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Douglas G Smith OD – Optometric Physician

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“I provide personal attention to you and your problems, while using contemporary telemedicine technology.”
Dr. Douglas Smith, OD

I have kept my skills sharp and have developed enthusiasm for using telemedicine in order to keep contributing to the visual welfare of patients., at the leading edge of vision care. It is my goal to start every patient contact asking : “How am I going to help this person today?” When we meet online, I will listen to you, to evaluate the problems you present. Together we will decide on the best course of treatment to assure you the best route to recovery from your event. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, have had a stroke, experience double vision, or a visual field loss, I determine how to assist your visual system become the best it can be. I work with you, your caregiver and Therapists to minimize or eliminate visually based problems that are affecting your daily activities, visual perception, balance, eye fatigue and visual comfort.

I am on the Medical Staff at ROGUE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER and PROVIDENCE MEDFORD MEDICAL CENTER as a member of the Neurological In-Patient Rehabilitation Center Teams. I provide Neuro-Optometric evaluations of patients experiencing stroke, traumatic brain injury , MS, Lupus and other debilitating diseases affecting the nervous system and vision. I assign specific therapy protocols for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists to administer to aid in the speedy, best possible patient recovery.

I invite your questions at For the story about how I came to name my clinic “Bison Vision Center”, please read our story here.

Dr. Douglas G. Smith OD

Dr. Douglas G. Smith

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School Special: Learning Disabilities and Vision

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Cataracts – An Overview of the Causes

With over 35 years of practicing optometry, I've seen my share of individuals with cataracts. However not all cataracts develop equally. Here are some of my professional insights regarding the causes of cataracts: The lens of the eye is a uniquely constructed tissue as it allows light to pass through...

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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have ceased having in-office appointments. 

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