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About Us

Family Tree Eye Care

Eye Exam

Our focus is on you and your family. We strive to:

  • Provide care

  • Problem solve

  • Prevent disease

  • Preserve vision

  • Protect eyes

  • Promote eye wear

We aim for excellence in eye care for every age. We want to know and love individuals and families and care for them as we would our own family members. We offer services, merchandise, and eye wear that cater to that purpose.

Helping you to see what matters

Dr. Alma Yamamoto, O.D.

Dr. Yamamoto is originally from Hawaii, but has lived in the East Valley most of his life. He is a Mesa High School Jackrabbit and an Arizona State University Sun Devil. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, he received his doctorate degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He trained in various communities and settings including intercity Chicago clinics, Veteran's Affairs in Daytona Beach, Florida and two well known ophthalmology practices in Arizona. 


Dr. Yamamoto is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arizona Optometric Association.

Dr. Yamamoto provides comprehensive eye exams for prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses as well as eye exams tailored for consultation and management of conditions like diabetes, dry eyes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and keratoconus.

Outside of caring for his patients, Dr. Yamamoto enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid football fan and self proclaimed foodie.

Christina R.

Christina's roots started in California. She moved to the valley at age fifteen and has made Gilbert her home. She had an opportunity at a young age to work in the field of optometry and fell in love with it and after 20 years in the industry that feeling hasn’t changed for her. She's done everything from the front office to the back office, but really enjoys interacting with patients, especially kids. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to address patient's needs.


When she's not in the office, Christina is usually busy cooking or baking and building on her "foodie" repertoire. She also loves spending time with her family and friends which include her three pups. "

Ana L.

Ana was born in Chihuahua, Mexico but has lived in Arizona her whole life. She began her career in the medical field as a back office specialist in Billing and Coding. She also spent time working as a medical assistant but found her true passion in working with patients as an optician. After more than 15 years in the industry her experience and knowledge will help you understand all your options and find the perfect pair of glasses.

Ana loves math and numbers but when she's not in the office she can be found on the dance floor, the movie theater, or at home spending time with her family.

Kim N.

Kim emigrated with her family from Vietnam to the US when she was twelve. Prior to relocating to Gilbert, she was an optician for seven years in San Jose, CA. Family is her priority as she spent the last six years solely dedicated to taking care of her young family. Kim joined the Family Tree team in 2021 to continue her passion in caring for and assisting patients. Kim is ready to help you choose your favorite frames and tailor a visual experience to meet your personal needs and preferences.


Kim is fluent in Vietnamese.  During her free time, Kim enjoys cooking for her family and spending quality time outdoors with her husband and two kids.

Kora P.

Kora was born and raised in Arizona. She grew up on 16 acres on the outskirts of the valley surrounded by family. Growing up she was fascinated with two things; art and health care, particularly dental care. After finishing high school she studied and trained to be come a dental assistant while also taking night classes at an art institute. She eventually became the art instructor. After 6 years she decided to try something new. She joined the Red Cross and learned phlebotomy. Kora joined Family Tree in 2022 has just started her journey in optometry and is loving every minute.

When she’s not in the office she can be found spending time with her husband and family. She loves art and the outdoors. Specifically hiking, biking, fishing and painting.  

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"Dr. Yamamoto is AMAZING! My kids and I have been going to him for years. He is so patient with my kiddos. He really does care for his patients. We won’t go to anyone else. We highly recommend him."

Linda L, AZ

"My experience with Dr. Yamamoto has always been excellent. His calm demeanor instantly made me feel comfortable, and he has always treated me like I’m the only patient he has - no rushing and always takes a few extra minutes to explain everything and show me pictures. He’s always fully explained all of my options and choices, not pushing me into an expensive decision I don’t really need. He truly does just make you feel like he’s an old friend of yours! He’s entirely worth my drive from central Phoenix."

Ally,  AZ

"Dr. Yamamoto has been my optometrist for many years. At one point I had an aberration in the vision of my right eye and he got me in right away to see what the cause of my problem was. He properly diagnosed it as a problem with my retina and he immediately got me lined up with a surgeon. Between the two of them they saved the vision in my eye. Besides being extremely competent, he is one of the friendliest people I know. He always makes me feel welcome and that he really cares about me and my needs. I recommend Dr. Y to anyone seeking a truly professional, gifted optometrist who is also a genuinely nice person."

Barry H,  AZ

"Dr. Yamamoto is the best optometrist. The exam was quick yet thorough and he answered all the questions I had for him. I even had to take one of my young children to him and Dr. Yamamoto was very patient while doing the exam."

Danica C, AZ

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