OUR EYE DOCTORS
Meet Our Santa Barbara Eye Doctors
Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our Santa Barbara optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
So if you’re looking for eye doctors and eye care near you in the Santa Barbara area, look no further than Eye & Vision Care!
Expert Optometrist Dr. Taka Nomura
Dr. Nomura has built his practice on dedication to his patients and to the community. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1975 with a degree in Neurobiology, Dr. Nomura went on to earn his doctorate from U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry in 1979. In his continuing education, Dr. Nomura has completed extensive training certifying him in ocular therapeutics. Dr. Nomura was recently awarded Optometrist of the Year by the Santa Barbara Independent. Dr. Nomura and his wife have a son and daughter, now both college students.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Luke Werkhoven
Dr. Luke has been part of the Eye & Vision Care team since 2002. During graduate school at UC Berkeley he developed an interest in Specialty Contact Lenses and Dry Eye treatment at several hospital based internships. He is an invited speaker on these and other topics.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Corby, and their three children. He has been awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year in 2005 and has served as President to the Tri-County Optometric Society. Dr. Luke is also a Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Tiffany Corby
Dr. Corby completed her doctoral training at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2002 and has been practicing in Santa Barbara ever since. She has volunteered and organized several philanthropic eye care health and science fairs in the community and with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity). Dr. Corby provides family eye care, ocular disease treatment, infant and children eye exams, specialty contact lens fittings and vision therapy. Dr. Corby stays current with her training and is a board certified Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry. In her leisure, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and loves being a mom to her three children.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Steve Langsford
Dr. Steve Langsford has practiced in the Ventura / Santa Barbara area since 1996 and brings a wealth of experience to our office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science, and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry (MB Ketchum University).
While at SCCO he performed internships in contact lenses, low vision, vision therapy, and ocular disease. Since graduating he has spent over 20 years practicing primary and secondary care optometry. He has also been on the clinical staffs of multiple ophthalmology practices, including being the clinical director and executive director of a LASIK and cataract surgery center. In addition, he has also been a clinical professor at SCCO and served four years as a Trustee on the Board of the California Optometric Association.
In this office he will be performing comprehensive examinations to determine glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions and to evaluate the health of your eyes. He will also be performing LASIK co-management for those that would like to reduce their dependence on glasses. Dr. Langsford is fully trained and licensed to diagnose and treat many ocular diseases and conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, ‘red eyes’ / ‘pink eyes’ (conjunctivitis), allergies, ‘styes’, etc.
We are proud to have Dr. Langsford as a part of our Eye & Vision Care family and invite you and your family to see him for any and all of your vision and eye health needs.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Robin Chang
Dr. Robin Chang graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with her bachelor’s of science degree in Molecular Environmental Biology. She continued on to complete her doctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 2016 and has been practicing in the Santa Barbara area since completing her studies. Her training has spanned across specialties including contact lens fittings, low vision, pediatrics, binocular vision and primary care treating ocular disease and a large range of eye conditions. Dr. Chang provides family eye care for all ages, ranging from contact lens fittings to ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, and continues to stay current with the latest evidence-based treatments through regular continuing education courses and training. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her two daughters.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Dawn Woods
Dr. Woods has been involved in eye care in Santa Barbara County for over 15 years. Dr. Woods earned her doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry in 1980 and practiced in the Midwest shortly before moving to Santa Barbara County. Dr. Woods has continued her training and is certified to treat eye disease and infection with appropriate medication.