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Choosing a Career at Medical Eye Center: Ophthalmic Technician

When it comes to eye care, we know that patients want to trust and feel heard by the staff of the practice they call home. Entrusting your healthcare to a team can feel overwhelming, but with a caring practitioner and knowledgeable staff, our patients leave feeling confident with the steps they have taken to improve

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

An Important Update Regarding COVID-19

With recent surges in positive COVID-19 cases locally, in the US, and internationally, Medical Eye Center is re-implementing enhanced screening protocols to ensure our patients’ health and safety. At the beginning of the pandemic, we enforced these measures and have reinstated them now based upon guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and local health

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Dr. Lacey Echalier, Dr. Poorav Patel

Welcome to our newest surgeons, Dr. Echalier and Dr. Patel!

Medical Eye Center extends a warm welcome to our newest doctors, Dr. Lacey Echalier and Dr. Poorav Patel. Dr. Patel’s broad area of focus includes glaucoma, medical retinal conditions, clinical research, cataracts and general ophthalmology. He earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, and holds a Master of Health Science in genetic

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Medical Eye Center Fire Relief

Have LASIK and Give.

For the month of October, Medical Eye Center will donate $100 per every bilateral LASIK procedure to United Way of Jackson County Fire Relief Fund ($50 per eye).  This fund is to focus on recovery and rebuilding our community after the recent devastation of the Jackson County fires. Did you know that First Responders receive

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MEC Fire Relief Food Drive

Southern Oregon Fire Relief

Donate 5 non-perishable goods to Medical Eye Center and receive $25 off your purchase We are deeply saddened by the devastation and loss resulting from the recent Almeda fires. Our hearts go out to all of the families who have been impacted. To help support our Southern Oregon community, our Optical Shop is running a

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Sunglasses: 5 Shopping Tips to Protect Your Eyes

Please note that the below information is intended to be observed as guidelines, and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your eye doctor with any questions you may have regarding UV protection or a medical condition. Many of us know that wearing

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Wearing Masks to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Medical Eye Center is mandated by the state of Oregon to require our employees to wear face coverings. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our staff, patients, and community safe and healthy, we’ve made it our policy for everyone who enters our doors to wear them as well. We

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What is Pink Eye?

Please note that the below information is intended to be observed as guidelines, and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your eye doctor with any questions you may have regarding pink eye or a medical condition. During the spring and summer months

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4 Common Myths about LASIK

Please note that the below information is intended to be observed as guidelines, and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your eye doctor with any questions you may have regarding LASIK or a medical condition. As the most commonly performed eye surgery

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