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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Advanced Eyecare Associates a proud provider of vision care products and services in Los Banos.

Trajan J. Soares, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Soares was raised in Los Banos & attended O.L.F. Grade School & Los Banos High School. In 1986, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis. In 1990, Dr. Soares received his Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon State. His training emphasized Comprehensive Family Eyecare. He then completed a residency at the Seattle & American Lake VA hospitals. There he specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, & macular degeneration. In 1991, upon completion of his post-graduate training, Dr. Soares returned to his hometown & founded Advanced Eyecare Associates.

Dr. Soares is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the California Optometric Association (COA), the Central California Optometric Society (CCOS), & the California Optometric Laser Association (COLA). He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.) for over 10 years.

Dr. Soares feels civic involvement is very important & over the years he has served on many local & state committees & boards such as the Our Lady of Fatima Advisory Board, the Los Banos Sportsman Board of Directors, & a Charter Board of Director for the New Bethany Foundation.

Dr. Soares has two wonderful children & together they enjoy many outdoor activities such as,  skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, music, sports, & BBQing!

Dr. Joyce Ibanez

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Joyce Ibanez to our team! Dr. Ibanez was born & raised in Turlock CA where she continues to reside with her husband. She also practices Optometry in Turlock along side her mother Dr. Ruth Bonander. Dr. Ibanez graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2007. She then continued her Optometric education at Southern California College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate in 2013. As a new graduate Dr. Ibanez is glaucoma certified & has up to date knowledge on the management & treatment of ocular disease. She also enjoys Pediatric Optometry and looks forward to helping her patients with all of their Optometric needs!