Medford Eye Doctors

Our Board Certified eye doctors provide comprehensive eye care. From routine exams to eye surgery, including Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).

Loren Barrus, MD

Dr Barrus is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist; his experience includes more than 25 years of serving the community with his physician/surgeon services. His work at the Institute includes thousands of successful eye surgeries. In the community, he continues to donate his time and commitment with several civic organizations. He is am active lecturer on eye care and contributes to ophthalmology textbooks.

Tina Rutar, MD

Dr Rutar is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. She has been practicing pediatric eye care for over 15 years. She is recognized as a premier pediatric ophthalmologist in the Medford area. Her service at the Institute includes diagnosing and treating thousands of eye muscle disorders. In Southern Oregon she is the only strabismus specialist. Her medical skills are augmented with her being fluent in English Slovenian Spanish and German. She is currently enrolling children and teens in a research study on the prevention of near-sightedness. To learn more call the office.

Paul Schultz, MD

Dr Schultz is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. His physician/surgeon services extend over 30 years, including a tour with the US Navy. His service at the Institute includes thousands of beneficial eye surgeries. He has been donating his skills and energy, for many years, to performing eye care clinics in developing countries.

Justin Spaulding, DO

Dr Spaulding is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and an Osteopathic physician. He is the only glaucoma specialist at the Institute. Before his medical career he served as a firefighter with the US Forest Service. He joined the Institute in 2018 and his special training includes the methodology and techniques of minimally invasive techniques to treat glaucoma.

Eye Care Services In Southern Oregon

Our philosophy is The Golden Rule.

When you ask one of our physicians for advice, you will often hear, "this is what I would do if I were you."

Dr Barrus, Dr Rutar, Dr Schultz, and Dr Spaulding have combined their expertise, dedication, and enthusiasm to build a medical practice providing superior vision care services.

Every patient is different; all eyes are unique. It is your physician's responsibility to help you understand what your best options are — surgical or otherwise. You will never be pressured by a technician or other staff member to elect to have surgery or select a certain type of lens implant.

If you have been considering treatment elsewhere, come see us for a second opinion. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with information based on our expertise and experience.

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who are specially trained and skilled in providing total eye care such as performing comprehensive vision exams, diagnosing eye diseases and disorders, and performing medical and surgical procedures. Dr Rutar specializes in correcting eye muscle disorders (misaligned eyes) in adults and children.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice with an emphasis on a whole-person approach to treatment and care. Dr Spaulding is a glaucoma specialist trained in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).

Our eye doctors each have a minimum of four years of specialized medical and surgical training beyond their medical degree, with special interests in cataract, glaucoma, pediatric and oculoplastic surgery.

Loren Barrus, MD, Tina Rutar, MD, and Paul Schultz, MD are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have undergone rigorous training and education in their areas of specialization.

Justin Spaulding, DO is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

"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

"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

"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

"Was able to easily get exam completed for my daughter and find her glasses that she liked!!"
~ Thriving Man

"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

"1 one of the most professional office i seen. Very clean. Appointment on time. Staff very nice."
~ ECB Klamath