Buena Vista Eyecare Optometry
Buena Vista Eye Care Group was founded in 1984 by Dr. Jorge Cuadros to serve the needs of downtown and eastern San Jose. The residents of this area of town had few choices to receive appropriate eye care, and there is a tremendous need. Through an innovative, efficient and technologically advanced way, he was able to serve this community. Buena Vista expanded to its current, larger location a few years later, occupying a historic, classic craftsman home converted to an inviting office in the beautiful Naglee Park neighborhood of downtown San Jose. This change allowed the office to expand its services of comprehensive eye care, fashion eyewear, advanced contact lens care and eye disease evaluation and treatment to better serve our population.
Dr. Cuadros joined with Dr. Charles Holt to add advanced pediatric eye care which was sorely needed in the office’s population. These services have allowed the practice to serve our youngest patients and help them to see well so they can learn well. Dr. Holt created the Sight2Success program to provide this care.
In 2017, Dr. Mark Mitchell took over the management of Buena Vista, and will be responsible for guiding its further growth and development to always be a valuable health resource for the residents of Silicon Valley.
About Dr. Mitchell
Dr. Mark Mitchell graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry and is a former faculty member there, having run the eye disease clinic. He most recently worked in the California Central Valley helping a large community health clinic set up and run multiple eye clinics where he cared for and treated the most needy pediatric and adult patients. He is an invited speaker throughout the US and the author of many articles and textbook chapters on eye disorders and their treatment.
Dr. Mitchell brings a wealth of experience in pediatric eye care. He was involved in groundbreaking studies on eye muscle problems and their treatment, having worked with the renowned San Francisco pediatric ophthalmologist Alan Scott, MD. While Dr. Scott may be best known for his invention of Botox, it is less well known that he is a pioneer in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mitchell has also worked side-by-side with another renowned pediatric ophthalmologist, Adam Abroms, MD.
While at UC Berkeley, Dr. Mitchell taught both students and practicing doctors about eye disease and treatment. He was responsible for the educational course that trained practicing optometrists for licensing to treat eye disease.
Dr. Mitchell has years of experience in surgical diagnosis and followup having worked in the offices of some of the finest ophthalmologists in the US. He has extensive experience in cataract, glaucoma, strabismus, eye infection and diabetic eye disease.
About Dr. Cuadros
Dr. Jorge Cuadros, OD, PhD obtained a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Biological and Medical Information Science from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cuadros was the UC Berkeley Alumnus of the year in 2009 and is a Clinical Professor and Director of Informatics Research at UC Berkeley. He was also selected to be a fellow for the California Healthcare Foundation and developed EyePACS, a system for clinical communication in eye care that has been used for remote care, diabetic eye disease screening, home care, education, and research. In 2018, he will be transferring his patients to Dr. Mitchell and stepping back from direct patient care to focus on his teaching at UC Berkeley and the EyePACS system.