Eye Care Northwest


Your vision and eye health are important to us!


Karen Winchester, MD


Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Winchester earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She did her internship in Internal Medicine at Cornell University New York Hospital and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago.  Dr. Winchester then completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa.

She is a graduate of Amherst College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Russian.  After graduation, she became head of the Russian Department at a Manhattan private school.  "In my free time, I volunteered in the Children's Ward of Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center and a light went on inside me.  I had to become a doctor."

Dr. Winchester enjoys yoga, hiking, biking and skiing with her family and has been on volunteer medical missions performing cataract surgery in Madurai India and Mombasa, Kenya

Our Practice


After working at several other ophthalmology clinics in Portland, Dr. Winchester opened Eye Care Northwest, her own state-of-the-art medical practice, including evidence-based guidance on nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle choices in support of optimal eye health.

Our Services

Medical Services


Care includes, but is not limited to, the diagnosis and management of eye conditions such as

  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal Conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Macular Degeneration 
  • Traumatic eye injuries

EyeWear Northwest Optical


Choose from hundreds of frames from big names like Ray-Ban, Silhouette, Anne Klein and Cole Haan to hip, new cutting-edge designers.

Vision Services


  • Comprehensive and Routine Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglass Prescriptions
  • Contact Lens Fitting and Evaluation
  • Ordering

Information for Patients



We are in-network providers for many major insurance plans.  We are happy to assist you by billing your insurance company.  Please bring your current insurance card(s) to each appointment so that we may verify for benefits information.  Co-pays are due at the time of service.

Insurance companies that offer plans we accept include:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First choice
  • Lifewise
  • medicare
  • MESO
  • Moda
  • Multiplan
  • ODS
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United
  • VSP

Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Patient Forms

You may find it more convenient and private to fill out your forms before your visit in the comfort of your own home.  You can download and print out the forms right here.  Just remember to bring them with you and give them to the reception desk when you arrive.

Patient Registration Forms


If you are a new patient seeking to make an appointment, please call our office. If necessary, please leave a message with your phone number so we may return your call.

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How to Find Us

We are conveniently located in Multnomah Village at the corner of Capitol Highway and SW 31st Avenue in the Meals On Wheels People Building, across the street from the Multnomah Arts  Center and kitty-corner from the Lucky Labrador Pub.  Eye Care Northwest reserved parking is available in the lot behind the building.

Eye Care Northwest

7724 Southwest 31st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219

PHONE: (503) 239-7733 FAX: (503) 232-0193