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Our Practice

Dr. Kristopher Skromme, OD

Optometrist and Owner of Two Trees Optometry

Dr. Skromme graduated from University of California Santa Barbara in 2006 and has been practicing optometry for over 10 years in Ventura.  He graduated with clinical honors from the New England College of Optometry, in Boston, Massachusetts and received numerous scholarships and honors for academic achievement. 

 

He was selected to perform internships at leading eye clinics across the nation and earned the prestigious California Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2014.  ​Dr. Skromme was also awarded 2014 Optometrist of the Year in the Tri-County for providing superior care to his patients, community and the profession of Optometry.

Dr. Skromme is past president of the Tri-County Optometric Society which represents approximately 300 eye doctors in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

 

In 2012, Dr. Skromme traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on a mission trip with a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life by providing cataract surgeries and optometry to those in need in war-torn and disaster-stricken areas.

 

Dr. Skromme is married to wife Lacey and has 2 young children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with the family, exercising, sports and playing with his Boston terrier.

 

Education:

 

  • New England College of Optometry - Boston, MA

  • University of California Santa Barbara

 

Awards / Service:

  • California Young Optometrist of the Year

  • Tri-County Optometrist of the Year

  • Voted Best Optometry Office for VC Reporter and VC Star since 2015

  • Past president Tri-County Optometric Society

  • Rotary Club of Ventura-South Paul Harris Fellow

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Optometric Association

  • California Optometric Association

  • Tri-County Optometric Society

Debon Crews, OD

Dr. Debon Crews is our newest associate optometrist. She graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 2011 and completed her bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University.

 

​During optometry school, she completed clinical externships at TLC Vision Center in Seattle, Hoopes Vision in Salt Lake City and the VA Medical Center in Tucson. After graduating, she completed a primary eye care residency in Puerto Rico.

She is proficient in comprehensive eye care, including contact lens fittings, management of ocular disease and co-management of LASIK and cataract procedures.  Originally from California, she spent several years in Salt Lake City, but is very happy to be back in her home state and to call Ventura home!

 

She loves traveling, doing yoga, skiing, learning to surf and spending time with her family and friends, including the furry ones.

Education:

 

  • Southern California College of Optometry

  • San Diego State University

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Optometric Association

  • California Optometric Association

  • Tri-County Optometric Society

Robert Pazen, OD 1937-2018

Dr. Pazen graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry USC in 1962. In 1965, after serving in the U.S. Air Force Dr. Pazen started practicing in Ventura.

He was actively involved in the community. He served as President of the East Ventura Rotary Club, former president of the Tri-County Optometric Society, Director of Professional Affairs and Peer Review. He was also member of Ventura Chamber and many other organizations

Dr. Pazen was the first eyecare professional to receive the Vision Care Specialist of the Year Award, by the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation at the 21 Annual Dr. David Fainer and Dr. Leo Tauber Awards Dinner.

Dr. Pazen was twice voted Optometrist of the Year by the Tri-County Optometric Society, and selected by the Ventura Star newspaper as it's Reader's Choice Award Recipient for Best Optometrist, year after year.

Sherri

Sherri has been with Two Trees Optometry for nine years. She began as an Optometric Technician and is now our Front desk and Insurance Specialist. She ensures all of the needed documentation for your appointments are in order. She has a warm personality and a contagious smile! She brings her motherly touch and bright spirit into the workplace. Sherri likes to be creative and works on many crafts.

Gina

Gina, our Office Manager has been with our Two Trees family for 15 years! She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, SLO and has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry.  Her strong will and determination helps to maintain the flow and the integrity of our office. She strives to create a welcoming and relaxing environment. Gina loves spending time with her husband, children, family and friends.

Julia

Julia has been with Two Trees Optometry for 10 years!  She is our lead Optician and is an integral part of our team. Not only is she an artist during the frame selection process, she is an expert with coatings, and insurance copays. She takes a thoughtful approach to ensure the highest quality of materials while taking in consideration the patient’s budget. In her free time, Julia spoils her Corgi-Pit Mix and enjoys baking.

Crystal

Crystal has been in the Optical field for 5 years. She enjoys keeping up on new eyewear fashion trends. Her quick wit and love for people makes her an excellent Optician. She is able to problem solve, and promote products based on their effectiveness. She strives to provide the best care possible. In her spare time, Crystal assists her husband with his photography and videography business, and enjoys long walks with their dog Lola.

Oni

Oni has been a loyal member of the Two Trees Optometry family for two years and uses her organizational skills with many of our behind the scenes functions. She is currently one of our Optometric Technicians and also serves as an aide to our Opticians. She has a huge heart and a big smile!  While away from the office, Oni and her husband help run a farm and she loves to paint.

Heather

Heather has worked in the Optometry field for four years. She currently is an Optometric Technician and also has her American Board of Opticianry License.  She has a strong passion for all things eye related and uses her skills to aid in the preliminary testing of medical examinations as well as Glaucoma checks. She is enthusiastic and a team player! On the weekends, Heather is shredding the skateparks or relaxing at the beach.

Elia

Elia has been in the optical field for 5 years and is an Optometric Technician and our Contact Lens Specialist. She guides our patients through preliminary screening, testing, and imaging. She speaks fluent spanish, and is exceptional with little ones as she has two of her own! She is warm, kind and hospitable. Elia loves going to the beach and spending time with her fiance and two kids.