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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Cascade Eye Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Yakima.

 

Aaron D. Anderson OD

Dr. Anderson was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID and as a youth earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Following a term of church service in the Dominican Republic he graduated with a BS in Zoology from Idaho State University, followed by his optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  He furthered his education by completing a hospital-based primary care optometry residency at the Memphis VA Medical Center.

In addition to part-time private practice in Helena, Dr. Anderson was Chief of Optometry at the VA Montana Health Care System in Fort Harrison, MT, where he supervised diabetic ocular telemedicine and launched primary care and low vision optometry clinics, while caring for veterans.  Before coming to Yakima he practiced for several years at an ocular surgery clinic in New Mexico providing primary/medical eye care, post-surgical and contact lens care.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the Yakima Valley Optometric Society.  He has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and as adjunct faculty with The Ohio State University.  Dr. Anderson is certified by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

Dr. Anderson married his college sweetheart and has four wonderful daughters, the “lights of his life”. He loves the outdoors and related activities, as well as traveling.  He is a musician, active in his church, and is conversational in Spanish.  His practice includes all aspects of optometry with special interests in primary care, ocular disease, and low vision.

 

Christopher J. Babin, OD

Dr. Babin grew up in Northern Maine and earned a Zoology degree from the University of Maine. He completed his graduate studies at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, and a Fellowship in Primary Care Optometry. Prior to moving to Yakima he was the Optometric Clinic Director for Indian Health Services in Belcourt, ND. He was a staff optometrist at Group Health Vision Center in Yakima for 11 years.

Dr. Babin is past president of the Yakima Valley Optometric Society, past Trustee for Optometric Physicians of Washington and currently serves on its investment and public relations committees.  . He has been a member of the American Optometric Association for 30 years and served as Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry 1999-2017. He is an adjunct instructor for the Heritage University Physician Assistant program and has lectured at a variety of professional meetings and patient groups. His practice includes all areas of optometry. He has special interest in low vision and ocular disease including the care and management of patients with diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Dr. Babin is certified by the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Babin is a past president of Yakima Lions Club and was voted District Lion of the Year for 2015-16. He’s also a member of the Yakima Elks Lodge. He is a Co-Founder and Board member for the Vision for Independence Center (VIC), a local non-profit clinic aiding individuals with low vision. He is an avid golfer, and enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and gardening with his wife, Felicia.

 

Kaleb A. Dieker, OD

Dr. Dieker was born and raised in Yakima, and graduated from West Valley High School. He attended Yakima Valley Community College and graduated from George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon with a degree in Systems and Structural Biology. He completed his graduate studies with honors at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon before returning to Yakima to join Cascade Eye Center in 2016.  He’s pleased to provide eye care services to his hometown community.

Dr. Dieker is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the Yakima Valley Optometric Society. He is an avid sports fan and a lifelong Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners supporter. He enjoys hiking, golfing, playing guitar, and trying to keep up with his lovable golden retriever, Griffey.

Dr. Dieker practices all aspects of optometry, including contact lens care and co-management of refractive and cataract surgery, with special interests in ocular disease and pediatric binocular vision.

 

Michael C. Noble, OD

Dr. Noble grew up in Ephrata and Monroe, Washington. He attended Seattle Pacific University as an undergraduate, completed his graduate studies at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, and has practiced in Yakima since 1983.  Dr. Noble is certified by the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Noble served two terms as president of the Yakima Valley Optometric Society, and has been a member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington for 35 years, serving on the Board of Trustees for three years and as President in 2008-2009. He has been a member of the American Optometric Association for 39 years and served on its Health Promotions Committee. He served on the Department of Health’s Board of Optometry from 2010 to 2016. He is a member of the Yakima Lions Club and chaired its Childrens’ Vision Project for over 20 years. He is involved in his church and in community affairs. He married his college sweetheart, Cindy, has two adult daughters and wonderful sons-in-law living in Western Washington, and loves spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Donald T. Shute, OD

Dr. Shute was born in Colville and spent his formative years in northeast Washington. His early interests included scouting, and he achieved Eagle Scout rank in junior high school. He was named top scholar-athlete his senior year at Seattle’s Garfield High School. Upon graduating from Occidental College in Los Angeles he taught high school for five years in East Los Angeles, then earned his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Redlands and taught for two years in Harrington, WA before returning to graduate school. Pacific University College of Optometry awarded him the Silver Medal Award for graduating at the top of his class, as well as the Irving Borish Award for best research project. He completed a residency at VA Medical Center in Newington, CT, and began practice in Yakima in 1985.  Dr. Shute is certified by the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Shute is past president of the Yakima Valley Optometric Society and served as 2013-2014 President of Optometric Physicians of Washington, which named him Young Optometrist of the Year in 1994. He served on the Department of Health’s Board of Optometry in 1994-99. He is a past deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church, is a member of the Yakima Country Club, and has been a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Yakima for 31 years. He married Deanne in 1973 and has two adult children. He enjoys golfing and travelling, and especially spending time with his granddaughter.