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.”