Kaaryn Pederson Van Buskirk, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
- Director of the Contact Lens Service
- Principal Optometrist
- Diplomate Cornea and Contact Lens Section, AAO
UC Davis Eye Services Folsom
251 Turn Pike Dr, Suite 1070
Folsom, CA 95630
UC Davis Eye Services Roseville
2261 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA 95661
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Philosophy of Care
I work hard to be the eye care provider that you trust. I like building relationships with my patients and hope to be the doctor that you and your family will continue to see for many years to come. After more than 20 years at UC Davis, I am lucky to have so many wonderful patients who brighten my day.
I feel that the best doctors are those that continually educate themselves about advancing technologies and treatments withing their field, and then use that information to provide the best patient care. Vision and eye health is precious - I will do everything I can to protect and enhance it.
Dr. Pederson Van Buskirk specializes in therapeutic contact lens fittings for irregular corneas. She fits gas permeable, hybrid and scleral contact lenses for eyes with corneal disease such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal ectasia and scarring.
Dr. Pederson offers both emergency and routine eye care to patients of all ages. She performs ocular health examinations for patients with systemic diseases and monitors for possible side effects of systemic medications.
Dr. Pederson also teaches Geometric and Physical Optics to the Ophthalmology residents.
B.S., Vision Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1997
O.D., Doctor of Optometry, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1998
B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1990
Cornea and Contact Lens, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco, Berkeley CA 1998-1999
American Academy of Optometry - Fellow
Gas Permeable Lens Institute
Honors and Awards
Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry in Contact Lenses, 2006
Select Recent Publications
Pederson K. Enhance postoperative filtering bleb-induced vision difficulties with well-fitted GP contact (oxygen-permeable) lenses. Optometry. 2005 Feb;76(2):115-22. doi:10.1016/s1529-1839(05)70264-5. PMID:15732628.
Pederson K, Coral-Ghanem C. Fitting Contact Lenses after Refractive Surgery. In: Mannis, MJ, Zadnik, K, et al. editors. Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice. New York: Springer-Verlag. 2004:136-159.
Pederson K. Exploring the Differences in Today's Lens Care Options. Contact Lens Spectrum. 1999 May 1.