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Eye Care For The Whole Family
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Eye doctors serving Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Hollister

Welcome to Monterey Bay Eye Center, a group of experienced and award-winning ophthalmologists in Monterey offering comprehensive eye care and ophthalmology services to Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Hollister, and surrounding communities. From routine eye exams and treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and pterygia to customized contact lens fittings and cosmetic eye procedures, we offer everything you need to achieve optimal vision. Our primary services consist of Cataract Surgery, Premium Lens Implants, Glaucoma Evaluations and Diabetic Eye Care. Our compassionate staff is always available to answer your questions, and our eye doctors work closely with you to address your needs and determine the best treatment options available. We offer convenient locations in Monterey, Salinas, and Hollister to serve all of your eye care needs.

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Our Award-Winning Monterey Eye Doctors

Award-Winning Eye Doctor Monterey

Our eye doctors take a personal approach to eye care and are here to help you achieve optimal vision.

Optometrist Leland H. Rosenblum, M.D.

Leland H. Rosenblum, M.D.

Dr. Rosenblum specializes in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, the placement of ReSTOR® and Crystalens® intraocular lenses, and oculoplastics. He was named the Monterey Peninsula's Best Ophthalmologist for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by The Carmel Pine Cone.

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Dr. Anna Shi

Anna J. Shi, M.D.

Dr. Anna Shi, a native of Northern California, has quite an impressive medical background. In addition to being a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shi also maintains a subspecialty in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery.

Optometrist Roger C. Husted, M.D.

Roger C. Husted, M.D.

Dr. Roger Husted (retired COL, US Army) has served the Monterey Peninsula since 1975 where he was the Chief of Ophthalmology at Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital in Fort Ord. In 1991, Dr. Husted began private practice and immediately grew his patient base throughout Monterey County.

Dr. Kasey N. Nakajima, O.D.

Kasey N. Nakajima, O.D.

Dr. Kasey N. Nakajima, O.D.A native of Monterey, CA, Dr. Nakajima is passionate about working with geriatric, pediatric, and Spanish-speaking populations. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry and received a degree in Exercise Biology at UC Davis.


For your convenience, we have English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Tagalog speaking staff. Please contact Monterey Bay Eye Center to learn more.

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What’s the Differences Between an Eye Doctor, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?

An eye doctor may be an optometrist (Optometric Doctor, O.D.) or an ophthalmologist (Medical Doctor specializing in the Care of Eyes). Think of an optometrist as a general doctor for your eyes, and an ophthalmologist is someone who specializes in a wider range of eye diseases and conditions and may perform surgical procedures.

While optometrists and ophthalmologists provide eye care, prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses should be filled by a licensed optician. You will usually work with an optician after you meet with an eye doctor and get your prescription. If you need glasses for work, outdoor use or another purpose, an optician can help you pick the right lens specifications for your requirements.

At Monterey Bay Eye Center, patients have three board certified ophthalmologists with surgical and glaucoma specialties, a board certified optometrist, a licensed optician and an in-house optical store to ensure all your eye care needs and preferences are met. We believe in total eye care and that means reviewing your full medical history and current condition. By doing this, we ensure your eye health and vision are optimally preserved.

Eye Doctors at Monterey Bay Eye Center

At Monterey Bay Eye Center, our eye doctors treat each patient with the utmost care and respect. Our team of doctors ask you about your whole medical history, any current eye problems or issues you may have, and evaluate your current corrective eyewear. After your information is collected, an eye doctor performs a thorough medical exam.

Our eye doctors test your visual acuity and determine if you have any issues. For example, you may have astigmatism or another condition that requires special corrective lenses or treatments. Or perhaps you are diabetic and suffer from diabetic retinopathy. An eye doctor can also determine the right prescription specifications for contacts or glasses. If you are looking for the most reliable eye doctor Monterey has to offer, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Optometrists at Monterey Bay Eye Center

If you have been searching the internet for optometrists in Monterey, our experienced optometrists can help you. Optometrists specialize in standard vision care and the anatomy of the human eye. Some of their common duties include refracting your eyes and dispensing a prescription for corrective eyewear, either glasses or contact lenses.

Optometrists are also able to provide comprehensive care for several common conditions. They often set up rehabilitation plans for people. Optometrists can also detect non-eye diseases during a vision exam. For example, they can often detect the early signs of diabetes during an eye exam. Since early detection can help people manage some health conditions easier, eye exams are valuable wellness tools. This is why we encourage you to follow your optometrist's suggestions for regular exams.

Ophthalmologists at Monterey Bay Eye Center

If you are searching for an ophthalmologist in Monterey, an optometrist probably told you that you need to see a specialist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor with additional training in diagnostics, treatments and surgical solutions. When you need advanced care beyond what our optometrists can provide, one of our ophthalmologists will help you. If you are referred for special care, it is important to follow your doctor's treatment plan. Following the plan ensures that you maintain or improve your eye health as much as possible.

As it is in our clinic and in many others, ophthalmologists work with optometrists and opticians to meet your specialized needs. If you require the care of an ophthalmologist for special corrective lenses, treatments or monitoring, you can rest assured that you are under the care of someone with extensive training and practical experience. Our ophthalmologists are also experienced in working with patients who have multiple eye issues or other complications.

Ryan Ranch Optical

It's important to fill any prescription for corrective eyewear at an optical ship with a board certified optician. Your optician will assess the primary reason you've received a prescription, your level of activity, budget and most efficient eyewear. For glasses, the shape, style and material of a frame are critical to the type of lenses that will be placed. Additionally, selecting the best source of the lens production for each patient means your corrective eyewear is optimal

We recommend that patients seen at Monterey Bay Eye Center have all their prescriptions filled at Ryan Ranch Optical. This means we can actively work with the vendors if any adjustments or corrections need to be made (within a reasonable amount of time). Ryan Ranch Optical can also fill outside prescription requests as well.


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