Meet Our Doctors

Our ophthalmologists are specially trained in the clinical care and surgical procedures for cataracts, glaucoma, and dry eye disease. Collectively, our eye surgeons have performed over 40,000 cataract procedures and 3,000 glaucoma surgeries. Tucson Eye Care is committed to integrating the latest technology into our practice to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art eye care to our patients. Our ophthalmologists are: Dr. Laurence Kaye, Dr. Robert Snyder, Dr. Jonathon Gross, Dr. Emily Wright, Dr. Sara Frye, and Dr. Rand Siekert.
Dr. Laurence Kaye
Selected The Best Doctors in America

Dr. Laurence Kaye

Dr. Laurence Kaye specializes in glaucoma and refractive cataract surgery. He has provided care in Tucson since 1996. Dr. Kaye is currently an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Kaye was awarded “The Best Doctors in America” by his peers every year since 2008. He has an interest in third world cataract surgery and has been involved in trips to Peru and Mexico to perform cataract surgery. Dr. Laurence Kaye is married, has three children, and enjoys an active outdoor life. He is committed to his private practice, Tucson Eye Care, where he provides state of the art care in a personalized, professional environment.
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Areas of Expertise
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
Highlights
  • Awarded “The Best Doctors in America” every year by his peers from 2008 to present.
  • Glaucoma fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Glaucoma preceptorship, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
  • Ophthalmology residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Directorship of Ophthalmology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Big Springs, Texas
  • Board certified in the top 5% of ophthalmic graduates in the United States
  • Pediatric Residency at Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical School at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Robert Snyder
Selected The Best Doctors in America

Dr. Robert Snyder

Dr. Robert Snyder joined Tucson Eye Care in 2015. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained eye surgeon with expertise in modern cataract surgery. Since 1998, Dr. Snyder has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and as one of the “Best Docs” in Tucson, AZ. For his work he has received numerous awards for the prevention of eye diseases. Including the Lions distinguished “Humanitarian of the Year” award from the state of Arizona.
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Active in research, Dr. Snyder has been funded by the NIH, has over 75 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and 2 patents. He is currently a tenured Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona, where he previously served as the Head of their Department of Ophthalmology for 14 years.
 Dr. Jonathon Gross

Dr. Jonathon Gross

Dr. Jonathon Gross specializes in the management of glaucoma, as well as practicing general ophthalmology. He has practiced in Tucson since 2000, and for 9 years previously in New Mexico. He was fellowship-trained in glaucoma at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he also served as chief resident.
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Dr. Gross was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1991, 2001 and 2011. Areas of Expertise
  • Evaluation of glaucoma suspects, ocular hypertension, angle closure glaucoma, and secondary glaucomas
  • Medical management of glaucoma Laser treatment of glaucoma
Career Highlights
  • Glaucoma fellowship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Ophthalmology residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society member, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, San Francisco State University
Dr. Emily Wright

Dr. Emily Wright

Dr. Emily Wright joins Tucson Eye Care as a glaucoma fellowship-trained, anterior segment surgeon. She specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, and cataract surgery. An east-coast native, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, where she played varsity basketball for four years.
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Dr. Wright obtained her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA. Her strong clinical and surgical foundation was established during her residency training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. She then went on to complete a glaucoma fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Sara Frye

Dr. Sara Frye

Dr. Sara Frye (Gaib) joined Tucson Eye Care after serving on faculty at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for five years, where she earned the rank of Associate Professor. During her time at MWU, she was involved in patient care, teaching and clinical research. Dr. Frye obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada, after growing up in France. Her Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree is from Nova Southeastern University, where she received the Florida Optometric Association Presidential Award upon graduation in 2009.
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Dr. Frye went on to complete a post-doctoral residency at UC Berkeley. She has a demonstrated passion for lifelong learning, recently finishing her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Frye is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She has held various leadership positions, including serving as Vice President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. At Tucson Eye Care, she works with surgeons in providing individualized care for patients before and after their eye surgery. She performs diabetic eye exams, in addition to diagnosing and treating a wide range of ocular conditions, from infections to glaucoma. She also runs a specialty dry eye clinic, where she offers customized and contemporary treatments to target conditions such as blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction and ocular surface disease. This includes thermal pulsation (Lipiflow) and microblepharoexfoliation (Blephex). No matter what you see her for, she strives to deliver thorough and compassionate care. Dr. Frye speaks French and is passionate about travel, cooking and fitness. She was married in 2016, so you may remember her as Dr. Gaib.
Dr. Rand Siekert

Dr. Rand Siekert

Dr Rand Siekert joined Tucson Eye Care in January 2020. Prior to this, he was at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona for 23 ½ years as an assistant clinical professor of Ophthalmology. He was involved with patient care, resident teaching and research. From 1991 to 1996 Dr Siekert was clinical faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
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Dr Siekert obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree as well as a bachelor’s degree in vision science from the University of California-Berkeley. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison which was his hometown. Dr. Siekert is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association, served on the board and is a past president of the State Association. He also is a member of the American Optometric Association and has served as a board member and president to the Regional-Great Western Council of Optometry. As part of the Tucson Eye Care team, Dr. Siekert is involved with the diagnosis and management of a range of ocular conditions including diabetes, cataracts, and glaucoma. He assists the surgeons in the pre- and post-operative care of patient’s eye surgery. In his personal time Dr Siekert and his wife Linda enjoy running their Basenji dogs in competitive agility. He also enjoys camping and hiking national and state parks with his college colleagues.

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