About Us

     Bream Optometry has been serving the Santa Barbara county since 2004 with a highly trained staff, advanced equipment, and exceptional Doctors.

 

The practice is owned and run by Dr. Cory Bream and is conveniently located inside the Goleta Costco next to the optical center.  

 

Dr. Bream has established an affordable and accessible service that is trusted by the Santa Barbara community and surrounding cities. 

Dr. Cory Bream

Dr. Cory Bream has owned and operated Bream Optometry inside Costco since 2004.  She is originally from Orange County, California where she graduated from Southern California College of Optometry( renamed Marshall B Ketchum University) in 1993.

 

As owner of Bream Optometry, a private practice, Dr. Bream has invested in only the most efficient and advanced technology available in order to provide her patients with excellent care and fabulous diagnostic tools. Her mission is to serve the Goleta and Santa Barbara communities with the best eye care possible by making it accurate, efficient, and affordable.

 

Dr. Bream is an active member in the community, enjoys traveling, sports, the outdoors, and most importantly being a mother to her two children.

Dr. Carter Andersen

Dr. Carter Andersen is a 3rd generation native to the Santa Barbara area.  He attended San Marcos High School and UC Santa Barbara prior to earning his doctorate degree in optometry at Southern California College of Optometry.  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 a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and has actively volunteered in providing vision care to underprivileged communities home and abroad through programs such as VOSH and RAM.  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 for cataract and LASIK patients.

Dr. Monica Ramos

Dr. Ramos graduated in 2019 from Southern California School of Optometry and has since worked at the Oxnard Costco Optometry since December of 2020. The Southern California native completed her externships at VA Tucson, University Eye Center at Los Angeles, US Naval Medical Hospital in San Diego and Ketchum Health. During school Monica volunteered through SVOCH to help[ provide care to underprivileged communities. Dr. Ramos is very thankful for that program for giving her the opportunity to travel to places such as El Salvador to serve the community. 

Outside of work you might find Monica at a Laker or Dodger game, snowboarding, spending time with family, or anything else outdoors! Monica is excited to be working on the Bream Team to take care of those in our community!

Dr. John Krochmal

Dr. Krochmal, a Ventura County native, graduated in 2020 from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and has been working at the Oxnard location since February of 2021. He completed his externships at Crownpoint IHS in New Mexico, Pacific Islands VA in Hawaii, and at the San Rafael Community Clinic. He also participated in service trips providing eye care to underserved communities in rural Nicaragua and Taiwan. He also belonged to the Betta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and received multiple scholarships for excellence in clinical practice. 

Outside of work he enjoys surfing, scuba diving, and traveling around the world. Dr. Krochmal is excited to be working on the Bream Team and providing care to those in the community.

Dr Cailyn Katsev

Dr. Cailyn Katsev is a native of Santa Barbara. Practicing full scope eye care, Dr. Katsev sees patients of all ages and types. She is licensed to treat and manage visual and medical conditions of the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and cataracts. She is also licensed to prescribe specialty contact lenses, including RGP, scleral lenses, and myopia control lenses. Dr. Katsev is a resident trained optometrist, a distinction only 10% of optometrists achieve.

Dr. Cailyn Katsev received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Economy from the University of California-Berkeley in 2012 before earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2017.

Dr. Cailyn Katsev has been living in St. Louis for the last seven years and has been a member of the American Optometric Association but plans on joining additional the California Optometric Association and more in the Santa Barbara County area!

Through an array of clinical externships, Dr. Katsev has extensive training in primary eye care, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Of note—she received his ocular disease experience in residency while treating veterans at the St. Louis VA Medical Center for a year after optometry school.

Dr. Katsev enjoys traveling (when allowed again), golfing, tennis, jogging, skiing with her husband, and bringing her rescue dog Bernie any place allowed!

Susy Inda (Insurance Biller)

Susy has been part of our team for 5 years. She loves spending time with family and going on trips with them. She feels blessed to be able to work with an amazing team that truly feels like family. 

Andie Echevarria (Optometric Technician)

Andrea has been part of the Bream Optometry team since February of 2018. She keeps learning new stuff everyday with the help of the doctors and staff. She is also learning how to bill insurance! On her days off, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. 

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Andy Nguyen (Optometric Technician)

Andy has been a part of our team since August of 2020. Andy graduated in the class of 2020 and will be attending UCSB as a biology major. Outside of work, Andy is a Dungeons and Dragons gamemaster, hiker, swimmer, and can read latin. 

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Riley Bream (Optometric Technician)

Riley has been part of the team since June of 2019. Riley is currently at Santa Barbara City College as a biology major with the goal of transferring to a four year in 2022. Outside of work, Riley enjoys spending time outside, watching movies, and eating good (gluten free) food.

Denis Ruiz (Optometric Technician)

Denis joined Bream Optometry in March of 2019. She lives in Santa Barbara and enjoys going on walks with her boyfriend and her two dogs Castiel and Bella. She's happy to be part of the Bream Team!

Bre Tyner (Optometric Technician)

Bre has been part of the team since March of 2020. Bre is currently a biology major at UCSB and hopes to one day enter the medical field. Outside of Bream Optometry, Bre enjoys playing the piano and spending time with friends. 

Patty Perez  (Optometric Technician)

Patty joined the Bream Optometry team in December of 2020 but has been working at the Costco Optometry in Oxnard since 2015. Patty is studying to work in medical field but isn't sure about the specifics yet. Patty elso enjoys going on hikes and reading a good book.

Marilyn Cuytun (Optometric Technician)

Marlyn has worked at an Optometry office since February of 2015 but joined the Bream Team in December of 2020. Marlyn enjoys spending time with her friends and family and watching movies. She is also going to school to become an esthetician. 

Renee Telese (Optometric Technician)

Renee has been working as an Optometric Technician since May of 2005 but joined our team in December of 2020. Renee is a great asset to our new Oxnard branch. Outside of work Renee spends time with her granddaughter and making jewelry and dolls. You might also find Renee going to the theater with her husband. 

Nathalie Negrete (Optometric Technician)

Nathalie has been working with us since October of 2020. Outside of work, Nathalie is attending Santa Barbara City College and is excited to work on the Bream Optometry Team.