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Welcome to Your Sacramento Optometrists

Arena Eye Care Optometry

Give us a Call at (916) 419-8167 to Schedule an Appointment!

Arena Eye Care is your full-service eye care and vision center. We recommend coming in to see your Sacramento optometrists for an appointment today. We offer the latest technology, outstanding service, and we accept most insurance plans. Dr. Krister L. Holmberg and Dr. Shephali Patel look forward to seeing you soon!

About Our Sacramento Optometrists

We aim to be a full scope Sacramento optometry practice (in the Natomas area) serving the eye care needs of adults and children. We accept most local eye care and medical insurance, including VSP and Medicare. If you have a question regarding insurance, please call and ask.

In addition to serving your eye care and eyewear needs, our optometrists have specialties. Dr. Patel specializes in low vision services. Dr. Holmberg specializes in contact lenses for advanced vision needs, including  RGPs, Ortho K (CRT) and Scleral Lenses.

Our Mission

We are highly detail oriented in our eye care services. We truly believe that every little detail matters, when it comes to taking good care of our patients. When you visit us, we will do everything we can to make sure that your needs are met. This includes explaining everything about your vision health or eye condition, so you can actively participate in your treatment and eye care.

Vision Services from Our Sacramento Eye Doctors

We offer the following eye care services from our Sacramento eye doctors:

  • Frames - We showcase hundreds of unique frames in our optical dispensary. Not only do we offer the latest in lens design, like Zeiss i.Scription lenses, which improve peripheral vision when wearing glasses, we carry traditional favorites and designer eye wear. Stop in to see our full stock of frames.
  • Eye exams - Our comprehensive Sacramento eye exams address your vision and eye health, making sure you can see clearly. We also offer contact lens exams.
  • Contact lens fitting - Let us test your eyes for contact lenses, fit you with a pair of contact lenses that improve your vision, or introduce specialty contact lenses that correct your vision while you sleep. If you have been told that you are hard to fit for contacts, we can help you.
  • LASIK consultation - Are you considering getting LASIK eye surgery? Learn what to expect from the procedure from our trusted eye care staff.
  • Sunglasses - Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and reduce the sun's glare. We can fit you for prescription sunglasses that are comfortable and help you see clearly.



Children's Eye Care

We encourage your children to have their eyes examined on an annual basis if they are in elementary school. Even better, schedule their first office visit prior to heading into school. We offer vision assessment, eye health exams, and comprehensive care for your child's vision and eye care needs. We also have a full line of pediatric eyeglasses should your son or daughter need them.

Glaucoma Treatment and Management

As a leading cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma warrants ongoing treatment and care. We screen for glaucoma for high-risk patients annually. If you have glaucoma, we'll create a treatment plan for reducing the risk that your condition will worsen. Seniors are particularly at a high risk for developing this condition with few warning signs.

Diabetes Eye Care by our Sacramento Optometrists

Another leading cause of blindness in the United States, diabetic retinopathy, also warrants ongoing treatment and care. People who have diabetes should have a dilated eye exam at least once a year. Depending on the condition of one’s eyes, the frequency may be more often. If you have diabetes, we will monitor your eye health and send reports to your general physician and/or endocrinologist after each encounter. Should it be needed, we can consult with retina specialists.

Macular Degeneration

A condition that causes us to lose our central vision is macular degeneration. It is very common and more common as we age. Seniors are particularly at a high risk for developing this condition with few warning signs. It warrants ongoing treatment and care. We assess macular health and have sophisticated imaging devices to monitor it closely. When you come in for your eye exam, we discuss not only the state of your eye health but create a plan to reduce the risk of it progressing.

Cataracts Treatment

Our vision can slowly become cloudy over time. More often than not that is caused by a cataract. Although it can happen to anyone at any age, it is more common the older we get. Certain types of eyeglasses and filters can make you more comfortable. When that is not enough, the cataract can be removed surgically and we can participate in that process.

Low Vision

People who are blind often times see, it’s just limited. Those people along with others whose vision is reduced but not labeled as blind are considered to have Low Vision. Individuals with Low Vision often struggle with being able to do the things they love to do. Our team offers treatment solutions that can help you to learn how to watch TV, read, or do other tasks that you may be struggling to do right now. We'll teach you how to manage your Low Vision, and we offer outstanding tools and management solutions for you. See your optometrists in Natomas for solutions.

Sports Vision

Individuals who participate in sports are at a high risk for the development of sports injuries. Let our team make recommendations for protecting you and your child's vision on the court or in the field.

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)

When you come in to see your eye doctors in Natomas, talk to us about how CRT can help you. This treatment, which includes ortho-keratology can help to correct your vision significantly enough so that you can go without contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day. Our optometrists in Natomas can offer customized contact lenses worn overnight to correct your vision safely.

Innovative ZEISS Technology

Your eye doctors in Natomas offer the latest innovations in eyewear including ZEISS lens technology. We'll build customized, highly accurate eyeglasses for your needs using this technology. You'll see impressively well, far beyond what is typical for traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Request an Appointment with Our Sacramento Optometrists

Our Sacramento optometrists also serve the communities of Sacramento, Natomas, West Sacramento, Woodland, Davis, Elk Grove, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, and Carmichael.

Dr. Holmberg, Dr. Patel and Arena Eye Care Optometry have given philanthropically to different non-profit organizations over the years (Guide Dogs For The Blind, Red Cross, etc).

In light of this effort we have created a new Program called Arena Eye Cares. To kick it off we are donating $5 with every frame sold from our new Arena Eye Care Optometry frame line to Guide Dogs For The Blind.

Meet The Optometrists

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Krister Holmberg
    Dr. Holmberg grew up in Poulsbo, Washington, located on the Kitsap Peninsula. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Western Washington University. During his undergraduate career he participated in a student exchange to Belgium. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from the New England College of Optometry in Boston.

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  • Dr.
    Shephali Patel
    Dr. Patel grew up in London, England. After moving to the U.S., she attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned her bachelor's degree in Biology. During her undergraduate career, she played for the UCLA Women's Lacrosse team. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During training, she assisted in a keratoconus study and worked at the Aker-Kasten Cataract and Laser Institute in Boca Raton, Fla. Dr. Patel is certified to treat glaucoma.
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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Professional and excellent service!" I have been seen by Arena eye care for the last several years and have found not only the staff but all of the doctors to be very professional, friendly and helpful. As I get older and my vision needs become a bit more relevant, I look forward to continuing my relationship with Arena Eye Care in providing me great service and eyewear. Thank you very much for the excellent service."
    Salvador C.
  • "Drs Patel and Holmberg are over the top in their knowledge and care. Wonderful environment, lovely, professional people. The most up-to-date eye care available."
    Roland S.
  • "Friendly and very helpful" Had a great visit very friendly took the time to explain everything helped with frame selection and insurance."
    Allen D.
  • ""I truly appreciate my eye exam to be so through; thank you Dr. Holmberg.""
    Nihad H.
  • ""I truly appreciate my eye exam to be so through; thank you Dr. Holmberg.""
    Nihad H.

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