Our Doctors

Edgar C. Aguilar, O.D.

Dr. Aguilar, President and CEO of Advanced Eye Care, was born and raised in the Imperial Valley. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavioral Sciences from U.C. Davis before going on to the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Mass. where he graduated with honors. He has also been on mission trips to Nicaragua and Tijuana. 

Dr. Aguilar, a glaucoma certified optometrist, is an expert in his field when it comes to ocular disease, hard-to-fit contact lenses, laser vision correction and pediatrics.  He is also an affiliate doctor of the Los Angeles Chargers, on the advisory board of NVISION Laser Eye Center in La Jolla, Past President of the Imperial Valley Optometric Society, and an active member of Rotary and Imperial Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr. Aguilar is a loyal Boston Red Sox fan who enjoys CrossFit. He and his wife Catherine, have two daughters Caitlyn and Amelia. He is fluent in Spanish. 

Alex Mancilla, O.D.

Dr. Mancilla was born and raised in Southern California. He attended UCLA, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physiological Science. While at UCLA, Dr. Mancilla worked part-time at an optometry practice, which sparked his interest and then passion for vision and eye care. Dr. Mancilla decided to study optometry at InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry. 

Dr. Mancilla returned to California and began working in corporate optometry in the Imperial Valley. He has provided comprehensive eye care including co-managing refractive, cataract and corneal surgeries. He is active in his community and has participated in vision screenings and provided free eye exams as part of the Lions Club of the Imperial Valley. 

In his spare time, Dr. Mancilla cherishes time with his wife, Joanna, and their two sons, RJ and Alex, and daughter, Sophia. He has a growing interest in golf and is an avid sports fan. Dr. Mancilla is glaucoma certified and fluent in Spanish.