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Meet the Physicians

We know that you have a lot of options when selecting an eye physician in Salem, and we strive to make every visit feel as if you are a member of our family, with your needs met and expectations exceeded.

Our support staff at Medical Center Eye Clinic includes certified ophthalmic technicians and assistants as well as medical assistants, full-time surgery coordinators, board-certified opticians in our optical dispensary, receptionists, bookkeepers, insurance billing staff, and our clinic administrators.

Dr. East is a very welcoming physician.  He is a brilliant diagnostician and surgeon.  Dr. East and his team are devoted to their patients helping them understand their treatment plan.  Dr. East is well liked by patients, medical and surgical staff alike.  On surgery day, Dr. East is as calm and gentle as he is in clinic.  Behind his gentle demeanor is a superb eye surgeon utilizing state of the art surgery techniques resulting in excellent patient outcomes. 

Dr. Lapour is a very personable physician.  He establishes patient relationships by earning their trust.  His treatment style starts by understanding the needs of his patients.  Dr. Lapour gets down to business and will always explain diagnosis and treatment options thoroughly in easy-to-follow instructions.  Together with his team, Dr. Lapour’s easy-going demeanor makes going to the eye doctor less stressful. He is gentle and an incredibly skilled cataract surgeon.

Dr. Shupe is a fun-loving physician who is passionate about eye health care.  Dr. Shupe is MCEC’s answer to the treatment of dry eye disease.  Together with his team, Dr. Shupe diagnoses, educates and treats patients with dry eyes and other diseases of the eyes.  To meet him you would think this doctor is all business.  But when he engages with his patients, they all have the same reaction…..Wow.  This doctor is different.  He talks with patients like they were his best friend. His treatment plans are medically accurate with follow through and accountability.  Dr. Shupe doesn’t stop until patients are feeling better. 

Dr. Kwong was raised in Edmonton, Alberta and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Alberta. He earned his Optometric degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts and then completed a residency in ocular disease.  

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