Because there are so many beautiful things to see in this world.
Jason W. Dimmig M.D.
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Dr. Dimmig enjoys Idaho's Backcountry

Dr. Dimmig grew up outside Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated with high honors in Biochemistry from Middlebury College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts. After taking a year off to be a ski bum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated in 2001 with honors.

Dr. Dimmig trained in ophthalmology at the University of California Davis, graduating in 2005. He has been with Bend Ophthalmology since that time. Dr. Dimmig specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgeries as well as functional Blepharoplasty and lid surgery. He is now performing canaloplasty, a state of the art minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He also has an interest in 3rd world ophthalmology and has volunteered his surgical skills in Guatemala and most recently Ethiopia to help cure blinding cataracts and glaucoma.

In his spare time, Dr. Dimmig enjoys skiing, biking, climbing and fishing. He and his wife Christy now spend much of their free time with their son Bodie, and daughter, Sela.

Scott X. Stevens M.D.
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Dr. Stevens enjoying a little bass fishing.

Dr. Stevens grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Yes, He is a Packer Fan). He completed his Bachelor of Science Biology degree at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside with high honors. Medical School was completed with honors at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the location where he accomplished his Internship. This was followed by a three-year post-doctorate corneal research fellowship at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute (University of Oklahoma) in Oklahoma City. The primary focus of this time was spent on the development of the Excimer Laser for refractive surgery. Additional research interests included the treatment of severe eye infections with newly developed antibiotics. He trained in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He then traveled to the University of South Florida (Tampa) to complete a Cornea and External Disease/ Refractive Surgical Fellowship in 1994. Dr Stevens stayed at the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor until moving to Bend, Oregon to join Bend Ophthalmology in 1998. He left the University as an Associate Clinical Professor. He has numerous publications in professional journals.

Dr. Stevens specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases including corneal transplantation. He is experienced in the use of INTACS for the treatment of Keratoconus. Dr. Stevens has been an instructor for LASIK since 1996. He also performs functional Blepharoplasty and lid surgery as well.

He volunteers time with committee work at St. Charles Medical Center and with the Boy Scouts. Dr. Stevens in his spare time likes to be with wife, Chanel and their two children. When not consumed by the rigors of an active family, he enjoys all outdoor activities especially hiking, fishing, and camping.

Darcy C. Balcer, O.D.
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Darcy Balcer

Darcy Balcer is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Wichita State University in 2002. She then went on to complete her optometric education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006. Since that time, she has been living in Bend, Oregon with her husband, Graham.

Prior to joining Bend Ophthalmology, she practiced for eight years at Bend Memorial Clinic. Dr. Balcer enjoys the variety that practicing optometry brings, from pediatrics to contact lenses to treating ocular disease. She enjoys connecting with her patients on a personal level and establishing relationships that last for years.

Outside of work, Darcy enjoys running and hiking. She also spends her spare time reading, gardening, and cooking. Though she loves living in Central Oregon, she has an avid interest in traveling and exploring the world.

Nancy M. Bonetto , O.D.
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Nancy enjoys the Bend area with her family.

Nancy McKrell Bonetto graduated from Southern California College of Optometry In 1997 and practiced for nearly a decade at the Bend Memorial Clinic. Nancy took a couple years away from full time practice to help raise her three children.

Nancy enjoys all aspects of optometry and ophthalmology care and has a particular interest in international ophthalmology. Since 2007, she has enjoyed travelling to Guatemala with a Bend medical team to provide eye care.

When not seeing patients at Bend Ophthalmology, Nancy is compelled by a full life with her husband, Michael and 3 children, Nate, Ben , and Kate . Nancy feels very fortunate that she gets to call Central Oregon her home and enjoys all things it has to offer, including skiing and mountain biking.