Dr. Jacobi-Garcia graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry. Then she pursued a Master's degree from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in Biology with a focus in Molecular Genetics. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Jacobi-Garcia has worked in private practice optometry in the past as well as in an Ophthalmology surgical practice. Dr. Jacobi-Garcia has been serving Santo Domingo in the Eye Clinic since 2016. Outside of clinic, Dr. Jacobi-Garcia enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and taking care of her animals.
Dr. Onofrey is a 1982 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and residency at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center. He also has degrees in chemistry and Pharmacy. He retired from the Lovelace Medical Center Eye Dept after 25 years where he served as the Chief of Optometry and Vice-chairman of eye services.
Most recently he retired from the University of Houston where he served for 10 years as a Clinical professor, responsible for Pharmacology programs, attending physician on the Ocular Disease Service and the Exec. Director of continuing education programs and Primary care Residency Director.
Currently he works part time with the Kewa Pubelo Community Clinic near Santa Fe,NM.
His special interests include lectures in general and ocular pharmacology and clinical drug research.
Dr. Onofrey is a frequent contributor to ophthalmic literature. He is the current editor of "Clinical Optometric Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the author of “The Ocular Therapeutics Handbook-A Clinical Manual”,which just released its 4th edition.
He also serves as a contributing editor to “Primary Care Optometry News". He is an internationally recognized lecturer on the management of ocular disease and the use of pharmaceutical agents.
Dr. Gada was one of a few students fast-tracked into Optometry after her third year of undergraduate study in Clinical Research Management at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with high honors from the University of Missouri―St. Louis College of Optometry in 2019. Dr. Gada is originally from Ukraine and has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years, working as a health professional in various capacities. She enjoys keeping up with the latest advances and current research in Optometry and is passionate about making sure patients are well taken care of and educated about their eyes. Her downtime activities include watching others do home improvement projects (after building her own home), reading, gardening, and cooking.