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:
A longtime resident of Curry County, Dr. Rush is very active in the optometric profession and in the community. He served on the Oregon Optometric Association Board of Directors from 1974-1980, was President of the association in 1978, and served as a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the American Optometric Association for 5 years. He has given over a hundred speeches nationally on continuing education in optometry. He has had a private practice in Gold Beach and Brookings for over 30 years. In addition, he is the president of Rush Technologies, a company which manufactures ophthalmic instruments and develops software for eyecare offices. He served on the board of trustees of Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon). He is a member of Rotary International and has been instrumental in the development of a “Eye Mission” project to Ecuador over a period of 5 years. He served a 5 year term as Port Commissioner of the Port of Gold Beach in 1980. His wife Hazel is a photographer and artist. They have 6 children and 8 grandchildren.
Dr. Nicole Rush received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1996. In 2001 she graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with her degree as an Optometric Physician. Currently, she serves on the Board of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. She is the Oregon Legislative and Third Party chairman. She has been the Education committee chairman and continues to provide continuing education to optometric physicians in the northwest as well as their paraoptometric office staff. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. In 2013 she received the distinguished Minnick-Agost award from the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association for her contributions to OregonEye care.
Dr. Nicole is the Medical Director of the Coquille Vision Center, Bandon Vision Center and the Eye Center of Gold Beach. As such, she sees patients in all three clinics. She specializes in the examination and treatment of eye conditions of children and young adults.
August 2013 she was on the cover and a featured article in the national professional periodical.“Women in Optometry”. She has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys time with her daughters, Isabella and Lyvia.
Dr. John Rush and Dr. Nicole Rush would like to officially welcome Dr. Morgan Grove to our office! Dr. Morgan Grove joined our team in June of this year. She is a born and raised Oregonian, she grew up in Myrtle Point. Dr. Morgan Grove graduated in 2012 from the University of Oregon with a degree in biology and then completed her Optometry degree from Pacific University School of Optometry in May 2016.
Dr. Morgan Grove is accepting patients on Monday’s and Friday’s. Please call or stop by to make an appointment with her!
Dr. Weston, a board certified eye physician and surgeon, received his Doctorate of Medicine and eye surgery training at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He was named Associate Professor and Residency Training Coordinator there and for six years taught and researched in areas related to lens implants for cataract surgery and laser applications in eye care.
At Oregon Laser Eye Center he performed the first laser vision correction procedure and as Medical Director, taught this technique to many other surgeons in our region. He was the first in the Northwest to use endoscopic laser for glaucoma and multi-focal lens implants. He continues to offer the broadest array of options for vision correction.
He is a Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgeons. He is past President of the Douglas County Medical Society and has received the Helen Keller Benefactors award and Melvin Jones Fellowship as part of his efforts to restore vision through Lions Club International.
Dr. Hunts graduated from the University of Arizona Medical School with a residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994. He trained under world renowned physicians in Utah. Dr. Hunts has board certification from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and fellowship training from both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, giving him the expertise to specialize solely in the eyelids and face. Board certification ensures that the latest techniques and most up to date training have been achieved.Dr. Hunts is conservative in his approach to any surgery. You will know that while he is developing a treatment plan that he feels is most effective, your goals are kept in mind as well. Dr. Hunts will not recommend cosmetic procedures unless he feels that you will benefit from them, and that you have realistic expectations of what the outcome will be. During your consultation with Dr. Hunts, you will have ample time to ask questions, and get to know one another. At this time, he can explain any and all procedures that you are interested in.