Updated Info

Updated 4/13/2021

We ask that patients use the Main Entrance (near the handicap parking area) for entering the building, to have their temperature checked when entering for their appointments. 

To assist in the statewide effort to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, and in accordance with various state Executive Orders, Bay Eye Clinic will be operating under the following changes:

Bay Eye Clinic is currently open regular hours.

We are continuing to request, that unless assistance is needed, only the scheduled patient attend the appointment.


We will be screening patients and checking their temperatures, at the main entrance, and face coverings are required per the Oregon State Governor and OHA 2288K. (Exemptions are allowed for those with a medical condition or physical disability that prevents wearing a mask.)

We appreciate your understanding during these times.


Thank You,


Bay Eye Clinic

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Providing Comprehensive Eye Care

Welcome to Bay Eye Clinic!


In 1970 North Bend native John T. Flaxel, M.D., opened his ophthalmology practice in North Bend. The office was located in the office building across from Keizer Hospital on Meade Street. In the same building were North Bend Medical Center, Bay Optical, Bay Pharmacy, Robert Klever, O.D., and Vernon Klever, DDM. In 1975 Arthur F. S. Steele, M.D., joined the practice and the office was enlarged to accommodate 2 full-time ophthalmologists. In 1979 Drs. Flaxel and Steele built a new office building at 3585 Broadway in North Bend and formed Bay Eye Clinic. Jon C. Kintner, M.D., joined the practice in 1989 followed by Dennis E. Ottemiller, M.D., in 1992. Dr. Flaxel semi-retired in 1995 and Debra A. Graham, M.D., joined the practice to assume his patients' care. In 2003 Dr. Steele semi-retired and Jane Gilbert, M.D., assumed his patients' care. Dr. Steele fully retired and moved to Portland in 2005. Dr. Flaxel fully retired in October 2009. Dr. Ottemiller retired in 2018. Dr. Brandon Harr, O.D. will be joining the clinic August of 2020.


The mission of Bay Eye Clinic is to enhance our patients' quality of life by providing excellent vision, medical, and surgical eye care. By integrating the advancement of knowledge, up-to-date technology, well-trained staff, and exceptional service Bay Eye Clinic provides comprehensive eye care.