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Jonathan R. Kemp, M.D.

About me:

Dr Jonathan Kemp

Areas of Expertise:

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery


Southeast Portland
Northeast Portland
Phone: (503) 255-2291

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jonathan Kemp was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2015 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Kemp specializes in blade-less LASIK, PRK, and advanced femtosecond laser cataract surgery, as well as treating diabetes and glaucoma.

Dr. Kemp earned a B.A. in Biochemistry from New York University. He graduated Cum Laude from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and served his Internship at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Kemp completed his Ophthalmology Residency training under the guidance of several pioneers in refractive surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. His research in refractive surgery has been published and presented at several academic ophthalmology meetings.


Positions and Employment

1994 - 1998
Four Year Ophthalmology Residency
Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Honors:Award of Excellence, Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP)
1995, 1996, 1997
1993 - 1994
Internal Medicine Internship
Millard Fillmore Hospital Buffalo, NY
Medical School
1989 - 1993
Doctor of Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Buffalo, NY
1985 - 1989
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
New York University New York, NY


2000 American Board of Ophthalmology
1998 Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD21001
1994 Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, R# 047973


Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, Gresham, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR


July 1998 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Practice Locations:

Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark,#200
Portland, OR 97216
Phone : (503) 255-2291


24601 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97060
Phone : (503) 255-2291

Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St.,#245
Portland, OR 97213
Phone : (503) 255-2291


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  
Southeast: 503-255-2291  
Gresham: 503-255-2291  
Northeast: 503-255-2291  
Happy Valley: 503-783-3300  

Laser Vision Correction Surgery:

To find out more about Laser Vision Correction Surgery, click on the Laser Vision Correction section of our web site or call Dr. Jonathan Kemp's Laser Vision Correction Coordinator at: 503-261-7262.

Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Jonathan Kemp Reviews:

I have been a patient at Eye Health Northwest since the early 1980's. Originally I was a very near-sighted contact lens wearer with a strong astigmatism prescription. When I reached my mid-forties my eyes began to dry a bit and contact lenses became more uncomfortable to wear. I was faced with getting my first pair of bifocal glasses. With my strong prescription I was looking at a good chunk of money going out of my pocket. It was suggested that I would be a good candidate to check into Lasik surgery. I was nervous but the staff there was able to answer my questions. It was recommended that I see Dr. Kemp since he had more experience than some of the other doctors. His professional treatment put me more at ease about the procedure. I chose to have my dominant eye corrected for distance and my non-dominant eye left slightly near-sighted for reading. This worked perfectly for me and the results speak for themselves. It has been twelve years since my surgery and my distance vision is 20/15 and my reading vision is also 20/15. My eyes remain completely healthy with no signs of cataracts or other problems. It is still amazing to me that I was able to go from being a person that began wearing glasses at age five to someone that has needed no correction for the past 12 years. Dr. Kemp has performed the PRK surgery on my son and Lasik on my two daughters. They have all had similar results. Sight is very precious and I am very lucky to have found Dr. Kemp and the staff at EyeHealth Northwest.-Google Review

I had my vision corrected using Lasik by Dr. Kemp at EyeHealth NW. My vision is great and the service I recieved was great as well. I appreciated the screening process to ensure I was a good candidate for the procedure and the full explanation of the procedure and what to expect. I was treated well by all the staff from the folks greeting you at the clinic, to Amy (wrong spelling) who facilitated the whole process to the various clinitians testing my eyes before and after to Dr. Kemp who performed the surgery. It went exactly how he described, any anxiety about it was minimized, there was very little discomfort and most of all my vision is great.-Google Review

We first saw Dr. Jon Kemp 6 years ago when our 8-year-old daughter's vision needed to be assessed. Naturally, our child's eyesight is of critical importance to us, and we sought referrals from lots of friends and coworkers before choosing a doctor for her. Dr. Kemp's name came up repeatedly as being the best in town: an expert surgeon, great with follow-up care, skilled in diagnosing and treating difficult conditions, and a kind, intelligent demeanor that would be reassuring for us and for our very shy child. We were sold.Dr. Kemp saw us right on time, and came in with a warm, calm energy that immediately set our daughter at ease. With a gentle sense of humor, he took her through the eye exam, taught her about her eyes in a way that increased her confidence, and handed her the perfect prescription through which to see the world. (When she got her glasses and put them on in the parking lot she looked at the trees and said: "Look at all of those LEAVES!")
Since that time, we've entrusted Dr. Kemp with all of the eyes in our family. He's also treated others we've referred to him, and without exception, they've reported great experiences and an appreciation of Dr. Kemp as both a person and a doctor.We couldn't be happier with the care we've received from Dr. Kemp, his staff, and the specialists in his Optical Shop. Their professionalism and expertise are beyond compare, and I love that I can request an appointment online and be contacted right away by scheduling staff.Since we first started seeing Dr. Kemp, we've moved almost an hour from his office, but we'd drive a lot farther for the peace of mind he gives us around the health of our most valuable eyes
.- Yelp Review

I came to eye health nw for lasik, and had a great experience. Aimee was amazing, she went totally above and beyond with anything I needed, and was there for me throughout the whole process. Dr. Kemp was an awesome surgeon - he always answered any questions I had, thoroughly explained every aspect of the pre op, surgery, and post op, and did really thorough examinations to make sure I was a good candidate for lasik. He made the surgery really easy and painless, talking to me the whole time, explaining each section as he went. Both he and Aimee took the time to call and check on me a few hours after surgery. I'm thrilled with my new vision. Highly recommend!- Yelp Review


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