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New Cornea for the New Year?

Good vision depends on a healthy, good cornea. What is the cornea? It’s the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of the eye’s focusing power and ability. The cornea bends light rays as they enter the eye. To do so correctly, the cornea must have the correct shape and […]


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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 […]


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Is It Time for Your Eye Exam?

Most problems with your eyes can be addressed effectively. But this is only true if Dr. Wilkins, Dr. Donohue, or Dr. Samples can spot the problem early on in its development. That’s the scary thing about many eye problems, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration — they don’t start exhibiting any signs to the person […]


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Nine Tips for Protecting Your Eyes

No one wants to contemplate an existence without their eyesight. With all of the things we take for granted — such as looking up and seeing Mt. Hood or just turning on the TV and watching something — it’s easy to forget just the role our eyesight plays in daily life. But people just assume […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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