Dr. Carter Andersen is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry and has been practicing primary care optometry in Santa Barbara and Goleta since 2011. A native of Santa Barbara, Dr. Andersen is an alumnus of both UC Santa Barbara and San Marcos High School. Prior to earning his doctorate degree, he completed externships at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and SW Blind Rehabilitation Center in Tucson, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, and The Laser Center in Seattle. He was first introduced to optometry while spending 3 months doing volunteer work in Indonesia.
He is licensed to prescribe therapeutic agents, certified to treat glaucoma in patients over 18, and provides co-management for pre-and post-operative care in LASIK and cataract patients. Dr. Andersen loves getting out into the ocean along the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline and enjoys spending time with friends and family.