Our Team

Dr. Carter Andersen


Dr. Carter Andersen is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry and has been practicing primary care optometry in Santa Barbara and Goleta since 2011. A native of Santa Barbara, Dr. Andersen is an alumnus of both UC Santa Barbara and San Marcos High School. Prior to earning his doctorate degree, he completed externships at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and SW Blind Rehabilitation Center in Tucson, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, and The Laser Center in Seattle. He was first introduced to optometry while spending 3 months doing volunteer work in Indonesia.

Dr. Cailyn Katsev Ruck


Dr. Cailyn Ruck is a native of Santa Barbara. Practicing full-scope eye care, Dr. Ruck sees patients of all ages and types. She is licensed to treat and manage the visual and medical conditions of the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cataracts.

Dr. Ruck is a residency-trained optometrist, a distinction only 10% of optometrists achieve

Dr. April Huang


Dr. April Huang grew up in Ventura County and attended UC Berkeley for undergrad and optometry school (Go Bears!). She completed her residency training at the Long Beach VA Hospital with an emphasis on ocular disease and low vision.

Dr. Jerry Neel


We believe in the importance of delivering the highest quality eye care for our community. We are committed to taking care of your eyes and providing the best patient care experience.