Dr. Ryan S. Nakamura is a native of Sacramento and current Natomas resident. After attaining his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California, Davis in 1996, Dr. Nakamura went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree at University of California, Berkeley. He has trained at the prestigious Barnett & Delaney Surgery Center in Phoenix, Arizona as well as Veteran’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Dr. Nakamura has served as a clinical instructor for the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, and served on the panel to interview incoming optometry students. He is a member of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, California Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.
Dr. Nakamura enjoys all areas of family eyecare, including challenging contact lens fittings, Computer Vision Syndrome, and LASIK and Cataract co-management. In June 2005, Dr. Nakamura received Laser Vision Correction. He states, “To better serve my patients, I’ve always made it a priority to experience for myself the newest Eyeglass Lenses or Contact Lenses on the market. LASIK is one of many corrective options available, and I’m happy to now be able to share this experience with my patients. It has allowed me to achieve a new level of LASIK co-management.” In his spare time, Dr. Nakamura enjoys traveling, playing golf and basketball, being a foodie, and most of all spending time with his wife and baby daughter. He looks forward to helping you see your best!
Dr. Myra Lew is a Los Angeles native, has spent most of her adult life in the Bay Area. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Human Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. After graduation, Dr. Lew spent a year researching the affects of antibiotics on infected corneal tissue at Dr. Suzanne Fleizig’s Laboratory at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. Lew then pursued a Doctorate of Optometry degree at UC Berkeley and also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science. She has trained at the Oakland Veterans Hospital, Sacramento Kaiser Permanente, and American Eye Institute at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
For the past several years, Dr. Lew has managed a corporate Optometry office. In addition, she also served as an interviewer for Optometrists and led their orientations. Dr. Lew has also donated her time examining low income patients and an underprivileged population in the Dominican Republic. On the rare occasion of free time, Dr. Lew enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and going on walks with her son. Dr. Lew truly enjoys helping her patients improve their vision as well as educating them about their eyes. She is known for her caring nature and sincerity.