- Rochelle Slamovich received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1980. She spent the next two years working at several optometry practices in San Francisco and doing vision screenings at elementary schools in the East Bay, often examining 150 children in one day (never had so many colds in her life!). Working in other offices provided an opportunity not only to expand her clinical skills, but also to observe the day to day aspects of running a private optometry practice. (For example,her decision to offer lunch time appointment hours was a result of observing an unmet need.)
- She started her own practice in 1982, by assuming the practice of a contact lens specialist, Dr. Richard Puorro at 690 Market Street (the old Examiner newspaper building) and moved to her current location at 703 Market Street (the old Call newspaper building). The practice has expanded a primarily contact lens based practice to one that includes general optometry, interesting eyewear, medical eye care, and refractive surgery comanagement.
- Dr. Eileen Chan has been with Dr. Slamovich’s practice since 1988 and Cara Kopowski, optician since 2000.
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"There is no better eye doc than Dr Slamovich. She takes her time to properly diagnose more than just your eyes and truly cares about her craft. My eyes are my life and my income and I trust no other person to examine and prescribe for me."
— Steve S., Yelp Review
- Personalized eye care for your individual needs
- Our job is to evaluate the health of your eyes (this is the Jewish mother part…one of our jobs is to worry about your eyes) and how to help you see clearly.
- We evaluate how to correct your vision based on job requirements and life style (sports, hobbies) avoiding a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. Because of our depth of experience, we have a clinical feel for what will work for a particular need and are always learning about new contact lenses, optical lenses and surgery options.
- We attend a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education each year covering topics like myopia development, diabetes (leading cause of blindness in the US), dry eyes, allergies and updates in cataract and refractive surgery. One of our jobs is to provide you with referrals to the appropriate specialists when the issue is outside our expertise.
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