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Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Joanne and Tem Gronquist, OD a proud providers of vision care products and services in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Joanne Gronquist


She attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, California for her undergraduate work and received her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1997.

She completed her residency in Cornea and External Disease with an emphasis on LASIK co-management at the University of Houston College Of Optometry and worked with Jack Holladay, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Gronquist is passionate about her profession and is a Past-President of the Tri-County Optometric Society. Currently, she is the Chair of Governmental Affairs of the TCOS and actively volunteers in her children’s school. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including infants, and is especially devoted to preventative eye care. She was honored by her patients with Santa Barbara News-Press Readers’ Choice Award for Best Optometrist in 2011.



Dr. Tem Gronquist

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHe completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara and received his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. As a member of the American and California Optometric Associations, he enjoys staying abreast with current trends in modern eye care. He also volunteers for

Dr. Tem Gronquist was born in Connecticut and grew up in Boston and Santa Barbara. He and his wife, Joanne, are the proud parents of two daughters, Audrey and Sierra. In his spare time, he enjoys windsurfing, biking, and tandem surfing.