Eye Care of San Diego Offers Eye Care & Optometrist Treatment

Eye Care of San Diego

San Diego, CA - Optometry Clinic

Also serving Greater San Diego, Escondido, Mission Hills, University Heights & Loma Heights

Optometrist, Eye Care ? 3939 Third Avenue

Eye Care of San Diego

3939 Third Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

(888) 736-1239

(888) 736-1239

What We Do

Whether you are searching for a trusted optometrist for general eye care or laser or cosmetic treatment, look to the experience and service of Eye Care of San Diego. We offer a variety of optical and vision services including eye examinations and contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions. We similarly treat an assortment of ocular and eye disorders ranging from glaucoma and cataracts to corneal and refractive matters. We even provide surgical and reconstruction cosmetic procedures including Botox.

Better vision is just a phone call away by contacting Eye Care of San Diego at (888) 736-1239 today!

Eye Care of San Diego is proud to be a leading full service ophthalmic medical facility for the greater San Diego area. Our clinic features surgical capabilities for patient comfort and convenience. Our services are available at competitive prices and covered by most insurance and Medicare plans. We feature a dedicated, experienced and attentive team of doctors and staff to meet patient needs. For optometrist and eye care you can trust call Eye Care of San Diego at (888) 736-1239 today!

Service Area

Greater San Diego, Escondido, Mission Hills, University Heights & Loma Heights

Our Commitment

  • Eye Care of San Diego commits to complete & total excellence in eye care from a trusted name!


  • Comprehensive Vision Examinations
  • Contact Lens Services
  • Eyeglass Wear Services
  • Prescriptions
  • Corneal Disease Treatment Procedures
  • Dry Eye & Keratoconus Treatment
  • Corneal & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Treatment
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
  • Cosmetic Reconstruction Procedures
  • Botox Treatments
  • Laser Correction Technology Procedures

Treatment Brands

  • “ReZoom” Multifocal Treatments
  • “ReSTOR Crystalens” Products

Meet the Doctors & Staff

Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery

John E. Bokosky John E. Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a well respected San Diego surgeon who specializes in Cornea Surgery and Vision Correction.

He is on staff at many hospitals throughout San Diego County, including Scripps-Mercy and Sharp Memorial.

John E. Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the former Chief of Ophthalmology at Scripps- Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

Currently, he is the Medical Director for the San Diego Eye Bank.  Other appointments include Diplomat and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and past President of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Bokosky was voted "Top Doctor" by his by his peers in the San Diego Medical Society for the years 2004, 2005 and 2010.

His specialized training in ophthalmology includes certification to perform VISX Vision Correction, to instruct VISX Laser Coursed and to perform Intacs and many other procedures. Dr. Bokosky has surgical expertise in Corneal Refractive Surgery, including Laser and PRK, Custom Lasik and Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK).  He also performs Corneal Transplants and Cataract Extraction using no stitch and topical lens implants, Pterygium surgery and Glaucoma Surgery.  We offer all Multifocal IOL options including ReZoom, ReSTOR and Crystalens.  He consults on complicated intraocular lens implant problems and diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, including dry eye, blephartitis, post refractive, severe ocular and corneal problems including ancanthamioba.

Dr. Bokosky received his Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases form the University of Michigan. He earned his doctorate in medicine from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois.  He performed his internship at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and his Ophthalmology residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Glaucoma and Visual Fields

Neil T. Choplin, MD is a graduate of New York University, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College, served a general surgery internship at Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center and residency in ophthalmology at Nassau County Medical Center.

Dr. Choplin entered military service upon completion of residency training, and served four years at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. After completion of a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital under the direction of Dr. George Spaeth, Dr. Choplin transferred to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he served as the director of the glaucoma service, residency director, and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. He retired from active duty in August 2000 with the rank of Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps, and is adjunct clinical professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Meritorious Service Award.

He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Choplin currently is in private practice at Eye Care of San Diego specializing in glaucoma, and holds staff privileges at Mercy Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. In addition, he is the former medical director for Laser Diagnostic Technologies, Inc. and serves as a consultant to Carl Zeiss Meditec.

Dr. Choplin has extensive experience in visual field testing and optic nerve imaging, has written numerous articles and textbook chapters, and has authored three ophthalmology textbooks. His most recent textbook, “Atlas of Glaucoma” is in its second edition, published in January 2007. His research interests include visual field testing, glaucoma medications, and retinal nerve fiber layer analysis.

He served as President of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society from 1996 to 1998, is a member of the Glaucoma Advisory Board of Prevent Blindness America, and serves as a Commissioner on the Joint Commission for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), representing the American Glaucoma Society.

He is also on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Eye Bank, where he serves on the education committee. Dr. Choplin is married to the former Lynn Rebsamen of New York, NY, and has two daughters, Danielle and Suzanne.


Asa D. Morton, MD graduated from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine he took time to fulfill a childhood dream of flight and served five years as a Navy jet pilot. Having realized his dream of flight Asa Morton, M.D. was able to pursue his medical training. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. During this time he was honored with selection to the prestigious Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, later serving as President of the local chapter. Upon graduation Asa Morton, M.D. was awarded the Surgeon General Award for academic excellence, medical professionalism and leadership skills.

Asa Morton, M.D. completed his internship and ophthalmology residency training at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, during which he was selected as the Intern of the Year. Upon completion of his residency Asa Morton, M.D. was assigned to the Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, where he ran the Ophthalmology Department. Selected for the highly competitive University of Michigan program (Go Blue), Asa Morton, M.D. spent 2 years studying and operating with innovators in the field of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the eyelids, forehead, face, orbits and lacrimal system.

Asa Morton, M.D. served as the Director of Oculoplastics and Orbital Reconstruction, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, more commonly known as the "President's Hospital". At present he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Morton is committed to volunteering on various humanitarian surgical missions and education programs for medical providers in developing nations. Over the past decade he has served as both teacher and surgeon in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala. Asa Morton, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Asa Morton, M.D. brings this extensive training and experience to Eye Care of San Diego / California Laser Vision Inc., offering Facial Rejuvenation services.

Doctor of Optometry

Philip Taunton, O.D. earned his degree from Bradford University School of Optometry in Great Britain in 1968.  He studied with The New England College of Optometry, where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Ocular Disease and Pharmaceutical Application.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Sanchez earned her degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2002 where she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Sanchez completed a post-graduate program in Treatment and Management of Glaucoma at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Adriana A. Sanchez, OD has worked professionally as an Optometrist in Colombia after she earned her degree from the University of La Salle in 1992. She worked in a private practice providing eye examinations, vision therapy and contact lens fits. She also provided eye care access for rural low-income elementary schools and small towns and she was involved in training rural school personnel at eye screenings.

Dr. Sanchez is licensed with the California State Board of Optometry with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certification. She joined Eye Care of San Diego in 2002 as a staff Optometrist. Dr. Sanchez provides primary care optometry and contact lens fitting services. Dr. Sanchez is also fluent in Spanish.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Marcelline A. Ciuffreda graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in Molecular Biology. She then completed her optometric education in 2004 at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, she received the distinguished honor of being named class valedictorian and also received the Clinical Excellence Award for her class. Dr. Ciuffreda went on to complete a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the SUNY State College of Optometry. This residency has provided her with vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of visual skills and perceptual dysfunctions, as well as in the rehabilitation and management of patients with traumatic brain injuries. At the conclusion of the program, she was presented with the Dr. Martin H. Birnbaum Memorial Award for excellence in Behavioral Optometry.

Dr. Ciuffreda is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Optometric Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has published and presented several scientific and clinical papers, and has also lectured at international meetings and local optometric education programs.

A recent transplant from New York City, Dr. Ciuffreda is now a California State Board licensed optometrist with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certification. Her services at Eye Care of San Diego include comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings, and pediatric examinations.

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Nickolet A. Boermans graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Science. She then completed her graduate degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Boermans is board certified to prescribe therapeutics and treat and manage glaucoma. Her interests lie in primary care optometry, ocular disease and contact lenses. Dr. Boermans enjoys seeing patients of all ages and concentrates on giving her patients clear and comfortable vision at all distances as well as comprehensive ocular health evaluations. Dr. Boermans is a member of the San Diego Optometric Society, California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.

Tracee McCoy

Tracee McCoy is the Practice Manager of Eye Care of San Diego. She has held this position for 7 years. She handles all practice, patient and employee issues for ECSD and can be reached directly at 619-243-0216 to assist you.

Gina Revelez

Gina Revelez, CPC, OCS is the Billing Office Manager for Eye Care of San Diego. Gina has held this position for 6 years. The billing department can be reached directly at 619-296-9403 to assist with all your billing questions and concerns.

Donna Riner-Gehring

Donna Riner-Gehring, C.O.T is the Clinic Manager. She has been with Eye Care of San Diego for 10 years. Donna also handles our Laser Vision consults and workers compensation. Donna can be reached directly at 619-243-0581 to assist you.

Bonnie Tucker

Bonnie Tucker, ABOC, OA is the Optical Supervisor for Eye Care of San Diego. She has held this position for 9 years. Bonnie has a great eye for what frames looks best on people and she and her team can handle all your Optical needs. Bonnie can be reached directly at 619-243-0379.

Sandra Pavon

Sandra Pavon is the Clinic Supervisor in our North County office. She has been with Eye Care of San Diego for 10 years. Sandra and her team will handle all your needs for our North County office which can be reached at 760-738-7800.

Connie Gonzaba

Connie Gonzaba is the Ocular-Plastics/Facial Rejuvenation Coordinator. Connie has been with Eye Care of San Diego for 6 years. Connie handles all aspects of the Plastics division of ECSD from consults to surgery with her team and she can be reached directly at 619-243-0663.

Berta Tudor

Berta Tudor, C.O.T. is the Clinic Supervisor and has been with Eye Care of San Diego for 20 years. Berta handles many aspects of the clinical and surgical care for our patients and referring doctors. Berta does not have a direct line but can be reached after clinic hours at 619-296-8525.

Laura Breitenbach

Laura Breitenbach heads up our Medical Referral/Authorization Department. She has been here for 13 years. If you have been referred to us for a medical appointment Laura will verify with your insurance that your visit can be covered. As part of her job Laura is on the phone all day so most likely you will get her voicemail when you call. All calls are returned within 24 hours if you leave a message at 619-243-0522.

Lorrie Halloran

Lorrie Halloran is the Lead Surgery Coordinator and has been here for 13 years. Lorrie schedules all surgeries and handles all surgical referrals. You can reach Lorrie directly at 619-243-0612. As Lorries job is speaking with patients all day you will likely get her voicemail, please leave a message and all calls will be returned within 24 hours.

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Professional Associations, Awards & Certifications

  • John E. Bokosky, MD Awarded “Top Doc” by San Diego County Doctors
  • Awarded “Physician of Exceptional Excellence” for 2010 Top Doctors in Field of Ophthalmology

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Hours of Operation
Monday 7:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Tuesday 7:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Wednesday 7:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Thursday 7:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Friday 7:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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