Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Visualeyes Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Pleasanton.
Susan Kim O.D., FCOVD
Dr. Kim received her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York, and her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of California at Davis. She is a Developmental Optometrist and an active member of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development and emphasizes in Children’s Vision. Dr. Kim also provides care to the Autistic Community and is part of the network of providers of the Infantsee program. Dr. Kim examines children as young as 6 months of age. She is board certified in Vision Therapy and Visual Rehabilitation (FCOVD), as well as TPA certified and trained for Therapeutic Management of Ocular Diseases.
Through Vision Therapy, Dr. Kim has improved the quality of life of many patients with visual dysfunctions such as tracking and focusing issues which can often lead to academic problems in reading and comprehension.
Edward Laubach O.D.
Dr. Laubach received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry and his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the California State University at Fullerton. He is an expert in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), having worked with patients of all ages, particularly children. Dr. Laubach is also TPA certified and thoroughly trained for Therapeutic Management of Ocular Diseases.
Dr. Laubach moved to Northern California to open up his practice, Edward A. Laubach, OD & Associates in Milpitas in 1994. He served on the doctor advisory panel for National Vision for ten years and he was one of the four members of the Quality Assurance Committee. He also served as the media spokesperson for National Vision.
Jennifer H. Fisher O.D., FAAO
Dr. Fisher received both her Doctorate of Optometry and Bachelor’s in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley with honors. She completed a residency in Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Fisher has worked extensively with school-aged children in the diagnosis and management of functional eye conditions such as Strabismus and Convergence Insufficiency.
Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She has actively spent her time outside of work, volunteering to provide vision screening in the community, and worked in Belize, giving eye exams to the underprivileged with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH).
Ece Turhal, O.D.
Dr. Ece Turhal (pronounced AJ Ter-hall) was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey before moving to Pleasanton, California for middle and high school. She received a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis before starting optometry school at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. Turhal has had extensive optometric training at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Fresno, California and Miami, Florida. She has also received training at Kaiser Point West in Sacramento, California fitting patients in specialty contact lenses and managing severe dry eye cases.
She is glaucoma certified and is comfortable managing eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eyes, and diabetic retinopathy. She enjoys helping people of all ages see better with glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Turhal is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and Alameda Contra-Costa County Optometric Society. She received a patent during optometry school for an optical inventory management system. Further, she received numerous awards amongst her peers at UC Berkeley including the COVD Binocular Vision Award for her excellence in managing binocular vision conditions in adults and children through vision therapy.
She enjoys playing with her beagle, traveling to new places near and far, photography, playing StarCraft, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to serving the Pleasanton community and enhancing the quality of vision and life of each of her patients.
Commitment to Vision Excellence
Visualeyes Optometry was founded in October 2003 when Edward Laubach, O.D. joined forces with his wife, Susan Kim, O.D., FCOVD. Their mission is to correct all your visual needs, providing the highest quality of life for you and your family in the years to come. They strive to provide you with the best overall service while using state of the art equipment creating an educational, safe, and friendly atmosphere.
The proud parents of two teenage boys, the doctors have integrated a dedication to family and community. Dr. Laubach is an active leader of the Boy Scouts program. After serving as Cubmaster for 3 years and Assistant Scoutmaster for 3 years, he currently serves as the Troop Committee Chair. Dr. Laubach enjoys baseball, photography, hiking, camping and spending time with his family & two dogs. Dr. Kim has made various Optometric missions to third world countries including Mexico, Guatemala and Albania. Her last volunteer mission was in January 2010 to Hopelchen, Mexico with the Lion’s Club. The Dominican Republic will be her next volunteer mission in 2016. In her spare time she likes to cook, travel, and spend time with her family.
The doctors have done several volunteer efforts for the community, including various vision screenings for the Lions Club and local schools.