Our doctors believe in putting the patient’s interests first and strive to provide the most comprehensive care through the use of the most modern and advanced techniques available. As your personal eye care professionals, you will find that our doctors provide the best in personal care and attention while using the latest in medical technology to help ensure your eye’s health.
Visit our doctors when you have any questions or concerns regarding your eyes. They will listen closely and work hard to find the best way of enhancing and preserving your vision.
Steven Ofner, M.D., a practicing Ophthalmologist in Eugene, Oregon since 1989, is one of the key principals in the team that is changing the future of comprehensive eye care.
After receiving his M.D. degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in 1984, Dr. Ofner continued for four years at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for his residency in Ophthalmology. He then completed a one year fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Pennsylvania prior to moving to Eugene.
Widely published and often called upon for presentations related to various aspects of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ofner is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is a clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Casey Eye Institute in Portland. He specializes in no stitch, no shot, no patch Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and comprehensive eye care.
Dr. Ofner is an avid golfer, skier, and cyclist, and is fluent in Hungarian.
Matthew D. Neale, M.D. was born in Pocatello, Idaho. Much of his upbringing was spent in the United Kingdom and Canada on the heels of his father, a theologian.
Undergraduate work in Chemistry brought Dr. Neale back to his roots in rural Idaho where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Research interests at that time included enzyme kinetics in sucrose metabolism. After brief stints in mechanical engineering, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry, Dr. Neale realized that his talents would be best used to alleviate human suffering; thus resolved, he then pursued and received his medical degree in 2007 at the Chicago Medical School. After completing a one year internship in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency in 2011 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Dr. Neale offers comprehensive medical and surgical eye care including:
- No-stitch, no-shot, no-patch cataract surgery
- Laser vision correction
- Medical and surgical glaucoma management
- Medical and laser treatment of diabetic eye disease
- Wet macular degeneration treatment
- Functional and aesthetic plastic surgery around the eyes
Dr. Neale has been blessed with six delightful children. He devotes the remainder of his personal time to church involvement and physical fitness.
Originally from France, Dr. Sabah completed her medical training at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine where she also completed her intern year. She then moved to California where she did her residency training in Ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center. Following her desire to care for children, as well as adults, Dr. Sabah completed a year of fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Dr. Sabah provides Pediatric Ophthalmology/ Adult Strabismus and Comprehensive Ophthalmology services at Eugene Eye Care. Her expertise includes:
- No stitch cataract surgery (including premium lens implantation)
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic eye disease management
- Macular degeneration management
- Eye lid surgery
- Botox injections (cosmetic and functional)
- Strabismus management (eye misalignment)
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction in kids
- Amblyopia therapy
Throughout her career, Dr. Sabah has been active in research and education. Dr. Sabah has published in multiple scientific journals, she has co-authored book chapters and presented at national and international conferences.
Dr. Sabah is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Sabah, her husband, and their daughter have chosen the beautiful state of Oregon as home. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, fitness training, reading, baking, and doing craft work.
Dr. Julia Kuhn, M.D. attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in Biology and French literature. She went on to study leukemia genetics at the world-famous Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. It was during her time at the “Hutch” that she developed a passion for clinical research and medicine, as well as her love for the Pacific Northwest. She then attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she participated in numerous research activities before deciding on a career in ophthalmology. She remained in Pittsburgh and completed her medical internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
When Dr. Kuhn is not caring for her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and friends in the Great Outdoors. Specifically, she loves to bike-commute, garden, rock climb, hike, and wilderness camp.
Dr. Kuhn’s honors and awards include Washington University’s Wm. Greenleaf Eliot Scholarship, St. Baldrick’s foundation research award, and research publications in respected peer-reviewed medical journals. Her research career has been broad and has more recently included ocular surgery techniques.
Dr. Kuhn is a member of the Lane County Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Women in Ophthalmology.
She is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in General Ophthalmology, Ocular Surgery and Complete Medical Eye Care and offers eye care including:
- Conditions such as refractive error, cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma, retinal disease.
- Diabetic retinopathy & macular degeneration.
- Surgical and procedural focus of cataract surgery, including refractive cataract surgery
- Combined cataract-glaucoma surgery, corneal surface disease, trauma
- Functional eyelid surgery, cosmetic Botox
Jeffrey K. Thomas, O.D. was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon. A native Oregonian, Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of Oregon before continuing his studies at Pacific University in Forest Grove and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010.
During his undergraduate years, Dr. Thomas served a 2 year church mission to the country of Bolivia where he became fluent in Spanish. He has enjoyed the ability to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and provide exam services in their native language. Since obtaining his Optometry Degree, he has practiced full time in Eugene most recently at Shopko Eye-Care Center. Patients routinely comment on the positive attention and personal commitment Dr. Thomas has shown to them in providing exceptional patient care.
As a father of five children, he is comfortable seeing patients of all ages with whatever their questions and concerns might be. As a member of the team of doctors at Eugene Eye Care, Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of ocular disease and pre and post surgical eye care. In addition to providing comprehensive eye care, Dr. Thomas has a personal interest in contact lenses. New advances and options are constantly being introduced to the market and patients appreciate his willingness to help select and fit contact lenses that match their needs and lifestyle.