Dry Eye Awareness
- Jul 16, 2019
July a very special month for us- it’s national dry eye awareness month! If you know us, you know how passionate we are about treating dry eye disease (DED). It has been estimated that 30 million Americans have symptoms
- Jun 27, 2019
We don’t need a National Sunglass Day (it’s TODAY, if you’re curious) to tell you the importance of sunglasses. Yes, they do make you look cool, but it’s more than just a fashion statement. Proper UV protection can reduce
Why Eye Drops Aren’t Always the Best Solution
- Feb 19, 2019
(Originally published in Portland Monthly 2/1/2019) Patients with dry, itchy, and red eyes are initially shocked—and then relieved—when Dr. Mila Ioussifova tells them these six magical words: “You can ditch the eye drops.” While lubricating eye drops can help temporarily
Glaucoma Awareness Month
- Jan 25, 2019
January is glaucoma awareness month. While most people have heard of glaucoma, which is the second leading cause of blindness, they may not be aware of other conditions associated with it. Some new evidence suggests that glaucoma may be
Get Ready for the Total Eclipse!
- Oct 24, 2017
When – August 21, 2017. If you happen to miss this one, the next one will happen again in Oregon in about 100 years. The last total eclipse that was visible coast to coast in US occurred in 1918.
National Dry Eye Awareness!
July is national dry eye awareness month and we believe this condition does not get enough recognition. It is estimated that more than 30 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye Disease (DED), and unfortunately, that number is rising. However,
Lindberg Trunk Show + Artist Reception Party
Lindberg Trunk Show + Artist Reception Party Join us for Lindberg eyewear Trunk Show 3-6pm, there you will have a rare opportunity to view all frame styles available from world famous frame designer Lindberg. You’ll also receive 50% OFF
Introducing: Kala Eyewear!
Check out some of the new styles available at SWEC from Kala Eyewear! These budget friendly frames are handmade in California using high quality Italian acetate and hinges. Kala is proud to be one of the only independent frame
January 2015: BOGO Trunk Show + Artist Reception!
Season’s greetings, SWEC followers! We hope you had a wonderful winter holiday with your friends and loved ones. This Saturday, January 24th, SWEC will be having our first mixer of 2015. This event will include both a reception for
November 2014: American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is a disease that affects 1 in 12 Americans, affecting more than 30 million adults and children nationwide. 86 million Americans are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has created American Diabetes Month in
Wishing all our patients, friends, and family health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you soon! We will be closed for the holidays
A Night Of Music and Art at SWEC: This Thursday at 6pm!
Join Us For Our Social Mixer on Thursday, October 23rd at 6pm! Admission is Free Snacks and Drinks Provided The local artist featured at SWEC for this event is Lori Labissionaire. Lori, a native Pacific Northwesterner, is an avid
World Sight Day 2014 : No More Avoidable Blindness
This Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment and is held annually. In keeping with the World Health Organization’s Global Action
Kids going back to school? It’s time for a vision exam!
Fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! Whether your little one is just entering preschool or starting college this year, comprehensive vision exams serve a great purpose in helping your
What Scares Optometrists the Most on Halloween?
It’s officially the season of ghouls and ghosties. October is known for its spooks and frights, but do you know what scares us the most about Halloween? At SWEC, we believe there is nothing scarier than accidentally doing something
Color Contacts Review – Air Optics Colors
Tischa and Emelie were very excited to be able to be the office guinea pigs for our new Alcon Air Optix Colors Contacts! Tischa wearing Air Optix Colors in Vibrant Honey over her naturally hazel-green eyes. Unlike Alcon’s discontinued
New Featured Local Artist: Olinka Broadfoot
We are pleased to announce our new artist’s work is currently on display at SWEC! Olinka Broadfoot, local sculptor and painter, has given us a variety of different mediums to showcase- brick, paint, terra-cotta, and mixed media visual art
Can my eyes get sunburned?
As many of you know, invisible UV-A and UV-B rays that come from the sun can cause sunburns and skin cancer. But did you know that these same rays can cause painful sunburns on your eyes? An eye-sunburn is