Eric J. Del Piero, MD's Office in Monterey, CA Providing Premier Retina Care for Over 35 Years

Award-winning ophthalmologist Dr. Del Piero specializes in retinal and vitreous care. His office offers ophthalmology exams for retinal disease and other eye disease screenings. Take advantage of his knowledge when you visit our welcoming practice, located near Del Monte Beach.
871 Cass St
Ste 200
Monterey, CA 93940

Hours of Operation

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Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



What to Know About Visiting Our Office

Preparing Ahead of Time

We encourage you to fill out our patient registration form before your visit to speed up the process.

Arriving at Our Practice

Our office has two different parking options: patient-only parking by the building, as well as surrounding street parking. Once you've found your spot, you can enter our building. We'll be in suite 200.

Public Transportation

The 91 Monterey-Salinas Transit bus offers a convenient option: the Cass/El Dorado stop is directly outside our office.

Understanding the Process

During your visit, our retinal disease specialist, Dr. Del Piero, will assess your eye health and vision prescription. If you need glasses, contacts, or eye disease treatment, he will refer you to our nearby Monterey Bay Eye Center office.

Patients Appreciate Their Experience at Our Office "Dr. Del Piero is a pro."


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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 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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Meet Our Doctors

Eric J. Del Piero, MD

Dr. Eric J. Del Piero

Dr. Del Piero has achieved board certification as a retina and vitreous specialist from the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Monterey County native who takes great pride in providing outstanding eye care to the community he was raised in. Our doctor earned degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Del Piero has been a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1986. He received the AAO's Achievement Award in 1999, served multiple terms as president of the Monterey County Medical Society, and was recognized by his peers as the Monterey County Physician of the Year in both 2006 and 2007.

Dr. Braden A. Burckhard

Dr. Burckhard was born and raised in North Dakota. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His ophthalmology residency was at the University of Wisconsin and he completed a prestigious fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at West Coast Retina and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Burckhard is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and dislocated intraocular lenses.  He will bring cutting edge vitreoretinal therapies and surgical techniques to Monterey County.

Dr. Burckhard
To earn board certification from The American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Del Piero met several advanced training requirements and passed intensive written and oral examinations. 

Retinal Care Is Extremely Important

The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of your inner eye that receives light and converts it into signals that are sent to your brain, allowing you to see images. 

When retinal issues are left untreated, they can result in major vision loss or even total blindness. Dr. Del Piero's status as a certified retina and vitreous specialist means he can accurately evaluate your retinal health, and develop treatments at our Monterey Bay Eye Center to prevent problems, stop or control ongoing issues, and protect your sight. 

Ready for Glasses, Contacts, or Treatment? Our Optical Center Is Nearby

After receiving necessary eye treatment and evaluations from our specialist, he can refer you to our Monterey Bay Eye Center. This optical center is just a 12-minute drive from Dr. Del Piero's office, and allows our patients to receive the eyeglasses or contact lenses they need from a skilled optician working directly with Dr. Del Piero. 

We Strive to Make Eye Treatment Affordable

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Even if you are not suffering from an ocular condition, eye exams and eye disease screenings maintain your health and prevent future problems. Unfortunately, some patients delay appointments due to a fear of costly care, which can allow their condition to worsen and become more expensive to treat. 

To make care affordable, our doctor accepts most insurance providers and major credit cards. Our staff can coordinate with your insurance company to help secure maximum coverage. We also have Spanish-speaking staff to make visits easier.

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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