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Meet Our Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor who makes Hollister Optometric Center a proud provider of vision care products and services in Goleta.

Photo of Dr. James YooDr. James Yoo

Dr. James Yoo has over 20 years of experience in vision and eye care. He thrives on solving difficult visual cases and is genuinely eager to help his patients understand what is going on with their eyes. He always strives to provide the clearest yet most comfortable vision for his patients. He also will always explain all of his patient’s options. Dr. Yoo loves fitting scleral lenses which are great for Kerataconic patients who are unable to see clearly with glasses.

Dr. Yoo was a part of the inaugural RSA (Refractive Surgery Alliance) Internship. He is one of two optometrists in California who have completed the internship. He is very experienced in co-managing refractive surgeries and has co-managed hundreds of cases over the years. Dr. Yoo was awarded the dean’s honor list multiple times before graduating from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. He then received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2005. He held internships at the Naval Base located in Yokosuka, Japan, the University Eye Center in Los Angeles, and the Low Vision Clinic in Santa Monica.

In his spare time Dr. Yoo enjoys watching and playing basketball. He also enjoys yoga and hiking as well.

Dr. Sarah Lee

Dr. Sarah Lee has been practicing optometry for over 15 years and loves to help patients learn everything about their eyes. She has an extremely calming personality and can make anyone feel at ease during an eye exam. Dr. Lee received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2008. Her internships included the Indian Health Services in Oklahoma and the Veterans Affairs in Las Vegas. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Riverside with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In recognition for academic excellence in psychology, she was inducted into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in 2003. She resides in the Newbury Park, CA and cannot be happier to provide high quality vision care for her patients. Special interests include nutrition and preventative vision care.