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Welcome to Lakewood Optometry
Your Optometrist in Lakewood, CA.

Welcome to Lakewood Optometry in Lakewood. Dr. Kara Takeda and the Lakewood Optometry team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Lakewood office.

Lakewood Optometry is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Lakewood area come to Lakewood Optometry because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Takeda and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Lakewood Optometry, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Lakewood Optometry, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Takeda and the Lakewood Optometry staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Lakewood area. Our Lakewood optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Lakewood office at (562) 420-1133.

At Lakewood Optometry, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (562) 420-1133 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Kara Takeda
Lakewood Optometrist | Lakewood Optometry | (562) 420-1133

4198 Woodruff Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

Meet the Optometrist

  • Dr.
    Kara Takeda

    Dr. Takeda grew up in Hacienda Heights and then went on to earn her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University in Long Beach where she graduated with honors.  She received her doctorate degree from the prestigious Southern California College of Optometry in 2005.  While attending SCCO, Dr. Takeda received scholarships and awards for excellence in Primary Care, Vision Therapy, and Academics.

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Lakewood Optometry

Monday:

CLOSED

Tuesday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am

5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am

5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

3:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

12:00 pm

Sunday:

CLOSED