Eric J. Del Piero, MD

An Award-Winning Ophthalmologist And Monterey Native

Eric J. Del Piero, MD, is a fellowship-trained retina and vitreous specialist and is certified as such by the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Born and raised in Monterey County, Dr. Del Piero obtained a world-class education across America before returning home to treat his neighbors. He has been in private practice as an ophthalmologist in Monterey since July of 1985 and with Monterey County Eye Associates since July of 1998. After more than a decade of stellar ophthalmological care, he won the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award in 1999.

Dr. Del Piero is also a University of California, San Francisco clinical instructor at Natividad Medical Center. He is Past President of the Monterey County Medical Society and served on the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association, representing Monterey, King City, and San Benito Counties. His consistently excellent standard of care led his peers in the Monterey County Medical Society to name him the Monterey County Physician of the year in both 2006 and 2007.

Dr. Eric Del Piero

Dr. Eric Del Piero with patient going through an exam

How Our Ophthalmologist Became Board Certified


Board certification denotes an elevated level of skill, knowledge, and training. Dr. Del Piero earned board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology by completing strict educational requirements, passing a written ophthalmological exam, and passing an in-person evaluation covering patient care and management.

He Has Earned Many Other Awards, Affiliations, & Honors

Dr. Del Piero’s achievements include:

  • California Pacific Vision Foundation Award
  • American Academy of Family Practice Award
  • ​​Monterey County Physician of the Year, 2007
  • LEO Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Board of Trustees, California Medical Association, 1998-2005
  • President, Monterey County Medical Society, 1997-1998 and 2001-2002

An Esteemed Education

Bachelor's Degree

Dr. Del Piero earned his bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University, which is currently ranked as one of the top 10 best universities in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Medical School

He went on to attain his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. 


He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Irvine. 


Dr. Del Piero completed his fellowship training in San Francisco at the California Pacific Medical Center. 

5-Star Reviews for Dr. Del Piero



Monterey, CA


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Dr. Del Piero is a pro. I had my second evaluation there before getting laser eye surgery(photocoagulation). You can tell how much of an Elite eye doctor he is by the way he handles your eye. He's got the precision of a professional artist sculpting a statue. The procedure took no more than 10 minutes. The office staff was also very nice.

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Mark R

Monterey, CA


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Very professional, thorough and friendly Doctors and staff. Dr. Del Piero and staff took the time to explain what was going on in my eye. I will not hesitate recommending his practice to friends based on my experience. He also came highly recommended from others professionals in the medical field who had family use his practice.

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Dr. Del Piero's Comprehensive Services

The team of doctors at Monterey County Eye Associates

Monterey County Eye Associates
Leland H. Rosenblum, MD - MBEC
Eric J. Del Piero, MD

Our team of ophthalmologists provides state-of-the-art eye care using the latest technology. They are proud to be affiliated with: 

  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ABO: American Board of Ophthalmology

To schedule an appointment, please call us at one of our four ophthalmologist office locations in Monterey, Ryan Ranch, Salinas, and King City, or contact us online.

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