Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses. Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eyecare needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems. Meet our doctors:
Dr. Tania Kaczanowski
Dr. Tania Kaczanowski is a native of Toronto, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from McMaster University and then went on to complete a Masters of Science in Biology from the University of Guelph. Dr. Kaczanowski moved to Philadelphia where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1999 and is a board certified optometrist. Following graduation, she moved to California, practicing in an ophthalmology clinic and part-time in a private optometry practice. Dr. Kaczanowski has over 16 years of experience as a contact lens fitting specialist managing patients with keratoconus and corneal transplants. Dr. Kaczanowski served on the San Diego County Optometric Society Board for ten years as Professional Affairs liaison, coordinating continuing education lectures for the society and its members.
Dr. Michelle Kim
Dr. Michelle Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside and her Doctorate of Optometry from The New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1999. Since then, Dr. Kim has worked in a medical setting with Ophthalmologists for eleven years. Dr. Kim is a board certified optometrist who diagnoses and assists in treating patients with therapeutic medicines and ocular disease. She assists and co-manages patients with surgeons for LASIK and cataract procedures. In particular, Dr. Kim provides specialty contact lens services as well as family eye care exams. Dr. Kim has a wealth of research and lecture experience in several areas within Optometry. She co-authored an academic poster at the American Academy of Optometry in 1998. She also provided consultative services for a lens manufacturing company. She has done contact lens research for Bausch and Lomb. Finally, she has lectured audiences on the topic of diabetic retinopathy.