Focus on Quality Care

Optimum eye health starts with preventive care. When you have the tools you need to care for your eyes, as well as recognize potential vision issues for yourself and those in your family, you’ll be more likely to maintain your eye health, avoid certain cancers and the onset of pre-diabetes. Please Note: Medicare and other insurance often cover preventive services for serious eye issues.


Eat Your Carrots

Research has proven that your grandmother was right. Vitamin C, Zinc and more do help reduce the risk of some eye diseases, including macular degeneration. Add at least five servings of vegetables to your day, including the right amount of vitamins, and you could enjoy your vision a lot longer.


Quality of Life Starts with Quality of Eye Care

Umpqua Optical Lab works with your primary care doctor. Why? Because issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and even skin cancer can often be spotted first by your eye care provider. In addition, we check for other diseases caused by poor diet, environment, family history, and more.


Common Eye Health Issues A to Z

Easily fixed with proper eyewear or contacts, an astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea or curvature of the lens inside the eye. Learn more

When the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, it may be cataracts. Learn more

Diabetic Retinopathy
If you have or have the propensity toward diabetes, progressive damage to the retina and back of the eye can occur when left untreated. Learn more

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
Do you see well at a distance but fuzzy close up? Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is essentially too short or the cornea has too little curvature to focus light correctly. Learn more

When the loss of optic nerve tissue results in loss of vision, it can be traced back to a group of disorders collectively called glaucoma. Preventive services are part of every exam at Umpqua Optical Lab.  These exams are essential in hindering the onset of glaucoma. Learn more

Macular Degeneration
This eye disease can cause loss of central vision when the back of the eye is affected. Proper diet rich in antioxidants and the use of sunglasses plays a huge role in diminishing or even avoiding this disease. Learn more

Nearsightedness (Myopia)
If you see better up close than far away, then you may be nearsighted. Learn more

Older Eyes (Presbyopia)
This age-related vision condition reduces the your ability to focus on near objects. This condition can gradually worsen without proper care. Learn more


Kids Love Glasses

Contrary to what you might expect, kids will wear glasses when they are having trouble seeing the board, reading textbooks, catching the ball or even playing video games. When you bring your child, tween or teen in for an exam, we’ll do a complete evaluation in a non-invasive manner.  

So, how do you know if your child may be ready for glasses? Here are a few things to watch for as your child enters school.

·  When reading, does he or she lose place, skip lines, have no voice inflection when reading aloud, and omit small words?

·  When writing, are his or her letters and numbers crooked or poorly spaced?

·  When doing homework, does he or she do everything close up with his or her nose to the paper, book or screen?

· In class, does he or she need to sit in the front row to see the chalkboard?

·  At home, does he or she become easily distracted by noises while reading?

Overall, does he or she show aggressive behavior, poor concentration, and have poor grades?