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Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated with a B.S. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high honors. She decided her passion was to help people in an individual healthcare field. She attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and graduated in 1997. Dr. Peterson-Salgado immediately secured a position with a prominent San Diego ophthalmologist. For 13 years, she practiced medically-based optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic exams, and LASIK or cataract surgery pre-operative exams. Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in 2010 with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses, including bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes. She enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, camping, playing sports, visiting family and friends, and going to the beach. Dr. Peterson- Salgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach with her husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their 2 kids.
Verified Patient Reviews
I really enjoyed meeting Dr Peterson-Salgado and found her and her staff to be very warm and caring and professional. Dr Peterson is a great listener and thorough in her examination. Her recommendations were reasonable and tailored to my needs. I would recommend Dr Peterson-Salgado to my family and friends without reservation.
Professional and caring.
Professional and efficient, and picking up new prescription in a couple of days
Dr. Peterson-Salgado was great. She performed a more comprehensive exam than many doctors I've visited (many over the last twenty years). She explained reasons for certain challenges and made suggestions to help improve my eye comfort (and vision). In addition to offering appointments late in the day, she sticks around and gives helpful feedback on the chore of picking on glasses...making it a lot more pleasant. I feel really confident about the doctors evaluation and look forward to coming back!
Dr. Peterson is always so through and pays attention to details, so refreshing!
Great experience from arrival to departure. Informative and friendly.
Kristin Peterson-Salgado is a great optometrist. Today she gave me very honest advice on Lasik surgery that really impressed me. She is the best optometrist I have ever gone too. Also, her office is convenient and easy to park around. If I could rate 100 stars I would. Thank you!
probably the best experience I have had in a long time.. lets just say too many good things that the Dr. deserves about 10 stars. JimB June 23, 2015
No pressure sales - very personable
It was perfect. In and out in 45mins with a great understanding oft vision problems and lifestyle. She set me up and I'm very happy!
It was very professional and provided the information and expertise I was looking for in regard to my sight condition.
I travel 48 miles to see Dr. Peterson-Salgado. She is such a great Optometrist with a caring disposition.
My visit with Kristin Peterson-Salgado, OD was great. My appointment started right on time, she was very professional and made me feel very comfortable. She listened to my vision concerns and offered me several options for ways to correct my distance and reading vision issues. I highly recommend her.
Very thorough and caring!
Always a pleasure to see Dr Peterson Salgado. Have referred her to family members and friends.
Professional and approachable. Wonderful!
She was attentive, caring, and thorough. Thank you!
I was very impressed about Dr. Peterson's demeanor and the time that she took to try to sort out a problem I was having.
It was very good, thank you!
This was my first visit to Dr. Peterson-Salgado's office. She took the time to explain things about my eyes that had never been explained to me before. In addition to being highly professional, she was kind and welcoming. I also found the perfect glasses at her office.
Excellent. As always.
I am a physician and former urban hospital departmental chairman, and have met innumerable fellow healthcare professionals throughout my career. Dr. Peterson-Salgado is one of those rare individuals whose outstanding character and competence are immediately evident. She receives my unqualified recommendation.
Excellent, as usual.
An amazing optometrist! She is so patient and good with kids - she made my usually squeamish tween very comfortable with the transition to contact lenses from glasses - not an easy feat, and did it with ease. We HIGHLY recommend Dr. Peterson-Salgado for the whole family.
My family has been coming to see Dr. Peterson-Salgado for the past three years and we are thrilled with her care and expertise. The only other optometrist I have ever seen was my own father, so finding someone I could equally trust, respect, and feel great about bringing my children to was a tough act to follow. My older daughter recently got her first pair of contact lenses and the whole experience was positive and calm due to Dr. Peterson-Salgado's patient demeanor and professionalism. I highly recommend!
Will continue to see her and recommend friends.
Excellent Doctor, gave a very thorough exam and was great to talk with. Thank you.
Terrific, an outstanding professional.
Dr. Peterson is a true professional and was also very helpful in picking out frames. I feel she truly cares for me and my family. Thank you, Dr. Peterson! I know our eyes are in good hands.
Dr Peterson-Salgado & her assistant are extremely friendly and were very helpful with all my questions. Thank you for such a pleasant visit & my new glasses!
I took my daughter to see Dr. Peterson after she was complaining about her eyesight. Dr. Peterson was wonderful with her, she patiently explained everything she was doing and made her feel very comfortable. I was very pleased with the visit and so was my daughter. I definitely recommend her!
Recommend her unconditionally to any prospective patient. Excellent care!
Dr. Peterson is thorough, kind and professional.
She is professional but also caring and friendly. She really listens to patient concerns and provides an array of options for consideration.
I've seen Dr. Peterson before and she is always thorough. She's improved my vision with contacts significantly. I highly recommend her services.
Kristin is very professional and I always enjoy my visits.
Very good service and reasonable prices for frames and lenses.
Dr. Peterson is very professional, nice, and has very good prices. Will totally recommend. 5 STARS!!!
Very approachable and knowledgeable. I plan on seeing her for future appointments.
professional, personable and complete.
Thanks, See you tomorrow. Brett
Kristen was fabulous. Highly recommend.
Awesome OD conveniently located right off the 5 in Solana Beach!
Excellent. She's friendly, efficient and thorough.
Both myself and my two children went to Dr. Salgado. for our annual eye exams. We all have a variety of complexities with our vision. The visit for all of us was great. Dr. Salgado made my children feel very comfortable but was also very clear on some things they needed to do for their own personal needs. My exam was great and I felt like Dr. Salgado listened to me and gave me advice that was geared toward me not just any patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Salgado for anyone, it is a professional office and a great doctor, patient relationship.
It's a little tough to find if your not familiar with the mall. It's above the 24 hour fitness center.
Excellent doctor. I trust her advice, and she is very caring and personable.
Dr Peterson Salgado is a thorough, patient, and mindful. She listens to what you want say and then helps solve the issues you have. She is one of the best contact lens people around. Dr Peterson Salgado has a great selection of glasses. I love going to see her!
Great bedside manner, very personable, professional
She is superb. I have reccomended her to friends and family
Fabulous person! I was walking out of her office - seeing better than I'd seen in months. Very nice and a great doctor.
Very professional with a warm bedside manner that makes you feel informed and knowledgeable about your eye care. Would highly recommend this Eye Doctor to my friends and family
Dr. Salgado is very professional and kind. She takes the time you need to discuss what is happening with your vision and optical health. She has helped me tremendously!
Dr. Peterson Salgado provides a genuinely, caring and patient focused experience. She takes time to speak with you, listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have.
Dr Peterson was very nice. She was able to answer all my questions and was very efficient. Great experience as a new patient.
Fabulous, highly recommend!!!
Always a pleasure!
She was fantastic; very personable and thorough
Dr. Salgado is a friendly, professional who spends enough time to learn what is going on with your vision in the context of your life.
Liked that she was personable and felt the exam was comprehensive.
Very pleasant, friendly and professional.
Nice, thorough, professional, and a very happy person!
I would highly recommend this doctor. She spent over an hour with me and the exam was very thorough. She took the time to listen, ask questions, and even get to know me. I never felt like she was rushed. She is very down to earth and easy to talk to.
Really nice helpful doctor. I will definitely book with her again.
Dr. Peterson is an excellent doctor who really cares about her patients.