Doctor Mark Tafoya completed his BS and Doctorate of Optometry at University of Houston.  While pursuing his first doctorate, he realized that vitreoretinal surgery was his passion.  He continued his education in his home state of Nebraska at University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he earned his Medical Doctorate in 1995.  He completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Florida and his two-year vitreoretinal fellowship under H Michael Lambert, MD in Houston, Texas.  Doctor Tafoya’s unique combination of Optometric and Ophthalmologic training enables him to completely understand and address your every eye care need.  In 2002, he accepted the vitreoretinal surgeon position at Hawaii Permanente Medical Group where he practiced until opening this office.  In his free time, Doctor Tafoya sits on the board of the American Diabetes Association- Hawaii Chapter. He also enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and traveling.

Admin­is­tra­tor– Tammy Lem earned her BA in Biol­ogy and Chem­istry from Mills Col­lege in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia.  She then obtained her doc­tor­ate in Optom­e­try from Uni­ver­sity of Hous­ton Col­lege of Optom­e­try in 1991.  She and Doc­tor Tafoya have been mar­ried since 1992.  Aside from her posi­tion as Pacific Retina Care’s Admin­is­tra­tor, she spends the rest of her time rais­ing their two chil­dren, Miranda and Jack; vol­un­teer­ing at their school; and serv­ing on their neigh­bor­hood com­mu­nity asso­ci­a­tion board.  She recently caught the surfing bug and tries to do so as often as possible.