Introducing Our New Stewart Location

Southern Oregon Medical Eye Care Center

We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Southern Oregon and thrilled to welcome patients into a new chapter of Medical Eye Center. In July 2022, Dr. Philip Paden announced his retirement. Dr. Paden and his practice, Paden Eye Care, have faithfully served our shared community for many years and remain beloved figures in the eye health field. We are very proud to continue his legacy of quality care and feel it is an honor to care for his continuing patients and expand our availability to our region.

Where is the new location? 
Our third location is now open at what was formerly Paden Eye Care, at 221 W Stewart Ave #110, Medford, OR 97501. It joins our primary Medford location and our Grants Pass location to serve a greater range of patient needs.

Who can be seen at the Stewart location? 
We are most excited about being able to reach more of our valley with the highest eye care possible. Because of this, we will serve the general public and patients from Paden’s practice who are now part of the Medical Eye Center family. If you were previously a patient at Paden Eye Care, there is nothing additional you need to do, as you were automatically transferred for care. Many warm and caring staff members from the Paden staff also will be working at this location, so you will be surrounded by familiar faces ready to assist you. We know that change can be challenging, but we aim to continue a seamless and stress-free transition.

What services are offered?
Like our Grants Pass location, our Stewart Location offers general eye care exams and contact lens exams and features a full-service optical shop. Surgical services are solely offered at our Barnett location, as well as specialty needs like cataracts and dry eyes. If you’re unsure whether a service is offered, you’re always welcome to call our main office at (541) 779-4711.

What if I’m a new patient? 
It can feel overwhelming to go to a new provider. That’s why we make your experience smooth and comfortable and why our technicians and staff are ready to assist. Here is what you need to know about your first visit:

  • To provide you with the utmost, thorough care, we will ask you for information about your overall health and medical history. You’ll be able to download forms you can fill out in advance to save time, or receive paper copies in the office.
  • You’ll need to bring patient forms, prescription eyewear, a list of the medication you are taking, a list of allergies to medications, your medical insurance card, and any questions you may have.
  • Your first appointment typically takes about 90 minutes and includes diagnostic tests (and can include eye dilation) that give your eye doctor precise information about your eye health and vision.
  • Your eye doctor will meet with you to examine your eye and talk to you about any diagnoses or treatment plans. Depending on your reason for being seen, this may be brief and straightforward, but our providers are always happy to hear any concerns you may have.

We can’t wait to serve you at the Stewart location, and we hope you’ll consider this new option for our eye health needs.


221 West Stewart Avenue #110, Medford, Oregon 97501
Phone: 541-776-9026
Fax: 541-779-0796

Monday through Thursday
Closed 12:00–1:00 for lunch