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Robert W. Bentley, M.D.

About me: Retire December 2019

Robert W. Bentley, M.D.

Dear Patients and Friends:

It is with mixed emotions that after 32 years providing eye care at EyeHealth Northwest I am planning to retire at the end of 2019.  I will continue to see patients through December, and plan to stop performing cataract surgery in August 2019.  It has been my great honor and privilege to have served you – while I have thoroughly enjoyed the practice of ophthalmology it is the social interaction and the many topics I have learned from you during my career that I will miss most.

Establishing care with a new doctor can be a difficult transition.  With this in mind, and as we have opened a new location in Wilsonville I am pleased to recommend two well qualified physicians joining our practice in August.  Michael Page, MD and Amy Tong, MD will be seeing patients in our four locations.  Both are fellowship trained corneal specialists in ophthalmology and I have great confidence in their skills.  Additionally, my present partners are also available to assume your eyecare needs in the future if you prefer.  I will be transitioning my continuing care patients over the next six months to Dr. Tong and Dr. Page, or if preferred to any of my practice partners.  You can reach our office at 503-227-2020 to schedule your appointment at our Portland, Peterkort, Tigard or Wilsonville offices.

While I very much enjoy ophthalmic practice, I am pleased to explore new opportunities as I leave EyeHealth Northwest.  I plan to increase volunteer medical services, such as tattoo removal at Outside In for young adults.  I have served on various nonprofit human services boards and hope to expand my work in that area.  I enjoy physical fitness, cycling, running and look forward to traveling with my wife and family more.  And, as I’ve told many of you:  being a ski host at Timberline is my dream volunteer activity, so I may see you on the slopes!

Thank you for the many years of friendship and trust.  The art of medicine is helping everyone age well at their best possible capacity, and I wish all of you the gift of good health.  I am confident you will be in excellent hands with the doctors and staff at EyeHealth Northwest.

My best to all of you,

Robert W. Bentley, MD



Residency in Ophthalmology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Portland, Oregon
Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Bachelor of Microbiology
College of Honors, Oregon State University


  Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD14177
1984 Federal Licensing Examination
1988 American Board of Ophthalmology


Legacy Portland Hospitals Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, Holladay Park Hospital, 1991-92
Portland Hospital Department of Ophthalmology Subcommittee for Quality Assessment and Surgical Technology Assessment  
Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Credentialing and Quality Assessment  
Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Quality Assessment  


U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Portland Clinical Attending and Consulting Physician
Oregon Health Sciences University Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology


Multnomah Medical Society
Oregon Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Practice Locations:

Northwest Office
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Tigard Office
15298 SW Royalty Pkwy
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

Patient Forms:

Patient History


Payment Policy

Request an Appointment:

Request Appointment Online  
Northwest: 503-227-2020  
Barnes Road: 503-227-2020  
Tigard: 503-227-2020  

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Robert Bentley Reviews:

Dr. Bentley is the most competent ophthamologist I have ever encountered! - Tigard patient survey

Dr. Bentley always goes above and beyone all expectations for a physician - always willing to stay and answer all my questions. - Peterkort patient survey

Dr. Bentley is an excellent physician and has given wonderful care to myself and my family over the years! - Northwest patient survey


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