Robert Turcios, O.D.
Dr. Robert Turcios is a second generation optometrist who was born in San Francisco and raised in El Cerrito. He attended University of California, Berkeley, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in 1978, and his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1980, earning academic awards for Excellence in Binocular Vision and Outstanding Merit for his doctoral thesis. He practiced with his father, a long-time east bay optometrist and associate clinical professor at Cal, before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1984.
Besides providing general eye care to all in need, Dr. Turcios’ special interests include:
- Children’s vision and eye coordination problems.
- The fitting of specialty contact lenses for astigmatism, reading or bifocal needs.
- The diagnosis and management of eye diseases such as cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma, which he is certified to treat, if indicated.
He is a member of the American and California Optometric Associations and active in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill, where he was president in 2012/2013. He is an avid golfer and skier, and enjoys following Cal athletics. He has coached CYO basketball and continues to support youth sports in the community. His children have attended local schools, including Carondolet and Christ the King in Pleasant Hill, where he and his wife are parishioners.
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Victor Wong, O.D.
Dr. Victor Wong earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. His clinical training encompasses a diverse range experience through externships at Alameda County Medical Center, Castle Eye Center in California’s Central Valley, and the Los Angeles and Portland VA Medical Centers. He has also provided humanitarian work to underserved rural populations in Fuzhou, China.
Dr. Wong practices primary care optometry with interests in specialty contact lens fitting and urgent eye care management. In addition, he is certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma, and is trained to detect neuro-ophthalmic disorders, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other ocular conditions. He is also fluent in clinical Spanish.
Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Wong now lives and practices in the Bay Area and is proud to be a part of the team at Advanced Eyecare Optometry.
Samira Qazi, O.D.
Dr Samira Qazi is originally from North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate in Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University with an Optometric Doctorate in 2009.
Her clinical training included externships at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital and disease based practices in North Carolina. Dr. Qazi practices primary care optometry with an interest in ocular disease treatment and management. She is glaucoma certified and fluent in Urdu/Hindi.
Dr. Qazi has been practicing in the Bay Area for over a year and is excited to be a part of Advanced Eye Care.