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.
Dr. Huda Minhas grew up in Toronto where she received her Honor's degree in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto (UofT). She was active in her role as President of the Biology Society. She received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR), and served in a leadership role as a liaison for future eye care providers. She has trained at ophthalmology centers in Florida, and at private institutions in Georgia. She has published medical articles in online magazines for healthcare professionals.
Dr. Minhas enjoys comprehensive patient care, contact lens fittings, LASIK management, with a focus on ocular diseases. She is enthusiastic about helping patients enhance their quality of life through excellent vision and health care. When not providing care for her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, and family, staying active, traveling, and enjoying cuisine.
Dr. Hoanha Ly grew up in Sacramento and graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She then completed her undergraduate studies at UC Davis majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology with a minor in Psychology. Dr. Ly then continued her education at Southern CA College of Optometry where she received extensive training in all sub specialties of optometry. She did her rotations at a low vision clinic in Los Angeles, Veteran’s Hospital in Tucson, and Ophthalmology practice in Sacramento where her training included special emphasis on low vision and ocular disease.
Upon graduation Dr. Ly worked in corporate retail optometric setting, private optometric practice, and a busy ophthalmology LASIK center. She is experienced in diagnosing and treating dry eyes, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Dr. Ly is excited to join Natomas Optometry to provide the highest standard of care to meet the patient’s visual needs. She enjoys getting to know her patients and hopes to establish a lasting relationship as their primary eyecare provider. When not seeing patients, Dr. Ly enjoys attending musicals, playing board games, tending to her houseplant collection, and hiking with her fur babies—Lucky and Luna.