About Us

Blue Mountain Optometry is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

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Dr. Catherine Tan

Dr. Catherine Tan

Optometrist

Dr. Catherine Tan grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She completed her O.D. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now Salus University. She received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from U.C. San Diego. In the course of her career, Dr. Tan has acquired a great deal of experience fulfilling the diverse needs of many patient populations across the United States. She has worked with underserved populations in Bethel, Alaska, provided refractive surgery co-management at the American Eye Institute, performed specialty contact lens fittings at Dr. Jay Schlanger’s office in Los Angeles, and worked extensively on eye pathologies at the Connecticut VA hospital.

Dr. Tan continues to stay current on all aspects of modern optometry, attending major conferences nationwide and devoting many hours into her own continuing education. She also invests in new technologies and equipment to help diagnose and monitor various eye diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, dry eye, and myopia control for children.

In her leisure time, Dr. Tan enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys practicing martial arts, ukulele, and piano.

Peyton Jones

Peyton Jones

Peyton was born locally, but grew up on an island in Puget Sound, WA. Time spent working in the service industry and the desire to work in a more precision-oriented environment brought him to Blue Mountain Optometry. His primary focus has been prepping patients before they see the doctor by collecting signatures on paperwork, taking refractive measurements of their eyes, and making sure their insurance is up to date. With his passion for organization, acting, and philosophy, Peyton can usually be found optimizing the processes around the office or entertaining guests.

Whether playing music, reading, gaming, studying a host of engaging topics, or just watching some Netflix or YouTube videos at home with his better half, he is constantly investing his time and energy into activities he finds intrinsically rewarding. Peyton lives as though his every action would become a universal law. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”.

Izzy Villegas

Izzy Villegas

Izzy received his ABO license in 1985 and has over 30 years of experience working in the optical industry. He has been the lead optician at Blue Mountain Optometry since 2018. He is an expert on frame adjustments and selections. Izzy also enjoys discussing the latest advances in glasses options with the patients. He communicates with various frame representatives to update the inventory to match current trends. When he is not working, he spends time with his family, loves running, and plays golf. Izzy is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Patricia DeLaTorre

Patricia DeLaTorre

Patricia went to Brightwood College and studied to be a Medical Assistant. She started working as an Optometry Technician during college in 2016 and enjoyed the experience. She has been working at Blue Mountain Optometry since 2019. She helps Dr. Tan with managing the front office, such as glasses sales, emails, pre-testing, phone calls, billing insurances & contact lens training. During her free time she enjoys being with her two children: Camila & Lorenzo. They like long walks on the beach & exploring new things. Patricia loves to try cute new breakfast places on Sunday mornings and she LOVES food from Chick Fil A! Patricia is bilingual in Spanish and English and loves building relationships with her patients.

Ayumi Boose

Ayumi Boose

Ayumi obtained her ABO license in 2018 and has been working at Blue Mountain Optometry since. She assists in dispensing and adjusting glasses and helps pull insurances. Prior to the optical field, she has more than ten years of experience in the retail and customer service industry in Japan and in the USA. She likes to travel, meet new people, and learn about different cultures. She loves spending time with her two kids in sunny San Diego. Ayumi is bilingual in Japanese and English.

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  • 235 N El Camino Real
  • Encinitas, CA
  • 92024
760.230.6678
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  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
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