Our Doctors

Dr. Bala Ambati

Dr. Bala Ambati is a cataract, laser eye surgery, and cornea specialist with 15 years of experience in clinical practice. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Harvard and a cornea & refractive surgery fellowship at Duke, he was Director of Cornea at Medical College of Georgia for 5 years, and most recently was Professor and Director of Cornea Research at University of Utah for 9 years and has now joined the Pacific Clear Vision Institute family.

Dr. Robin Bautista

Robin E. Bautista, OD, a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry, spent four years providing hospital-based eye health care in the United States Air Force, working closely with health care providers of all disciplines to enhance visual and overall health and performance. In addition to providing comprehensive medical eye examinations, Dr. Bautista served as Refractive Surgery Program Director and is experienced in post-operative LASIK care, fitting of specialty contact lenses, diagnosis, and management of ocular health conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eye.

Dr. Scott Cherne

Scott A. Cherne, MD, a graduate of the Loma Linda School of Medicine, has practiced ophthalmology in Eugene, Oregon since 1989. A board certified ophthalmologist, he pioneered the LASIK procedure in Oregon, being the first to perform the procedure in central and southern Oregon. He has performed over 20,000 Lasik procedures and currently performs all-laser Lasik using the latest technology small-bubble Femtosecond laser-the Ziemer Z6-along with the VISX S4 laser for unparalleled outcomes. His enhancement rate is only 2%, thus 98% of the time only one treatment is needed for his patients to reach their desired optimal vision.

Dr. Jernberg

Alexandria Jernberg, O.D. graduated from the Pacific University College of Optometry and went on to complete a variety of internships including the Roseburg VA, the Fort Washakie Indian Health Service, and the PeaceHealth hospital clinic.

Dr. Jernberg provides annual vision and medical exams to our patients in both our Eugene and Cottage Grove locations. In addition, she will provide treatment and management of dry eye and glaucoma, as well as post-surgical care and continue to broaden her knowledge, treatment, and care of our patients.


Dr. Bradley Lorenzen

Bradley J. Lorenzen, O.D., a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry, offers patients comprehensive medical and postoperative care at Pacific ClearVision Institute. He is available for consultation and evaluation of cataracts, cornea transplants, glaucoma and other eye health needs. Dr. Lorenzen also performs LASIK evaluation and routine comprehensive vision examinations. He works closely with the surgeons of Pacific ClearVision Institute in the surgical care of patients, optimizing their visual outcome.

Dr. Eric J Niespodzany

Dr. Niespodzany

Pacific ClearVision Institute is incredibly happy to introduce our new fellow – Dr. Eric J Niespodzany. Dr. Niespodzany is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his Master’s Degree at the University of Cincinnati and his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Though young and just beginning his career in Ophthalmology he brings a passion to eye care that we are very excited to share with our patients.



Dr. Joseph Mando

Dr. Joseph Mando obtained his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and continued with a residency at the University of Kentucky and then a Fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern. 

I would say that I was always interested in science and found biology incredibly intriguing so I wanted to establish a career in that realm. As a senior in high school, I was able to study a human cadaver and I became pretty fascinated with the idea of learning more about the human body at that time.

From very early on in his life he was able to learn and appreciate what it is to use one’s own hands and mind to help and heal and we are incredibly proud to have him as part of the PCVI Family!



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