Cindy E. Pouw, OD, FAAO

Dr. Cindy Pouw


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As a therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Pouw strongly believes in providing the best care possible for her patients through comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and the diagnosis and treatment of various eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. As an InfantSEE provider, she is committed to ensuring that eye and vision care become an essential part of infant wellness in order to set a solid foundation for life.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and is a certified yoga instructor. Her and her husband have a newborn baby boy and a six year old German shorthaired pointer named Bailey.
Originally from Texas, they love spending time together outdoors and exploring new places (and tasting new foods!).

Dr. Pouw is excited to serve the Palo Alto community and is looking forward to providing personalized care for you and your family!

• Optometry school: University of Houston College of Optometry – Gold Key Honor Society, Student Volunteer Optometric Services to humanity (SVOSH)
• Undergraduate: University of Houston – BS biology, minor psychology, summa cum laude
• Affiliations: InfantSEE, Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, California Optometric Association, Santa Clara County Optometric Society
• Research Interests: Pediatric care, glaucoma management, dry eye treatment

Eye Exams available by an Independent Doctor of Optometry, conveniently located inside Site for Sore Eyes.