BY NATALIE WINTERS
As a leader of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Turlock, Generations Optometry says it all in their name.
Ruth Bonander, OD and Joyce Ibanez, OD are a mother-daughter combo in their joint practice of family optometry.
Generations Family Optometry has only been in business since 2013, but the family has served Turlock and the surrounding areas for over 30 years as Bonander Optometry in another Turlock location.
Ibanez graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a BS in biology, and then pursued optometry at Southern California College of Optometry before partnering with her mother, who graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois and pursued optometry at Illinois College of Optometry.
“The reason why we named it Generations is not only because of my mom and I’s relationship, but also because we love seeing the generations of patients and families that we serve,” said Ibanez.
Born and raised in Turlock, Ibanez said she and her mother understand and enjoy serving the community.
“When my mom opened her business she was serving patients that are now grandparents,” she said. “Seeing the generations of families grow over the years is fun for us.”
Generations Family Optometry has experienced doctors and staff that offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions and problems.
“We cover pretty much everything that has to do with the eyes,” said Ibanez. “From eye inspections to comprehensive eye exams or the treatment of retinal diseases—if something is outside of our range of expertise, we refer our patients to an ophthalmologist.”
With the mission to provide the best eye care services possible, Ibanez and Bonander use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available.
“Being a family-owned business, especially a mother-daughter team, is rare,” said Ibanez. “We care about health and providing excellent service—and our staff is amazing.”
The three staff employees combine a total of 30 years with Bonander and now Ibanez.
“We are all very much a family in the office, and we’re proud to serve the families in Turlock as well,” said Ibanez.
Generations Family Optometry is a member of Vision Source—a premier network of optometrists. Because of this, they offer a blog of tips and tricks to keep your eyes healthy along with other posts on their website at GenerationsOptometry.com.
For more information, contact Generations Family Optometry at 667-1213.