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Karen Truong, O.D.

About me:

Karen Truong, O.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Contact Lens
  • Comprehensive Optometry


Gresham | (503) 255-2291

Comprehensive Optometry

After graduating from University of Oregon, Dr. Karen Truong went to pursue a career in optometry at Pacific University. She was motivated to be an optometrist because her mother has poor eyesight and she realized how important vision is in your everyday life. She tailors her eye exams to be specific to each individual because she understands that no two eyes are the same and listens to all your individual needs.

Dr. Karen Truong is a Portland native and loves being active her community. When she is not examining eyes, she enjoys traveling, hiking, cheering for the Blazers, and finding the next restaurant to try. She is multilingual in English, Cantonese Chinese, and limited Spanish.




Optometry School
Pacific University, College of Optometry
Forest Grove, OR
Doctor of Optometry
Graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honor
2006 - 2010
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, Chemistry minor
Graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honor
Dean’s List: Winter 2008 & 2009, and Spring 2010



Clinical Internships
2014 - Present
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, Florida
Hospital setting, OD/MD co-management
  Coastal Eye Care
Seaside, OR
Private Practice, OD/MD co-management
  Eye Care Group of Southern Oregon
Grant's Pass, OR
Private Practice, OD/MD co-management


  • Proficient in English and Cantonese Chinese, limited Spanish
  • OfficeMate and ExamWRITER proficient
  • CPR and First Aid Certified, Jan 2016
  • Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy Certified, May 2013
  • HIPAA and FERPA Certified, Oct 2010                 
  • Pharmacy Technician Certified, Sept 2010


  • Franz Stenzel M.D. and Kathryn Stenzel Scholarship, 2010-2014
  • Rube and Minah Leslie Scholarship, 2010-2011; 2013-2014
  • David Family Scholarship, 2009-2010; 2012 -2014
  • Gayle and Harvey Rubin Scholarship, 2010-2012
  • Joseph K. Starr Scholarship, 2007-2008
  • Oregon Community Credit Union Scholarship, 2006-2010
  • West Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson Lasselle Scholarship, 2006-2009


  • American Optometric Student Association, Aug 2010 – Present
  • Oregon Optometric Association, Sept 2010 – Present
  • Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Honor Society, Aug 2010 – May 2014
  • Student Optometric Association, Aug 2010 – May 2014
  • Amigos Eye Care, Sept 2010 – May 2014
  • Optometric Business Management Club, Sept 2010 – May 2013


  • Asian Community Fair, Aug 2014
      - Screened patients for refractive error, translated findings to patients in Cantonese Chinese
  • Asante Children’s Choir Screening, Jun 2012
      - Screened 20 children from Burundi for Trachoma
      - Worked in a team of volunteer doctors and interns
  • Amigos Eye Care Belize Trip, Mar 2012
      - Helped more than 800 patients in a team of 10 students and 4 doctors
  • Vietnamese Cultural Health Fair Volunteer, Jan 2012
      - Took fundus pictures to screen for retinal disease
  • Portland Adventist Medical Center Volunteer, Jun 2005 – Sept 2010
      - Discharged patients, delivered charts and food, and cashiered at the gift shop

Practice Locations:

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

Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

"Dr. Truong is always very respectful and highly motivated to get my glasses correct" Zoc Doc Review

"Dr. Truong was great. Appreciate the explainations, recommendations and eye drops tips. She was very professional" Zoc Doc Review

"Dr. Truong is an asset to your organization. She is professional, communicates well with her patients. I appreciate how she takes the time to explain things and answer all questions. She is amazing. Thank you Dr. Truong." Zoc Doc Review



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