Michael W. Schwartz, O.D.

Michael W. Schwartz, OD

Take a good look at us.

If you need eyecare, you’ve not only come to the right place, you’ve come to a great place! The optometry practice of Michael Schwartz, O.D, offers comprehensive care, in a friendly, professional setting.

We perform or provide:

• Eye and eyesight examinations for adults and children
• Contact lenses (rigid and soft)
• Eyeglasses
• Examinations prior to LASIK surgery
• LASIK follow-up services
• Treatment of external eye diseases and glaucoma
• Minor surgical procedures such as foreign body removal

We also fix eyeglasses!

We emphasize personal service – making sure your eye exam is thorough and takes into account your visual needs.

Our Team

High tech meets high touch.

With experienced personnel, plus traditional eye care methods and modern eye exam equipment, Michael Schwartz eye care has never been better. Our team takes the time to make sure that both your vision and your eye health needs are taken into account: There are no “assembly line” or cookie cutter solutions. Each patient is unique with unique needs.



Dr. Schwartz graduated from the University of California School of Optometry in 1979 and established a private practice in Grants Pass that very same year. In his over 40 years as an optometrist, he has helped thousand and thousand of local residents. Prior to becoming an optometrist, Dr. Schwartz and his family spent nine years in the San Francisco Bay area, while he completed his military service (Navy: Assigned to Naval Air Station, Alameda, CA worked as an aviation electrician on H-3 helicopters) and college. Dr. Schwartz works full time, but when not working he enjoys traveling, home projects (including working on his 1979 Corvette). In 2005, he earned his pilot’s license and rents a Cessna 172 to fly around the area with family and friends. Dr. Schwartz is also very connected with his church, volunteering to assist in leadership and teaching. Finally, he volunteers time to the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, the statewide organization that represents Oregon optometrists. He is currently serving as chair of the public relations committee of that organization.


    Linda R. has been our front office assistant for seven years. Her hobbies include gardening and singing. She has two daughters and a really, really cute grandaughter.


      Debbie is our ever-smiling optician. She has fourteen year’s experience in the optometric field, and works at our offices in the mornings. She completed formal training as an Optical Technician at the San Diego College of Medical and Dental Assistants. Debbie’s pastimes include her family, coaching girl’s basketball, and teaching at her church.


        Diane, our newest member, exudes enthusiasm and charm. A native of California, Diane has an advanced college degree in public health. She is now training to cover multiple office tasks, between front desk and dispensary duties.


          Belinda is our afternoon optician, has years of experience as an optician. She has an American Board of Opticians certification. [we could use more info here]

            our office

            Our vision for eyecare.

            In the last decade, exciting new and precise diagnostic equipment has come to market. We make full use of these systems to provide the best care for your eyes.

            • NIEKD refraction system for eye evaluations
            • KOWA digital camera creates photos of your eye’s interior lenses. We store these photos for future reference.
            • Haag-Streit digital slit lamp camera for external eye evaluation
            • New ophthalmoscopes for detailed internal eye examinations
            • Humphrey-Zeiss visual field analyzer for testing and analysis of peripheral vision
            • Friedmann static visual field screening device

            In addition, we carry a full stock of diagnostic contact lenses, eyeglass frames, and eyeglass repair parts and equipment.


            Our office accepts most forms of insurance, including AllCare, Pacific Source, Blue Cross, Moda and many others. Co-payments can be made with cash
            Personal Checks, Debit Card, Master Card, Visa, and Discover.


            See these links to learn more about eyecare.

            EyeGlass Guide
            Use this Guide to help you better understand the many lens choices available. This on-line tool will guide you through a series of questions about you, your lifestyle and your specific eyewear needs. At the end, you’ll receive eyewear suggestions specifically tailored to your needs. EyeGlass Guide is brought to you by Transitions.

            Photochromic Demonstrations
            View a demonstration of Transitions photochromic technology. See how lenses darken and lighten to provide continual visual comfort and protection. Demonstrations brought to you by Transitions.

            INFORMational sheets

            These handy reference sheets offer information about a wide range of eyecare-related topics. Feel free to read online or download and print.


            Diabetes and Your Eyes


            Macular Degeneration

            Ocular Allergy

            Ten Ways to Preserve Your Vision

            Ultraviolet Light and Your Eyes



            Michael W. Schwartz, O.D.
            853 NE A Street
            Grants Pass, OR 97526

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            853 NE A St, Grants Pass, OR 97526