Providence Eye Services

Providence Health & Services is the largest provider of surgical eye care in Oregon, offering both routine and complex eye care to patients in the communities we serve. Patients undergoing surgery at Providence can rest assured their care is being performed in a setting well-known for providing compassionate, high-quality care.

Providence partners with many ophthalmologists throughout Oregon to offer comprehensive surgical treatment for a broad range of conditions affecting the eye in children as well as adults. Ophthalmologists are highly trained in the anatomy, physiology and diseases affecting the eye. Common surgeries performed by ophthalmologists include:

Some ophthalmologists complete additional training to sub-specialize in specific diseases or areas of the eye such as:

  • Vitreoretinal diseases (medical and surgical treatment of the retina and vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • The cornea
  • Oculoplastics (plastic surgery), which deals with the eye socket, eyelids and tear ducts

Some ophthalmologists complete additional training to sub-specialize in specific diseases or areas of the eye such as:

  • Vitreoretinal diseases (medical and surgical treatment of the retina and vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • The cornea
  • Oculoplastics (plastic surgery), which deals with the eye socket, eyelids and tear ducts

Simple eye surgeries such as surgeries for cataract, eyelids and glaucoma are available at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Providence Newberg Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. More advanced eye procedures such as retinal surgery, corneal transplants and orbital plastic surgery are only available at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. 

These are just a few of the conditions and diseases treated at Providence by ophthalmologists. You can learn more by clicking on the Related Conditions or Our Services links.

Need a surgeon?
Visit our Care Team pages to find ophthalmologist near you.

Having surgery? Register online and save time. 
If you plan to have surgery at any of our hospitals in Oregon, you can preregister online. Using online preregistration allows you to complete the forms in the comfort of your own home, reducing time and stress when you arrive for admission.

Get the best possible care.
To make sure you get the best, safest care possible, we need some important information about you. Before you come to the hospital for surgery, please complete and bring with you a copy of your Personal Medication History form and the Adult Health Status form. If the patient is a child aged 13 years or younger, the parent or guardian should complete the Pediatric Health Status instead of the health summary.

In many circumstances, your surgeon may want you to perform certain tests, visit the Pre-Operative Clinic or take/withhold certain medications before your surgery.  Be sure to talk with your surgeon about your plan of care well in advance of your surgery date. Our Step by Step Guide for Surgery Patients can help you understand more about what needs to be done in preparation for your surgery.

Above all, your health and your safety are important to us and getting the right information helps insure we can provide you with the safest, most effective care. If you are unable to download and print these forms, contact the pre-admission department at the location where you are having surgery. You can find their phone numbers on the Pre-surgery clinic Contact Us page.

More information
To learn more about the procedure you will undergo, follow the link to our Health Information Library. This library contains thousands of references to many treatments we provide here at Providence.

Speak Up!
Everyone has a role in making health care safe. That includes doctors, nurses, many health care staff and technicians but it also includes YOU. Health care organizations all across the country are working to make health care safe. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team. Click here to learn how you can be involved in your own health care and how you can help make health care a good experience.

The “Speak Up™” program is sponsored by The Joint Commission to increase patient awareness and involvement and is also supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Need a place to stay?
Providence offers resources to patients and visitors to assist with housing in the Portland and Medford areas. Check out our guest housing facilities and nearby hotels.