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Meet Dr. Contreras

Meet Dr. Contreras

"My father is a retired general surgeon, so I was exposed to the field of medicine at an early age. When I was diagnosed with myopia at 12 years of age, I remember how impressed I was with all the equipment the ophthalmologist had in his office. Still, it wasn't until I was in college that I realized I wanted to be an ophthalmologist. I was fortunate to fulfill my dream of becoming an eye physician after starting my career as an internist.

Because of my training in both internal medicine and ophthalmology, I don't see patients as eye problems; but rather I see patients as persons with medical conditions, one of them being an eye disease. My patients' general health is just as important as their eye health. My experience as an internist helps me to never forget this."

Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Residency: Ophthalmology -- University of California, Irvine, CA
Ophthalmology -- Alton Ochsner Hospital & Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Internal Medicine -- St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center

Medical Degree: David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Member: California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Dr. Contreras enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a physician, and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys biking, tennis, reading, and watching movies with his family.

Schedule an appointment with San Jose ophthalmologist Dr. Claudio Contreras by calling (408) 971-2020 or use our online appointment request form.