Brock D Karben OD

Doctor Details
General Optometry


Dr. Karben received his B.S. in Biology from Washington State University and obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University. His varied experience while on clinical rotations allows Dr. Karben to manage his patients to the highest standards, while still providing quality care to each individual patient. Dr. Karben joined the staff of EyeHealth Northwest in 2009.

While Dr. Karben grew up locally in Ridgefield, Washington, he still enjoys traveling as much as possible. He has made several trips to Indonesia, the latest to provide eye care for underserved populations. When home, Dr. Karben values spending time with his family and enjoys being an uncle.

In his time off, Dr. Karben tries to take full advantage of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He spends most of his free time outdoors. Depending on the season, you can find him rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, wakeboarding, or snowboarding. In the summer months Dr. Karben can be found prowling the mountain streams with fly rod in hand or sampling one of the many great microbrews that Portland has to offer.


DR. KARBEN'S EDUCATION:

EDUCATION
May 2008    Forest Grove, ORPACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Doctorate of Optometry
2003    Vancouver, WACLARK COLLEGE
May 2002    Pullman, WAWASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Biology
EXPERIENCE
2009 - Current    Portland, OREyeHealth Northwest
2008-2009    Beaverton, ORMASTER EYE ASSOCIATES
Multi-location, heavy contact lens practice inside of Binyons, varied population
2008 - 2009    Vancouver, WADR. STINE’S OPTOMETRIC OFFICE
High patient volume with emphasis on contact lenses, office leased inside of Binyons
2007-2008    OPTOMETRIC ROTATIONS
Dr. Tom Golis, Black Hills VA, South Dakota
Concentration in ocular disease, with emphasis in glaucoma, ARMD, and cataracts on complex elderly patients
(Grade: High Pass)
Pediatric Strabismus Referral Center Pacific University, Portland OR
Specially selected site for binocular vision and disease in pediatric and geriatric population
(Grade: High Pass)
Dr. Babour, Dr. Martin     Cascade Eye Center: Dalles/Hood River, OR
Full scope, multi-doctor, multi-location private practice in rural community. Disease, emergency, pre/post-op, contact lenses, and binocular vision
(Grade: Honors)
Dr. Claude Valenti     Optometric Vision Development Center: La Jolla, CA
Specialty binocular vision, traumatic brain injury, sports vision, pediatric office, focused on individual care for patients
(Grade: Honors)
2002-2005    Vancouver, WADR. STINE’S OPTOMETRIC OFFICE Optometric Assistant
Performed entrance skills (VA’s, NCT, auto-refractor, HVF, etc) on all incoming and follow up patients
Completed daily office tasks. Including scheduling of patients, producing and filing patient records, reordering of office supplies, billing patients and insurances, etc.
High volume contact lens office allowed for acquiring skills in CL insertion and removal, patient education, ordering contacts, interaction with CL reps, trial lens upkeep.
Volunteer Work
2008     San Diego, CALIONS CLUB SAN DIEGO, CA
Provided complete eye exams to underprivileged populations
2007    Portland, ORPROJECT HOMELESS, PORTLAND
Provided complete eye exams to homeless population in Portland
2006     Vancouver, WAFREE CLINIC OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
Provided complete ocular exams to low income population
2006    Olympia, WAWASHINGTON STATE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Provided eye exams for Special Olympic athletes
2005-06    Portland, ORHEALTH FAIR AND VINEYARD SCREENINGS
Case history and entrance skills performed on patients
Educate patients for the needs of eyecare
2004- 2007    Papua, IndonesiaMISSIONARY WORK IN INDONESIA INCLUDING ORGANIZING AN AMIGOS TRIP
Performed ocular and general health exams on local tribes in the Papuan jungle
In charge of a 6th through 12th grade outdoor camp, including all preparations, speakers, etc.
SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES
Optometry License
Oregon Optometry License #3288ATI: Certified for Topical and Nontopical Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents with Injections
Expiration: July 1st 2009 Washington Optometry License: #OD60033591TX: Certified to the fullest extent of Washington Law
Expiration: July 13th 2009
Optometric Thesis/AAO Poster
Comparison of Contrast Sensitivity with Eye Glare and Nike MaxSight Contact Lenses
Above thesis presented in poster form at AAO (2008)
Specialty Courses
Advanced Contact Lens
Sports Vision
Certifications
Bausch & Lomb Vision Shaping Treatment (VST) Ortho-Keratology
American Heart Association: Healthcare Provider, Adults/Infant CPR, First-Aid, AED certified
Professional Memberships
Member of Contact Lens/Cornea Section and Sports Vision Section of AOA
AOSA (2004 - current)
AOA (2004 –current)
Optometric Physicians of Washington (2005-current)
Montana Optometric Association (2007-current)
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Title
Optometrist (OD)