John M. Boyer O.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (280 Ratings, 92 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Vision Rehabilitation/Low Vision


  • O.D., Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon 1975
  • Certifications:

    • National Board of Examiners in Optometry


Dr. Boyer specializes in low vision and the vision rehabilitation of adults and children. Dr. Boyer is able to help those with visual loss maximize the use of their remaining vision in order to live a full and independent lifestyle.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (280 Ratings, 92 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 16, 2019

    John Boyer is the most patient and thorough eye doctor I;ve ever been to!

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Boyer was very knowledgeable and patient. We really liked that he explained everything and was not in a hurry.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    he took his time with us. got great info. from him.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Very helpful.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Yes, I was it was a very good appointment, and he answered a lot of questions that I had. And I was very impressed. Thank you for calling and getting my reference, you know as a reference because I was very impressed with him. Thank you. Bye.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Thank you so much for seeing me even though I was late. Dr. Boyer was more than able to answer our questions, and listen to what we had to say and ask, and we went away feeling very, very, very good. Thank you. Only thing I have to complain about is are no signs that we could ever find to find OHSU, and we were late, and spent many hours searching, and couldn't find your facility. So that would be our only complaint. Dr. Boyer was wonderful, as was staff, and the whole experience, except for that. Thank you.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. Boyer was very pleasant and took his time clarifying some of my issues and how I could deal with them.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    This provider (INAUDIBLE) time to hear my concern out how to answer each and every question that I had. I really appreciated that.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Dr Boyer is the first professional we’ve seen who seemed concerned about my dad’s quality of life. He talked with my dad, the patient, rather than just to me. Most important, he was kind to both of us.For the first time, I left an appointment feeling like my dad might get some help.And, he seemed quite dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals. His interactions with the young resident who joined us were equally kind, thoughtful and thorough.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Support staff to Dr. Boyer put up barriers to care for scheduling appointments. There were obstacles that shouldn't be there especially when appointments are noted urgent to be seen by a provider for a follow up care. I felt that support staff was not compassionate at all and they talked more about the financial side of the visits then actually the care and treatment of the visit.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Boyer was absolutely first rate. It was an hour appointment. He got all the information necessary from me. He had most of the past visits, or all of the past visits on his computer. He was very thorough, he told me about the anatomy of the eye, what my problems had been. He was just terrific, I mean, I just have nothing but praise for him.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Always explains everything to me and make sure I get the treatment I need. A model clinician

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Very good service.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    He was very attentive to the needs of my eyes. He asked many questions that were related to what I need my eyesight corrected for. And he seemed to be extremely helpful, patient, and caring. Everything he did was clearly written down in the after notes. I'm very happy that he will be my provider.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    The Doc. is a true specialist and a very analytical diagnostician

  • Jul 27, 2019

    I have seen Dr Boyer several times. He is very thorough, and very professional.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I've been with Dr. Boyer for years. I find he's one of the greatest I have a that I've seen over the years on my blindness.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Excellent visit.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    John Boyer is about as good as any ... any doctor can be. He always gives you plenty of time and he is probably the big star up there when I go for my doctor's appointments, and I've been going forever and I've had many doctors, but he's one of my stars. Thank you.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Follow-up visit - I have been seeing this provider for years and hope to continue to do so in the future

  • Jul 02, 2019

    John was a extremely good physician and spent a great deal of time making sure we understood everything that was going on and what next was going to happen.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Boyer is an excellent physician. Very capable, very understanding and an excellent representative for OHSU.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I found Dr. Boyer to be very interested in my problem, looking into every avenue to correct what I was complaining about, and we successfully came to a decision of what I needed to see better. I think you very much and I will be going back up if I need to so thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I very satisfied. Okay.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Dr. Boyer was thorough, unrushed, and took the time to explain his thinking about my concerns and he listened very carefully and wrote everything down that I said and he thought about what I said. He is a teacher and I appreciate that!

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Thorough, caring, good communicator.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr. Boyer and the attending resident, Sarah Glass, were especially helpful in identifying ways I could make my day to day visual challenges easier to surmount. They worked well together, and had an amazing hands on capability that I rarely experience with doctors. I felt that they asked all the right questions and tried to think outside the box while I was there.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Dr. Boyer is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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  • May 16, 2019

    Doctors Boyer did a good job

  • May 14, 2019

    Very friendly and cordial

  • May 13, 2019

    Patient, kind, and very thorough, shows you exactly what's going on. Thank you.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    I found him very warm, ready to listen, and asked me good questions.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Boyer is wonderful. He is kind, amazingly knowledgeable and takes the time to explain what I need to know.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Thorough, patient, good communicator.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr Boyer was very professional and took the time to listen to me and my concerns and then explain things to me in an easy to understand manner. I have two mire appointments with Dr Boyer and I have ni doubt that he has my best interests in mind as well as that of my eye health. Thank you Dr Boyer!

  • Apr 09, 2019

    listened and answered my questions

  • Apr 06, 2019

    The care I receive is always great, staff are helpful and very considerate. Dr Boyer spent a lot of time with me, explaining what was going on with my eyes and the corrections he was making so I could see clearly with my glasses. Thank you very much 

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Dr. John Boyer is one of the best doctors that we have seen. He's always considerate and really care about you. So he deserves a 10 or more.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Dr. Boyer is not only one of the kindest people I've ever met, after decades of giving up on glasses because they made my sight worse, Dr. Boyer gave me a prescription that made things better... a lot better! And, he was so kind as to take the time to fill out the attending physicians statement for me, right there on the spot! And... he found a great solution for my increasing photophobia. Really, I owe him so much more than the cost of this visit, and I'd recommend him to anyone!

  • Apr 01, 2019

    I came an hour late for my appointment with Dr. Boyer and, even given that he took care of me. He does what he does very well andI'm very happy to be a patient of his.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    I appreciate the care I get from Dr. Boyer, additionally I appreciate the time he spends with me. It's almost like visiting family.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Excellent! Dr. Boyer takes the time to discuss all areas.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Seemed very knowledgeable

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Very caring and informative.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    0The doctor was very understanding and very patient with me. I'm low vision person and difficult to prescribe glasses to. So I very greatly appreciate this patience.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    I learned a lot and I'm hoping that he can help me. after he contacts old doctor Monday and Dr. My for an appointment about my glasses to have him read done. I guess you could say. anyway I'm hoping he can help me and I enjoyed his visit and I learned a lot with what he told me. I guess that's all. Any key.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Well he's very nice and told me what I wanted to know and very good.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    I felt very comfortable with Dr. Boyer. He's a professional personable individual and very confident and did an excellent job of addressing my issues and suggesting some solutions for me. I'm very satisfied with service. That's it.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    He was very thorough and compassionate.

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