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 Meet Dr Kadet, Optometric Physician


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After many years of specialty Optometry practice, Dr. Kadet continues to be energized by his work at Hope Clinic.  His commitments to helping children and adults gain confidence and self-esteem with reading efficiency and his work with Traumatic Brain Injury survivors recovering useful vision distinguishes Dr. Kadet in the eye care community.

For Dr. Kadet, retirement is out of the question.  "Too many people need Developmental and Neuro-Optometry guidance in moving through life’s journey."

Dr. Kadet earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon

He began his Optometry practice in Issaquah, WA .  He became the charter Optometric Physician in the founding of Hope Clinic in 1983 and continues practice as the Director  of Optometry and Neuro-Optometry.  Professionally, Dr. Kadet is a charter Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), the certification body for Developmental Optometry and Neuro-Optometry. He is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and a Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF).  He holds membership in the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Kadet has been involved in nine publications concerning all aspects of Vision Therapy and Development

The subjects published are Vision Rehabilitation in Brain Trauma Injury, Vision and Learning, Optometry and Vision Development and a publication on Vision Development Optometric Vision Therapy, which was presented to the International Conference Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities. Dr. Kadet has focused a large amount of his time toward the special needs community

Dr. Kadet has enjoyed being the Scoutmaster for a Special Needs Boy Scout Troop he orginated 11 years ago.  One of his favorite scouting times is the one week of summer camp he spends with his 'special scouts' and his ukulele.  

Dr. Kadet is a volunteer coach for the Special Olympics ski racing team and supports the Special Olympic Winter Games.  He serves as a volunteer Doctor for the Special Olympics and the Healthy Eyes Program sponsored by the Lions Club.  He provides vision exams and eyeglasses to Special Olympics athletes.
Dr. Kadet was nominated in 2002, for the Washington State Jefferson Awards for community service.

Dr. Kadet is married, has raised three children, and resides in Seattle WA.

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