“Helping a patient with a difficult contact lens problem and seeing a smile when we’ve solved it is the highlight of my day.”
“A big part of my job is understanding the patient’s needs right from the start.”
Ronald M. Hampel, OD is the Eastside contact lens expert. He practices comprehensive optometry with an emphasis on complex contact lens challenges.
Dr. Hampel received a B.Sc. in physiology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Regina, Canada. After a rewarding eight-year career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he decided to change course in life and become an Optometrist. He earned his optometry doctorate at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR where he was a member of the optometric honors society and graduated with distinction
While at Pacific he was part of an Amigos Optometric Society volunteer trip to the West Bank and Gaza Strip performing vision examinations for hundreds of impoverished Palestinians. He hopes to travel abroad again to work with those in need of care in the poorer regions of the world. Dr. Hampel combines a healthy sense of humor and good nature with a passion for vision care.
"Everyone in this office was excellent! Dr. Hampel is so awesome. He was funny and personable. He somehow made a routine eye exam enjoyable. The tech that assisted with the exam was very friendly and professional. She explained every step before we started and made me feel comfortable."
"I've been a regular patient of Dr. Hample for over six years and his care is consistently excellent. The diagnostic equipment is up-to-date and meticulously maintained, and the technical and administrative staff are well-trained and courteous."