Dr. Nelson T. Murata started his practice in 1983 shortly after graduating from the Pacific University School of Optometry in 1981. Born and raised in L.A., he has been providing patients with the highest level of care for over 35 years. A family man he loves spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys fishing, riding his bike, and cleaning out his garage of old motorcycle parts!



An Outdoorsy, Mother of Two Who Loves Disney



Christina Womack, O.D.



A graduate of UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Womack joined Murata Eyecare in 1999. She practices comprehensive eyecare, hard to fit contact lenses, and eye treatment for health conditions affecting the vision. A native of Ventura County, she loves camping with her husband and children when ever she can get away.




An Avid Hiker



Catherine Barker, O.D.



A graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Dr. Barker joined Murata Eyecare in 2010. She practices full scope optometry, pediatrics, fitting contacts, and treats medical complications in the eye such as glaucoma.



A Grandfather, Cricket Player, & Jokester



Jerry M. Optician



Jerry joined Dr. Murata & Associates in 2007 and serves as one of our fully qualified opticians. A licensed optician for over 45 years, Jerry does all of the cutting and edging for lenses ensuring every lens and frame is top-notch. When he’s not at work, Jerry likes taking long walks on the beach with his wife and grandchildren, playing cricket, and telling bad jokes.




An Avid Surfer &  Pianist



Debbie M. Optician



In October of 2016, Debbie joined our team. She brings with her over 30 years of experience and holds certifications with the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners Board. She has a passion for optics and her goal is to fit you with the best eyewear you’ll ever own. In her free time you can find her surfing or at her piano.



A Mother Who Loves Her Family & Dogs



Whitney W. Optician



In September of 2015, Whitney joined our team. A Southern California native, she believes that glasses are more than just a medical device, they are as important to one’s wardrobe as jewelry and shoes are to a woman, and individuality is to a man! When she’s not at our practice, she is spending time with family and friends.




Sports Enthusiast & Family Man



Glenn I. Office Manager



In 1989, Glenn joined our team as the Office Manager. ABO certified, he has been an invaluable member of our team. A fellow of the National Board of Opticianry since 1976, Glenn is always ready to answer any optical questions you may have. A Southern California Native, you will find Glenn watching sports, spending time with his family, and traveling any chance he gets.



An Avid Hiker & Biker



Victoria R. Office Lead



In August of 2011, Victoria joined our team. In addition to training patients who wear contact lenses, Victoria ensures patients are treated with the care and professionalism they deserve both in our screening and testing rooms. A Southern California Native, you can find her at the beach, hiking, or riding her bike in her spare time.




A Mother of Three & Dodgers Fan



Kathy H.



In September of 1987, Kathy joined our team. After taking some time off to raise her three daughters, she rejoined our team in 2012. Kathy coordinates all of our billing and insurance to ensure every patient’s visit goes smoothly. If our team members have a question about insurance, Kathy is always our go-to person. She adores spending quality time with her family.



An Avid Music Lover & Concert Goer



Marcus M.



In February of 2017, Marcus joined our team. From retinal photography, and optical coherence tomography, to intraocular pressure and seating patients for our eye doctors, in his free time you can usually find Marcus at a local concert or the gym.




A Painter & Artist



Gabrielle M.



In October of 2017, Gabrielle joined our team and has been a wonderful addition ever since. A graduate of the medical assistant program at V.A.C.E., she helps us by greeting patients. She also makes appointments, and takes scans of the retinas before patients see the doctor. Not only does she love to go to Disneyland, she also loves to sing with her two daughters.



New Optometrist and Foodie



Karlyn Murata, O.D.



A graduate of Chicago for Optometry School at Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Karlyn Murata who has for over a year now practiced part-time, is now full-time. With the transition to our new office we finally have the space and ability to open her schedule and properly introduce her. Join us as we welcome our new optometrist.