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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Nipomo Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Nipomo.

Dr. Ben Palmer, O.D.

Dr. Palmer completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received his doctorate of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. His training has provided him expertise in many eye diseases such as: glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eye disease.  Also, Dr. Palmer specializes in contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, and eye emergencies. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Tri-County Optometric Association, for which he’s served as president for 2016-2017. He and his team take great pride in providing new technology and thorough education to their patients. We look forward to meeting you!

Jessica – Front Desk Coordinator

Jessica is the newest member of the Nipomo Optometry team, having joined us in May 2020. She has years of customer service experience and creative, artsy background. She was born and raised in the Santa Barbara/SLO county area. She fills her free time by doodling, crafting, and doting on her cat Marshall.

Cindy – Optician

Cindy, who is an ABO Certified Optician, joined our team in 2015 and has over 39 years of experience in the Optical field. She has worked with contact lenses, the manufacturing process of glasses, and customer service. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, gardening and being a “pet parent” to her Boston Terriers Zoey and Peanut.

Carol – Optician

Carol joined our team in 2019 and comes to us with over 10 years of experience in the optical field. She is a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 6. Enjoys baking, reading, motorcycle rides with her husband and being home with her dogs, cat and crested gecko, Paul.


Mason is Dr. Palmer’s dog and is usually in the office a few days a week.  He can often be found sleeping behind the exam room chair.