Meet the Doctor:
Dr. María Gutiérrez is originally from Colombia, but has made Columbus, Georgia, her home since 2007. She earned her optometry degree from Santo Tomas University in Colombia. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon, which has a world renowned optometry program.
Dr. Gutiérrez cares about the general health of her patients and since her early years in optometry school, she has dedicated her career to serving the public and caring for each of her patients. She is passionate about her profession and always strives to ensure that people get the best possible care.
Dr. Gutiérrez works closely with the military, having previously worked in a VA setting as well as working on Fort Benning. When establishing her own practice, Dr. Gutiérrez ensured that she would be able to help as many veterans and their families as possible by accepting Tricare®. She is committed to being able to serve our military community.
Dr. Gutiérrez has worked in underserved areas both in Colombia and the U.S. She established a practice that is inclusive, so she is able to serve patients from different age groups; treat different health conditions; and can accept private patients as well as patients with many different insurance companies to better serve the Columbus community. She is also bilingual.
Dr. Gutiérrez specializes in general optometry and soft contact lenses fitting. She believes in a comprehensive eye exam and strives to make sure her patients have great vision as well as complete eye health. Her eye examinations are extremely thorough and she takes the time to explain her findings so that you understand how to maintain long-term eye fitness.
Dr. Gutiérrez enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring Columbus with her two sons, Andres Gabriel and Juan Sebastian, and her husband Andres.
Our mission is to provide the community of Columbus, GA, with the best eye healthcare possible, in a safe, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. We strive to both protect and maintain your vision, as an important part of your health and quality of life. Dr. Gutierrez and our staff are committed to promoting patient understanding and education about their eye health, which is why we offer the most comprehensive eye health evaluations. We also offer a vast selection of the highest-quality eye care products.
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Eye exams for children are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems.* Early identification of a child's vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and just before they enter the first grade — at about age 5 or 6.
*Vision impairment occurs in 5 to 10 percent of all pre-school age children, according to the May 2004 issue of Annals of Family Medicine; The American Optometric Association (AOA) says 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems.
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