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 visual and medical conditions of the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cataracts. She is also licensed to prescribe specialty contact lenses, including RGP, scleral lenses, and myopia control lenses. Dr. Ruck is a resident trained optometrist, a distinction only 10% of optometrists achieve.
Dr. Cailyn Ruck received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Economy from the University of California-Berkeley in 2012 before earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2017.
Dr. Cailyn Ruck has been living in St. Louis for the last seven years and has been a member of the American Optometric Association but plans on joining additional the California Optometric Association and more in the Santa Barbara County area!
Through an array of clinical externships, Dr. Ruck has extensive training in primary eye care, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Of note—she received her ocular disease experience in residency while treating veterans at the St. Louis VA Medical Center for a year after optometry school.
Dr. Ruck enjoys traveling (when allowed again), golfing, tennis, jogging, skiing with her husband, and bringing her rescue dog Bernie any place allowed!