Dr. Ed Angelini
For more than 42 years, Dr. Ed Angelini has been the face of Downtown Vision — and a smiling face at that!
“Eddie” from the Bronx (Etorre if you check his birth certificate) moved to Reno when he was 16. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno for his undergraduate degree and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Angelini returned home to Reno at the age of 26 to begin his practice.
Dr. Angelini treats his patients like family. He has built a practice that feels a bit like a sprawling family reunion. He endearingly calls many patients “kiddo,” a term that humors his more senior patients. This extended family keeps coming back year after year and generation after generation. At one point, Dr. Angelini was seeing five generations of one family. He has had patients ranging in age from 9 months to 102 (years, that is). The patients appreciate the familiarity, the comfort and the friendliness of Downtown Vision.
Over those 42 years, Dr. Angelini has experienced the evolution of eye care. He attends conferences and keeps up with current literature in his field. He has always been on the cutting edge of technology on all levels and has served as an investigator for many contact lens companies. Starting with the front desk, through pretesting and exams, to the optical shop, technology has become paramount. Downtown Vision has also embraced the growth in frame and lens choices, creating one of Reno’s most extensive selections in both products.
In March of 2018, Dr. Angelini retired from the eye care practice he built in Reno. While he will stop by to fill in when other doctors are out, he will no longer be a daily fixture. Dr. Angelini hand selected a team to take over his practice and has complete faith in doctors Cardona, Ogden and Yokoi to do a fine job filling his shoes.
Dr. Angelini is looking forward to the next phase of his life. On his agenda: travel, hiking, visits with his children and grandchildren, many San Francisco Giants and 49er games, and putzing around his yard.
Dr. Angelini wants to thank all of the patients and employees who have been a part of his life for all of these years. And he would like everyone to know he will miss them!