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Paul Imperia, MD

General Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Imperia is a highly trained and experienced board certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. He is also one of the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced LASIK surgeons. His practice includes the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and many other medical and surgical conditions.

Dr. Imperia teaches fellow ophthalmologists and optometrists, both from the U.S. and abroad, in the fields of LASIK and corneal disease. He has participated in FDA trials on LASIK and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Dr. Paul Imperia in NepalLocally, Dr. Imperia and the team at Medical Eye Center donate time and resources to La Clinica, providing routine eye care, glasses, and surgical procedures to low income families without insurance. He also leads a team that provides outreach screenings at seasonal migrant worker camps. Overseas, Dr. Imperia has worked with the Himalayan Cataract Project and Surgical Eye Expeditions, traveling to Nepal, Ethiopia, Honduras and Christmas Island, doing free eye surgery and teaching local doctors.

Dr. Imperia serves as a trustee for the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. An avid outdoorsman and athlete, he enjoys fly fishing, running, cycling, backpacking, skiing and photography with his wife and their border collie, Maxswell Smart. Dr. Imperia is one of the few people to complete the grueling Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and the Pine to Palm 100 mile endurance trail run.


Education and Training

Fellowship, 1991
Cornea and Refractive Surgery—Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, California

Residency, 1990
Ophthalmology—Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio

Internship, 1986
Internal Medicine—Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio

Medical School, 1983
Graduated with honors—Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Undergraduate, 1979
BS Biology, Summa Cum Laude—Lafayette College, Easton, PA


Dr. Imperia joined Medical Eye Center in 1991.
He provides all levels of eye care, including routine vision exams. Call us today to make your appointment.

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