Robert Kinast, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Glaucoma; Ophthalmology, Board-certified; Ophthalmology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Cataract Surgery, Medical and Laser Treatment of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Comprehensive Eye Exams


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

About Me:

Dr. Kinast is the Residency Site Director and Associate Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at Devers. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU and past winner of the Casey Eye Residency Faculty Teaching Award. His research focuses include medication adherence, medical devices, medication compounding, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Kinast’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). He is developing a smart eye drop adherence monitor with engineers from Oregon State University. He was awarded an AGS Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award based on an innovative eye drop delivery aid and eye drop bottle. His team has won an OHSU Biomedical Innovation Program Award for a novel tube implant. Further information on Dr. Kinast is available here:

Training: Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Kinast is a glaucoma sub-specialist and anterior segment surgeon at Legacy Devers Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Inteflex Program (combined B.A./M.D. program) in Ann Arbor, followed by internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed sub-specialty training in glaucoma at Legacy Devers Eye Institute and OHSU Casey Eye Institute.
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: JAMA Ophthalamology, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Journal of Glaucoma, Journal of Glaucoma

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.8 out of 5.0

  Apr 2, 2024
Had impression that both adnin and medical staff at Clinic were very busy

  Apr 1, 2024
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, easy to understand, low key.

  Mar 18, 2024
More comfortable waiting space needed when having dilation procedure done for eye glasses.

  Mar 12, 2024
My experience in the last 6 months regarding my Dr. 's visits have been well above what I had expected them to be. The only bad mark was not being able to connect with the clinic via telephone to inform them I was going to be tardy

  Mar 11, 2024
It was a very nice visit with my new doctor.

  Mar 5, 2024
My visit with Dr Kinast was for a pre-op evaluation for planned cataract surgery he was very thorough

  Mar 4, 2024
Please resolve issues with Regence Blue Cross so I can continue to go there

  Feb 27, 2024
It was excellent!

  Feb 22, 2024
Plenty of sitting time to meditate

  Feb 20, 2024
After my appointment, I was confused about what to do next. I was given a new prescription for eyeglasses, but was never told where to get them. I had also had my eyes dilated, but was not told anything about difficulty driving home. It was a scary drive. They should have suggested bringing a driver beforehand.

  Feb 20, 2024
I was made to feel at ease about my necessary cataract surgery. I have been uneasy about the thought of eye surgery in the past but I was impressed with the routine and ease of the process and had complete confidence in the doctor and staff.

  Feb 15, 2024
Prompt, professional and thorough

  Feb 12, 2024
Wait time in the exam room was waaayyyy too long.

  Feb 12, 2024
The staff are knowledgable and easy to access. My chart is great for communication!

  Feb 5, 2024
I waited behind the little sign in the waiting room to be checked in for 15 minutes before there was anyone "available" at the front desk. Once the attendant arrived, she was frankly - just rude. No eye contact whatsoever and did not speak loudly enough for me to hear her. Her whole vibe was "I don't want to be here and having to help you is a real inconvenience for me." I hope she was just having a bad day - as we all do. It didn't feel great to have to wait for 15 minutes and then be made to feel very unwelcome.

  Jan 15, 2024
Devers eye clinic really operates like a team. Each player does their part well and on time. I mention this frequently to friends and family. I always recommend them if anyone asks.

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr. Kinast always explains each step of the exam thoroughly and makes me feel comfortable about the procedure. I never have any lingering thoughts or questions when I leave. Excellent care!!

  Jan 9, 2024
First visit

  Jan 9, 2024
Dr Kinast answered my questions.

  Jan 4, 2024
It's been 6 business days since my appointment and I'm waiting to hear from the scheduler. Hopefully will hear something in the next week or so.

  Dec 26, 2023
Dr. Kinast is a great physician: Knows so much about eyes. He has helped my eye problems immensely! And he's so kind and patient even when I talk too much.

  Dec 11, 2023
I was on time and waited about 40-45 minutes to see the provider and was not updated that the provider was running late.

  Dec 7, 2023
The facilities looked a little shabby and rundown and could use a refresh, this is certainly true of the paint and carpet.

  Dec 5, 2023
Dr. Kinast is attentive, shows concern and respect, and patience with my questions and concerns. I'm confident in his care.

  Nov 21, 2023
Dr Kinast was so rushed and was clearly annoyed by my questions -especially about surgical options and risks. Rather than listen to questions or provide clarity, he just talked louder at and over me. I was asked to sign a pre-op before even meeting Dr Kinast, before talking about surgery, options, risks, etc. It felt like I was in a surgery factory. I left with no confidence in Dr. Kinast nor did I feel I was given the tools to make a well-informed decision on surgical options. Such a shame. Devers was always the gold standard.

  Nov 14, 2023
Was a good visit with a plan for surgery

  Nov 13, 2023
Dr. Knast is is great!!! He's knowledgeable and I feel comfortable with him. He's saving my eyesight and I really couldn't be more appreciative.

  Nov 9, 2023
I had been in Legacy ED the night before and I very much appreciate the speed within which I was fit into the schedule.

  Nov 9, 2023
Everyone was respectful, understanding, helpful, neat appearance, clean surroundings, no bad comment.

  Nov 6, 2023
This visit I was expecting to have my eyes examined for prescription Lenses, but was not assertive in my request. Then, eyedrops were put in to dilate eyes to look at my Health, so I had to come back the next day for the eye exam.

  Nov 6, 2023
Always a helpful, positive, good Dr. - patient Relationship.

  Oct 16, 2023
Very happy with the clinic

  Oct 10, 2023
Everything was good and staff was friendly.

  Oct 2, 2023
Everything excellent

  Sep 26, 2023
Overall experience yesterday was good, the technician was excellent, the doctor was good but a little bit abrupt, could have been friendlier.

  Sep 14, 2023
Excellent, thoughtful care. Remarkably better than experiences at the University Hospital.

  Aug 31, 2023
Very polite , easy to talk to and provided good clear explanations of the findings and proposed future treatments

  Aug 28, 2023
The clerk seemed like that I didn't need this visit and didn't know about the surgery of eyes and just looked at my file after I informed her. She was not not respectful about my concerns.

  Aug 24, 2023
Listened to my questions, knowledgeable, but quite patronizing such that I do not plan to return. I am a legacy employee and will continue to refer people to Devers. I understand the care is good, but I wish that he had had a better bedside manner!

  Aug 15, 2023
Excellent care; very long wait - an hour

  Aug 10, 2023
40 minute wait for appointment to begin.

  Jul 25, 2023
Dr. Kinast is an Ophthalmologist and I will be having cataract surgery in about 2 months. Then I can write about my experiences

  Jul 24, 2023
Very good, friendly and knowledgeable care.

  Jul 24, 2023
I've Now been seeing Dr K for A Number of Year I Have Absolutely Nothing Bad to Say About DR K, He's always done Good by Me Great Provider and Just a Great Guy in General Dever's Should be Glad to Have Him

  Jul 10, 2023
I have been pleased with all of the doctors and other personnel at Legacy Good Samaritan.

  Jul 10, 2023
Very good!

  Jun 26, 2023
Dr. Kinast should have the name Dr. KINDEST.

  Jun 22, 2023
Always professional, Helpful, Friendly.

  Jun 22, 2023
The doctor left the door open for visit, and same for other patients he was seeing, could hear them. Extremely unprofessional. Also didn't have my history and didn't listen, wasn't interested in what I had to say. I'm a nurse and I was shocked, he bordered on rude, he was so brusque.

  Jun 20, 2023
Just very happy with the results

  Jun 6, 2023
Made me 15 minutes late for my next Dr appointment

  Jun 6, 2023
The question about my care team, I assume you mean a Legacy or Deaver's care team. Dr. Kinast (eye doctor at Deaver's) is the only doctor I have seen at Deaver's Eye Inst. My care team is at my Outside-In Clinic, who referred me to Deaver's Eye Inst.

  Jun 5, 2023
Very long wait time each visit. The doctor always seems rushed to finish visit. Dr. Kinast is very nice and friendly when he does not need to rush.

  Jun 5, 2023
I saw the Tech persons first and had to wait over 45 minutes for the Provider to see me. This is usual whenever I see this particular specialist Provider.