Ophthalmology ~ Optometry 

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

VALUED PATIENTS,


WE ARE MAKING EYE EXAM APPOINTMENTS, BUT THE AVAILABILITY MAY BE GREATLY DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE DISRUPTION DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. OUR DOCTORS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR URGENT EYE CARE AND EYE MEDICATION PRESCRIPTION REFILLS.

DOCTORS, STAFF, AND PATIENTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED BY THE CDC TO WEAR A MASK.   

IN ADDITION:

OUR SINCEREST APOLOGIES, BUT THE OPTICAL SHOP IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED AT THIS TIME. WE CAN THEREFORE NO LONGER SELL EYEGLASSES, OR  FIT OR ORDER CONTACT LENSES.

WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIST OF ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR EYEWEAR.

DR ZELKO'S PHYSICIAN EXCHANGE PHONE NUMBER FOR URGENT EYE CARE ISSUES IS (805) 564-6847

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

Updated 11/16/2023

DR. ZELKO, DR. NGUYEN AND STAFF


Our Address is:

1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 29  Santa Barbara, Ca. 93109

Located on "The Mesa" directly across from the Vons Shopping Center

SPECIALIZING IN COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE AND SURGERY

Ophthalmology~Optometry

Full Service Eye Care in Santa Barbara and Solvang, California






OUR MISSION

It is our mission to fulfill all of your eye care needs with efficiency and courtesy. 

Main Address:

1933 Cliff Drive

Suite 29

Santa Barbara, Ca  93109


Phone: (805) 682-2618   Fax: (805) 682-0125


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday,

7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Weekends Closed | Ample Parking Available

LOCATIONS

Our Main Santa Barbara office is located at:

1933 Cliff Dr. Ste 29

on the mesa, directly across from the Vons Shopping Center

The part time Solvang location is the office of Family Eye Care in the Valley Center Medical & Professional office building

2030 Viborg Rd , Ste 105

Solvang CA 93463

Their direct phone number is (805) 688-6612     (All scheduling done through the Santa Barbara Office)

MEET THE TEAM


DR. ZELKO

Steven Zelko, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology who has served Santa Barbara County since 1990. Specializing in ocular medicine and surgery, he offers a wide array of ophthalmic service and is well-recognized and respected throughout Santa Barbara County.


DR. NGUYEN

Caroline H. Nguyen, O.D. is our full time Optometrist.  Known for her thorough, high quality care, she is ready to assist you with your needs.

Our Friendly staff is here to help you with all your eye care needs

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Steven D. Zelko, M.D.

Bio

Dr Zelko was raised with his two older brothers on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is married with two grown daughters and three young grandsons.


Education

Prior to opening his practice, Steven D. Zelko M.D., Inc., Dr. Zelko attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went to medical school at the John A Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He then pursued his Ophthalmology specialty residency in Ophthalmology at Nassau County Medical Center in Long Island, New York. 


Interests

Dr. Zelko is an avid volleyball player and golfer. He also volunteers his time as an assistant volleyball coach at Santa Barbara City College, and Bishop Diego High School.



Caroline Nguyen, O.D.

Bio

Dr. Nguyen was raised in San Jose, California and relocated to Santa Barbara in 2015. Dr. Nguyen provides primary optometric care and medical management of ocular diseases. She is also certified in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Nguyen is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Education:

Dr. Nguyen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis. She then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. Dr. Nguyen completed her clinical externships at the Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Interests:

In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, new culinary experiences, baking, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

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