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Cascadia Eye Care
Lake Oswego

Dr. Dan Robison

Phone: 503.635.8819

17777 SW Boones Ferry Road,
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

Mon 9:00am - 4:30pm,

Tue, Thu-Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm,

Wed 11:00am - 6:00pm,

Sat 9:30am - 4:00pm

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Carkner's Family Vision – Tualatin

Dr. Jeff Carkner

Phone: 503.635.8819

19300 SW Boones Ferry Road, #1D
Tualatin, Oregon 97062

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Closed 12:00p-1:30pm daily

Some Sat appointments

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Tigard Vision Center

Bradley Smith, OD - brad@tigardvision.com

Tara Pinske, OD - tara@oregonlaser.com

Paymon Seyedhossini, OD - aymonod@gmail.com

 

Darcy Taylor, OD - darcyctaylor@gmail.com

 

Phone: 503.639.5115

9169 SW Burnham
Tualatin, Oregon 97223

Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:30pm

Sat 8:00am-Noon

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Eyes on Broadway

Dr. Heidi Boersma

Dr. Tom Barretto

Dr. Anita Phromsivarak

Phone: 503.284.2300

2300 NE Broadway

Portland, Oregon 97232

Hrs: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9a-6p;

Tue 7a-7p, Sat 9a-5p

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Accent Eyewear – Hillsboro

Dr. Lance Anderson

Phone: 503.690.9200

2037 NW 185th

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm,

Sat 9:00am-3:00pm

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Lake Oswego Vision Clinic

Dr. David Wolf

Phone: 503.635.1458

4550 Kruse Way, #105

Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

Hrs: Mon 9:00am-7:00pm,

Tue-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm,

Fri 8:00am-4:00pm,

Closed:
Mon 12 - 2pm & Tue- Fri 1-2pm

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Carkner's Family Vision – Portland

Dr. Dave Carkner

Phone: 503-288-6181

1775 NE 39th Avenue

Portland, OR  97212

Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Closed 12:00p-1:30pm daily

Some Sat appointments

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Melzer & Breckenridge, PC

Dr. Doug Melzer

Dr. Bruce Breckenridge

Phone: 503-253-7278

13140 NE Halsey

Portland, Oregon 97230

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Oregon Eye Physicians & Surgeons

David Wolf, OD - drwolf@lakeoswegovision.com

Rachel Horrocks, OD - horrocks@pacificu.edu

Ranjana Chauhan, MD - rc@neoucom.edu

Phone: 503.680.2180

20015 SW Pacific Hwy, Suite 150
Sherwood, OR 97140

Murray Scholls Optique

Dr. Tara Pinske
Dr. Paymon Seyedhossini
Phone: 503.579.6695
Fax: 503.579.6658

14600 SW Murray Scholls Dr., #104
Beaverton, OR 97007

 

 

 

 

Regularly scheduled eye exams are critical to maintaining good health. In addition to testing your vision and eye health, a comprehensive exam can also detect systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to serious health problems and can often develop and progress without symptoms, therefore early detection is very important.

Our optometrists specialize in pediatric and children's eye health care and are able to attend to their vision care needs.

Our eye doctors participate in the InfantSEE program. Through InfantSEE, our optometrists will provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost. This is a critical time for eye and vision development, and our optometrists have the training and experience as well as the instruments and resources to provide the most effective primary eye and vision services to infants.

Our offices have a large variety of premium eye wear products. We carry the latest in fashion eye wear with designer frames and premium lens products. Our opticians can assist you in achieving the look and style you desire in eyewear fashion.

Eye Health

Good vision is a vital part of our everyday life. We rely on sight more than any other sense to enjoy life to the fullest. Regular eye exams will keep your eyes healthy and early detection of problems can prevent permanent damage in the future.

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Keep your Eyes Healthy from Birth On

Children need regular eye exams. It is important that young children have their eyes examined to avoid vision problems in the future. They do not know that the way they see the world is not the way everyone else sees it. Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers. They also affect one in four school children (Prevent Blindness America). Without early detection and treatment, a child's vision problems can lead to:

  • Permanent Vision Loss
  • Learning difficulties

For more information visit Prevent Blindness

Regular Eye Exams for Adults

Half of all blindness can be prevented. Having annual exams can help identify people who are at risk for eye disease. Your vision changes naturally throughout your life. Here are some of the things you may experience with age

  • More light is needed as you age
  • More difficult to tell the difference between some colors particularly shades of blue and green.
  • More difficult to focus on things that are near
  • Adjusting to glare and darkness can become more difficult

While everyone experiences these changes as they grow older, you can continue to lead an active and independent life even with these changes. By taking care of yourself and visiting the eye doctor annually, you can take care of your sight and have adjustments made as your vision changes..

LASIK

LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) is currently the most technologically advanced refractive surgical procedure to reduce or eliminate near- sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves reshaping the cornea with an extremely precise laser so that light entering the eye is correctly focused.

Some Key Questions to ask schools, PTA's, parents and others

Does your child need glasses? Children often don't know that they have vision problems. Here are some symptoms to watch for:

  • Poor concentration or short attention span
  • Fatigue
  • Squinting
  • Complaints of seeing double
  • Complaints of blurry vision
  • Losing his/her place while reading
  • Pointing to words while reading
  • Avoiding close work
  • Reversing letters or words while reading or writing
  • Rubbing her eyes, or blinking a lot while reading
  • Nausea, Dizziness, or headaches after close work
  • Leaving out small words while reading
  • Clumsiness
  • Difficulty completing homework in a reasonable length of time

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How Often Should You Get Eye Exams

It is recommended that you get your eyes examined every year. If you have diabetes or other health issues, you may need to go more often.

Featured Eye Health Experts

Professional Eye Care Associates of America is a group of exceptional doctors who are committed to providing the highest level of care to their patients.

Their goal is to educate the consumer on the importance of taking care of their eyes by having regular eye exams. A regular eye exam can often prevent serious health problems, help improve your eyesight and most importantly prevent blindness.

Optomap Exam

As a part of our continued efforts to offer you the most advanced technology available, we include the Optomap retinal exam as part of your annual eye health evaluation.
The Optomap provides an in-depth view of your retina -- the back of the eye where many diseases can occur. It is quick and comfortable, with no side effects. The digital images are maintained in your file to allow doctors to track changes and diagnose potential eye disease. This advanced technology is not covered under vision benefits, but can be billed to some medical insurance plans if your doctor is documenting an existing eye disease.

An Optomap exam provides:

  • An eye wellness scan.
  • An in-depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start).
  • The ability for you to view your Optomap retinal image with the doctor during your exam.
  • An annual, permanent record for your medical file, to allow for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease.

Eye-Opening Facts

Did you know...?

  • 25% of all school children in the U.S. have a vision problem significant enough to affect learning. Vision and Learning, American Foundation for Vision Awareness. June 1, 2002
  • 70% of juvenile delinquents have uncorrected vision problems. Harris, Paul – The Prevalence of Visual Conditions in a Population of Juvenile Delinquents Optometric Extension Program 
  • 74% of illiterate adults fail the vision screening. Pacific University College of Optometry
  • 53% of children of families living in poverty have uncorrected vision problems that interfere with reading, writing, and classroom learning. Gillespie, Kathleen – How Vision Impacts Literacy: An Educational Problem that Can Be Solved. Harvard School of Education, 2001