November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes? Diabetic eye disease is the #1 cause of vision loss in working age adults. 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed each year, and a large percentage remain undiagnosed. Unfortunately, 65% Americans that have diabetes do not get their annual eye exam.  If you have diabetes, it… Read more »

5 tips for Halloween Eye Safety

As the holiday approaches, many of us are looking for that perfect costume.  Unfortunately, Halloween is a popular holiday for eye injuries, so we put together 5 tips for eye safety to keep in mind while choosing your costume. Avoid decorative contact lenses.  Contacts purchased at Halloween costume shops or drug stores are typically unregulated. … Read more »

See what our patients are saying about us!

Oregon Eye Consultants patient reviews are important to us. We strive to provide the highest level of patient care, and we appreciate seeing all of the positive feedback for each of our doctors. See more reviews here! Thank you to all of our patients who have provided us valuable feedback to better serve you. To… Read more »

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

As we gear up for back to school, you see the signs everywhere to remind you to buy those pencils, erasers and new clothes.  What you may not see are reminders to schedule your child’s annual eye exam.  Prevent Blindness declared August as Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month to help spread awareness and encourage… Read more »

Are you suffering from Dry Eye?

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July is not only for firework safety, it is also Dry Eye Awareness Month! More than 30 million people are affected by some degree of dry eye.  Dry eye occurs when your eyes stop producing tears to properly protect themselves. It can also happen when your tears evaporate too quickly, or are not thick enough… Read more »

4th of July Eye Safety

By W. Benjamin Kunz, MD This upcoming fun holiday there will be several opportunities to celebrate, and fireworks are a big part of that. Unfortunately, fireworks can often lead to injuries, and our eyes are vulnerable to firework trauma. Unlike the rest of your body which is typically injured by burns, eyes are susceptible to… Read more »

June is National Cataract Awareness Month

June is National Cataract Awareness Month Did you know that over 24 million Americans have cataracts?  As our population ages, those numbers will increase to over an estimated 30 billion by 2020.   Cataracts are very common.  About 90% of people will develop cataracts by age 65. Cataracts develop when natural proteins build up in… Read more »

Thank You for Voting for us as Your FAVORITE!

The Register Guard Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced! Our voters have spoken, and Oregon Eye Consultants has been chosen as one of your FAVORITES in the Best Eye Surgeon category, and Dr. Benjamin Kunz as a FAVORITE in the Best Cataract Surgeon category.   We want to thank everyone who took the time out… Read more »

May is National Healthy Vision Awareness Month!

Vision loss affects millions of people each year. While it is true that aging is a factor with certain eye diseases and conditions, people of all ages can be affected. Knowing what things you can do to prevent vision loss is crucial for maintaining healthy eyes. Don’t be caught in the dark! Here are our… Read more »

Eat Your Way to Eye Health: 5 Fab Foods

Did you know there is a direct connection between heart and eye health? It is true! Just like your heart relies on large arteries for oxygen and nutrition, so do the tiny arteries in your eyes. That means eating a heart healthy low-fat diet with whole grains, fruits and veggies is just as beneficial for… Read more »