Kuniyoshi Kanai, OD, FAAO

Title
Assistant Clinical Professor

Department
School of Optometry

Email
kunikanai@berkeley.edu

Telephone
(510) 642-2020

Dr. Kuniyoshi Kanai is an optometrist who cares for patients with common refractive issues – such as nearsightedness – that require correction with glasses or contact lenses. He also cares for patients with eye diseases that don’t require surgery. Kanai’s research focuses on early detection of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that is the most common cause of blindness in people of working age. He also studies using internet-based telemedicine to allow diabetes patients in rural areas to access vision screening and minimize their risk of blindness.

Kanai earned his doctor of optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also completed a residency. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Outside of work, Kanai is a car and bicycle enthusiast.

Duties
Director of Residencies, On-Campus Programs
Director, Journal Club, Berkeley Optometry

Additional Clinics
Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 985-5020

Dr. Kanai is also affiliated with the Alameda County Medical Center, Highland and Eastmont clinics.

Conditions & Treatments
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Astigmatism
Blepharitis
Blocked Tear Duct
Conjunctivitis
Diabetic Eye Disease
Dry Eye Syndrome
Glaucoma
Hyperopia
Myopia
Optic Neuropathy
Uveitis

Education
UC Berkeley School of Optometry 2007

Residencies
UC Berkeley School of Optometry 2008

Teaching
Optometry 230. Graduate General Clinical Practice

Instructor

Optometry 430. Optometry Clinics
General optometric practice for OD Residents, including optometric examination, dispensing, consultation, and subsequent vision care of patients, performed independently by graduate student clinicians.

Optometry 435. Advanced Procedures in Ocular Disease Diagnosis
Examination of patients in a primary care setting, prescribing of optometric therapy, management of emergency procedures, and vision screenings of children and adults.

Optometry 440. Advanced Optometry Clinic
Examination of patients in a primary care setting, prescribing of optometric therapy, management of emergency procedures, and vision screenings of children and adults.

Professional Activities
Retinal image consultant for EyePACS (Eye Picture Archive Communication System)
Journal Reviewer, California Optometry magazine