Dr. Samuelson works at the Newport Coast office.
Dr. Samuelson was born and raised in Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University, where she also competed with the women’s basketball program for 4 years and made it to two Final Fours. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2020.
Dr. Samuelson completed externships with Orange County Retina and Coastal Vision where she received training on posterior and anterior segment disease as well as managing dry eye. She also co-managed LASIK/PRK patients, post-cataract surgery patients, and corneal cross-linking referrals. Additionally, Dr. Samuelson completed a rotation at the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health Los Angeles where she focused on pediatric vision care of all ages as well as fit specialty contact lenses for irregular corneas. Dr. Samuelson also completed an externship at the Long Beach VA where she treated veterans with a variety of ocular conditions, with a focus on managing glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Dr. Samuelson is national board certified, licensed in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, and glaucoma certified. She is also passionate about community service and has made mission trips to Mexico to provide comprehensive eye exams and glasses as well as volunteered at the Special Olympics to complete eye screening exams. Dr. Samuelson’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and providing them with the best eye care possible. When she is not at work, she still enjoys playing basketball with her two younger sisters, Karlie and Katie Lou. Her other interests include playing tennis, walking her two black Labradors, going to the beach, and traveling to new places.