Meet the Optometrists
Dr. Robert Gonzalez, OD
Dr. Gonzalez graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Biology. After graduation he spent two years doing genetic research at the University of San Francisco. Growing tired of research he enrolled in the Illinois College of Optometry, and obtained his doctorate.
Dr. Gonzalez has since dedicated himself to the highest standard of eye care. Having done internships throughout the country he has developed an interest in ocular disease management including; Dry eye, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. In 2009 he donated his time to SVOSH doing a week of free eye exams and glasses in Peru.
Dr. Spring Plihcik, OD (Photo to come)
Dr.Spring Plihcik graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1994. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1998 and was commissioned into the United States Navy Medical Service Corps. While serving on active duty she volunteered for medical civic action programs in Indonesia and provided eye care on board the USS Dwight Eisenhower. After practicing in Northern Virginia for 15 years, Dr.Plihcik is happy to be back in her home town of sunny San Diego.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hall, OD
Dr. Hall graduated from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in 1973. He received his doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1977. Moving from New Jersey, Dr. Hall established the Lake Murray-San Carlos Optometric Center in January 1979.
Dr. Hall has been active in clinical research in contact lenses and lens products doing FDA studies for Bausch & Lomb, Ciba, Boston, Alcon, Allergan, and many other leading ophthalmic companies. He specializes in difficult to fit contact lens patients, comprehensive eye examinations and co manages Lasik and Cataract surgeries. In 1981, he was a founding member of the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club and is still very active. He also has obtained a Third Degree Black Belt. Dr. Hall is the proud father of 3 sons and 5 grandchildren and enjoys traveling the world with his family.