Meet The Eye Doctors of Eugene Vision Care
The eye care professionals at Eugene Vision Care specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always 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, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Are you looking for an optometrist near you?
Our optometrists are proud to serve residents of Eugene, Oregon and the surrounding areas of Bend, Springfield and Florence. They 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. Cuevas grew up in Reedley, California before making his way up the coast to Oregon for optometry school and then settled here in Eugene. Dr. Cuevas’ father was a college Biology professor who taught many pre-med, dental, optometry and nursing students. Being around these students and working in his father’s lab during grade school made him realize how much fun a health care career would be. After researching various healthcare specialties and spending time with his family optometrist, he decided to utilize his people skills and compassion for people with Optometry as his profession.
Dr. Cuevas started his optometric career with a unique undergraduate degree in Visual Science and went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry in 1986 from Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.
While considering himself an optometrist for the entire family, Dr. Cuevas specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses as well as pre-operative LASIK and cataract support and post-operative care. Dr. Cuevas founded the practice in 1990.
While Dr. Cuevas has many patient success stories, his favorites are those from his overseas charity work in which he has have participated in 19 overseas “Gift of Sight” international eyecare missions since 1992. There was an older lady in southern Honduras who after receiving her high prescription glasses and actually seeing for the first time past the end of her arms laid down her cane and walks steady and confidently pointing at her field of goats and being able to identify her grandchildren by sight and not just by their voice.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Cuevas enjoys physical exercise, hiking, traveling, landscaping, photography and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Kelly Batey received his doctorate of optometry in 2007 for the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and has been in practice ever since. Dr. Batey sees himself as a “primary care” optometrist, focused on his patients’ total health picture.
Dr. Batey grew up in Paragould, Arkansas and resides today in Albany, Oregon. Dr. Batey and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Emmert, also an optometrist, co-own River View Family Eye Care in Albany. Dr. Batey is an avid golfer and loves to travel when he is not treating patients.
Dr. Toby Palm grew up in Anaconda Montana. His history of poor eyesight and interest in medicine lead him to pursue Optometry.
He is a graduate of the University of Montana and attached Pacific University of Optometry in Oregon. He specializes in pimary care optometry and has over 10 years of experience both in private practice and as an associate.
He is married with three wonderful children and in his spare time, Dr. Palm enjoys golf, basketball, softball, hunting and fishing.