Dr. Rosalia Saavedra received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. She received her Bachelor degree in Psycho-Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Saavedra completed her externships at Seymore Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina and Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, California. She is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and glaucoma as well as co-management of cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Saavedra is an active member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Alameda-Contra Costa County Optometric Society. Dr. Saavedra has been practicing in the Bay Area for over fifteen years and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Saavedra enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony Gomes, and her two sons, Mitchell and Benjamin.
Dr. Wayne L. Martin is the senior Optometrist in the practice. He graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to complete his doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is a member of the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the Contra Costa – Alameda County Optometric Association. Dr. Martin practices full scope Optometry, having been in practice for 45 years-with 25 years at the present location. His specialties include difficult cases of contact lens fitting, visual learning disabilities and 16 years of Lasik Co-management. He is well qualified to manage and diagnose diseases of the eye with a Certification of diagnostics and treatment of the eye. Along the way he has been a contact lens and solution consultant for American Optical, developed a vision screening program for the handicapped in Contra Costa County, and has been a consultant for the Mount Diablo School System for the past 30 years. He has lectured to the Kindergarten Teachers Association and is the director of a visual screening program for private schools. He enjoys sailing, golf, biking and skiing, traveling with his wife, Carol and doing fun things with their six grandchildren. He dedicates himself to keeping up-to-date on the latest in the field of optometry by reading 4-5 journals a month and attending continuing education seminars to always be giving the best for his patients.
Dr. Akera received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics also from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been to Guatemala as part of a medical team, assisting in cataract and other eye surgeries, as well as treating patients in need of eye care. She is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and glaucoma as well as co-management of cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Akera is an active member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society, where she has served as President and Treasurer. She participates locally in vision screenings and health fairs, sponsored through the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. Dr. Akera has been practicing in the Bay Area since 1991 and is fluent in Japanese. Outside of the office, Dr. Akera enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Elle and Kira, and can often be found hiking on various trails with her two dogs.
Chandra Paolini, Office Manager began working for For Your Eyes Only Optometric Center since 2001 and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Optometry. Her continued efforts to exceed expectations and her superior people skills earned her the position of Office Manager. Chandra is responsible for maintaining the excellent quality of care and service you expect from our office. If you have any questions or concerns or compliments, please let her know.
Maciej Rosner, Lab Manager is a Certified Optician with the American Board of Opticianry. He has worked in the optical field since 1983 and has been working with For Your Eyes Only Optometric Center since 1989. Maciej (pronounced MaCheck) is the manager for our on-site lab and is known as “Magic” when it comes to choosing, fitting, making, adjusting and repairing glasses. He prides himself on keeping up-to-date on the new trends in lenses and frames by reading journals and attending continuing education seminars.
Lailah Nicoll, Optometric Assistant has been working with For Your Eyes Only Optometric Center since 2009. She is responsible for various reception and administration duties which include confirming appointments, pre-testing, frame selections and contact lens training. She looks forward to assisting you with all your eye health and optical needs