Located in Downtown Santa Monica
1234 7th Street - Suite 2
Convenient Free Parking

(310) 395-5778
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Dr. Lynn Kurata
OD, FAAO

Dr. Kurata has been practicing optometry for 27 years and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Los Angeles County Optometric Society.  She has also served as the president of the Asian American Optometric Society.

Dr. Kurata was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  After graduating from high school, she left the island to pursue her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seattle University, and graduated with honors.  She returned to Honolulu where she received her Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Hawaii, and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadephia.


While in  optometry school, she became interested in the specialty of low vision rehabilitation, learning techniques to assist her mother who struggles in dealing with reduced vision and peripheral vision loss.  Dr. Kurata received a  special commendation from the William Feinbloom Low Vision clinic at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. 

At present, Dr. Kurata devotes much of her free time volunteering in various ministries in her local church community, She has travelled with her church ministry to Nairobi, Kenya to provide eyecare services in one of the poorest slums in Africa.  She also volunteers at free eye clinics in Southern California.  When not at work Dr. Kurata enjoys growing her own fruit and vegetables, hiking, jogging, biking, and studying  dance. 

Visit Dr. Lynn’s LinkedIn profile page for further information.