Anna Margarita A Geronimo, OD
Dr. Geronimo grew up in San Francisco. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Davis. She graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry and enjoyed getting to live down south for a few years. After graduating from optometry school, she moved back up to the Bay Area to do a residency program through the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in Primary Care and Rehabilitative Optometry at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Geronimo has a passion for helping the visually-impaired and also works once per week at the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired where she is a low vision specialist. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the Southern California College of Optometry. Being in private practice at Family Focus Optometry since 2001, she has loved watching her patients of all ages grow into different stages of their lives. She is honored that her patients have trusted her to help them achieve their best possible visual function and watch over their ocular health. Outside of work, Dr. Geronimo is part of a philanthropic organization where she and her daughter like to spend time giving back to the community. Her daughter also keeps Dr. Geronimo busy as a "dance mom". Dr. Geronimo also enjoys traveling with her husband, daughter, and sometimes even their dog.
Joanna Leong, OD
Dr. Leong started her formative years in South San Francisco, then later, on the East Bay, in Fremont. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, before graduating from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. She returned to the Bay Area for her Primary Care and Rehabilitative Optometry residency, where she worked alongside Dr. Geronimo. They have been practicing together here in San Leandro since 2001. Seeing low vision rehabilitation happen (as an undergraduate at the Optometry Clinic on campus) is the reason Dr. Leong pursued a career in optometry. She continues to enjoy a part-time position as a low vision specialist for the VA. Dr. Leong encourages healthy vision habits. She enjoys helping people of all ages to see their best, in the most comfortable way possible, while screening for ocular complications from systemic issues. Outside of optometry, she is active in her faith community, and takes joy in keeping up with her two children.
Vanessa Pineda, OD
Dr. Pineda was born in San Francisco and grew up locally in Union City. She completed her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego and later obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She then completed a Primary Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the VA Palo Alto, where she worked alongside Doctors Geronimo and Leong. She has been with Family Focus Optometry since 2007. Dr. Pineda values the team approach to eye care and works with her patients to come up with the best management plan based on their individual needs and concerns. When she is not practicing, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new recipes, crafting, or gardening.