Kuniyoshi Kanai, OD


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.


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

Conditions & Treatments

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma

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UC Berkeley School of Optometry 2007


UC Berkeley School of Optometry 2008

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