Meet our Doctors

Jon-Marc Weston, M.D. FACS

Dr. Weston

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.

Dr. Weston founded Vision Surgery & Laser Center and the Oregon Laser Eye Center (OLEC). He introduced the now standard No Needle, No Stitch Cataract procedure to Southern Oregon. At OLEC he performed the first laser vision correction procedures 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. Dr. Weston is one of the few certified cataract surgeons in the Northwest and the only one in Douglas County. This certification is 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.

Gregory A. Richard, M.D.

Gregory A Richard, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of cataracts and diseases that can affect a person's vision. Dr. Richard (Ree-shard) screens for and treats glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetes affected vision, among other ophthalmological conditions. He also performs LASIK surgery. “I like it when I can help the patient appreciate the world a little more.”

Dr. Richard says he loves being an ophthalmologist because his specialty can “fix a great deal.” An example is when a family brought into his office their wheelchair-bound grandmother, whom they thought wasn’t going to last much longer. Then, Dr. Richard performed cataract surgery on her. “Next time, she came in without a wheelchair,” he says. “She just couldn’t see before.”

He says it is his job to provide patients with the latest evidence-based medicine in his specialty. “If there’s a high-quality study pointing toward a solution or specific approach, it’s my business to know about it and be comfortable incorporating it into my practice.” Dr. Richard seeks to explain the options to his patients and then together with them pick the optimal course of action. “I don’t think I’ve ever told a patient what they have to do. My suggestions will always be guided by the question, What would I want done for myself or my loved ones?"

Dr. Richard and his wife have two children, and he enjoys biking, kayaking and hiking.

 

Blake Fausett, MD, PhD

Blake Fausett Photo

“I have always enjoyed working with my hands and figuring out how things work. During residency, I found that my passion for repairing and understanding was best suited for a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyes. I find that meticulous attention to detail, while still focusing on the broad view, produces the best functional and cosmetic results.”

Dr. Fausett is a very talented surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of droopy eyelids, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, eyelid and orbital tumors, orbital fractures, eyelid reconstruction and oculofacial cosmetic surgery. Outside the office, Dr. Fausett enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children.