Doctor & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Giannotti Vision Care a proud provider of vision care products and services in Scotts Valley.
Dr. Tony Giannotti grew up in Menlo Park and earned his B.S degree from U.C. Davis in 1975. He graduated from the School of Optometry at U.C. Berkeley in 1979. He received his Theraputic Pharmaceutical Agent Certification in 1994, and his Glaucoma Certification In 2011. He has been practicing in Scotts Valley for over thirty five years.
Areas of special interest include Ocular Surface Disease (Allergies and Dry Eye Syndrome), Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and Glaucoma, in addition to childrens vision, computer vision solutions, geriatric eyecare and specialty contact lenses. Refractive surgery consultations are an important part of the practice, where candidates are screened to determine which surgical vision correcting procedure is appropriate, and to coordinate pre- and post-op care. All contact lenses are available, including lenses for astigmatism, bifocal contacts, custom gas permeable lenses and specialty tinted sports lenses.
Advanced instrumentation has always been an integral part of the office, and the latest additions include corneal topography (a detailed map of the cornea), pachymetry (measuring the thickness of the cornea), digital retinal photography (a detailed digital image of the inside of the eye), the Optomap Retinal Exam (ultra widefield images of the retina without dilation), Ocular Coherence Tomography (high resolution imaging of the layers of the retina) and Macular Pigment Density testing to ascess the risk of developing macular degeneration.
Dr. G is especially proud of the “green build out” of the new office. Recycled and sustainable materials were used wherever possible, including cork, marmoleum and seagrass flooring. Carpet tiles and entry way flooring are made of recycled materials as is the paperstone countertop of the reception desk. Over 50% of the construction waste was recycled or salvaged. FSC certified wood was uses for the framing, sustainably grown and harvested. Dual flush toilet, tankless water heaters, along with low flow faucets are used throughout. Ceiling tiles are made of renewable materials, and the existing ceiling insulation was salvaged and reused. Daylighting is used in 65% of the spaces ( 4 solar tubes and a large skylight over the reception desk), and only 67% of the watts per square foot allowed by Title 24 are used.
Dr. Giannotti and his wife, Connie, are the proud parents of two, Vincent and Sasha. He enjoys golf, cycling, fishing, camping and Cal Football.
Peggy is our Practice Administrator, recently celebrating her 11 year anniversary in command. She runs a tight ship, her number one priority is creating a memorable patient experience.
Kelsey is our lead optician . Also our lead contact lens tech, Kelsey is equally adept at assisting in the selection of the perfect eyewear as she is in training any new contact lens wearer.
Amy is our Director of First Impressions, controlling the front office, scheduling and answering your insurance questions.
Jacqueline and Ivy are our Optometric Technicians, making sure patients are comfortable during the initial testing and insuring that Dr. G gets good data before seeing them.
Hillary is our newest Optician, she has a great eye for fashion and recently completed advanced optical and optician training
Sasha is our Covid Compliance Officer, assigned to administer the Covid screening and hand sanitizing of anyone entering the office, insuring all surfaces, frames and instruments are meticulously sanitized, and providing backup in pre-test.