Dr. J. Kevin Quaranta (pronounced “Core-on-tuh”) was born in Chicago in 1965. He was raised in Tucson, but attended high school in Palos Hills, Illinois (southwest suburb of Chicago).
His introduction to eye care began in the early 1980’s when he worked as an optician at Montgomery Ward Optical in Orland Park, IL.
Dr. Quaranta received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham Young University in 1992 and his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1996. He completed his training with Dr. Richard Yee at the Hermann Eye Hospital in Houston, Texas and at Luke Air Force Base Hospital in Litchfield Park, Arizona. He practiced at Southwestern Eye Center since 1997, managing patients pre- and post-operatively, monitoring diabetic retinopathy, treating glaucoma (under the tutelage of Dr. John Lewis), and multiple other ocular diseases and visual conditions. He is currently on the clinical staff at Chandler Eye Center, working closely with surgeon, Dr. Bob Davidson in caring for patients with glaucoma and other eye diseases. He has specialized training in the fitting of scleral contact lenses which allows him to treat patients with more advanced corneal disease, for which no other option exists.
He is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American and Arizona Optometric Associations, The Scleral Lens Education Society, and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. His areas of special clinical interest include the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, monitoring diabetic retinopathy, and treating the moderate to severe dry eye patient. He also enjoys helping people obtain and maintain the best vision possible, using glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
Dr. Quaranta’s strengths include his friendly enjoyment of people, his willingness to take the time to understand your expectations and needs, and his years of experience providing intense primary and secondary eye care. For over 19 years he has worked closely with eye surgeons of various specialties, including cataract, cornea, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastics. He enjoys bringing people solutions to eye problems that will bring them the greatest happiness.
Dr. Quaranta and his wife, Tiffany, live in Chandler and have four daughters, three that are married and one in college. They also have a grandson. He enjoys motorcycling, hiking, guitar, scuba diving, and being involved in the local community. Although he is Italian by ancestry, he speaks Spanish and Portuguese due to his years of volunteer work in Brazil and history of working with the Hispanic community in Arizona.