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Brent E. Chalmers, M.D.

About me:

Brent E. Chalmers, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Eyelid Procedures


Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

"I love being an ophthalmologist. Modern technology has given us great tools that allow us to help most patients. I enjoy a very rewarding career."

"My partner doctors are outstanding, and our employees strive to deliver personal and caring services to all of our patients."


Brent E. Chalmers, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and eyelid surgery. For him, eyelid surgery exemplifies the art of medicine because every person's eyelid is uniquely shaped. Dr. Chalmers combination of medical expertise and artistic skill enables him to create eyelid curvatures that look natural. Cataract and laser procedures on the other hand, require great precision, attention to detail, and the mastery of very sophisticated technology. Dr. Chalmers has 20+ years of experience performing all of these procedures and achieves consistently excellent results.

Dr. Chalmers has been part of EHNW since its inception and has great admiration for the entire staff of EHNW."My partner doctors are outstanding, and our employees strive to deliver personal and caring services to all of our patients." Dr. Chalmers is Medical Director of EHNW's surgery center, enabling him to closely monitor surgical outcomes for the eastside EHNW physicians.

Like many of the EHNW doctors, Dr. Chalmers has been a leader in his profession. He has served as President of the Clackamas Medical Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has served on their Practicing Ophthalmologists Advisory Committee for Education. The advisory committee reviews and edits Academy educational publications to ensure their relevance to practicing ophthalmologists. He is also a Past-President of Vision Northwest, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the blind.

Dr. Chalmers has served as President and is currently Medical Director of the local chapter of Amigos de las Americas, a non-profit organization that sends young adults to Latin America to work on public health projects in rural communities. When he was a teenager in 1972, Dr. Chalmers went to Honduras with this group. His daughter Caroline also participated in the program.

In 1988-89, Dr. Chalmers was one of the first Oregon ophthalmologists to volunteer with NW Medical Teams, performing cataract surgery in Oaxaca, Mexico. He has continued his involvement with many subsequent trips to Mexico and Central America. In 2007, Dr. Chalmers and Dr. Bock traveled to Coya, Peru to perform strabismus surgery on children and adults. They were among the first physicians from the United States to provide this operation in this area. In 2009, he plans to return to Peru again.

Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Barbara, have three adult children: Peter, Caroline and Annie. Over the years, the family has traveled extensively, enjoying historical sites, cultural diversity and adventure. At home, he and Barbara take great pleasure in gardening, hiking and skiing. Dr. Chalmers also enjoys his weekly tennis game. He has a passion for Oregon wine and is a member of the Oregon Wine Brotherhood.


1984 - 1987
Ophthalmology Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
1982 - 1983
Family Practice Internship
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Medical School
1978 - 1982
Doctor of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Doctor of Medicine
1976 - 1978
Masters in Biochemistry
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
1972 - 1976
Bachelors in Biochemistry, Honors
University of California at Davis, Davis CA


  Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD13694
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1988


Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR


July 1987 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (Formerly Oregon Eye Care)


1988 - Present Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Clackamas County Medical Society, President 1994-1995
The Practicing Ophthalmologist Advisory Committee,
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1992-1998

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


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  
Oregon City: 503-656-4221  
Milwaukie: 503-656-4221  
Happy Valley: 503-783-3300  


Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Brent Chalmers Reviews:

Dr. Brent Chalmers is my physician and he is tops. He removed cataracts for me and did an outstanding job. Their staff is helpful and cares. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great doctor.-Yelp Review

Had a very good experience. Went to EHNW for eye exam and afterwards, the staff did good job at explaining my options. I was looking into Lasik and staff had me meet with the ladies who schedule and check my finances/insurance. Dr Chalmers and his tech, along with Amy and Michele made my stay easy and relaxing.-Yelp Review


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