Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Bishop attended Pacific University College of Optometry; Forest Grove, OR from 1976-1980 where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with Distinction.
Multidisciplinary clinic in the Albina district of Portland, OR.
Harold Kohn Memorial Award for submission of an outstanding paper based on original investigative work and suitable for publication
BSK Award for Outstanding Research Design Gates Award for Ortho-keratology
Research Feinbloom Award for Low Vision work
Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges
Outstanding Young Men of America
He opened his Private practice in Salem, OR in 1980. Encompassing refractions, contact lenses, low vision, Pre and Post-operative cataract and Lasik care, foreign body removal, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, a significant portion of his practice involves group home residents who are mentally or emotionally handicapped and a consulting practice at Oregon State Hospital medical clinic.
American Optometric Association
Oregon Optometric Association -Secretary 1986 – 1988
Welfare Committee chairman 1986 – 1988
Legislative Committee 1986 – 1988
Willamette Optometric Society -Secretary 1983- 1984 – President 1985 – 1986
Dr. Kautz enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1975 and attended Pacific University from 1977-1981 where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and his Doctor of Optometry degree.
Dr. Kautz has been involved in private practice, as well as being an adjunct Assistant Professor and a Clinical Instructor at Pacific University College of Optometry. He has been Clinic Center Director for Cascade Eye Institute and the National Director of Network Services and General Manager for Eye Health Network. He was also Associate Manager of Operations for six Kaiser-Permanente dental clinics. He is an experienced optometric physician who focuses on excellence at all levels and holds an advanced therapeutics license.
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
Member 2011 – present
Fellow granted 2016
American Optometric Association
Eye Care Benefits Committee 1983-1997
Chair, Managed Care Subcommittee 1994-1996
Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
Third Party Chair 1983-1997
Pacific University Student Award 1981
Young Optometrist of the Year, OOPA, 1984
President’s Award, OOPA, 1987, 1994
Optometrist of the Year, OOPA, 1992, 1995
Medicare Liaison to Aetna/Medicare 1989-2000
Oregon Medical Peer Review Organization 1995-2000
Representative to Diabetic Referral Project with Oregon Academy of Opthalmology 2000..
Professional Course Work
Surgical Procedures for the Optometric Physician – 2011
Lectures to Optometric Physicians in the US and Canada in Clinical, Office Management, Ethics and Insurance Areas