Medford Eye Doctors

Dr. Barrus is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist; his experience includes more than 30 years of serving the community with his physician/surgeon services. His work at the Institute includes well over 14,000 successful eye surgeries. In the community, he continues to donate his time and commitment with several civic organizations. He is an active lecturer on eye care and contributes to ophthalmology textbooks.

Dr. Rutar is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. She has been practicing pediatric eye care for over 15 years. She is recognized as a premier pediatric ophthalmologist in the Medford area. Her service at the Institute includes diagnosing and treating thousands of eye muscle disorders. In Southern Oregon she is the only strabismus specialist. Her medical skills are augmented with her being fluent in English, Slovenian, Spanish, and German.

Dr. Schultz is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. His physician/surgeon services extend over 30 years, including a tour with the US Navy. His service at the Institute includes thousands of beneficial eye surgeries. He has been donating his skills and energy, for many years, to performing eye care clinics in developing countries.

Dr. Spaulding is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and an Osteopathic physician. He is the only glaucoma specialist at the Institute. Before his medical career he served as a firefighter with the US Forest Service. He joined the Institute in 2018 and his special training includes the methodology and techniques of minimally invasive techniques to treat glaucoma.

Eye Care Services In Southern Oregon

Our philosophy is The Golden Rule.

When you ask one of our physicians for advice, you will often hear, "This is what I would do if I were you."

Dr. Barrus, Dr.Rutar, Dr. Schultz, and Dr. Spaulding have combined their expertise, dedication, and enthusiasm to build a medical practice providing superior vision care services.

Every patient is different; all eyes are unique. It is your physician's responsibility to help you understand what your best options are — surgical or otherwise. You will never be pressured by a technician or other staff member to elect to have surgery or select a certain type of lens implant.

If you have been considering treatment elsewhere, come see us for a second opinion. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with information based on our expertise and experience.

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who are specially trained and skilled in providing total eye care such as performing comprehensive vision exams, diagnosing eye diseases and disorders, and performing medical and surgical procedures. Dr Rutar specializes in correcting eye muscle disorders (misaligned eyes) in adults and children.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice with an emphasis on a whole-person approach to treatment and care. Dr Spaulding is a glaucoma specialist trained in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).

Our eye doctors each have a minimum of four years of specialized medical and surgical training beyond their medical degree, with special interests in cataract, glaucoma, pediatric and oculoplastic surgery.

Loren Barrus, MD, Tina Rutar, MD, Paul Schultz, MD, and Justin Spaulding, DO are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have undergone rigorous training and education in their areas of specialization.

Justin Spaulding, DO is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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    Dr. Rutar has a kind, gentle, positive manner in which she cares for my condition. She is honest & thorough. Thank you!
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    This place is filled with staff who values everyone who walks into their office. They take their time to show every patient the same level of excellence care and service. As response to the negative comments, I for one don't want anyone rushing to get me out the door, without full proper correction of what ever brought me in to their office. The office management, Janice and Paula have always been friendly and make sure that they have had great staff to provide only the best.
    Rea Riggs
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    I’ve purchased two pairs of prescription Oakleys from the optical shop here, one sunglasses and the other progressives. They had an excellent selection of both high-end and budget frames and Gary and Jenny were very helpful in choosing and fitting the frames. Both sets of glasses turned out great—amazingly clear and comfortable! Highly recommended!
    Martin Stadtmueller
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    Dr. Rutar, you and your staff need to know that you could easily become the model of how your type of center should be run. There is such a strong feeling of caring from the staff, to the examination, to the nurses, and of course, to you Dr. Rutar.

    One of the key attributes about your is that you always tell your patient what you are doing before you do it. I like that. I sure appreciate your working with me on various key points.

    I know this world is a better place having you as a physician. I appreciate you and all your hard work and dedication to your patients.
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    Had debris in my eyes. Didn't think I flushed it all out. They got me in within a couple hours of calling and checked my eyes out for me. Very Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend them. Thank you Dr. Barrus :)
    Yancy Savage
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    Other than some billing issues I am more than pleased with my results. Dr. Rutar made the experience safe and easy. Thank you.
    H Bruce Smith
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    I was very impressed with Dr Rutar. She immediately ordered the proper blood tests to diagnose my rare disease. It was missed by other physicians for over 5 years. It's great to finally know!
    Leann Z.
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    Terry and Wendy (in the surgery center) were WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, and explained everything to me. They are amazing at what they do. I highly recommend the office. It is a caring environment with friendly staff. My first surgery was done at another location and they did not give me discharge instructions. Here they not only gave me the instructions, but took the time to explain it all to me. Thank you again for a great experience!!!
    Henry Harold
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    I can't rave enough about the amazing Dr. Rutar. I deeply respect and admire her skill and knowledge. I had strabismus (eye muscle) surgery done by Dr. Rutar February 2018. I'm 32 and my left eye has been "lazy" my whole life, due to an underdeveloped muscle. More than a year later, my eyes are still aligned. The incisions healed beautifully and my depth perception is spot on. You'd never know what my eyes have been though and I'll be scheduling an appointment for contacts soon. If you're considering this surgery, as scary may seem, I urge you to push through that fear. It was well worth it. My life has changed for the better because of it. Telling Dr. Rutar, "thank you" - will never be enough.
    Bethany Lang
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    I had a great experience here. I was greeted promptly and treated courteously. Dr Spaulding and his staff were amazing. The length of my visit was to be expected for visiting a doctors office. I would not change a thing with the experience. Thank you!!!
    Jamie Hay
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    My appointments were long, but you explained what was going on and I appreciate your taking the time to help me understand my options. I feel good that I made the right choices and also about my vision. I think it is in good care with you. Thank you very much.
    Esther Spanos
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    I was impressed by the professionalism of the office staff from check in to exams to checkout. At my cataract surgeries I felt safe and secure in their procedures. Dr Spaulding performed my surgeries and I would recommend him to anyone needing the services he offers. He was both personable and professional.
    Jan Brown
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    The entire experience was impressive! The prep nurses were great and the surgery was not a problem because I was put under and can’t remember anything.😀 Dr. Spaulding did a great job! I’m very thankful and Blessed to have my sight back.
    Ditson Hendricks
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    I could not be more pleased by the treatment I received from Dr. Rutar and her staff. She performed two cataract surgeries for me and each time she carefully explained all the options and risks along with the likely outcomes. I was completely confident in her approach, as well as in her staff, who are very pleasant and professional.
    Lee Baldwin
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    It is easier for me to find a Ruby than a doctor like Tina. She loves her job and her patients.
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    The level of professionalism, kindness and care given to me before, during and after my Cataract surgery was excellent. Given the public's concern over the C-virus every preventative measure of protection was taken. The prep and recovery nurses made sure I was comfortable & remained calm before and following the surgery. Dr. Spaulding’s surgery technique is perfection.
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    1 one of the most professional office i seen. Very clean. Appointment on time. Staff very nice.
    ECB Klamath