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When you are searching for an eye doctor in La Mesa, look no further than Dr. Caroline Guerrero Cauchi and Dr. Jamie Starr Peters at Vision Solutions. Our Doctors have years of expertise in eye care for the entire family. Our passion for patient education and eye care is evident in our thoroughness and courteous chair-side manner. Our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases and vision problems.

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Jamie Starr Peters OD

More about Dr. Starr Peters

Dr. Peters spent her years at Penn State University determined to pursue a life in the medical field. She gravitated to the field of optometry and has enjoyed being able to truly change lives by treating children and adults for their visual problems. She opened her private practice in 1997 and became very interested in myopia control in 2004 when she studied to become orthokeratology certified and has since treated people of all ages with this technique. As a member of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, she is part of a unique set of practitioners excelling and specializing in the control of myopia advancement. She is also highly trained in other technical contact lens specialties involving treatment of eye diseases with custom contact lenses.

Optometric Specialties

  • Orthokeratology and myopia control
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Pediatric vision

Education

  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University University Park PA 1992 Major: General Life Science
  • O.D. Southern California College of Optometry Fullerton CA 1996 Doctor of Optometry
  • High School: Kutztown Area High School, Kutztown, PA

Positions

  • Partner, Family I Care/Vision Solutions, La Mesa CA 2000 to present
  • Kaiser Permanente San Diego CA 1997-present
  • Optometrist providing primary eye care examinations and medical contact lens fittings.
  • Eye Care of La Jolla La Jolla Ca 1996-1999
  • Optometrist in a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice providing specialized contact lens fittings, primary eye care and management of ocular infections
  • Associated Eye Surgeons La Jolla CA 1999

Publications

Erickson, Graham, Peters, Jamie S, and Chun, Randall.

Intrasubject reliability of the AcuVision 1000. 1996 Doctoral thesis

Memberships

  • 1992-present: American Optometric Association
  • 1992-present: California Optometric Association
  • 2010-present: Orthokeratology Academy of America
  • 2010-present: International Academy of Orthokeratology
  • 1996- present: Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy

Voluntary Activities

  • Hospice Service-Providing eye care for the terminally ill and home-bound patients.
  • Lion’s Eye Clinic-Providing free eye examinations to low-income families

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Caroline Guerrero Cauchi OD, FIAO

More about Dr. Guerrero Cauchi

Dr. Guerrero Cauchi pursued the study of psychology during her university education. She worked as a therapist of multiply challenged children to put herself thru school. During that time she co-authored a book (Effective Approaches) designed to train teachers to work with children having disabilities. Her work with partially sighted children caused her to investigate a new career pathway…optometry. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, she opened her private practice. This has allowed her to use her skills in psychology, child development and human behavior to create a caring comfortable eye care environment for people of all ages, but especially kids.

In 2004 her interest in pediatric care led her to the field of orthokeratology. She spent the next three years becoming an expert in the field and in 2007 was grated the designation FIAO (Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control). Just one short year later, the Academy asked her to sit on the Board of Directors. (link to IAOMC). As a member of the Board, she is responsible for setting care policy, educating doctors new to orthoK and is the Chair of Fellowship for 6 international sections of the Academy.

Optometric Specialties

  • Orthokeratology and myopia control
  • Pediatric vision
  • Specialty contact lens fittings
  • Computer-related vision problems
  • Spanish speaking

Education

  • B.S. University of Kansas Lawrence KS 1974 Psychology/Child Development
  • B.S. University of California Berkeley CA 1977 Physiological Optics
  • O.D. University of California Berkeley CA 1980 Doctor of Optometry
  • FIAO Fellow, Orthokeratology Academy of America, 2007
  • High School: Westmoor High, Daly City CA

Positions

  • Founding Partner, Family ICare/Vision Solutions, 1984 to present
  • Chair, Fellowship Program, International Academy of Orthokeratology 2011 to present
  • Chair, Fellowship Program, American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control 2011 to present

Publications

  • Fry, Betty and Cauchi, Caroline G. Effective Approaches: A manual for teachers of handicapped preschoolers. 1973: U.S. Govt Press 1998 2nd revision
  • Cauchi, Caroline Guerrero Effective Approaches: Spanish Translation
  • Cauchi, Caroline and Flom, Merton Anomalous Retinal Correspondence in Accommodative Esotropes.
  • Doctoral Thesis

Awards

1979 George I Dean Leadership Award (University of California School of Optometry)

Memberships

  • 2005-present: International Society of Advanced Orthokeratology
  • 2010-present: International Academy of Orthokeratology
  • 2006-present: American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
  • 1980-present: American Optometric Association
  • 1980-present: California Optometric Association
  • 1971-present: Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace

Volunteer Activities

  • 2006-present: California Vision Project. Delivering care to California’s working poor.
  • 1986-present: Career day speaker with San Diego School District
  • 2000-present: Lions Vision Clinic, volunteer optometrist

Prior Non-Optometric Work Experience

  • 1971-1973 Teacher, Title VI Multihandicap Center, Kalamazoo MI
  • Special education teacher for children with multiple physical/emotional disabilities
  • 1973-1976 Teacher-trainer, National Head Start Project, Lawrence KS
  • Training Head Start teachers to mainstream preschoolers with physical/emotional disabilities

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What our Eye Doctors Have to Say...

At our La Mesa eye care clinic, we handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Expert eye care solutions should be convenient and easy, and we excel in serving all your vision needs while maximizing the convenience. We are devoted to helping you maximize your vision, so you can enjoy the highest quality of life!

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Emergency Eye Care Information

Please call our office at: 619-461-4913 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.