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We look forward to the opportunity of serving you and your family's eye care needs.  Allow our friendly, outgoing staff guide you through an exam and explain all of your eye health and vision questions.   

Our Doctors, Opticians and  Medical Staff

Services We Provide

Our services include comprehensive eye health and vision examinations, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and injury, complete contact lens services including fitting of a wide variety of daily disposable and specialty lens products, and co-management of LASIK surgery. We also offer complete optical services, including frame styling to complement your lifestyle, glasses frame adjustments and repairs. Outside prescriptions are welcome.

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Call to Schedule: 831.426.7172 


Best Optometrist, Sentinel Readers Choice Award

Dr. Ayesha Burns announced as finalist.

Thank you to everybody in Santa Cruz for your support.  We have enjoyed serving our hometown and are looking forward to another great year providing fanatical service and comprehensive eye health and vision care.   Our optometrists and opticians look forward to seeing you again in 2016!

We are pleased to welcome you to Midtown Optometry located at 550 Water Street near Downtown Santa Cruz. If you're looking for quality eyecare with a personal touch, we hope you'll give us a call. Our optometrists and opticians look forward to serving your family's vision needs.  From glasses and contact lenses to eye health exams, let our friendly doctors guide you to spectacular vision and healthy eyes.  Our doctors specialize in Sports Vision and Computer Vision Syndrome, and can make sure you have the proper prescription lenses for your lifestyle.  Even if you just need a simple adjustment to your favorite old frames, swing in.  

Our personable doctors also work with you to manage your eye health.  We schedule enough time for each patient so we will be on-time for every appointment.  your time is as valuable as ours, and we use the most current instruments to treat conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.  Come on in, we're here to help!

We have served the Santa Cruz community for over 40 years. Our commitment is not just to meet your expectations, but to exceed them.  We understand how much your eye health and vision as well as comfort of glasses and contact lenses can affect your quality of life and we are committed to servicing your complete eyecare needs.

We are located in the historic Water Medical Center designed in 1962 by Aaron Green, protege of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright at 550 Water Street, Suite J-5.  We are proud to maintain the legacy of this classic Santa Cruz landmark with the same commitment to service that has kept patients loyally returning for decades. 

Most Recent from our blog:

Computer Vision Syndrome

Most of us spend the majority of our days on the computer.  It's the unfortunate truth.  

Computer Vision Syndrome has a huge impact on our lives (and our employer's pockets) as productivity has shown to decrease by 10-20% when our eyes are fatigued, depending on if you look at the University of Alabama, Birmingham or PRIO study.

Eye fatigue is the number one complaint of office workers.  It is predominantly caused dry eye and extra strain in focusing up close for long periods of time.  Both are correctable with a few easy tricks and some updated technology.

Computer specific glasses give a range in focus optimized for the computer work station.  This relieves the muscles in the eyes that are forced to flex to change focus for this working distance.  

Anti-glare coatings (such as Crizal Prevencia) cut down on reflected overhead light and excessive high energy blue light emitted from the monitor.