James R. Dugue Family Optometry 

  We look forward to providing you with the BEST in family eye care! 

James Dugue, OD


Dr. Dugue  performed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and received his doctorate degree from UC Berkeley in 1982.  In 2003, he went back to school to be certified to diagnose and treat Glaucoma.  Dr. Dugue makes continuing education a priority in order to stay at the forefront of quality family eye care.


Dr. Dugue has been in private practice for over 30 years.  Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to provide vision screenings for the Lyon's Club, Indian Reservations and Mission Lutheran Preschool.  He also offers consultations and pre/post operative care for laser refractive surgery, as well as cataract and other eye surgeries.  Additionally, Dr. Dugue participates in multiple clinical contact lens and solution research studies every year.  This allows him to be among the first to offer the latest and greatest in contact lens technology to his patients.


Dr. Dugue lives in Mission Viejo with his lovely wife, Susan.  He enjoys outdoor sports, especially fly surfing, mountain biking and unicycling. 


Vicki Jay - Office Manager


Vicki has worked with Dr. Dugue for over 30 years in all aspects of patient care. Her caring manner makes every patient feel special and well taken care of.  Vicki‚Äôs specialties are frame styling and contact lens training.  She lives in Robinson Ranch with her husband Len, and dogs Buddy and Bella.

Peggy Yee - Patient Care Specialist


Peggy has been with the practice for over eight years.  She assists Dr. Dugue with patient testing before and after their exam.  Peggy also helps patients with frame selection and does their routine vision billing.  She is patient and knowledgeable and is a wonderful asset to the team.  Peggy lives in Mission Viejo, and has two beautiful grandchildren.


Candace Benson - Back Office Supervisor


With over 15 years of experience in eye care, Candace joined our practice in 2008. She works behind the scenes to make sure your visit here goes smoothly.  Prior to your appointment, she verifies your insurance and confirms your appointment.  Her kind and caring attitude make her an indispensable member of our team.  Candace lives with her husband and 3 children in Ladera Ranch.

 Michelle Kerrigan - Insurance Billing Specialist/

                                      Clinical Study Coordinator


Michelle takes care of all aspects of your medical insurance claims and billing questions.  Her efficiency and attention to detail help to maximize your insurance benefits.  Additionally, Michelle works with Dr. Dugue to conduct multiple clinical contact lens and solution studies in the office each year.  Michelle lives in Mission Viejo with her daughter and Fiance.