About Somerton Eyecare Center

Your vision is important to us.

At Somerton Eyecare Center, we care about your vision and use the best equipment possible to diagnose your eye-related condition. Whether you need a stronger contact prescription, new glasses, or are interested in laser eye treatment, we can help you. We never cut corners and always do what’s best for you and your vision. Your eyes are one of the most important senses. Let us help you care for them.

Our staff is bilingual, highly trained, and family oriented. We have the latest in lens technology; digital lenses, customized to your prescription, offering a wider field of view.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a lasting and trusting relationship for each patient and their families, while improving their quality of life based on their visual demands and needs. You can trust that Somerton Eyecare Center will take care of you.

Jesse V. Dominguez O.D.

Jesse V. Dominguez O.D.

Dr. Dominguez is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry, Class of 2002. Prior to obtaining his Doctor of Optometry degree, he received his Bachelor degrees in Biology and Minor in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Dominguez trained at Barnett Dulaney Eye Center, IHS Winslow, and IHS Sacatan in Arizona. He has enjoyed private practices in Flagstaff, Yuma, and the Phoenix areas including his first office in Anthem. Dr. Dominguez is fluent in Spanish and welcomes each opportunity to get to know his patients and provide quality eyecare.

Born and raised in Flagstaff, Az he knew he would go back and set up practice in his native state. In 2002, he partnered with colleagues to build his first practice “All About Eyes”. Eventually he bought Somerton Eyecare Center that provides bilingual medical eye care in a rural area. He currently practices in this office and specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Specialty Contacts, and Medical Eye Disease. Disease treatments include: Corneal disease, Diabetic eye disease, Glaucoma, Trauma, and Co-Management of surgical care with surgeons he trusts.

Dr. Dominguez is a strong advocate of private practice and serves as the regional leader in Arizona for the Professional Eyecare Associates of America. This organization provides resources to help individuals who practice Optometry independently or as a group. He also serves as an adjunct clinical professor at the Midwestern College of Optometry. He enjoys the ability to share what he has learned thus far in his profession with students who have the same passion for eyecare as he does. His hunger for learning and teaching is seen when he is with his patients. He treats every patient as if they were a member of his family and provides them with the best care possible.

Nancy De La Vara

Nancy De La Vara

ABO & NCLE certified

Nancy is the general manager and a licensed optician. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, receiving her Bachelor degree in Psychology and minor in Biology. Her parents Dr. James L. Thurber and Gloria Thurber were the co founders of Somerton Eyecare Center. She was lucky enough to work with and gain experience and knowledge from them. After both of their passings due to cancer, she continued managing the business. She has over 15 years experience with working in the optometric practice. As co-owner, she has many administrative responsibilities. However, she always enjoys dispensing glasses and helping someone find that perfect frame. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She strives in making each patient’s visit with us a great one, by improving your vision with the latest lens technology.

Emilia Esmeralda

Emilia Esmeralda

Administrative assistant/Claims Specialist

Emilia is our loving Administrative assistant/Claims Specialist. With her high knowledge and over 8 years of experience, Emilia is responsible for assigning the correct insurance and procedural codes to bills. She has been working at Somerton Eye Care Center since 2008 and has loved every year yet. Emilia provides various kinds of administrative support to all of her peers and takes joy out of doing so.

Luz Santiago

Luz Santiago

Optometric Scribe/ Technician

Luz is our Optometric Scribe who is present during the examination with the doctor. Luz performs documentation, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the doctor to deliver and exceed patient care. She also skilled in specialty contacts. She will train patients on how to wear their contacts and will make sure they leave Somerton eye care center satisfied and with a smile on their face.

Isbet Esmeralda

Isbet Esmeralda

Optician

Isbet is our experienced and fun energetic optician. She takes great joy in helping our patients pick out the frame that accentuates their personality. She has been with Somerton Eye Care Center for over 3 years and specializes in individualizing each patients experience.

Nadia Flores

Nadia Flores

Optician

Nadia is our enthusiastic and loveable optician. She loves to come to work everyday and be around her co-workers. Nadia helps patients find the perfect frame for them and loves knowing her patients left our office more than satisfied.

Karla Quintero

Karla Quintero

Optician

Karla is our highly energetic and thriving optician also, the newest member to our team. Karla comes into work ready to add to our family atmosphere. She loves to make sure her patients receive her attention.

Valeria Meza

Valeria Meza

Optometric Technician

Valeria is our optometric technician. She takes much joy in her profession, and loves to interact with patients. She works in a careful fun manner as she confidently guides you through the procedures of your comprehensive examination.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

Optometric Technician

Gabriela is also one of our optometric technicians. She uses her knowledge and great charisma to make sure her patients leave with a smile on their face. She assists with the testing necessary to provide our patients with our best service.

Lourdes Hernandez

Lourdes Hernandez

Patient Service representative

Lourdes is our patient service representative. She has a great attitude and a friendly personality. Lourdes is so knowledgeable with insurances that she will be able to help you understand your benefits. She brings her high energy to work everyday and loves to make her patients feel welcomed.

Alejandra Cervantes

Alejandra Cervantes

Patient Service Representative

‚ÄčAlejandra is our Patient service rep, she always has a smile on her face. Her goal is for our patients to leave satisfied with our services and insure their needs are met. Her friendly personality and positive attitude always encourages a bright day.

Chris Noble

Chris Noble

Lab Technician

Chris is our Lab Technician. His fun easy going attitude always gets the job done. His specialty includes reading, cutting, edging, and tinting your lenses. He can enhance the look of your lenses as well as delivering your glasses in a timely manner.