Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Need To See An Eye Doctor Near You?
Our physicians take pride in serving their neighbors in San Jose. They take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our San Jose Eye Doctors:
Dr. John Sullivan is an expert ophthalmologist and experienced surgeon with experience in cataract, reconstructive, cosmetic and plastic surgeries. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award.
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A native of Santa Rosa, California, Dr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1960 and completed his medical degree at Georgetown University. After internship at Ohio State University, he served two years as a flight surgeon in the US Army Medical Corps. Following a year in family practice, Dr. Sullivan specialized in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. His first postgraduate fellowship was done at St. John's Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. He was then awarded a Senior Fulbright scholarship for an additional year study at Melbourne University in Australia. Another year of fellowship study was spent in oculoplastic surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Crowell Beard in association with the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Sullivan joined the Eye Medical Clinic of Santa Clara Valley in 1973. He holds a Clinical Professor faculty appointment at UCSF where he shares teaching responsibilities for training residents and oculoplastic fellows.
- Clinical Professor: Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
- Volunteer Clinical Faculty: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Medical Association
- California Medical Association
- Santa Clara County Medical Association
- O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA
He has authored more than two dozen publications in journals and textbooks and is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. He also serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. For more than ten years, Dr. Sullivan has been named by his peers in Woodward & White's survey as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and is listed by San Jose Magazine as one of the "Top Doctors." He is past president of Prevent Blindness Northern California, the Fredrick C. Cordes Eye Society and the Peninsula Eye Society. Dr. Sullivan practices general ophthalmology on patients of all ages. He has a busy cataract practice utilizing the latest techniques of sutureless microsurgery and multifocal implants as well as his special interest in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a Medicare participating physician.
Dr. Deanne specializes in fitting specialty designed contact lenses including contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, eye trauma, corneal transplants, and irregular corneas. She also specializes in cosmetic and multifocal contact lenses.
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Dr. Deane earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 1991. Her optometric internship rotations included the Wade Park Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland and the Contact Lens Research Clinic at Indiana University.
She served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps where, while stationed at Pearl Harbor, she met and married her husband. In 1995 she joined the Eye Medical Clinic, but after two years relocated with her family to Austin Texas where she built a thriving optometric practice. Upon returning to San Jose she rejoined the Clinic in 2004.
While in training Dr. Deane developed a strong interest in contact lenses and published a paper on complications associated with contact lens wear. She is an expert in fitting specialty designed contact lenses for patients with the most challenging medical problems such as keratoconus, trauma, corneal transplants, and irregular corneas. Cosmetic and mulitfocal contacts are an important part of her practice and she is also certified to fit the Paragon’s CRT lens for Corneal Refractive Therapy. In addition to contact lens fitting Dr. Deane provides comprehensive eye examinations and is licensed to diagnose and treat primary care eye conditions.
Dr. Deane continually strives to update her knowledge in optometric care, and the latest technology in contact lens materials and designs. She is particularly excited about the options now available with the newer, more permeable contact lens materials and the various improved versions of bifocal/multifocal contact lens designs.
Dr. Deane especially enjoys working with patients and finds it most rewarding in helping them achieve their optimal vision. She lives in San Jose with her husband Tim and their two young children.