Dr. Katherine Witmeyer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California at San Diego. In 2003, she obtained her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the prestigious University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry, graduating with honors. Following graduation, Dr. Witmeyer completed an advanced residency program in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Los Angeles, CA. As a therapeutic-trained optometrist, Dr. Witmeyer is fully-licensed to treat certain eye diseases and has extensive training in specialty contact lens fitting, as well as in post-operative management of refractive (LASIK) and cataract surgery. Dr. Witmeyer has practiced in a range of clinical environments including private-practice optometry, a multi-disciplinary group ophthalmology practice, the Veteran's Administration (VA) hospitals, and non-profit, specialized optometry.
Dr. Witmeyer is active in her local and state optometric organizations, serving on the San Diego County Optometric Society's (SDCOS) Executive Board for several years, including as President of SDCOS in 2011. She was awarded both the prestigious California Optometric Association's (COA) "Young Optometrist of the Year" award and the coveted "Society of the Year" award in 2011. Dr. Witmeyer is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Dr. Witmeyer enjoys traveling the world and spending time with her husband Lance and two children - Samantha and Matthew.