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Compassion, Expertise and Excellence in Comprehensive Eye Care

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The entire staff of the Retina and Vitreous Center strives in every way to care for our patients with compassion, expertise and excellence. Our goal is for each patient to feel completely comfortable and satisfied with the care he or she receives from us.

We will work closely with your referring eye care specialist, your primary care physician, and other members of your health care team to provide the comprehensive care you need. Because many retinal problems are complex, we also remain available for follow-up education.

Dr. Hyatt previously practiced at Carolina Eyecare Physicians in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined the Retina & Vitreous Center in 2016. He lives in Ashland with his wife, Paula, and daughter, Nora Kate.

In his free time, Dr. Hyatt enjoys cycling, running, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Dr. John Hyatt- Retina and Vitreous of Southern Oregon
  • Practice
    Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon
    Ashland, OR 2016—present

  • Prior Practice
    Carolina Eyecare Physicians
    Charleston, SC 2012-2016

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    Charles Retina Institute, Memphis
    Memphis, TN 2010-2012

  • Ophthalmology Residency
    University of Tennessee
    Memphis, TN 2007-2010

  • Medical Officer
    United States Navy

  • Internship
    Naval Medical Center
    San Diego, CA 2002-2003

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University
    Shreveport, LA Licensed 2002

Dr. William S. Rodden is the founder of the Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon. Dr. Rodden was raised in California and Virginia. In his free time, Dr. Rodden enjoys sports and flying.

dr. william s. rodden
  • Practice
    Founder, Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR, 1992 to present

  • Fellowships
    Surgical and Medical Fellow Official Instructor, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, 1990 to 1992

    Medical Retina Fellow
    Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1986 to 1987

  • Residency and Chief Residency
    Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA, 1987 to 1990

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1981 to 1985

  • Internship
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, 1986 to 1987

Dr. Christine R. Gonzales was Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the retina clinic at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. She joined the Retina & Vitreous Center in July of 2008. She lives in Ashland with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Jake and Declan. In her free time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.

dr. christine gonzales
  • Practice
    Retina and Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR, 2008 to present

  • University Faculty Appointment
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 2008
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology 2001-2008
    Jules Stein Eye Institute / University of California, Los Angeles

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    Jules Stein Eye Institute / University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2001

  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 1996-1999

  • Internship
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 1995-1996

  • Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 1990-1995

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Retina & Vitreous Center bills all health insurance plans

Our Billing Team will help you with your questions. Just give us a call at: (541) 488-3192 or toll free at: (800) 681-9970

The Physicians and Surgeons of the Retina & Vitreous Center are medical doctors covered by health insurance plans, not vision insurance plans. Bring your health insurance cards with you when you come for your appointment.

Retina & Vitreous Center bills all health insurance plans and facilitates working with those plans to acquire necessary referrals and prior authorizations. We go the extra mile to make sure your insurance pays correctly.

Our office works closely with both the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and Patient Assistance Programs, which provide financial assistance for qualifying patients.

In these hard economic times, we understand the financial struggles that many are facing. We are very accommodating with flexible payment options based on your individual circumstance.

Your eyesight is our first priority!

We provide exemplary service to the following retirement communities:

  • Alderwood Assisted Living
  • Barnett Woods
  • Brookdale Ashland
  • Brookdale Eagle Point
  • Brookdale Medford
  • Central Point Retirement Community
  • Donald E. Lewis Retirement Center
  • Fountain Plaza
  • Glenridge Terrace Apartments
  • Horton Plaza
  • Larson Creek Retirement
  • Laurel Pines Retirement Lodge
  • Linda Vista
  • Mountain Meadows
  • Mountain View
  • Northridge Center
  • Northridge Terrace
  • The Orchards Assisted Living
  • Pacific Retirement Services
  • Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place
  • Quail Ridge Retirement Community
  • Rogue River Estates Retirement
  • Rogue Valley Manor
  • Ross Knotts Retirement Center
  • Skylark Assisted Living
  • Twin Creeks
  • The Springs at Anna Maria
  • The Springs at Veranda Park
  • Weatherly Inn