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4130 Truxel Road, Suite D Sacramento, CA 95834

4130 Truxel Road, Suite D Sacramento, CA 95834

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Dr. Lauren Morales


Dr. Lauren Morales, OD is a passionate, innovative, solution-focused optometrist with an exceptional blend of creativity, empathy, and clinical experience. Dr. Morales received her doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She has excelled at numerous clinical roles, including her work as a Vision Therapist since 2012, with a focus on pediatric care and vision development. She understands how visual demands in the pediatric populations are changing with the increase in screen time, and prescribes accordingly.

Dr. Morales received the most advanced training in the field of ocular disease. She is certified to diagnose, treat, and manage many conditions that affect the eyes, including glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. She completed her clinical rotations at the Memphis VA Hospital, The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, and Eyecare Associates in New Orleans, LA.

You’ll often hear her said “Vision is more than 20/20,” and once you meet her, you’ll understand why. Dr. Morales takes pride in educating patients about their vision and ocular health.

Dr. Morales is originally from Louisiana, but her love of the outdoors brought her to Northern California in 2020. She is an avid hiker and explorer who loves going on adventures with her family, friends, and beloved dogs, Leia and Jet.

We are happy to announce that beginning May 11th, we will resume patient care!  Out of an abundance of caution, and guidance from various health agencies including the CMS, CDC, and CDPH, we will be following various safety protocols to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff.  The following protocols apply whether you are coming in for an eye exam, coming to pick out new glasses, or picking up glasses or contacts. Prior to entry there are 3 important steps:

1.  Bring your own mask: You must bring your own mask or face covering!  It is required to be worn at all times within the office (we are unable to provide masks from the office; if you do not bring a mask, we will have to reschedule your visit for a later date).

2.  Body temperature reading: Staff will be administering thermometer readings, and must be within normal range for entry into the office.

3.  Attest to good health: You must attest to good health, with no symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, and have not had contact with another person with COVID19 in the past 14 days.

 In addition, we will include limiting the number of patients in the office.  Therefore, you may be asked to call the office upon arrival, and may need to wait outside or in your car until you are called into the office.  Only patients will be allowed in the office (please have spouses, relatives, and friends wait outside of the office).  Exceptions include minors and dependents...may be accompanied by one adult parent or caretaker.


The Natomas Optometry Team