Doctor and Staff
Meet the Doctors
Rosalia Saavedra, O.D.
Dr. 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.
Yukako Akera, O.D.
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 San Leandro 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.
Michael Rosner, O.D.
Dr. Michael Rosner was born and raised in Pleasant Hill. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Midwestern University and graduated as valedictorian of his class. Dr. Rosner has completed externships at Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance and Eye Foundation of Utah, Salt Lake City. He has extensive knowledge of the latest advancements within the optometric field, including the most recent spectacle and contact lens technologies. He maintains his California license at the highest level in order to provide diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and management of ocular disease such as glaucoma. Dr. Rosner is fluent in Polish, and enjoys staying active by lifting weights and running.
Rose Stewart, O.D.
Dr. Rose Stewart is a Bay Area native and graduated from UC San Diego in 2012 with a BS in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in 2017 in New York City. Dr. Stewart completed her clinical rotations at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, Family Vision Care and Vision Rehabilitation in San Carlos, and at SUNY College of Optometry's Specialty Contact Lens Clinic.
Dr. Stewart is currently an active member of the California Association of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. In her spare time Dr. Stewart enjoys traveling to national parks to hike, ski and stargaze.
Christie Nguyen, O.D.
Dr. Christie Nguyen received her Doctor of Optometry from University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). She received her Bachelor degree in Health Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and glaucoma. Dr. Nguyen completed her clinical rotations at the Viera VA Outpatient Clinic (Florida), Eye and Vision Care Clinic (Texas), and the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, TX. After graduating from Optometry school, she moved back to her hometown of San Leandro where she currently resides and practices. She is up to date with all the latest in Optometry technologies and strives to provide the best patient experience. In her free time she enjoys trying different foods, traveling and spending time with her family.
Meet the Staff
Marcela Frias - Optician
Marcela is American Board of Opticianry(ABO) certified. Her expertise in the opticianry world is unsurpassed. She has been working as an optician for over 20 years. Marcela is always learning the latest news in lens technology and is at the forefront of fashion trends for frames. Marcela prides herself on helping patients find the perfect frame for their personality and lifestyle as well as the best lens for optimum vision. Patient and customer satisfaction are her ultimate goal. Marcela enjoys spending time with her children, Mateo, Josiah and Jocelyn.
Juana Ramirez - Optician
Juana has worked in the optical industry for over 10 years. She is certified by the California Para-Optometric Association as an optometric assistant. When you come in for your appointment, she will assist you in selecting the best lens and frame for your visual needs. She is very knowledgeable in the numerous types of lenses available and can help select the best one for your work, home, and recreational needs. She will assist you in selecting the frame shape and color that best suits your face and style. Juana is a local San Leandro resident and is fluent in Spanish.