Shelby D. Robinson, O.D.


Dr. Robinson is an optometric physician with years of experience in many facets of eyecare. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and graduated from the University of Houston, College of Optometry in 1993. She has a strong teaching background, and taught Algebra and Optics throughout her entire college career.

Dr. Robinson began practicing in Lake Jackson, Texas with Dr. Deborah Evans, managing one of her optometric practices and making staffing, purchasing and patient care decisions. During this period, she used her teaching skills in training staff, designing instruction manuals and educational community activities.

In 2002, Dr. Robinson moved to Colorado to work for an ophthalmologist in a Refractive Surgery Center, where she provided pre and post operative care and worked with extremely difficult post-surgical contact lens fits. Upon moving to the Northwest, she worked for Dr. Robert Gander in Seattle, in his very busy general optometric practice.

Dr. Robinson brings her expertise in the following areas to help her patients at Cascade Pacific Eyecare:

  • Specialty contact lenses
  • Ocular disease
  • Challenging vision problems

Pherrah C. Gosnell, O.D.

Pherrah Gosnell

Dr. Pherrah C. Gosnell completed her B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. There, she took a special interest in ocular disease and contact lens care and fitting. Dr. Gosnell is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Physicians of Washington.In the small town of Ruston, just outside of Tacoma, Washington, Dr. Gosnell grew up in a close-knit family of five. She remembers her first eye exam at age 9, when the optometrist prescribed her first pair of glasses. “Those glasses allowed me to see clearly, changing my world and enhancing my quality of life. I want to make a difference in the lives of others by helping them achieve and maintain clear vision and good eye health, just like my optometrist did for me when I was little,” says Dr. Gosnell.

Dr. Gosnell had the study of optometry on her mind for several years before starting optometry school. “I have always been interested in health care and medicine. I take the responsibility of caring for people and being responsible for this most cherished sense of sight very seriously.” Dr. Gosnell enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients while focusing on the fastest and best results for each patient.

When not in the office, Dr. Gosnell enjoys painting, playing piano and going for walks. “My favorite part of my walks is discovering new places I’ve never seen before, so I can make my individual world just a little bit bigger than it was before,” says Dr. Gosnell. Dr. Gosnell also loves spending time with her siblings.

“I love Tacoma and the people here,” comments Dr. Gosnell, “It is important to me that my patients and I have good communication and that my patients always feel at ease when they are with me. I am dedicated to helping everyone achieve the best sight, and health, possible.”

Dr. George Meers


Dr. Meers holds an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and received his Doctor of Optometry from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. He also served his residency at Brockton and West Roxbury VA Hospital in Massachusetts. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Meers specializes in:
-Adult vision care
-Dry eye

He has also been recognized in both the national and international optometric community. He has successfully passed both the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease exam administered by the international association of board examiners in optometry, and the Advanced Competence in Medical Optometry exam administered by the national board of examiners in optometry. He also serves as Clinical Examiner for the National Boards of Optometry and a Peer Reviewer for both the Journal of Optometry and Vision Science and continuing education courses for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education.

Dr. Meers grew up just outside of Boston, and enjoyed school as a child. He particularly enjoyed math and science, which was one of the biggest reasons he went into eye care as an adult. Dr. Meers knows that sight is one of the most precious senses a person can have, and he says that optometry is an exciting combination of math, medicine and helping patients understand the relationship between eye and overall health.

In his free time, Dr. Meers enjoys going to Tacoma Rainiers baseball games, traveling, camping and spending time with his wonderful wife and three children.