact lenses?

Eye doctors get asked about contact lenses on a regular basis. We hear things like: ‘Are contact lenses safe?’ ‘Can you sleep in contact lenses?’ ‘Can people with astigmatism wear contacts?’ ‘How do I learn how to put contacts in?’ ‘Can patients who need bifocals …
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Why should I get my eyes dilated?

Many of our new patients at Cannon EyeCare seem surprised when we bring up dilation at their routine eye exams. Often they have never had their eyes dilated in the past, or it has been a very long time. This blog post will let you …
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