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What Are Those Squiggly Things in My Vision?

You’re up on Mt. Hood enjoying an expansive view backed by a clear blue sky. But when you pull your focus off the distant sky, you notice squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but in the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if […]


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Astigmatism

People usually understand what it means to be nearsighted, myopia. You can see well up close, but distance vision isn’t perfect. To be more clinical, your distance vision has a refractive error. The opposite is farsightedness, hyperopia. You can see well at distance, but up close has a refractive error and needs correction. It’s the […]


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Just Had Your 40th Birthday? Presbyopia is Your Present

So, you just had your 40th birthday. Surely you received the party with the black-frosted cake in the shape of a tombstone, the obligatory box of Depends, and all of the other references to your aging. Truth be told, you’ve probably got longer to go than you’ve lived thus far. But there is one eye condition […]


Iritis Portland OR

Handling Iritis

Iritis is not a well-known condition. Iritis is inflammation that affects the iris, the colored ring around your pupil. The causes of iritis are often a mystery, and the condition can progress at different speeds. But iritis isn’t to be taken lightly. If left untreated, iritis could lead to glaucoma or vision loss. We diagnose […]


Give Your Eyes Some Protection from the Sun

Last summer’s solar eclipse, which passed right over Portland, made everyone think about protecting their eyes from the sun. After all, looking at the eclipse for more than just a couple of seconds could cause permanent eye damage. But most days when we’re out walking the dog, hiking in the Cascades, or moving some monstrous […]


Macular Degeneration Portland OR

What is Macular Degeneration?

Deteriorating vision can be thought of as a part of aging. A large part of that perception is due to the development of cataracts in people over age 60. But that is easily fixable with modern cataract surgery. Unfortunately, the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60 is macular […]


Glaucoma Portland OR

Glaucoma Explained

When we perform regular eye exams at The Eye Clinic, they include the test where we deliver a puff of air onto the lens of your eye. Not a gust of wind, as you could expect when windsurfing on the Hood River, but enough so that we can test the eye’s resistance. What does that […]


How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Here’s a question. What’s the leading cause of blindness in the United States? If you said macular degeneration or cataracts you’d be wrong. It’s diabetic retinopathy. In fact, diabetes can lead to a variety of eye conditions. And considering the explosion of diabetes in this country as the population continues the trend toward obesity, that’s […]


Dealing with Dry Eye

Dry eye sounds so innocuous, especially during our Portland winters. After all, indoors can be a desert thanks to forced heat systems. So your eyes are a little dry and itchy. It’s just the dry furnace air, right? Wrong. While the dry eye is a common condition, it needs to be properly diagnosed and treated […]


Want to Know What Makes Up 20/20 Vision?

Back when you were a kid, your mom probably pushed you to eat those overcooked carrots on your plate with some line like this, “You know, Susie eats her carrots and she has 20/20 vision. You think that’s a coincidence?” Carrots are good for vision, namely the vitamin A they provide. Do they give you […]


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