Eye care professionals, or optometrists, are trained to understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. The eye doctors at Sacramento Optometric Group know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses. All of our doctors are licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease, including glaucoma.
Do you need to see an optometrist near you?
Our optometrists pride themselves on serving their neighbors in Sacramento. They take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our Doctors:
Dr. Kenneth Sakazaki received his degree from UC Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1986 after completing his undergraduate work also at UC Berkeley. In addition he has served as a past President of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society and served as a consultant for the Professional Relations Department of VSP.
Dr. Sakazaki is a native of Clarksburg and has been in private practice since 1986 when he joined the practice here at Sacramento Optometric Group.
Additional professional associations include Member of the California Optometric Association, Member of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Katrina Gallardo-Chang received her degree from UC Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2012 after completing her undergraduate work also at UC Berkeley. She is a past clinical instructor at UC Berkeley School for Optometry, where she enjoyed teaching 3rd and 4th year students. Dr. Gallardo-Chang was able to gain much of her early experience working at a Family Health Center in Atwater, CA.
Dr. Gallardo-Chang is originally from Riverside, she has been with Sacramento Optometric Group since 2013.
Additional professional associations include Member of the California Optometric Association and a Member of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society.
Dr. Soo Jin Noh received her degree from UC Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2013 after completing her undergraduate work UC San Diego. Before moving to Sacramento, she practiced as a managing optometrist in Irvine, CA. Dr. Noh grew up in Orange County, she has just joined us here at Sacramento Optometric Group in 2016.
In addition to her passion for eye care, Dr. Noh enjoys traveling with family and wholeheartedly loves eating sushi and noodles. She also likes watching Dodgers game and rooting for her favorite player, Clayton Kershaw.
Additional professional associations include Member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Veronica Staples graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 1991, where she also received her undergraduate Biology degree in 1987. She practiced as an optometrist in Dublin, CA for 28 years before recently moving to Sacramento County.
Dr. Staples was born in Guatemala and immigrated to California at the young age of three. She is looking forward to performing eye examinations for our Spanish-speaking patients and their families at Sacramento Optometric Group.
In addition to spending time with her husband and twin boys, Dr. Staples enjoys remodeling and decorating, and spends much of her time painting and sewing and making her home a comfortable place to throw parties for her friends and family.