Team

Nelson T. Murata O.D.

Dr. Nelson T. Murata started his practice in 1983 in the small town of Simi Valley. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the Pacific University School of Optometry in 1981. He has been providing patients with the upmost amount of care for more than 35 years. He is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and 4 grown children. Dr. Murata is fond of fishing, riding his bike, and cleaning out his garage of old motorcycle parts!

Christina M. Womack O.D.

Dr. Christina Womack is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Optometry and joined Dr. Murata's practice in 1999. She practices comprehensive eyecare, hard to fit contact lenses, and eye treatment for health conditions affecting the vision. She is a native of Ventura County and raises her family in Moorpark. She enjoys camping with her husband and two children in her free time.

Catherine P. Barker O.D.

Dr. Catherine P. Barker is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton and joined Dr. Murata and Associates in 2010. She practices full scope optometry, pediatrics, fitting contacts, and treats medical complications in the eye such as glaucoma. She resides in Moorpark with her family and two dogs. She enjoys reading and hiking in her spare time.

Victoria R.

Front Office Lead

Victoria joined Dr. Murata & Associates in August of 2011 and is part of our patient care team. Victoria ensures our patients are treated with proper care and professionalism in our screening and testing rooms in addition to training patients with contact lens. Victoria is a Southern California native and lives locally with her family. She enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and bike riding in her spare time.

Jerry M.

Optician

Jerry joined Dr. Murata & Associates in 2007 and serves as one of our fully qualified opticians. He has been an optician for over 45 years. In addition to providing excellent customer service and satisfaction, Jerry is a licensed optician and does all of our cutting and edging of your lenses and making sure the lenses and frames are top-notch. Jerry lives with his wife locally. When he's not at work, Jerry likes taking long walks on the beach with his wife and grandchildren, playing cricket, and telling bad jokes.

Kathy H.

Billing & Insurance Coordinator

Kathy has been with us since September of 1987. After taking some time off to raise her 3 daughters, she rejoined us in 2012. Kathy coordinates all of our billing and insurance to ensure every patient's visit goes smoothly. If our team members have a question about insurance, Kathy is always our go-to expert. She grew up locally in Simi Valley and adores spending quality time with her family.

Glenn I.

Office Manager

Glenn joined Dr. Murata & Associates in 1989 and serves as the Office Manager and has been an invaluable member of our team since. Glenn is ABO certified and is a fellow of the National Board of Opticianry since 1976. He is ready to answer any optical questions you may have. Glenn is a southern california native and resides locally with his wife and kids. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys traveling and watching sports.

Debbie M.

Optician

Debbie joined our team in October of 2016 and brings with her over 30 years of experience. She holds certifications with the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners Board. Debbie has a passion for optics and her goal is to fit you with the best eyewear you'll ever own. In her free time you can find her surfing or at her piano.

Whitney W.

Optician

Whitney has been a part of our team since September of 2015, but has more than 5 years of optical experience. Whitney grew up in Southern California. She believes that glasses are more than just a medical device, they could be as important to one's wardrobe as is jewelry and shoes! When she's not at our practice, she is spending time with family and friends.

Marcus M.

Optometric Technician

Marcus joined Dr. Murata's practice in February of 2017. He grew up in Camarillo and graduated from Newbury Park High School in 2009. Marcus treats patients with great care and a light-hearted demeanor aside from taking retinal photography, optical coherence tomography, intraocular pressures, and seating patients for the doctors. In his free time, you could usually catch Marcus at a local concert or at the gym.

Daysi U.

Optometric Technician, Receptionist

Daysi has been a part of our team since March of 2017. She has a background in dentistry, working as a dental assistant for 2 years. Aside from scheduling appointments and answering phone calls, she does medical testing such as visual fields and retinal photography. She trains patients with contact lenses and instructs them on contact lens insert, removal, and hygiene. Daysi likes to hang out with friends and family at the beach in her spare time and she loves going to Sephora!

Ian P.

Optician
Ian joined Dr. Nelson T. Murata & Associates in June of 2015. Ian custom-fits patients with frames and lenses based on their specific needs. Ian resides locally with his family. In his free time, Ian enjoys hiking, playing music, and photography.

Sierra C.

Optometric Technician, Receptionist

Sierra joined us at Dr. Murata's practice in July of 2017. She graduated locally from Simi Valley High School in 2013 and from a Medical Assistant program in 2017. Aside from her positive attitude and kind demeanor, she provides patients with medical testing such as visual fields and optical coherence tomography. In her free time, you can catch Sierra line dancing.

Gabrielle M.

Receptionist, Optometric Technician

Gabrielle joined us in October of 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She graduated from a medical assistant program at V.A.C.E. in 2017. Gabrielle helps us by greeting patients, making appointments, and performing their preliminary tests and retinal photography before seeing the doctor. Gabrielle resides in Fillmore with her family. She loves going to Disneyland and singing to her two daughters.

Jenna M.

Optician, Frame Curator

Jenna joined our team in August of 2015, adding two years of optician and technician expertise. Jenna ensures quality patient care and helps patients protect and preserve their eyesight in contacts and helps them pick out stylish and fashion-forward eyeglasses. She personally curates our extensive frame collection with more than 1100 high-quality pieces. She resides in Ventura and spends her free time painting and taking her dog on day trips and hikes.