Optometrist recommendation for Portland, OR?
December 19, 2014 3:03 PM   Subscribe

I've been putting this off for too long, so it's time to see an optometrist. Ideally in the inner east side, or around Portland State. Thanks!
posted by middlethird to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is inner-ish east side, but they're fantastic. Hawthorne Vision Source - Dr. Sarah Chewerda is wonderful.
posted by msamye at 4:39 PM on December 19, 2014

I've seen a lot of optometrists in the last 25 years. The year I lived in Portland (a decade ago), I had a perfectly positive experience with an Iranian optometrist in close-in southeast. But mostly, I've never encountered a *bad* one. Finding one that takes your insurance, or that you can otherwise afford, is the most important thing. For an it's-been-a-long-time eye check, everything is pretty bog-standard.
posted by colin_l at 7:40 PM on December 19, 2014

since i got PRK, i don't need to go to them anymore, but the eye studio on the pearl is fantastic. dr tsai is top notch.
posted by violetk at 9:14 PM on December 19, 2014

Seconding Hawthorne Vision. Good customer service, and I had my glasses in less time than I was quoted.
posted by DrGirlfriend at 9:26 PM on December 19, 2014

I also see Dr. Sarah Chewerda at Hawthorne Vision! (Despite the fact my insurance doesn't work there- boo.) I've also heard good things about the NW Portland location of EyeHealth Northwest (specifically about their contact lens people), and I think they're right on the streetcar line, so it would be easy to get there from Portland State. (I'm sure their other locations are fine too)
posted by Secretariat at 9:32 PM on December 19, 2014

Dr. To at Myoptic Optometry is great, if you're looking for something in NE.
posted by Kpele at 8:39 AM on December 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Blink, on SE 21st between Clinton & Taggart, are each and every one of them the nicest people ever. Or they were back in 2008, anyhow. 'Nice' here including: kind, charming, witty, tactful, warm yet non-intrusive, droll, polite, appreciative, well-intentioned, smoothly capable of carrying out those intentions. I was particularly impressed when they mentioned I had E. coli in my eye (because it's hard to imagine doing this well), and when they responded with alacrity and can-do-it enthusiasm to a whim I hadn't figured would actually be possible (they told me that while they'd never actually tinted glasses that way before, their tinting guy loved a challenge).
posted by feral_goldfish at 6:25 PM on December 20, 2014

Seconding Blink. I'm a year or so overdue for a checkup, but they've always been very much as awesome as feral_goldfish describes.
posted by mumkin at 10:17 PM on December 20, 2014

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