Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Charles Bock was named one of Portland’s Top Doctors in 2016 by Portland Monthly Magazine.
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.
I have monocular vision and slightly crossed eyes, which in the past has caused problems getting my prescription right and finding a place to get good service. I had my appointment with Dr Bock, which was a good experience, he is very knowledgeable and has experience with non typical issues like mine. Got my glasses prescription and ordered new lenses. Not only was I impressed with Bock, but also his support staff in glasses fitting area are great. They took the mine to double check all the measurements and compensate for me extra issues. When my glasses came in they were a little blurry in one eye, but they were quickly able to determine it was a problem with the angle of my frames with respect to the axis of my lenses and fixed the problem by making modifications to my frame without scheduling a follow up appointment or charging me for anything. Overall I'm very impressed with their service and how able their glasses department techs are. In my 40+ years of wearing glasses and having gone many places these guys are the best.
My experience with Dr Bock and EyeHealth Northwest was everything you would want from cataract surgery. Every aspect was explained in detail, I am totally satisfied.
Have used Eye Health Northwest for many year for eye glass prescriptions. Recently had cataract surgery on both eyes by Dr. Charles Bock, an outstanding professional. I am also seeing Dr. Jonathan Yoken, another outstanding professional.
Staff in both Milwaukie and Oregon City offices were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Bock answered all my questions, was caring and surgery went smoothly and well. Have already recommended him to several friends for their cataract needs.
My experience with your clinic, all the staff from the front door till I left was nothing but GREAT. Dr Bock is my hero. His surgery skills corrected my vision to perfection. Super job everyone!!!!
Actually, I would give Eye Health Northwest and Doctor Bock all the Stars in the sky. I've been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old but I really didn't know what it was to see clearly until Doctor Bock showed me the way. I can truly see clearly now and I rejoice every day. God Bless you, Doctor Bock. I am 77 years old, seeing the world in a whole new way. Hallelujah!!