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Meet the Optometrist

Meet Our Doctor


Terry L. Steckman O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Steckman completed undergraduate work at Nebraska Wesleyan University and at the University of Nebraska.  He came to Oregon to attend the College of Optometry at Pacific University, and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific.

His post-graduate certifications include a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.) He has also completed the rigorous 6 year program as a Diplomate in Contact Lenses in the American Academy of Optometry. Less than 200 Doctors worldwide have completed this very challenging program.

While in Bend, Dr. Steckman has served as President of the Central Oregon Optometric Physicians, and as President of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.   When not at the office, Dr. Steckman enjoys the outdoors of beautiful Central Oregon.  He can be found stand up paddle boarding, fly-fishing, skiing and spending time with family and friends.


Patrick Swihart, O.D.

Dr. Patrick Swihart joined Cascade Eyecare during the fall of 2020. Dr. Swihart graduated from Gonzaga University in 2009 and attended the renowned
Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. Dr. Swihart completed his optometric training and graduated from Pacific.

While at Pacific, Dr. Swihart had rotations to several different clinics around Oregon including the Indian Health Services Chemawa Location, the
Bend VA, Pacific University Vision Therapy Program, and Teplick Custom Vision. Dr. Swihart gained specialized training in the areas of ocular
disease, vision therapy, pediatric care, dry eye, and pre and post-op surgical care. Dr. Swihart is a member of the American Optometric
Association and enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

Dr. Swihart is originally from Portland, Oregon. When Dr. Swihart isn’t at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young kids. They love spending time outdoors in beautiful sunny Central Oregon.