Dr. Raymond Pedersen received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He taught Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and General Biology at Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois and two community colleges in Seattle for 7 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and received membership in Beta Sigma Kappa as an Honor Student in 1985. Dr. Pedersen taught one day a week as a Clinical Instructor for five years at the UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic. He purchased his practice in 1987 from Dr. Gilbert S. Tom and incorporated Dr. John Austin’s practice in 1998.In surveys by the Argus Newspaper, Dr. Pedersen was voted “Best Optometrist” in the Fremont, Newark, and Union City area four years in a row. In the past years he has also served on the Board of the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society and the Niles Rotary Board.
In the past he was very active in playing softball, snow skiing, and water sports, but lately his main leisure activities have been international travel and gardening!