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.
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.
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.
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!