Cascade EyeCare Center


The dedicated and caring staff at Cascade Eyecare Center is here to serve your eye care needs in Grants Pass and the surrounding area. We offer a large optical shop, wheelchair accessible exam  rooms and the latest diagnostic equipment. Our board certified ophthalmologists provide comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, as well as routine vision exams.

Ocular surgeries are performed at our accredited outpatient surgery facility, Cascade Surgery Center, located adjacent to our office building at Cascade EyeCare Center.

A physician is always available for after-hour eye emergencies.

Physicians & Surgeons

Our team at Cascade EyeCare is made up of some of the best physicians, surgeons and eye care professionals in Southern Oregon. All of our doctors are board certified ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor specializing in eye health. This article and video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology explains the difference between ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals such as optometrists and opticians.

Douglas Merritt, MD

Douglas Merritt, MD

Dr. Merritt has lived in Grants Pass since 1990. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas and completed his residency in Ophthalmology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Merritt has volunteered his medical and surgical care to various mission organizations around the world.


Rod Leavitt, MD

Rod Leavitt, MD

Dr. Leavitt was born and raised in Grants Pass. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Leavitt offers complete medical and surgical eye care.


Matthew Guymon, DO

Matthew Guymon, DO

Dr. Guymon attended medical school at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He then completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Guymon offers complete medical and surgical eye care to patients of all ages.


Matthew Fullmer, DO

Dr. Fullmer received his medical degree from Midwestern University and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Beaumont Hospital associated with Michigan State University. Dr. Fullmer offers complete medical and surgical eye care with emphasis in glaucoma procedures and surgeries.

Eyecare Center

Our Eyecare physicians provide a wide range of services to our patients, which include routine vision exams for glasses or contact lenses, comprehensive adult and pediatric eye exams, diabetic eye exams, and cataract diagnosis and surgery.

Also, Cascade Eyecare Center performs the evaluation and treatment of:

· Glaucoma
· Macular Degeneration
· Retinal and vitreous disorders
· Eyelid disorders
· Red eye and eye infections
· Dry eyes and excessive tearing
· Flashes and floaters
· Eye trauma
· Ocular involvement in neurological, rheumatologic and other systemic disorders
· Ocular inflammation disorders
· Corneal diseases

Eye Emergencies

The following symptoms may require immediate consultation with an ophthalmologist:
· Red or painful eye
· Flashes and floaters
· Sudden vision loss
· Chemical injury to the eye
· Foreign body or eye irritation
· Double vision
· Post-operative patients with pain, vision loss, nausea and vomiting, discharge, or increased redness

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in an emergency
Contact Cascade EyeCare Center immediately. If for some reason one of our physicians is not readily available to assist or direct you, go to the nearest emergency room. If you feel that you have an urgent problem that requires immediate attention, call 911 or proceed to an emergency room.
We cannot offer specific medical advice through this website.

What are your hours?
Cascade EyeCare is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

What should I bring to my appointment?
· A copy of your current insurance card(s) for both your vision and your medical coverage.
· Your prescription glasses if you wear them.
· If you wear contacts, please have your contacts and your back-up glasses with you. Please also bring the original box(es) the contacts came in.
· A list of medications and supplements including name, dosage and frequency.
· A list of any medication allergies.

Do you accept/bill my insurance?
We provide a courtesy billing of your claim to most insurance companies. Prior to your appointment, please contact your insurance company for verification and benefits. If your insurance requires authorization to see our physicians, please contact your primary care doctor for a written referral to our office. Should you have questions or need assistance regarding your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Surgery Center

Cascade Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, outpatient surgical facility, conveniently located adjacent to our clinic location in the heart of Grants Pass, Oregon. Cascade Surgery Center is Medicare-certified and accredited with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. They are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC’s strict standards.

Cascade Surgery Center performs a variety of eye surgeries, including:

· Cataract surgery
· Glaucoma surgery & laser treatment
· Cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery
· Laser procedures

Cascade Surgery Center is located adjacent to our clinic:

120 NE Manzanita Ave.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
To schedule an appointment, call 541-476-6636.
Surgery Center phone: 541-479-2824

Optical Shop

The optical shop at Cascade EyeCare can help you find a frame that complements your features and fits properly. We are consistently ranked as one of the top optical shops in the Grants Pass, Oregon area.

Our highly trained staff can help you choose the perfect frame

· Three full-time opticians available to serve you
· Over 1000 contemporary and designer frames
· Name brand sunglasses
· Accessory products
· On-site frame repairs and adjustments

Cascade’s Optical Shop is located inside the EyeCare Center:

1226 NE 7th Street in Grants Pass.

The optical shop is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Looking for help?

eyesmart-eye-health-information-125pxHere are links in English and Spanish for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They have up to date articles on many eye health issues and eye pathologies. They also support a wiki or encyclopedia like site that is searchable. https://eyewiki.org/Main_Page.

We are unable to provide specific medical advice through this website.


Cascade EyeCare Center is located on NE 7th Street in Grants Pass, Oregon. Our surgery center is next door, facing NE Manzanita Avenue.

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Cascade EyeCare Center Location

1226 NE 7th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Cascade Surgery Center Location

120 NE Manzanita Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-479-2824


It’s Easy To Contact Cascade EyeCare Center

Patient Portal
Our secure online patient portal gives you convenient 24-hour access to your health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, you can view your health history, list of medications, and much more. You also can request an appointment or ask a medical question.

Our patient portal is private, secure, and easy.
To sign up, call or visit Cascade EyeCare Center and let us know you want to access our patient portal. We’ll send you an email invite that will walk you through the steps to sign up, including setting up a secure username and password and answering security questions. If you are already signed up for our patient portal, click here.

Call us!
Of course, sometimes it’s just easier to make a phone call. You can call us at 541-476-6636 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address
If you need to send records to us, pay your bill, or contact Cascade EyeCare Center by mail, our mailing address is 1226 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

Visit us!
We are located at 1226 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Stop by our office. We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.