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

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, […]


Your Contacts Shouldn’t Be Sleeping Beauties

Today’s soft contact lenses are quite remarkable little devices. They can correct for wide-ranging refractive errors; they can even correct for astigmatism. And they’re so comfortable we often forget we even have them in. They’re a far cry from the original contact lenses made of blown glass way back in 1888. But that comfort also […]


Give Your Eyes a New Pair of Glasses

During this oddest of years, we haven’t been able to go out much. This means we haven’t been spending as much money on eating out and drinking, not to mention little to no travel. That has left most of us with some additional dollars floating around in our bank account. Since you probably won’t be […]


Dealing with a Detached Retina

The retina in our eye is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light and trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain. In the brain, this input is decoded, and a visual image is formed. Particularly as we age, the […]


Changing Out the Front of Your Eye

The cornea is the clear covering of the front of the eye. It’s responsible for bending the light rays as they enter the eye. When the cornea is clear and the correct shape, we are able to see clearly because the cornea accurately focuses incoming light on the retina at the back of the eye. […]


Using a Laser to Fight Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and the health of your eyes aren’t a match made in heaven. Various eye conditions can stem from high blood sugar levels of diabetes: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among those with diabetes. It affects approximately 1 out of every 3 adults with diabetes. […]


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