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Charles J. Bock, M.D.

About me:

Charles J. Bock, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology


Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Charles Bock  was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2016 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

"This is an exciting time in ophthalmology, with technological advances that are doing more than simply treating disease: They're improving quality of life for patients of all ages."

Dr. Bock internalized a sense of heightened inquiry and attention to detail that has contributed greatly to his practice of medicine.

“Never let go of the possibility in your mind that things are not what they seem.”


Charles J. Bock MD practices comprehensive ophthalmology with a pediatric specialty. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a doctor. That certainty was partly due to the fact that he was born with two different colored eyes. From his earliest years, he sought an explanation for this anomaly. No one could point him to an answer. This piqued his interest in science and medicine. His curiosity and drive for understanding paid off when he learned in the course of his regular medical studies, that he had a rare genetic condition that caused different pigmentation in his eyes.

From that experience, Dr. Bock internalized a sense of heightened inquiry and attention to detail that has contributed greatly to his practice of medicine. One of the most notable success stories of Dr. Bock’s career exemplifies his belief that you should, “Never let go of the possibility in your mind that things are not what they seem.”

A young 9 year old patient came in to see him for bilateral cataracts which are very rare in a child. Aside from her eye condition, she had been ill for a number of years, and no one knew what was causing the illness. She had seen a multitude of doctors and specialists over the years without answer or relief. However, after his first visit with the patient, Dr. Bock’s experience and intuition told him to refer the patient to a genetic specialist.

Within the first appointment, the geneticist was fairly certain that the patient had an extremely rare genetic disorder that had been reported in only 35 people in the entire country. Soon thereafter, the patient began a special course of medicines that brought immediate relief. She was saved from a future of continual deterioration that would have developed into progressive retardation had she not been properly diagnosed and treated.

It is with immense satisfaction that Dr. Bock was able to give this young girl her sight back after removal of her bi-lateral cataracts. More importantly, he was deeply gratified to be a part of bringing relief to his patient’s overall suffering. He saw and treated the whole child. And because he looked beyond the obvious, he was able to refer her to the correct specialist. This spirit of caring for the whole patient imbues Dr. Bock’s and all the of the EHNW doctors’ practices.


1997 - 1998
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship
Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
1994 - 1997
Residency in Ophthalmology
Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
1993 - 1994
Internal Medicine
St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, OR
Medical School
1989 - 1993
Doctor of Medicine and Bachelors
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
1986 - 1989
Honors Program in Medical Education
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Oregon MD21117  
1999 American Board of Ophthalmology
1993 National Board of Medical Examiners


Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, Gresham, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR


December 1, 2001 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest
July 2000 – November 2001 Private Practice, Tri-State Eye Care
June 2000 – November 2001 Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
August 1998 – May 2000 Private Practice, The Eye Center


June 2000 – November 2001 Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Children’s Hospital Medical Center


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric
Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology


Book Chapters Bock CJ and Jampol LM “Serpiginous Choroiditis,” in Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology: Clinical Practice. Albert DM and Jakobiec FA (Eds). W.B. Saunders Company. 517-523, 1994.
  Bock CJ and Klintworth GK. “Sarcoidosis,” in The Color Atlas of the Eye in Systemic Disease. Gold DH and Weingeist TA (eds.) JB Lippincott, in press.
  Bock CJ and Jampol LM. “Serpiginous Choroiditis,” in Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology: Clinical Practice, 2nd ed. Albert DM and Jakobiec FA (eds.) W.B. Saunders Company, 1998.
Papers Rosenberg LF, Burchfield JC, Krupin T, Bock CJ, Goldenfeld M and O’Grady RB. “Cat model for intraocular pressure reduction after transscleral Nd:YAG cyclophotocoagulation” Curr Eye Res. 14:255-261, 1995.
  Krupin T, Rosenberg LF, Sandridge AL, Bock CJ, Berman A and Ruderman JM. “Effects of Topical k-Strophanthin on Aqueous Humor and Corneal Dynamics.” J Glaucoma. 4:327-333, 1995.
  Bock CJ, Freedman SF, Buckley EG, Shields MB. “Transscleral Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation for Refractory Pediatric Glaucomas.” J AAPOS. 34:235-239, 1997.
  Bock CJ, Freedman SF, Buckley EG. “Combined resection and recession of a single rectus muscle for the treatment of incomitant strabismus.” J AAPOS, 3:263-8, 1999.
Abstracts Burchfield J, Rosenberg L, Krupin T, Bock CJ, Park O, Hyderi A, Goldenfel M, O’Grady R. “Cat Model for Intraocular Pressure Reduction by Transscleral Nd:YAG Cycloablation.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl.) 34:739, 1993.
  Bock CJ, Damji KF, Tallett D, Shields MB, Allingham RR. “Atypical Pigmentary Glaucoma and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome in a Black Family.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl.) 37:S34, 1996.


The Adjustable Fadenoperation. American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting. Rancho Mirage, CA, April, 1998.


Bartonella henselae Neuroretinitis. Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference. Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR, January 11, 1999.
Ocular Nerve Palsies; Management of Strabismus. Seventh Annual Southern Oregon Optometric Association Summer Education Weekend. Ashland, OR, July 31, 1999.
Ocular Colobomas, Pediatric Cataracts, and Leukocoria. Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference. Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR, August 30, 1999.
Pediatric Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, KY, June 22, 2000.
Management of Hyphema. Eye Trauma Update CME course. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, November 4, 2000.


Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, Spring, 1992 Laboratories of Ted Krupin, MD and Lisa F. Rosenberg, MD Investigated effects of topical k-strophanthin administration in laboratory animals and human subjects and blood-ocular barrier effects of Nd:YAG cyclodestruction in laboratory animals.
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Summer, 1990 Laboratory of E. Michael Van Buskirk, MD and Ted Acott, PhD Investigated normal and retinitis pigmentosa patient DNA for the presence of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase protein. Performed Southern, western and northern blotting and polymerase chain reactions. Sequenced human DNA.


“The ten year tummy ache.” Mystery Diagnosis, Discovery Health Channel, August 2007.

Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 656-4221

Milwaukie Office
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone : (503) 656-4221

Sunnyside Office:
12050 SE Stevens Rd., Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Phone: (503) 656-4221


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.

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Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Charles Bock Reviews:

We brought our daughter to Dr. Bock after trying another pediatric eye doctor. He was amazing with my daughter and his bedside manner was perfect for me and her. He is gentle, kind and fun for kids. For parents he takes the time to discuss the issues at hand and will spend extra time determining a strategy for me, my daughter and her future needs. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a pediatric physician.- Vitals Review

My son had an eye exam. All staff members and Dr. Bock were compassionate, efficient, and knowledgeable.-Google Review



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