Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Martin Balish was named one of Portland’s Top Doctors in 2022 by Portland Monthly Magazine.
“My practice philosophy is to provide each patient with personalized treatment, utilizing the most advanced vision correction technology in a safe and reliable manner. Eye care goes beyond vision – it’s about the quality of my patient’s lives.”
Dr. Martin Balish began to practice with Oregon Eye Specialists in 1998 and now will join Eye Health Northwest in 2022. He has particular expertise in cataract surgery utilizing premium astigmatism correcting and presbyopia-correcting IOL’s to reduce patients’ need for glasses for both distance and near vision. He has more than 20 years of experience in laser refractive surgery and LASIK. His practice includes treating patients with dry eye conditions, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Balish volunteers his time as team Eye Physician for the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns. He has also worked with the Oregon Lion’s Sight and Hearing Foundation, donating his time and skill to provide free cataract surgery to many uninsured patients in the Portland area.
Dr. Balish graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in ophthalmology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
LIPIFLOW for dry eyes has done wonders for me. It's not currently covered by insurance, but after trying all other Rxs, with minimal improvement, I'm very grateful there was one more option for me. Dr. Balish and his staff were excellent. I've gained so much time in my day, now freed from constant eye care, for me this was very much worth the cost.
Dr. Balish performed LASIK surgery on both my eyes five weeks ago. I am very pleased with the results! Dr. Balish and his staff are highly professional, client focused and committed to excellent outcomes. His ability to listen,communicate and connect with people is second to none. This is a person I can confidently recommend to anyone.
I've been seeing Dr. Balish 2 to 3 times per year for about 10 years. I have glaucoma and under his care we been able to keep the pressure well under control. I think he does an excellent job at answering questions and I never feel rushed. His assistants have also been very capable and have given me prompt service if I need a prescription refill. Also the wait time is very good, about 15 minutes, much better than other ophthalmologists I've seen.
Oustanding, feel very comfortable with Dr. Balish, would recommend him anytime to my Family and Friends.