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San Diego’sSolution for VisioN

Since 1942, The San Diego Center for Vision Care Optometry has provided specialized vision care to not only San Diego county, but to the world. It started with Dr. Amorita Treganza in Lemon Grove, later joined by Dr. Robert Sanet. Drs. Carl and Melissa Hillier have carried on this tradition since 1985, and in 1997 brought the current name of the practice into being.

eyeglasses_iconOur tradition is helping people overcome visual problems that glasses, contacts and surgery alone can not resolve.

heart_iconOur mission is to nuture the progress of human development in children, adults, families, communities, nations and the world.


Effective treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Vision is our most complex and dominant sensory system. A fifteen-minute “eye exam” is not enough to determine the cause of your symptoms. We evaluate your visual system, not just your eyes. Good vision goes far beyond the ability to see 20/20.


Whether you are a professional baseball player, an attorney, physician or student, your being asked to process more information in less time than ever before. Your visual system learns how to see: You can train it to see more accurately, learn more quickly, and have better visual endurance with Performance Vision Training.


Learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, autism, and other neurologically atypical conditions can cause significant challenges, not only for the individual involved, but also for the whole family. Individualized treatment is often necessary for eliminating the visual interferences to one’s quality of life. When a team approach is needed, Vision Therapy can be combined with other therapeutic interventions to provide the most beneficial treatment.

Why we areWho We are


Carl G. Hillier, OD, FOVDRFellow College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Dr. Hillier is one of only 600 optometrists nationwide to be a certified Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He lectures nationally and internationally on topics relating to vision and learning, sports vision and visual treatment of those who have suffered a brain injury. In addition to his lectures in Europe and throughout the United States, a. he has given lectures to Scripps Rehabilitation Hospital, San Diego Unified School District, University of California San Diego School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, American Optometric Association, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Autism Society of America, San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, Southern California College of Optometry, Children’s Hospital San Diego, Loma Linda Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine, and . . .


Melissa C. Hillier, OD, FOVDRFellow College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Dr. Melissa C. Hillier has been in private practice in the San Diego area since 1983. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University where she graduated with honors. Her doctoral thesis was “Testing Techniques to Evaluate Infant Vision.” Dr. Hillier became an associate practitioner at the San Diego Center for Vision Care in 1988. Currently, she shares ownership of the San Diego Center for Vision Care with her husband, Dr. Carl G. Hillier. Dr. Hillier is involved in both general patient care and vision therapy evaluations. Dr. Melissa Hillier has been active in the professional optometric community. She is a member of the San Diego County Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association, the American Optometric . . .


Justin Matsuura, OD, FOVDR

Dr. Justin S. Matsuura graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. During his undergraduate work, Dr. Matsuura was a member of UCI’s pre-optometry club and volunteered at local private practices during his spare time. Dr. Matsuura received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. His clinical externships were completed at the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health in Anaheim, University Eye Center Los Angeles, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, AZ, and the San Diego Center for Vision Care. . .

Patient StoriesLife’s New Beginnings

Mr. and Mrs. Chaoui-Gasco

We are writing this letter to express the gratitude we feel for all you have done to our daughter Laetitia. Laetitia, 7 year old, has been having strabismus problems since she was a baby (accommodative esotropia with farsightedness and astigmatism). When she was 18 months old, she had surgery to fix her convergence excess. After the surgery, her eyes looked straight with still a small remaining inward angle. But several months later, she developed a dissociated vertical deviation on both eyes... Read more

Kurt & Tenley Gritts

Wow!! We’re finding it hard to put into words the gratitude we feel for what you have done to help our daughter Kaitlyn. Thirty weeks ago life was very frustrating for our family as we spent hours each day trying to get Kaitlyn to sit down and finish her homework, trying to understand why she would not want to learn new skills, trying to control her emotional outbursts and temper tantrums, trying to find new ways for her to somehow enjoy reading rather than dread reading… Read more

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Upcoming events and news
Presented by Carl G. Hillier, OD FCOVD
  • “The Visual Complications After Traumatic Brain Injury”
  • Treatment for the Visual Problems Following Brain Injury”
April 7th and 8th, 2017
Presented by Carl G. Hillier, OD FCOVD

“Eyesight to Insight: The Visual and Vestibular Foundations to Child Development”

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