Nicolas R. Rodriguez, OD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome! Bienvenidos! I was born in Ventura and grew up in Santa Paula, CA. Have you heard of it? Santa Paula was known for many years as the “Citrus Capital of the World.” Childhood memories include working in a small family business and being around lots of lemon groves.
I chose optometry because I like helping people. When I was a child I recall the delight of being able to see clearly after getting my first pair of glasses. I especially remember the "wow" factor and the difference that glasses made for me. As an optometrist I still enjoy that "wow" of helping someone see better. I also enjoy hiking and hanging out with my wife and three children at the beach, and working on my vintage car.
About my practice
Of course, vision is much more than glasses. By working at Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente within the optometry department I am committed to working with your primary care provider and with the ophthalmology department (among others, like pediatrics) in order to provide comprehensive vision care to all of our members. This includes offering a range of services from treatment and management of red eye/pink eyes to screening and referral of other conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Vision Essentials offers full-service eye care including contact lens services. Remember that optometry is a good place to start for any vision related concerns.
How I thrive
I like to go for walks, whether on a trail or on the beach. I enjoy many genres of music as well as strumming the guitar. One day, I aspire to restore my old Chevy with the help of my kids.