MEET THE IRIS EYE CARE TEAM
We are proud of the team that we have collected to help you at Iris Eye Center. It is comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians, all of whom are highly trained and skilled vision experts
Learn more about the specialized training and skills our practitioners hold.
Ophthalmologist: A medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training, and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and surgery. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders.
Optometrist: An eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems, and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some optometrists also provide low-vision care and vision therapy.
Opticians: Technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction.
Barbara DeVane, D.O.
Dr. DeVane is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over 15 years' experience diagnosing and treating patients with medical ophthalmic complaints. She has a special interest in facial aesthetics, including Botox and Fillers. Dr. DeVane grew up in North Canton, OH and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH. She then attended Medical School at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, where she received her medical degree. She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH where she was named Chief Ophthalmology Resident. She moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Her hobbies include tennis, travel, watching sporting activities, and crafts.
Jahangir Sadeghi M.D.
Dr. Jahangir Sadeghi has been in practice for over two decades, seeing a wide variety of patients. Dr. Sadeghi comes to our office while practicing in Marin County for over fourteen years. After finishing his residency in Hershey, PA, and completing a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, he developed a passion for treating patients with eye problems. Within our office, Dr. Sadeghi and all providers treat the patients with the same family approach. For direct contact for emergencies only call: (415) 407-4240.
Margaret Kehoe Wotkyns, O.D.
Dr. Margaret Wotkyns was born and raised in Shelby, Ohio. She became nearsighted at an early age. Then, for the first time in years, she was able to see clearly because of the skills of her family optometrist. Her passion for optometry grew from this experience. Dr. Wotkyns attended and graduated from the Ohio State University, School of Optometry. She has been practicing for approximately 30 years. She has practiced in New York City, and has conducted research and marketing in London. Her Bay Area experience has been to work with several well known local ophthalmologists. She enjoys primary eye care practice and contact lens fittings. Dr. Wotkyns has been affiliated with Iris Eye Center for over 10 years. She’s an avid outdoors aficionado. She particularly enjoys riding her bike to work, taking long hikes on many Bay Area trails, and international travel.
Page Allen Yarwood, O.D.
Dr. Yarwood has been practicing optometry in the Oakland area for nearly 40 years, including time as Chief of Optometry at the Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Centers in Oakland and Richmond, CA. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Berkeley School of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is a graduate from University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and earned a Masters Degree in Health Services at St. Mary’s College. He has been a member of California Optometric Association (COA) since 1972. Dr. Yarwood is the past president of the COA for which he is currently politically active at the local, state and federal. In 2006, Dr. Yarwood was named Optometrist of the Year by COA. He is a past president and current Governmental Affairs board director for the Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. Dr. Yarwood served on the California State Board of Optometry for two and-a-half years as a health professional, and for a portion of his term in the position of Vice President.
In addition to his role in optometry, Dr. Yarwood is a very active member of the community. He has been an art docent for the Museum of California, Oakland since 2000. Dr. Yarwood was also a tour director for the Oakland Architectural Heritage Alliance, and currently sits on the board of Jeppson Vision Quest, a non-profit foundation for the ophthalmic care of the economically challenged. Dr. Yarwood currently resides in Oakland and is currently semi-retired. He still treats patients on a once-a-month appointment-only basis. Please contact us to schedule your Wednesday appointment with Dr. Yarwood!
Balvinder (Bal) Bamrah
Bal is our resident Optician and Office Manager in Oakland. She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. She was educated in London and migrated to the US 20 years ago. She has been managing Iris Eye Center for over 19 years. If you find it difficult to find frames that look great on you, ask Bal. She’s an expert at choosing just the right shape and color that will flatter you and accommodate your prescription. Bal is dedicated to customer service, focused on the best care for our patients.