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. Debon Crews
Debon Crews, our newest associate optometrist, is returning to California after spending several years in Salt Lake City. She grew up in the Central Valley, attended undergraduate at San Diego State University, and obtained her optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton. After five winters of shovelling snow, she is ready to get back to the beach!
During her fourth year of school, she completed externships at The Laser Center in Seattle, Hoopes Vision in Utah and at the Tucson VA. At the VA she received one of the best compliments of her life, when a patient, a proclaimed horse whisperer, told her she had a nice walk! She was fortunate to live in Puerto Rico for a year, completing a primary care residency, but also eating many pinchos, snorkeling with manatees and practicing her español.
She loves to travel, and spent four months earlier this year touring the US in an RV with her two dogs. She also loves snow skiing, riding her scooter and practicing yoga and is aspiring to become a real pirate...uh, sailor.
She is very happy to join the team at Bream Optometry and to provide quality eye care to the local community.
Dr. Steven Kleen
Dr. Steven Kleen graduated summa cum laude from Southern California College of Optometry in May 2015. Prior pursuing a career in eye care, Dr. Kleen played five seasons of professional baseball with the Oakland Athletics. Steven grew up in Temecula, California and went to Chaparral High School. He attended Pepperdine University where he played Division I baseball. He was honored as a Division I All American and Academic All-American as well as Pepperdine Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In regards to eye care, his interests include specialty contact lens fitting & Ortho K, ocular disease treatment and management, and sports vision. Dr Steven Kleen was honored with the Practice Excellence Award by VSP for his commitment to private practice optometry.
Dr. Kleen graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine. When he is not seeing patients, Steven enjoys surfing, biking, and spending quality time with his wife and 3 children.
Susy Inda (Insurance Biller)
Susy has been part of our team since September of 2015. 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.
Ceci Perez (Optometric Technician)
Ceci has been part of the Bream Team since November of 2017, she enjoys learning something new everyday at work. Outside of work Ceci enjoys going to the gym, and being with friends and family!
Riley Bream (Optometric Technician)
Riley has been part of the team since June of 2019. Outside of the office she is a portrait and sports photographer. She will begin to work on getting a biology degree in the fall of 2020.
Evelyn Sanchez (Optometric Technician)
Evelyn has been a part of the team since October of 2018 and is already taking over contact stocking in our office. Outside of work Evelyn enjoys hiking and spending time with loved ones.
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!