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Helena L. Tzou, O.D.


Helen Txou, O.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Contact Lens
  • Comprehensive Optometry


Oregon City
1306 Division St.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Phone: (503) 656-4221

Dr. Helena Tzou was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and looked forward to going to her eye exam every year since she received her first pair of glasses at age 10. After attending the University of Pittsburgh, she graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in Pomona, California. Then she completed a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Soon after residency, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).

Dr. Tzou loves sharing stories with her patients of all ages from infants to seniors. After fitting her patients with contact lenses or managing ocular conditions, she enjoys listening to her patients and educating them on the latest eye care breakthroughs. In addition to volunteering at vision screenings and health fairs, Dr. Tzou participated in a Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity trip to Mexico where she and her team provided eye care and eyeglasses to the community.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Tzou can be found playing tennis, dancing, swimming, reading, listening to podcasts, and exploring the magnificent beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She likes attending musicals and ballets as well as visiting the art, history, and science museums whenever she travels to new cities. And every fall, she dusts off the black and gold to cheer for her hometown team- the Pittsburgh Steelers. She loves sharing a meal with her family and friends either at home or at one of the numerous Portland restaurants featuring cuisines from all around the world.





July 2015

Residency in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy
Southern College of Optometry 

May 2014

Doctor of Optometry
Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry


2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
2013 Walman Optical Company Scholarship
2012 OneSight- Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship
2013 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2012 - 2014 Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
2012 Western University of Health Sciences Alumni Association Scholarship
2012 Western University of Health Sciences East-West Scholarship
2013 Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry The President’s Society Award
2011, 2013 Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Core Values Award

Work And Clinical Experience

2016 - 2019 Northwest Permanente PC in Portland, OR
2016 Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, PLLC in Lynnwood, WA
2015 -  2016 Lifetime Eye Care in Eugene, OR
2014 - 2015 Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN
2014 University Hospitals Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH
2013 - 2014 Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA
2013 VA Connecticut Health Care System in Newington, CT
2013 Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity Michigan in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico

Professional Affiliations

2010 - Present American Optometric Association
2012 - Present American Academy of Optometry
2015 - Present Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
2016 - Present Portland Metro Optometric Society

Posters and Presentations

 2017 Pituitary Macroadenoma with Unilateral Nasal Hemianopia, Poster, AAO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
2015 Cerebral Hemorrhage with Visual Neglect: Treatment with Vision Therapy and Binasal Occlusion, Poster, AAO Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA
2015 Convergence Insufficiency Vision Therapy for Patients Beyond School-Age, Presentation, SCO Residents’ Weekend in Memphis, TN
2015 No Pirate’s Life For Me: Treatment of Refractive Amblyopia Without Patching, Poster, COVD 45th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV
2014 Vertigo and Vergence: Vision Therapy for Patients with Ménière's Disease and Convergence Insufficiency, Poster, AAO Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
2014 Vision Therapy for Children with Non-Verbal Autism: Uploading and Downloading for Success, Poster, COVD 44th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA


Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 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:

Call: 503-656-4221


Patient Accounts:

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





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At EyeHealth Northwest, our Opticians are committed to helping you get the best pair of glasses you have ever had. Opticians are Nationally Certified by the American Board of Opticianry and participate in ongoing continue education courses to deliver the best possible care with the most advanced technology and fashion. We can take stress out of the process, making it enjoyable for you and your family.

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