Optometrists specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Cassis is originally from Montreal, Canada. She graduated from the University of Montreal School of Optometry in 1992, pursued a Primary Care Residency from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, then moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1995. She recently attended numerous seminar and classes on hard to fit contact lenses, specialty lenses such as sclerals, gas permeable bifocals and ortho K.
Dr. Cassis is the first in the area receiving board certification from the American Board of Optometry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as the Virginia Academy of Optometry. She is also a member of the Tidewater Optometric Society, the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association of 2013.
Dr. Cassis has extensive knowledge and experience in management of ocular diseases, refractive surgery, contact lens fitting as well as primary care optometry.
She has emphasized continuing education in a professional environment throughout her career and her ongoing commitment to furthering clinical knowledge continues to this day. She has thoroughly enjoyed giving personalized care in a smaller professional setting which prompted her to purchase this established practice in 2004.
Dr. Cassis is an avid reader and enjoys gardening and the outdoors. Dr. Cassis got married in May of 2004 and lives in Norfolk with her husband Stuart Birkel, her two daughters Sophie and Emilie.