Meet Our Doctors
Robert Turcios Jr., O.D.
Dr. Robert Turcios Jr. is a second generation optometrist who has practiced in Pleasant Hill since 1984. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received 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, until he moved to Pleasant Hill.
In addition to providing general eye care to all in need, Dr. Turcios’ special interest include:
- The fitting of specialty contact lenses for astigmatism and bifocal needs;
- The diagnosis and management of eye disease such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma, which he is certified to treat;
- Children’s vision problems and eye coordination training.
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 from 2011/2012. He is an avid golfer and enjoys following Cal Athletics. He has coached his children’s CYO basketball teams and continues to support local youth sports. Happily married to his wife Janet (who is the office manager) for over 35 years, they have raised three daughters who have attended Carondelet and Christ the King schools, where he and Janet are parishioners.
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.