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Our Doctors

  • Raymond F. Pedersen, O.D.
  • Thomas F. Norman Jr., O.D.
  • Kay Dombkowski, O.D.
  • Stella Levin, O.D.
Dr. RaymondPedersen

Dr. RaymondPedersen received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He taught Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and General Biology at Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois and two community colleges in Seattle for 7 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and received membership in Beta Sigma Kappa as an Honor Student in 1985. Dr. Pedersen taught one day a week as a Clinical Instructor for five years at the UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic. He purchased his practice in 1987 from Dr. Gilbert S. Tom and incorporated Dr. John Austin’s practice in 1998.In surveys by the Argus Newspaper, Dr. Pedersen was voted “Best Optometrist” in the Fremont, Newark, and Union City area four years in a row. In the past years he has also served on the Board of the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society and the Niles Rotary Board.

In the past he was very active in playing softball, snow skiing, and water sports, but lately his main leisure activities have been international travel and gardening!



Dr. Thomas Norman

Dr. Thomas Norman is a graduate of University Of California, Berkeley where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biophysics. He also earned his Doctor of Optometry from U.C. Berkeley. He worked as a teaching assistant in ophthalmic optics at the School Of Optometry while attending.

Tom is a native San Franciscan who has practiced optometry for 26 years in the Bay area. His interests include piano, metal sculpture and rollercoasters. He has a long past history with water skiing and a short history with boxing and skydiving. Tom is a tool enthusiast who enjoys anything from car repair and welding to building a fence.






Dr. Kay Dombkowski

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Kay Dombkowski earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis at the top of her graduating class, earning her the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa International Honors Society Silver Medal and multiple scholarships. Kay completed rotations at the Kansas City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, to list a few. Kay has worked with the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International group, donating her skills to provide comprehensive ophthalmic care for thousands of impoverished people in El Salvador. On numerous occasions, she has been invited to speak locally to groups about Parkinson’s disease and its impact on the eyes. Kay brings over a decade of refractive surgery co-management experience to the office and is certified in corneal refractive therapy..

In her free time Kay enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She looks forward to personally guiding you through all of your visual options and satisfying all of your family’s visual needs.




Dr. Stella Levin

Dr. Stella Levin†has graduated from San Francisco State University with two Bachelor degrees, in physiology and psychology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2003. As an optometry student, Dr. Levin participated in school vision screenings and delivered free eye care to the underprivileged communities. She completed externships at San Francisco and Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Centers where she received valuable clinical training in diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, inflammation, trauma, retinopathy, and cataracts.

Upon graduation, she gained unique exposure by teaching optometry interns while working at La Clinica De La Raza in Oakland and also enhanced clinical Spanish. Throughout her clinical career, she has been providing family eye care in both large and small/private practice settings.

California State licensed and board certified in treatment of glaucoma and the use of ocular pharmaceutical agents, Dr. Levinís training and experience allows her to diagnose, treat, and manage or co-manage variety of eye conditions.†Her interests in optometry include primary care, contact lenses, low vision and pathology. She is certified in Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (Ortho-K) and is a member of COLA network for Refractive surgeries.

Dr. Levin has been living in the city of Fremont for the past 15 years and is happy to provide vision care in her local community. She speaks fluent Russian, English and clinical Spanish.

In her spare time, Dr. Levin spends her time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys reading historical fiction books, playing with her cats, traveling, skiing, and watching movies.

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