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Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate B.S. in Vision Science in 1988 and Doctor of Optometry (OD) in 1990 from Pacific University. He holds a California Therapeutic License with Glaucoma Certification and an Oregon Advanced Therapeutics with Injections License. He served as an optometrist and Flight Commander in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years, winning USAF Space Command's "Optometrist of the Year" Award 4 times, and training over 100 optometry graduate interns. Dr. Nelson has provided humanitarian eye care for over 1,500 patients in remote corners of the world. He has lived on the Central Coast for 8 years and enjoys the many activities it has to offer.
Our Santa Maria and Lompoc optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians are proud to offer some of the best eye care services in the area. For over 40 years, the caring, highly trained professionals at Shepard Eye Center in Santa Maria have provided comprehensive eye care using the most current, state-of-the-art techniques and procedures.
Today, the tradition of dedication continues. At Shepard Eye Center and Kendall-Shepard Eye Center in Lompoc we are committed to providing exceptional care—an experience that combines the highest degree of professionalism with warmth, openness and understanding.