Professional Membership and Certification

  • Glaucoma Certified
  • National Association of Professional Women


Dr. Kristine Kuhlmeier, O.D. graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry having entered the world of eye care many years before as an assistant to optometrists. She’s worked on all sides of the optometry equation, as an optician, managing doctor, clinical practitioner and found that her passion is one on one time with her patients.

Professional Experience

Dr. K was the managing doctor at Pearle Vision in both Palm Desert and Torrance Del Amo Mall. Followed by a tenure as the Chief of Optometry for Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. Most recently she expanded her ocular health skills seeing patients for two years in an ophthalmology group and is thus fully capable of handling most ocular health conditions including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and post-operative care for Lasik and Cataract surgery.