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Ryan Kucala, O.D.


About me:

Dr. Ryan Kucala

Areas of Expertise:

  • Contact Lens
  • Comprehensive Optometry

Locations
 

Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Ryan Kucala has always called Oregon home. He received his B.S. in Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry degrees from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. During his time at optometry school, he was active in community outreach providing vision screenings to those with limited access to healthcare. He also joined a team of students and doctors traveling to Nicaragua to provide eye care to those in underprivileged communities. He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors society and graduated with distinction. Following graduation, he then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida gaining additional training in the diagnosis and management of various complex eye conditions as well as surgical co-management.

Dr. Kucala practices comprehensive optometry including routine eye exams, contact lens fitting, and medical optometry. He enjoys helping people of all ages and prides himself in providing compassionate, evidence-based eye care. In his free time, he enjoys being active and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with family and friends.

Education

Residency
2019 - Present
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, FL
Doctor of Optometry
2015 - 2019
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR
Bachelors in Vision Science
2011 - 2015
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

2019 Ocular disease
Roseburg VAMC - Roseburg, OR
2018-2019 Primary care
Madigan Army Medical Center – Lakewood, WA
2018 Primary care, surgical co-management, specialty contact lenses
The Eye Center of Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO
2018 Ocular disease, surgical co-management
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center - Lake Havasu, AZ


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 - 2020 Optometrist
LensCrafters
2016 Technician
Baseline Vision Clinic

Published Abstracts/Scientific Paper and Poster Presentations

2009 “Compressive Optic Neuropathy: An Uncommon Ocular Manifestation of Allergic Fungal Sinusitis.”
American Academy of Optometry National Meeting: Orlando 2019

Professional Affiliations and Service

2015 - 2017 Spots Vision Club
2015 - Present Pacific University College of Optometry Student Ambassadors
2017 - present AMIGOS Eye Care

Community Service

2018 AMIGOS Nicaragua Service Trip
2015 Concours D’Elegance

Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (503) 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

HIPAA

Payment Policy

 

Request an Appointment:

Oregon City: 506-656-4221
 

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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