LAGUNA HILLS • SAN CLEMENTE
Orange County, California
800-974-EYES (3937)

Karen P. Skvarna, OD

Optometrist - Specialist in Pre and Postoperative Management of Refractive Surgery Patients

Karen P. Skvarna, OD

“My goal is to provide the highest level of care to each one of my patients, so that their lives are enhanced on a daily basis with good vision.”

Dr. Karen Skvarna joined Harvard Eye Associates in 2004 after working in South Orange County since 1990. She graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1989 after receiving undergraduate degrees in Physiological Optics from the University of California, Berkeley and Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Skvarna received specialized training in Low Vision and Rehabilitative Services at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, associated with the Palo Alto Veterans Administration. Her training includes rotations at the Mare Island Naval Station in Vallejo and at the Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. She has extensive experience in family and geriatric optometry as well as contact lenses and pre and post operative care.

Dr. Skvarna was one of the first California Optometrists to be therapeutically certified which has enabled her to manage the ocular health as well as the optical needs of her patients. She has had extensive experience working in a multidisciplinary office environment which allows her to work closely with the physicians at Harvard to best manage the needs of her patients.

Dr. Skvarna is a 20 year member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association and the Orange County Optometric Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Skvarna volunteers at local community schools, coaches soccer, works with youths as an advisor to both a Girl Scout troop and a Destination Imagination team and is a member of the National Charity League. She enjoys cooking, reading, soccer, water sports and Lake Powell. Dr. Skvarna lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband, Eric, and their three children, Kelly, Nicole and Kevin.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Optometry University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry

Bachelor of Science, Physiological Optics University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Skvarna volunteers at local community schools, coaches soccer, works with youths as an advisor to both a Girl Scout troop and a Destination Imagination team and is a member of the National Charity League. She enjoys cooking, reading, soccer, water sports and Lake Powell. Dr. Skvarna lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband, Eric, and their three children, Kelly, Nicole and Kevin.

 

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