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Meet Our Santa Barbara Eye Doctors

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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 Optometric Group!

Taka Nomura O.D.

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 enjoys spending his free time with his son and daughter and is an avid golfer.

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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.

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Tiffany Corby O.D.

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. 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.

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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.

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Nataly Karahagopian O.D.

Expert Optometrist Dr. Nataly Karahagopian

Dr. Karahagopian completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine receiving a bachelor of arts in Psychology. In 2018 she earned a master of science in Global Medicine degree from the KECK School of Medicine at USC. She then went on to complete her optometric schooling and training at Western University College of Optometry where she graduated with honors in the top 10% of her class.

She has a special interest in primary care optometry, ocular disease, specialty and hard to fit contact lenses, as well as vision therapy. Dr. K has an artistic side and enjoys taking on new art projects in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

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Expert Optometrist Dr. Dawn Woods

Our entire staff wish Dr. Woods a happy retirement after 30 plus years of dedication to Eye and Vision Care!

Thank you and you will be greatly missed! 

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.

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