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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes can damage your eyes and cause vision loss and blindness. When blood sugar levels are high, it can cause the blood vessels in the retina (the back part of the eye) to leak. This can lead to vision problems, such as blurred vision or difficulty seeing at night. Over time, diabetes can also damage […]


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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Cataract Surgery

Our eyes go through a lot of change as we age. Usually, vision issues begin to creep up as people grow older. One of the most common vision issues associated with aging is cataracts. Despite being so common, with an estimated 30 million people having cataracts, there is no cure or a way to stop […]


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Is Cloudiness Normal After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure normally done to help improve your vision. The procedure entails removing your eye’s lens and replacing it with an artificial lens (intraocular). Most patients report having better vision after cataract surgery. If you recently had cataract surgery, you might find it strange that your vision is blurry. The Eye […]


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Summertime Chronic Dry Eye Relief

Summertime days and nights can cause occasional dry eye symptoms to flare up – even in environmentally moist Portland, OR. When your dry eye is persistent, it should be addressed by a medical professional to rule out a serious internal condition. Natural tear production requires an internal chemical balance to efficiently lubricate the eyes. Symptoms […]


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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, […]



Regarding COVID-19

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 have limited waiting area seating.
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