Joan Castañeda
OD OD - Doctor of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

Joan Castañeda
OD OD - Doctor of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

Education

OD
University of California, Berkeley

Residency
Ocular Disease, University of California, Berkeley

About Dr. Castañeda

Dr. Joan Castañeda is an optometrist trained in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, with an interest in primary open-angle glaucoma. During her residency training through UC Berkeley, she provided comprehensive eye care within the campus as well as affiliated community clinics where she received mentorship from retina and glaucoma specialists and examined patients ranging from 14 months to 100 years of age. She also worked at the Refractive Surgery Center, providing LASIK and PRK consultations and participating in pre- and post-operative care.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Castañeda is membership co-director for the local Alameda Contra Costa Optometric Society, where she enjoys participating in organized optometry to advocate for the profession. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, visiting local hiking trails, trying to get the attention of her cat, and indulging in sweets.