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About Solana Beach Family Optometry

Solana Beach Family Optometry
Reliable Services

Reliable Services

Solana Beach Family Optometry is a full-service eye care facility located in North County Coastal San Diego. Our doctors and  staff provide reliable and high quality eye care services in a patient friendly environment from our state-of-the-art clinic.

We provide personalized care for children, adults, and elderly persons alike. Whether it’s helping you to deal with near-sightedness or cataracts, we will help guide you to the proper treatment.

Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado

Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado

Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado is an experienced optometrist who provides services at Solana Beach Family Optometry after working in an ophthalmology practice for 13 years. She now enjoys living and working in the Solana Beach area.

She will discuss all treatment options with patients after determining their specific needs or conditions.

Solana Beach Family Optometry

Dr. Peterson-Salgado’s Education

  • Graduate of Torrey Pines High School in 1989.
  • University of California, Davis Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology, 1993 with High Honors and Minor in Exercise Physiology
  • Completed Bachelor of Science in Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996.
  • Received Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997.

Carol joined the practice in 2012 after 40 years in the dentistry field. A very experienced front desk receptionist, Carol will take care of the patient from the initial phone call through the end of the eye exam. She also enjoys helping patients select glasses and especially loves seeing the children in their new glasses or contact lenses. She always treats patients with respect and kindness. Carol is a native San Diegan and La Jolla High School grad and enjoys spending time at her church and with her close friends.


Susan joined the practice in 2017 as our first optician. She has a special talent for selecting that right pair of glasses or sunglasses for each patient. She has a keen fashion sense and loves when patients want their eyeglasses to make a statement. Susan has lived in north county for many years, raising her kids in Solana Beach. In her spare time, Susan enjoys her book club, cinema society, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.


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S.G. and Family

Several years ago, our families’ long-time optometrist retired from his highly respected Encinitas practice. For a long period, we searched for an acceptable replacement and were unable to find an office in which we felt comfortable.
Finally, we happened upon Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado, who was serving as an associate in a popular and large ophthalmology practice. Driving all the way to central San Diego for eye care was of little inconvenience, considering the quality of medical attention that Dr. Peterson-Salgado consistently has provided my entire family.
I have been informed that Kristin will soon be opening her own office of optometry in Solana Beach. Good for her…good for North County!
From Her Loyal and Appreciative Patients


In 2005 I was fortunate enough to have Dr.Peterson note some suspicious appearing activity in my eyes. She was simply in the process of one of my general eye exams for reading glasses.

She suggested that I return for what she called a “threshold visual field test”. I thoroughly trust her judgment and advice, and the personal attention she always gives. I went ahead with her recommended “field test”.

She discovered that I was a victim of glaucoma and immediately prescribed a remedy medication, which I continue to take every day of my life. This has been successful in keeping my eye pressure “normal” and perhaps preventing me from losing my sight. Thanks, Dr. Peterson, for saving my eyesight through that extra attention you always seem to give.


For me, the perfect optometrist is one who is professional, resourceful, thorough yet personable. Dr. Kristin Peterson is all of the above. She has been my doctor for the last thirteen years, examining my eyes, providing appropriate options, and careful analysis of the choices to ensure maximum effectiveness.

I love my bifocal contacts and appreciate the comprehensive exams she provides to ensure that my eyes are being safeguarded. Dr. Peterson treats you as a valued patient and uses all of the resources at her disposal to ensure your wellbeing. I hope to remain in her expert care for many years to come.


For the past 10 years, Dr. Kristin Peterson has been a great asset and partner in my eye health. Through every step of an eye exam, she’s given clear and concise explanations with friendly and compassionate professionalism. I highly recommend Dr. Kristen Peterson as your new Optometrist.