TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

We have moved! Our new location is just one floor down, Suite 340 of the St. Vincent East Pavilion.

Regarding COVID-19:

The clinic is open for both medical and vision appointments. Our optical shop is open by appointment as well. Please give us a call to schedule.

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

  • If you are not well or have been sick in the past week, please call so we can triage any ocular symptoms and reschedule your appt.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 mins before your appt. If you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in your car, as we do not have waiting area seating.
  • Your temperature will be taken when you enter the hospital.
  • Please bring only one attendant, ages 16+ years old.
  • Bring and wear a mask (both patient and attendant) while in the hospital and clinics.

Blog

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 […]


Fish Oil Could Be Good for Your Dry Eye

Dry and the Pacific Northwest aren’t usually terms that go together. There’s a reason firs and spruce grow to the size of skyscrapers up here.  So then how can your eyes be so dry? We’re not talking about occasional dryness on a windy dusty day or after spending hours in an overheated room on a […]


It’s Not Conjunctivitis, It’s Iritis

At The Eye Clinic, we sometimes see patients who come in thinking they have simple conjunctivitis, colloquially known as pink eye, because the white of their eye may be red and inflamed. But sometimes this isn’t conjunctivitis at all, but a more serious condition known as iritis. This is swelling and inflammation of the iris, […]


Macular Degeneration, the Unknown Vision Stealer

Most people have never heard of the macula, much less macular degeneration. But this disease is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue […]


Do You Need Computer Glasses?

The need for glasses used to be pretty straightforward. If you couldn’t see stuff clearly, whether at distance or up close, you went to your eye doctor to get your prescription and then you purchased a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Enter the ubiquitous computer screen. Even if you’re not a content writer spending […]


The Sun, the Sand, the Pterygium

People who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially out on the beautiful Oregon Coast or Hood River, can sometimes develop an eye condition known as pterygium. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye), usually on the side toward the nose. The cause of pterygium isn’t […]


How to Decipher Your Eyeglass Prescription

OK, you just had your eye exam at our new location in Suite 340 of the St. Vincent East Pavilion and now you have a prescription for eyeglasses. Of course, your best bet would be to take it right over to our optical shop right in our office where we have all the latest frames, […]


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