Category Archives: Optical Shop

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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Our Optical Shop is Back Open

You may not know it, but beyond our expert eye care services, The Eye Clinic also houses our awesome optical shop featuring all of the finest brands of eyewear for our Portland clients. We carry the finest products your eyes can ask for, along with cutting edge technology, and attentive customer service. And, although our […]



Questions About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way. They may seem like a relatively modern thing, but they’ve actually been around a long time. They just weren’t very comfortable. Since we provide our Portland patients with many pairs of contact lenses, here’s some background and answers to a couple of questions we often hear. In the […]


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Are You Interested in Changing to High-Definition Lenses?

What are Digital Eyeglass Lenses? Although your eyeglasses correct your vision to 20/20, you may still wish your vision were even clearer in certain situations. You may have heard a glasses-wearing friend talking about “digital eyeglasses.” And now you wonder what they are, and should they be on your Christmas list? Well, these lenses are […]



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.
  • Please bring only one attendant to your appointment.
  • Bring and wear a mask (both patient and attendant) while in the hospital and clinics.

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