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Nathalie Cassis OD, FAAO

Nathalie Cassis OD, FAAO

Dr. Cassis graduated from the University of Montreal School of Optometry in 1992. She worked in private practice for 2 years. She then completed a Primary Care residency at The Eye Institute of The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1994- 1995. She then moved to the Hampton Roads area and worked in different practice settings.

Dr. Cassis founded N2 Eyes Comprehensive Optometry in 2004 in Newport News. She commuted to the peninsula for 17 years until the opportunity to work within minute from her house occurred in the spring of 2019. The untimely passing of Dr. Mitchell Corey allowed Dr. Cassis to preserve his nurturing legacy. She is taking care of his existing patients as well as seeing new patients.

There has been of a lot of and updates in the office setting and equipment to allow the practice to thrive in today's health care setting. Dr. Cassis has thoroughly enjoyed giving personalized care in a smaller professional setting and loves the close relationship she is able to develop with her patients.

With now close to thirty years of clinical experience knowledge and experience, Dr. Cassis is very comfortable in the management of refractive surgery, contact lens fitting as well as primary care optometry.

During the COVID reduction in clinical hours, Dr. Cassis took this opportunity to acquire significant knowledge and equipment regarding the treatment of dry eyes. With the drastic increase in digital device use, even in children, the amount of dry eyes issues reported have significantly increased and are really affecting patients' quality of vision and life. She is also very passionate about maintaining's patient ocular health and vision at their best. “To change a patient’s life by given them great vision is the most thrilling part of our practice and is at the heart of our mission statement” Dr. Cassis has emphasized continuing education in a professional environment throughout her career and her ongoing commitment to furthering clinical knowledge continues to this day.

Dr. Cassis and the entire team of Envision Ghent Optometry are very passionate about making their patients feel comfortable in the office and exam room setting. Although this is a doctor’s office, they want their patients to feel at home and at ease discussing eye care issues and other related health problems.   Envision Ghent Optometry makes several charitable donations monthly and those can be viewed here.

Dr.Cassis firmly believes in supporting local and international organizations that improve the lives of women and children, giving them the opportunity to improve their living condition and fulfilling their potential, making the world a better place. Cassis   Dr. Cassis sincerely believes that we are, for the most part, responsible for our health and wellbeing. She believes in exercising daily and is known to challenge herself with long distance endurance events. She has completed several triathlons, notably 4 half- ironmans and 2 ironman distance events, the latest was Mont- Tremblant in August of 2018. She then pursued a 29029 event in October of 2019 where she climbed the height of Everest while going up Mount Stratton in Vermont 17 times over the course of 27 hours. Although there is no big race on the calendar for 2021, she will continue to pursue endurance events such a 50km trail run in the next few months.  

Dr. Cassis lives in Ghent with her husband Stuart and her 2 daughters Sophie and Emilie. Other then the proximity to the office, the acquisition of Stella Rae, their temperamental Weimareiner has significantly increased their quality of life