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The eye doctors and staff at Family Optometric Group have been providing Oxnard with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Dr. Thomas Holden

Dr. Thomas Holden

A 1986 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, Oxnard native Dr. Holden also completed one year as a Clinical Instructor in the Contact Lens Department at SCCO. In addition to practicing general optometry, he is certified to treat ocular diseases, and co manages cataract and Lasik procedures. Dr. Holden fits all types of contact lenses, including toric (for astigmatism) and keratoconic designs. Many patients that have been previously told they could not wear contact lenses have been successfully fit by Dr. Holden.

Dr. Holden is actively involved in the community including serving on the Oxnard City Council for 10 years, and recently retired as the Mayor of Oxnard after serving eight years. He is Past President of the Tri-County Optometric Society. Dr. Holden is a St. John's Hospital Humanitarian, and currently sits on the St. John's Hospitals Community Board. He has served on the Boys and Girls Club Board, receiving the National Service to Youth award, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club, where he was presented the distinguished Paul Harris Award. Dr Holden was also seclected as Oxnard's Distinguished Citizen of the Year. With three sons actively involved in sports, Dr. Holden has also been involved in coaching and fundraising for many local teams and charities.

Dr. Lisa Knapp

Dr. Lisa Knapp

A Minnesota native, Dr. Knapp came West to attend the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating with Distinction in 1987.  In addition to general optometry, she has had extensive training in Low Vision Rehabilitation, Geriatric, and Pediatric care. Dr. Knapp also co-manages LASIK and cataract patients and treats ocular diseases and glaucoma.

Dr. Knapp has long been involved with many community programs and service clubs here in Oxnard including the Boys and Girls Club of Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Soroptimist International of Oxnard and the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Tri-County Optometric Society.

Dr. Jack Holden

Dr. Jack Holden

Dr. Jack Holden graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall Ketchum University in 2022. Dr. Holden’s undergraduate degree is from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelor of Science in Biology 

In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Jack received training in the treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma at the Veterans Hospitals of both Las Vegas and Tucson. At his internships at Castle Family Health Center and Ketchum Health, Dr. Jack trained in the specialty fitting of rigid scleral contact lenses fitting for patients with corneal surface disease such as keratoconus. He also provided pediatric care and vision therapy training for patients with binocular vision disorders. 

Born and raised in Oxnard, Dr. Jack looks forward to continuing the tradition of providing high quality eye care to his home community. He enjoys playing golf, video games, and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Patrick Holden

Dr. Patrick Holden

Dr. Patrick Holden graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall Ketchum University in 2023. Dr. Holden began his studies at Ventura College and transferred to the University of California Davis where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. In addition to general optometry, he learned specialty contact lens and pediatric care at Ketchum Health Clinic and University Eye Center Los Angeles. Dr. Holden received extensive training in ocular disease and glaucoma treatment at the Veterans Administration Las Vegas and Indian Health Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton Arizona. He also enjoyed volunteering at vision screenings of underserved communities.

As an Oxnard Native and son of Drs. Knapp and Holden, Dr. Patrick has had the privilege of seeing firsthand how rewarding the profession of Optometry is and he is excited to carry on the long tradition of excellence in family eye care. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and the outdoors and is the proud dad of his Dachshund “Dax” and cat Phillip.


Family Optometric Group in Oxnard

Family Optometric Group provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Oxnard. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Family Optometric Group aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.