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Caroline Guerrero Cauchi OD, FIAO

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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