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.

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Seeing the Benefit of Protecting Your Eyes

No one wants to lose their eyesight. But most of those same people take their eyesight for granted. They don’t get their eyes checked; they don’t wear protective eyewear when performing tasks such as weed whacking or playing sports; they don’t wear sunglasses; and on and on. Our dysfunctional health care system even undervalues vision […]



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When Surgery is Necessary for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is like a thief in the night. You have no idea you’re being robbed until it’s a done deal. Only in this case, your vision is stolen. With glaucoma, pressure builds inside the eye, usually due to improper drainage of fluids. As this pressure builds it begins to damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma doesn’t […]


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When the Center of Your Vision Deteriorates

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. Many people don’t know much about it because age-related macular degeneration doesn’t cause complete vision loss. But what it destroys is the patient’s central vision, leaving just the peripheral vision. Not many people would be happy with a blind spot in the center […]


Macular Degeneration Portland OR

Problems with the Retina

The retina is the layer at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light. These cells receive the light coming into the lens of the eye and nerve impulses then send that information to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then interprets that information and forms the visual images […]


Eye Exam Portland OR

Why Are Some People Color-Blind?

So you’re playing a flag football turkey bowl game for Thanksgiving and someone brings red and blue over-jerseys. Either you or someone on your team now has a devil of a time seeing which players are on your team. Their eyes can’t differentiate between red and blue. They have some level of color-blindness. If you […]


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More Fish Oil for Less Dry Eye

Lately in our Eye Clinic blog we’ve been talking about the potential for fish oil for treating dry eye. Since most of us are pretty fish-loving here in Portland, we thought maybe we have one more blog about fish oil and dry eye. We’ll even include how much you may want to take. Remind me […]


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If You’re Over 40, Chances are You Have Presbyopia

With age may comes certain perks — wisdom, experience, discounts on some stuff. But with it comes an assortment of unwanted issues with your body: wrinkles, joint pain, age spots, even cataracts. And, for most people when they pass the big 40th birthday, usually presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural consequence of the aging of your eyes. […]


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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More About Fish Oil and Dry Eye

We love our salmon (and its prevalent omega-3 fatty acids) here in the Pacific Northwest. That goes for our eyes, too! For the past couple blogs, we’ve been discussing dry eye and the possibility of treating or alleviating its symptoms with fish oil or flaxseed oil. Last month we wrote that fish oil appeared to […]


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