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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

The experienced and knowledgeable optometrists in Los Altos Optometric Group take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:


Dr. Aaron Neufeld

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dr. Neufeld obtained his B.S. in Biology from UCLA and his O.D. degree from Southern College of Optometry, where he graduated with honors. He has a strong passion for providing personable, thorough, and informative care to all his patients. In addition to being...

Dr. Janelle Santa Maria

Dr. Santa Maria, a Bay Area native, attended UC Berkeley where she received her B.S. in Integrative Biology. She returned to her college Alma mater to obtain her Doctor of Optometry degree with clinical honors. She then completed her residency training at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, where...

Dr. Sam Pesner (Retired)

Born in Hollywood, Dr. Pesner attended UCLA, graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1971 and has practiced in Los Altos since 1982 after moving from Southern California.  He seeks to give each of his patients the most warm and thorough care.  He has been married to wife Lou...

Dr. Stephen Anderson (Retired)

Dr. Stephen Anderson was born and raised in Bend, Oregon and graduated from Pacific University with BS and OD degrees in 1964. He was the first optometrist to serve in Vietnam. Steve settled in Los Altos and started Los Altos Optometric Group in 1969, making 2009 his 40th year practicing...