Coronado Newspaper Highlights Dr. Avallone

Coronado Newspaper Highlights Dr. Avallone

Coronado Eagle & Journal recently featured an exciting development in the local healthcare community: the arrival of ophthalmologist Dr. Thomas James (T.J.) Avallone at Crown City Eye Center and Island Eye Specialists.

In the article, the Eagle highlighted Dr. Avallone’s impressive background and his new role in Coronado’s healthcare landscape. Dr. Avallone, specializing in Glaucoma, Cataract, Anterior-Segment, and Refractive Surgery, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Island Eye Specialists.

Originating from Louisiana, Dr. Avallone was inspired by his father, an optometrist, to pursue a career in eye care. “At an early age, while working with my father, I saw that quality eye care plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health, ensuring good vision, and improving the quality of life for individuals,” Dr. Avallone shared with Coronado Eagle.

After completing his education at Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Avallone’s path led him to San Diego through his commission with the Navy. His extensive training includes a Transitional Year Internship and an Ophthalmology Residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, capped off with a Glaucoma Fellowship at UCLA’s renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute.

The Coronado Eagle article emphasized Dr. Avallone’s decision to join Crown City Eye Center, influenced by Dr. Bill Bigham’s reputation and their shared Navy background. “Merging our expertise will undoubtedly benefit our community,” Dr. Avallone remarked about his collaboration with Dr. Bigham.

Dr. Avallone’s approach to ophthalmology goes beyond the technical aspects. He values the profound impact he can make on people’s lives by improving their vision. “My favorite part of my career is the profound impact I can make on people’s lives by restoring and improving their vision,” he told the Eagle.

The article also touches on Dr. Avallone’s deep commitment to the community, not just as a physician but as a neighbor and friend. Whether through his professional work or volunteering for humanitarian missions and coaching local sports, he embodies a spirit of service and dedication.

Dr. Avallone expressed his gratitude towards his mentors and his father, who has been a guiding light in his career. As he prepares to start his practice at Crown City Eye Center/Island Eye Specialists, he looks forward to making a significant difference in the community he calls home.

For more insights into Dr. Avallone’s journey and his new role at Crown City Eye Center, read the full article on Coronado Eagle & Journal.