About Me

Hello! My name is Dr. Nanine Tarbaux. Welcome to my home page. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as an optometrist and as the managing optometrist for the Riverside area. I have been a practicing optometrist for 20 years. I have worked as the managing optometrist here since 2005. I feel fortunate to be able to work for Kaiser Permanente, both as a physician and as a manager.


I was born in upstate New York and moved with my family to Rialto, California, when I was 8 years old. I am a proud graduate of Eisenhower High School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UC Irvine and my doctorate degree in optometry from UC Berkeley. After optometry school, I practiced for 10 years in Palm Desert before accepting this wonderful opportunity to serve the members of Kaiser Permanente in Riverside.

About my practice

I see members primarily at the Riverside Medical Center. My practice includes primary care optometry, contact lens fitting, and the treatment of ocular disease. I am certified to treat glaucoma in California. I enjoy getting to know members so that I can customize their care to best meet their needs. As the managing optometrist, I travel to all of the Riverside area optometry clinics to ensure that my staff members have what they need to provide exceptional care to members. At Kaiser Permanente, in addition to having qualified staff, we have some of the latest technology, which helps us provide high quality of care and optical products.

How I thrive

To stay active, I enjoy bike riding, hiking, and walking along the many beautiful beaches in Southern California. I come from a very musical family and enjoy listening to many different types of music. I also enjoy travel and spending quality time with my wonderful family and friends.