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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eye Designs Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in San Rafael.

Dr. Ronald Garcia

Dr. Garcia received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at UC Berkeley in 1985 then returned to Cal and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC School of Optometry in 1991. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and has held board positions with the local Redwood Empire Optometric Society.

He is also licensed to practice full primary care optometry, including prescribing medications for the treatment of eye disease, prescribing glasses, conventional and specialty contact lenses, eye exercises for the treatment of muscular disorders, and consultation & comanagement of laser vision correction.
He brings diverse eye care experience to the office having worked for San Francisco public schools screening their students for visual disorders and through working 8 years with local Marin ophthalmologists. Personally, outside of having fun with his wife Paula and two sons, Derrick & Alec, Dr. Garcia is an avid sports fan of UCB’s Golden Bears, and is a season ticket holder of the SF Giants and SF 49ers. He also enjoys camping, movies, mountain biking, scuba diving, and golf.

Dr. Jeffrey Iwami

Dr. Iwami brings to EyeDesigns Optometry over 15 years of optometric experience in Marin County. He received his BS degree in Psychobiology at UCLA in 1994 and his Doctorate from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 1998. He is licensed to practice full primary care optometry: including prescribing medications, contact lenses, glasses, and vision therapy. He brings comprehensive eye care experience to the office having worked at EyeExam of California for over 10 years and as a visual disorder screener at East Bay public schools.

On a more personal note, Dr. Iwami enjoys swimming, baseball, and spending valuable time with his wife and 2 daughters.

Mr. Linwood Naylor, ABOC

Lin has been with EyeDesigns Optometry for over 19 years. He is an ABO certified optician and a fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry with more than 30 years in the field of eye care. His strengths lie in specialty ophthalmic lens selection, contact lenses and patient care. Outside the office, Lin enjoys Baroque music, maritime history, and spending time with his parents and daughter.

Ms. Candace Irizarry, ABOC

Candace is our office manager at EyeDesigns Optometry.  A true California girl, Candace was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is ABO certified and comes to us with more than 8 years of optical experience. Candace brings increased efficiency to our office, as well as up-to-date knowledge of the industry. In addition, as our eyewear frame buyer, she keeps our in-office brands up-to-date with the current trends of the industry, and ensures we will have great styles for everyone. When not working, Candace enjoys raising her young daughter Khloe, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Amanda Ewing, ABOC

Amanda is the newest member of our team and comes to our office with a background in ophthalmology. As one of our ABO certified opticians, she is a spirited frame stylist, and can help you decide on the best pair of glasses for your features and lifestyle. Originally from the Bay Area, Amanda graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She loves to travel, shop, read novels, keep up with her favorite t.v. shows, and make time to be with her friends and family.