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Questions About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way. They may seem like a relatively modern thing, but they’ve actually been around a long time. They just weren’t very comfortable. Since we provide our Portland patients with many pairs of contact lenses, here’s some background and answers to a couple of questions we often hear. In the […]


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More About Fish Oil and Dry Eye

We love our salmon (and its prevalent omega-3 fatty acids) here in the Pacific Northwest. That goes for our eyes, too! For the past couple blogs, we’ve been discussing dry eye and the possibility of treating or alleviating its symptoms with fish oil or flaxseed oil. Last month we wrote that fish oil appeared to […]


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Fish Oil or Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eye?

If you saw last month’s blog, we talked about dry eye, the condition where your eyes either produce tears of poor quality that evaporate too quickly or simply don’t produce enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. One of the emerging treatments for dry eye is fish oil.   We’ve also had our Portland patients […]


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Look to Fish to Help Your Dry Eye

In Portland, with our damp winters and green surroundings, we don’t usually think of things being dry. But at The Eye Clinic, we have many patients with dry eye, a condition where the eyes aren’t sufficiently lubricated. While we treat dry eye with simple solutions such as artificial tears or more complex options such as […]


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Information About Glaucoma

Regular eye exams are important. Maybe not so much to find that your eyes went from 20/25 to 20/30 in their refractive errors, but more for the unseen conditions that can be slowly damaging your vision. Glaucoma is the big dog of these. We can diagnose glaucoma at The Eye Clinic before it begins to […]


Clearing Your Cloudy Vision

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. This vision condition where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy due to a build up of proteins over time affects over 22 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. alone. With the increasing age of our population, this number is continuing […]


New Cornea for the New Year?

Good vision depends on a healthy, good cornea. What is the cornea? It’s the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of the eye’s focusing power and ability. The cornea bends light rays as they enter the eye. To do so correctly, the cornea must have the correct shape and […]


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Are You Interested in Changing to High-Definition Lenses?

What are Digital Eyeglass Lenses? Although your eyeglasses correct your vision to 20/20, you may still wish your vision were even clearer in certain situations. You may have heard a glasses-wearing friend talking about “digital eyeglasses.” And now you wonder what they are, and should they be on your Christmas list? Well, these lenses are […]


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Is It Time for Your Eye Exam?

Most problems with your eyes can be addressed effectively. But this is only true if Dr. Wilkins, Dr. Donohue, or Dr. Samples can spot the problem early on in its development. That’s the scary thing about many eye problems, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration — they don’t start exhibiting any signs to the person […]


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Nine Tips for Protecting Your Eyes

No one wants to contemplate an existence without their eyesight. With all of the things we take for granted — such as looking up and seeing Mt. Hood or just turning on the TV and watching something — it’s easy to forget just the role our eyesight plays in daily life. But people just assume […]


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