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. Emily Wright, Dr. Rand Siekert, and Dr. Gabriel Zelaya.
We congratulate Dr. Jonathon Gross on his recent retirement from Tucson Eye Care! Our other doctors are available and eager to provide Dr. Gross’ patients with the same quality and compassionate care they have always received from Dr. Gross. If you are a patient of Dr. Gross and are in need of eye care, please call us today and we will set you up with one of our other ophthalmologists.
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.
- Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Surgery
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Gabriel Zelaya
Gabriel Zelaya, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2021 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Physiology, with a double minor in biochemistry and psychology, from the University of Arizona. Dr. Zelaya received extensive training at the Lexington VA Medical Center specializing in treating and managing various ocular diseases, including macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Dr. Zelaya also trained at a surgical center in Denver which specialized in managing pre- and post-operative care for refractive and cataract surgeries.
In his time away from the office, Dr. Zelaya loves spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys cooking, golfing and watching all sports events for the University of Arizona.
Tucson Eye Care
4709 E Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Camp Lowell Surgery Center
4620 E Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
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