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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in Newbury Park, CA take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

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Meet Our Newbury Park Eye Doctors:

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Dr. James Yoo

Dr. James Yoo has 10 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.

From a young age Dr. Yoo always knew he wanted to become an optometrist. At the age of 7, he was the pitcher for his little league baseball team and noticed that it was getting hard for him to see while he played. After getting an eye exam, he was so excited to see clearly with his first pair of glasses. As he continued to see his eye doctor for annual eye exams, he knew he wanted to help others see their best just like his optometrist.

Dr. Yoo was awarded the dean’s honor’s 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 at Los Angeles, and the Low Vision Clinic in Santa Monica.

His special interests include sports vision therapy as well as co-management of LASIK and cataract surgeries. He is happy to be working with his wife Dr. Sarah Lee at Oaks Optometric Center.

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Dr. Sarah Lee

Dr. Sarah Lee has been practicing optometry for 7 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 Conejo Valley and cannot be happier to provide high quality vision care for her community. Special interests include nutrition and preventative vision care.

LASIK Co-Management:

Our doctors work with one of the best LASIK surgeons in Ventura County.

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Paul J. Dougherty, M.D

Paul J. Dougherty MD, medical director at Dougherty Laser Vision, is among the nation’s most experienced laser and lens-based vision correction surgeons. In addition to serving as medical director of Dougherty Laser Vision (with offices in Westlake Village, Camarillo, San Luis Obispo and Beverly Hills, California) Dr. Dougherty is an assistant clinical instructor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine. He has served as a principal investigator for multiple FDA clinical trials including CATz topography-guided LASIK, Visian ICL for both myopia and hyperopia, Raindrop Implant for presbyopia and the Tetraflex Accommodating and Softec HD IOLs.

Dr. Dougherty graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania – the nation’s oldest university. He then graduated first in his class at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he performed award-winning research on the then-nascent field of laser vision correction. He next studied corneal and refractive surgery as a fellow at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis where he trained under Richard Lindstrom M.D.

Dr. Dougherty was one of the few surgeons in the United States to perform laser vision correction on an investigational basis prior to FDA approval in 1995. Since then, he has personally performed more than 40,000 vision correction procedures. In 1997, he also became one of the first eye surgeons in the nation to have LASIK surgery performed on his own eyes. He was recently presented with the Staar Surgical Green Jacket Award as one of the leading implanters of the Visan ICL in the US.

An outspoken advocate and educator, Dr. Dougherty routinely lectures and teaches the latest techniques to other surgeons. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and authored the recently published consumer guide titled “See For Yourself: The Eye-Opening Guide to Permanent Vision Correction.” Dr. Dougherty has been featured in national news media including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Doctors,” “CBS Early Show,” People Magazine, “E! Entertainment News” “The NBC Today Show” and USA Today.

Dr. Dougherty has been honored for his many philanthropic efforts including the Andrew Dougherty Vision Foundation – a 501c3 nonprofit organization he founded to provide pro-bono vision correction surgery. The organization targets homeless individuals in the U.S. and disadvantaged patients worldwide in regions devastated by war and natural disasters.

It also trains local surgeons in those regions to carry on the Foundation’s mission by teaching them the latest cataract and refractive surgery techniques. Its most recent mission was to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide vital cataract surgery to scores of needy patients. This ambitious effort was the subject of a story on ABC’s “Nightline.”

Services Performed

  • LASIK Surgery
  • ReLEx SMILE
  • Revision Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lenses
  • Cataract Surgery
  • PRK Laser Eye Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • CATz Topography-Assisted LASIK