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 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston graduating in the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors fraternity. He trained at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital in Miami. He went on to complete a residency at the Veteran's Affairs Healthcare Facility in Hudson Valley, New York. Dr. Holmberg was awarded the Department of Veteran's Affairs Performance Award in recognition of excellent clinical care. After his post-graduate training he moved to Sacramento and shortly after opened Arena Eye Care Optometry. Dr. Holmberg is the Past President of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society. He enjoys specialty contact lens fittings for myopia management, keratoconus, and other corneal diseases. He is also glaucoma certified. He enjoys sports in his spare time.
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 graduating early. 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. Dr. Patel received the Varilux Award for Excellence in Presbyopia Management at graduation. She also graduated elected into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Fraternity. During training, she assisted in a keratoconus study and trained at the Aker-Kasten Cataract and Laser Institute in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr.Patel is certified to treat glaucoma. She also provides Low Vision services and enjoys enhancing vision for those with macular degeneration and other eye conditions. Dr. Patel enjoys supporting local sports and attending theater shows.