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What to Expect From Your Upcoming Cataract Surgery

Now that your vision has become clouded and impaired, it’s time for cataract surgery. There is no need to be worried or stressed out about your upcoming procedure. The combined training and experience of our cataract surgeons at The Eye Clinic will give you confidence that the outpatient procedure goes smoothly – quick and pain-free. […]


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How can having diabetes affect your eyes?

Patients who have diabetes need to keep their blood sugars in check in order to avoid damage to their organs, and this includes damage to the eyes and vision loss. Here is what you should know about diabetic eye disease and what you can do to prevent or reduce the effects on your eyes. Diabetic […]


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The Increasing Pressure of Glaucoma

Most diseases and conditions show early signs or symptoms to tell you to pay attention. For instance, Parkinson’s disease will present early signs, such as an older surfer suddenly not being able to get up on his or her board one day. Skin cancers show themselves as actinic keratoses or other minor lesions before they […]


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How often should I have an eye exam?

Considering how important good vision is to each of us, it’s somewhat disconcerting how rarely many people choose to have their eyes examined. People often go a decade or more without having their eyes checked, particularly if they have good vision. This is taking a big gamble that could dramatically change your life if you […]


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What is Astigmatism?

Most of us have at least some flaws with our eyesight. If you’re over 40, your up-close vision is probably in need of reading glasses. That’s presbyopia and is almost universal for people over age 40. If you’re nearsighted, called myopia, that means you can see up close fine, but distance vision usually needs correction. […]


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Why should I buy my eyeglasses at an optical shop rather than online?

Obviously, buying products online is convenient, and during the past 18 months of COVID it was for many months the only available way to buy things. But for certain products, personal attention to your needs is more important than instant convenience. At The Eye Clinic, we strongly believe eyeglasses are one of those products. Sure, […]


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Pink Eye and School

One thing that was probably a benefit of our kids not being in the actual classroom over the past many months of COVID is that they weren’t spreading pink eye to one another. Yes, this highly contagious condition can make the whites of your kids’ eyes quite bloodshot.  Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is […]


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Premium IOLs are Amazing

Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins […]


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What Do Polarized Sunglasses Do?

In our Optical Shop at The Eye Clinic, we have all sorts of eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for you to choose from. One option is “polarized” sunglasses. Patients often wonder what the benefit of polarization is for lenses, so in this first blog after a hotter-than-ever Portland summer, let’s get into this.  What […]


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Protecting Your Eyes from the Bright Boca Sun

In Portland, we’re not known for our sunshine. But those who really know the Northwest know we have endless sunny days all summer and early fall. Plus, after our typical wet winter, when we do get some sun come June, we all want to be out in it. When we do so we all need […]



Regarding COVID-19

For your safety and that of our community, please note the changes to the hospital and clinic.

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