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Dr. Kristen Murakami

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Doctor of Optometry - Western University of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science - University of California, San Diego


     Dr. Murakami is a therapeutic and glaucoma certified optometrist licensed by the State Board of Optometry. Dr. Murakami earned her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology with a Minor in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and went on to pursue her Doctor of Optometry degree at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed clinical externships at various local private practices and community health clinics, including a rotation at the San Diego Naval Hospital where she provided comprehensive eye care to active and retired military members. She has extensive training in diagnosing and managing eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, as well as co-managing LASIK and cataract surgeries. She enjoys fitting patients with contact lenses and is also certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy (Ortho-K) and the latest FDA approved MiSight contact lenses for myopia control. 

     Dr. Murakami was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, having spent most of her childhood in Arcadia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising at the gym, and traveling to new destinations. Dr. Murakami speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. She is excited to be back in her hometown and looks forward to seeing patients at both Lenscrafters and Macy’s locations. 

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