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Community & Charitable Eye Care

Mission Trip to Ixcán, Guatemala-August 2018

Dr. Jona Johnson, an optometrist at our North Portland clinic through the Amigos organization with Pacific University completed a successful eye care mission trip to Ixcán, Guatemala. Two days were spent in the region’s main trading town of Playa Grande and then they traveled to the villages of Las Rosas and Ingenieros, where we worked mainly with the school children. Exams were primarily performed in churches and small school classrooms.  The temperatures were hot and the humidity high, but it didn’t slow the team down as they examined 1,050 people and dispensed 457 pairs of glasses.  In addition to eye exams and glasses, 43 patients were referred for eye surgeries.

Mission Trip to Peru-June 2018

EyeHealth Northwest surgeons, Dr. Roger Saulson and Dr. Brent Chalmers with employees Ginny(RN at Westside Surgery Center), Lisa (Eastside Surgery Center Scrub tech) Cherie (former Eastside Surgery Center Manager)  recently took a team to Kausay Wasi Clinic in Peru.  They saw over 200 patients, performed 27 cataract surgeries, 1 pterygium, and 3 YAG laser capsulotomies.


Oregon City Teddy Bear Parade-May 2018

EyeHealth Northwest employees participated in the Teddy Bear Parade, collecting stuffed animals for Clackamas County Law Enforcement to give to children in traumatic situations

Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation "Keep the Promise" Breakfast-May 2018

EyeHealth Northwest is proud to support the "Keep the Promise" campaign to provide people in need with the gift of vision.

Portland Shamrock Run-March 2018

EyeHealth Northwest employees enjoying the Shamrock Run festivities 


Race for the Cure-September 2017

EyeHealth Northwest Employees participating in the Race for the Cure. Celebrating survivors, supporting the fighters and remembering those whose lives ended too soon.



Mission Trip in Haiti-May 2017

Rebecca Armour, MD and Michael Bentley from our Northwest clinics spent a week in Petit Goave, Haiti. With the ophthalmology team there, they saw 150-220 clinic patients treating Glaucoma, eye injuries and performed a pterygium(growth on the white part of the eye) surgery. 


Potluck in the Park

Our employees donated their Sunday afternoon feeding the homeless for Potluck in the Park.


Hood to Coast 2016

EyeHealth Northwest employees ran Hood to Coast in August finishing 45 minutes earlier than their projected time. Great job Unruly Pupils!!

Van 1 getting reading to go at Timberline        

Compassion OC Summer 2016

EyeHealth Northwest Team including our Optometrist, ophthalmic technicians, opticians, and optical lab participated in Compassion OC. Together with our Community Partners, we provided over 80 free eye exams and 64 pairs of glasses! It was our privilege to serve our community.


Peru Spring 2015

Drs. Roger Saulson and Daniel Holland and a few employees of our EyeHealth Eastside Surgery Center volunteered their time and expertise to travel to Peru to perform Cataract and Strabismus Surgery.

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Mission Cataract Day

Another successful Mission Cataract Day at EyeHealth Northwest! Thank you so much to the doctors, nursing staff, Nurse Anesthetists, Alcon labs & EyeHealth staff for making dreams come true by giving the gift of sight!

Community Involvement
Dr. Chalmers performing surgery
in Oaxaca, Mexico

Community Involvement. What does that mean? For EyeHealth Northwest it means that our physicians are committed not only to their local community but the communities of the world. You will find our physicians volunteering as clinical instructors of Oregon Health Sciences University's Casey Eye Institute and the Veteran Administration Hospital and delivering lectures and free screenings for eye disease in their communities.

You will also find our physicians frequently leading surgical teams in Mexico for Northwest Medical Teams. EyeHealth Northwest physicians have also provided volunteer medical and surgical services in Central America, Vietnam, Romania, Nepal, West Africa, China, South America, and the Philippines. In addition to providing these services, they often instruct local physicians at the same time.
Community Involvement
July 2010—Dr. Kerry Hagen was among an
international faculty of volunteers that recently
traveled to Hue, Vietnam to lecture and instruct
eye surgical techniques to Vietnamese

The international humanitarian eye care and training expeditions are sponsored by the non-profit Hawaiin Eye Foundation, providing eye health care, surgery and instruction for over 25 years. Over 400 Vietnamese eye surgeons from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hanoi, Da Nang, and other parts of the country came to learn from 30 leading specialists from around the world.

The physicians of EyeHealth Northwest are recognized as leaders in their field and many are active in the advancement of quality assurance in health care. Several of our physicians are frequently asked to present at national and international ophthalmology conferences.
Community Involvement
Dr. Fonken teaching strabismus
surgery to Romanian doctors and

April 9, 2003 -- Dr. Paul Stromberg recognized for his dedication to helping others achieve better vision.

Dr. Paul StrombergAfter 12 years volunteering for Northwest Medical Teams, Paul K. Stromberg, MD has been named the recipient of the 2003 NWMT "Spirit of Life,

Outstanding International Volunteer" award. Not only has Dr. Stromberg traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico with NWMT to provide eye surgery for indigent patients numerous times, but he has also served as a consultant to Northwest Medical Teams for eye surgery programs throughout the world.

Please join the Doctors and Staff of EyeHealth Northwest in congratulating Dr. Stromberg for receiving this prestigious award.

Sonal B. Dave, MD's Time in Nepal May 2008
Community Involvement
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