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Kuniyoshi (Kuni) Kanai


Devoted educator and clinician, car and bicycle enthusiast

  • (510) 985-5200
  • (510) 985-5200

Dr. Kuniyoshi Kanai, who goes by Kuni, is an optometrist who cares for patients with nearsightedness and other common refractive issues that can be corrected 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 can lead to blindness. He also studies using internet-based telemedicine to increase access to vision screening and minimize the risk of blindness for patients with diabetes who live in rural areas.

Kanai earned his doctor of optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, where he also completed a residency in primary care.

Kanai is an associate clinical professor and director of the residency program at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. At regional and international conferences, he lectures on how systemic diseases can affect the eyes. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Outside of work, Kanai is a happy husband and father of two active kids. He enjoys pushing his car to its limit on the racing circuits and himself on his bicycle with hill climbing.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley School of Optometry, 2007

  • Residencies

    UC Berkeley School of Optometry, 2008

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