Dr. W. Benjamin Kunz, MD

Dr. W. Benjamin Kunz, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o
(84)
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kunz attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, finishing in 2010. During this time he conducted research and authored peer-reviewed journal articles with some of the leaders in ocular research. He went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at Ross Eye Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo, where he was chief resident and received the most outstanding resident award. He also presented research about ocular surface disease, corneal infections and refractive surgery at national meetings. Dr. Kunz completed a fellowship in Corneal and External Disease at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma. During this year, he performed hundreds of surgeries for a wide range of ocular diseases, including the latest iteration of corneal endothelial transplantation, DMEK. He also conducted research on endothelial transplant success based on graft thickness and wound size. Dr. Kunz also specializes in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He offers advanced technology lens implants for the correction of astigmatism and near vision to decrease the dependence of glasses after cataract surgery. He also provides laser vision correction surgery including LASIK and PRK. Originally a native of Oregon, Dr. Kunz is glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest after living in the Midwest and Northeast for much of his life. He enjoys running, biking, golf and basketball, as well as spending time with his wife and two children.

Oregon Eye Consultants

1550 Oak St Ste 7

Eugene, OR 97401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Moda Health
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Oregon Health Plan

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Care Philosophy

At Oregon Eye Consultants, we are committed to providing highest quality of eye care through expertise and dedication in all we do. We aim to support an atmosphere that will comfort and educate our patients in all services they receive. Our goal is to enhance the life of each patient by taking care of all their vision needs.
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Experience for Dr. Kunz

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Kunz by Patient Volume

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Corneal Ulcer

Dr. Kunz's volume for this condition ranks within the 79th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.

normal

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Corneal Diseases

Dr. Kunz's volume for this condition ranks within the 75th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.

normal

3

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Kunz's volume for this condition ranks within the 67th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.

normal

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Error
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Physical Examination
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Ross Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Dean McGee Eye Institute At The University Of Oklahoma
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kunz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kunz does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kunz and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kunz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kunz to family and friends
2.8
based on 84 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Kunz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Eugene, OR |
I had a procedure done by Dr. Kunz and I would most definitely recommend him. He's an amazing doctor at Oregon Eye Consultants. He takes his time with his patients and he has a sense of humor. He took the time to answer any questions I had. Excellent doctor!
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Dr. Kunz accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Moda Health
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Kunz has admitting privileges

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
3333 Riverbend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477
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