Meredith started in the optical industry as an optician in 2007. She really enjoys helping patients look and see their best. She is an ABO Certified Optician who enjoys sharing her many years of optical knowledge with patients.

Meredith grew up in Alaska. She lived in Virginia for 3 years while working for the Barter Theatre in wardrobe. She then landed in Bend in 2007. She loves spending time with her family; enjoying time of laughter and memories to be had!. Meredith appreciates doing anything crafty. She loves going to theater shows, concerts, and traveling.



Katie has worked with Dr. Follen for almost a decade! She took a few years off from working in optical, but when she heard Erin was opening a practice, she knew it was time to get back in the game. Katie loves funky frames and chatting with patients.

She is a huge foodie and avid coffee drinker. If you ever need a suggestion, she’s your girl! When Katie isn’t working, she’s out exploring the food scene with her fiancé and 4-year-old daughter. They recently rescued a pitbull mix, Canela. If you’re lucky enough, you might catch Canela hanging out at the office!



Aja is a Bend native, working as a technician and project manager at Cascade Eyecare for two years. She has a passion for good eyesight and 3+ years of healthcare experience. She loves connecting with patients and bringing fun energy into the office.

Aja likes painting and disc golfing. She and her fiancé Pierce have one son, Elliott, and in their spare time they love to try new restaurants around town and get outdoors!



Joanna grew up in Southern California but moved to Oregon in early 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and a history in child development. After she started working with Erin as a technician in 2022, she developed a fascination for all things eyes. In her spare time you can find Joanna out on the trails or lounging around the river with her dog, Tucker.


Technician and Receptionist

Ashley was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from Redmond High School in 2013. She’s been in the optometry field for about 3 years. She lives in Redmond with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. In their free time they spend a lot of time playing at the park, exploring Central Oregon, and hanging out with friends! “My favorite part about working at Cascade Eyecare is that I get to interact with so many people from my community, and I love everyone I work with!”



Lead receptionist Terri has been with Cascade Eyecare for three years! She moved to Bend to raise her two daughters, Jessica and Megan, with her husband Kevin. In their free time, they like to hike with their golden retriever, and support the local sports teams. Terri also enjoys participating in book club, and the occasional cycle bar class.


Office Manager

Always on the clock working behind the scenes, Megan handles all of the office’s billing. She was born and raised in Central Oregon and graduated from UMA in 2011 with a degree in medical coding and billing. She is everyone’s first call for all things insurance. She and her husband Nick have two teenagers. Together they take care of their family farm, which includes chickens and goats. They have no free time!