Dr. Courtney Cape, a San Diego native, graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She continued her studies at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree. She has always been very passionate about educating patients and caring for ocular disease, resulting in being awarded the Ocular Disease Scholarship while at UC Berkeley. During her ocular rotations, she worked in a diverse number of settings, including the Lighthouse Center for the Blind, Eastmont and Hayward low-income health clinics, and the UC Berkeley Binocular Vision Clinic and Refractive Surgery Center.
She completed a residency at VA Palo Alto where she gained further training in assessing various diseases, including glaucoma and macular degeneration. Here, she also received referrals from a corneal specialist to fit specialty contact lenses for those with corneal diseases, such as keratoconus and severe dry eye, as well as those with corneal transplants. She also evaluated and provided low vision care for the veterans with advanced ocular disease at the VA Blind Rehabilitation Center in Menlo Park, CA.
Courtney is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association and the San Diego Optometric Society. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, being involved with her local church, and enjoying all the beauty that San Diego has to offer.