Comprehensive Eye Care

Dr. Rutar is currently enrolling children and teens in a research study on the prevention of near-sightedness. To learn more call the office.

Our eye doctors and eye care services are located in Medford, Oregon. We offer stylish eyeglasses, eyewear and the latest technology in contact lenses.

Our medical services include routine eye exams all the way to complex eye surgery treating patients of all ages. We believe that healthy vision is important to everyone at every stage of life.

In our optical boutique we provide stylish eyewear, designer frames, sunglasses, children's glasses, sports glasses, safety glasses, and reading glasses. Come in and see our vast selection.

Routine Eye Examination Recommendations for All Ages

Having regular eye exams helps you achieve the best vision possible and keeps your eyes healthy by checking for diseases and conditions that may or may not present symptoms. Your appointment will include time for a personal medical history and any specialized tests if needed. You eyes may be dilated, which allows our doctors to carefully examine your retina.


Good vision is essential for children to properly develop and learn. Early detection of vision problems or eye disease provides the best option for treatment and outcomes. Dr. Rutar is currently the only fellowship-trained pediatric and strabismus specialist in Southern Oregon, specializing in conditions that include strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and cataracts in adults and children.

In the first three years, infants should have their vision checked as part of regular pediatric checkups. Between ages three and six, an eye exam every year or two is recommended. Throughout childhood and the teenage years, exams should be scheduled every two years. Click here to learn more about scheduling your child's appointment.

When Do You Need An Eye Exam

People between the ages of 20 and 39 usually only need eye examinations if a noticeable change in vision occurs. However, people in this age group who wear corrective lenses should schedule an annual exam.

Beginning at age 40, regular eye exams should be scheduled at least every two years or annually if using corrective lenses.

Starting at 65, yearly exams are recommended to rule out glaucoma, cataracts or other age-related eye diseases.

Our physicians provide exams and treatments, using current technology and scientific information, so you can sustain healthy vision.

Some of the eye diseases and eye disorders we treat include the following:
- Cataracts: a cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which is located behind the iris and the pupil.
- Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
- Floaters: these are a common occurrence and can degenerate your vision.
- Glaucoma: a disease of the optic nerve which is the nerve carrying images we view to the brain.
- Strabismus, Misaligned Eyes: more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition in which a person can not align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions.

Physical Symptoms Of Possible Vision Issues
We encourage you to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Blurred vision or eyestrain
- Eye pain
- Red eyes
- Blind spots
- Headaches
- Any other eye problem or sudden change in vision

Many eye diseases and problems have no early warning symptoms. Routine exams enable us to detect and treat vision problems and are the best safeguard for maintaining good vision. If you have questions about our comprehensive eye care or want to know how often you should schedule an exam please contact us.

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    This place is filled with staff who values everyone who walks into their office. They take their time to show every patient the same level of excellence care and service. As response to the negative comments, I for one don't want anyone rushing to get me out the door, without full proper correction of what ever brought me in to their office. The office management, Janice and Paula have always been friendly and make sure that they have had great staff to provide only the best.
    Rea Riggs
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    I’ve purchased two pairs of prescription Oakleys from the optical shop here, one sunglasses and the other progressives. They had an excellent selection of both high-end and budget frames and Gary and Jenny were very helpful in choosing and fitting the frames. Both sets of glasses turned out great—amazingly clear and comfortable! Highly recommended!
    Martin Stadtmueller
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    I could not be more pleased by the treatment I received from Dr. Rutar and her staff. She performed two cataract surgeries for me and each time she carefully explained all the options and risks along with the likely outcomes. I was completely confident in her approach, as well as in her staff, who are very pleasant and professional.
    Lee Baldwin
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    1 one of the most professional office i seen. Very clean. Appointment on time. Staff very nice.
    ECB Klamath
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    Had debris in my eyes. Didn't think I flushed it all out. They got me in within a couple hours of calling and checked my eyes out for me. Very Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend them. Thank you Dr. Barrus :)
    Yancy Savage
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    Other than some billing issues I am more than pleased with my results. Dr. Rutar made the experience safe and easy. Thank you.
    H Bruce Smith
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    I was very impressed with Dr Rutar. She immediately ordered the proper blood tests to diagnose my rare disease. It was missed by other physicians for over 5 years. It's great to finally know!
    Leann Z.
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    Terry and Wendy (in the surgery center) were WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, and explained everything to me. They are amazing at what they do. I highly recommend the office. It is a caring environment with friendly staff. My first surgery was done at another location and they did not give me discharge instructions. Here they not only gave me the instructions, but took the time to explain it all to me. Thank you again for a great experience!!!
    Henry Harold
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    I can't rave enough about the amazing Dr. Rutar. I deeply respect and admire her skill and knowledge. I had strabismus (eye muscle) surgery done by Dr. Rutar February 2018. I'm 32 and my left eye has been "lazy" my whole life, due to an underdeveloped muscle. More than a year later, my eyes are still aligned. The incisions healed beautifully and my depth perception is spot on. You'd never know what my eyes have been though and I'll be scheduling an appointment for contacts soon. If you're considering this surgery, as scary may seem, I urge you to push through that fear. It was well worth it. My life has changed for the better because of it. Telling Dr. Rutar, "thank you" - will never be enough.
    Bethany Lang
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    I had a great experience here. I was greeted promptly and treated courteously. Dr Spaulding and his staff were amazing. The length of my visit was to be expected for visiting a doctors office. I would not change a thing with the experience. Thank you!!!
    Jamie Hay