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Exceptional outcomes and exceptional patient care.

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Strict office protocol is in place: empty waiting rooms, slit-lamp barriers and breath shields, complete sterilization between patient encounters. Your health is the upmost importance to us.

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Find a highly experienced, highly respected, board-certified physician for your eye care needs. Your vision is worth the highest standards of care.

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Dr. Pillar can be reached by phone by calling 858-273-0200 or by filling out the form below.
Get a Baseline Eye Exam at Age 40

Get a Baseline Eye Exam at Age 40

Regular eye exams can catch eye issues before it's too late. The difference in routine care can be the difference in saving your vision. This year in 2020, 43 million Americans are at risk for significant vision loss or blindness from age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Testimonials

Highly qualified professional
Having had successful surgery in both eyes by Dr. Pillar, I highly recommend her and her staff to anyone seeking highly qualified professional help with their eyes. I felt at ease and was confident that I was in competent hands. She greatly restor...
Highly qualified professional
By James C. 12/9/19
A walk in the park
Dr. Pillar is awesome. Her explanations and calm manner made the whole experience seem like the cataract replacement was a ‘walk in the park’.
A walk in the park
By April 6, 2017
Like family
Dr. Pillar is awesome!! Very informative and cares for her patients like they are family!!! Would send all of my family to see her!!!
Like family
By June 29, 2017
Takes time
Dr. Pillar is very professional. Takes time to answer your questions. Provides answers in layman’s terms.
Takes time
By October 3, 2017
Kind, gentle
Dr. Pillar is competent, kind to patients, gentle with touch and treatment and works to solve my eye problems. She has very good assistants in her practice as well.
Kind, gentle
By March 15, 2018
Doctor who listens
My first visit and was very impressed. Punctual, latest equipment, very thorough exam, and Dr. Pillar is a doctor who listens and goes out of her way to accommodate your needs.
Doctor who listens
Highly Recommended
The consultation was very informative. All questions were answered. The staff was professional. These services are highly recommended.
Highly Recommended
By March 22, 2018
Great Customer Service
Dr. Pillar is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and never seemed rushed. Great customer service by all the staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Pillar and her staff.
Great Customer Service
By April 7, 2018
Knowledge, professionalism
I was very apprehensive about a medical procedure I required, but Dr. Pillar’s knowledge, professionalism and patience help build my confidence enough to pursue the next step; The procedure went through without incident, and her and her staff have...
Knowledge, professionalism
By April 14, 2018
Amazing, smart
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pillar today. She is amazing, smart and took her time answering my questions. Her helper (samantha i think) was very sweet and knowledgeable i was very apprehensive but her nice personality and knowledge helped me...
Amazing, smart
By May 8, 2018
Bedside Manner
I was referred to Dr Pillar earlier this year. I must say that I was immediately taken by her bedside manner. Dr Pillar has always made me feel comfortable even during procedures. I have also had the pleasure of meeting her staff, Samantha is alwa...
Bedside Manner
By May 22, 2018
BEST OF THE BEST
I was referred to this practice by my Ophthalmologist because of their expertise and reputation in the treatment of cornea disease! To say that the care, treatment and results I received were the best would be a gross understatement! Dr. Pillar is...
BEST OF THE BEST
By May 31, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

- What medical insurances do you take?
We accept most PPO plans including Aetna, Anthem BC, Blue Shield, Cigna, EyeMed, HealthNet, Multi Plan-PHCS, and UHC. We accept Tricare and Medicare. Call your insurance to understand your deductible. Competitive self-pay options available.
- Do you take vision insurance?
Vision insurance is not required for an eye exam. It a wellness plan that reduces the costs for routine preventive eye exams, prescription glasses & contacts, and even LASIK.  We take Davis Vision, Superior Vision, Spectera, VSP, and MesVision.

Video Learning Module

How is it possible to transplant a 5-10 micron layer of the inner cornea? Watch this video to find out. Dutch ophthalmologist Dr. Garrit Melles of the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS), Rotterdam developed this technique in 2006. Innovative American corneal surgeons like Dr. Mark Terry, MD of Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon later refined these techniques, allowing the surgery to become highly successful, teachable, and reproducible. This particular video is a transplant in a patient with ICE Syndrome. The techniques were taught to me by my mentors, Dr. Jeff Goshe of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Mark Greiner of the University of Iowa.
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3737 Moraga Ave, Suite A-105
San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: (858) 273-0200
Fax: (858) 273-0619