At Promenade Optometry and Lasik, we pride ourselves on providing an environment that projects confidence and comfort to our patient. This culture starts with our staff. Everyone at Promenade Optometry and Lasik is a consummate professional with years of experience in the eye care industry. So you feel comfortable and assured that you are in good hands, please meet our staff before you visit.
Patrick Utnehmer, OD
Dr. Patrick Utnehmer has been providing comprehensive eye care for the Temecula Valley area since 1986 and began offering state of the art Lasik surgery in 1999 with the opening of Temecula Laser Center. Dr. Utnehmer graduated with a Bachelor¹s of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in 1984. Dr. Utnehmer is a highly involved member of the community, having participated as a member of the Board of Directors of Mission Oaks National Bank since 1999 and on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club since 2005, he is also affiliated with the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as ³Flying Doctors², which takes multiple trips to Haiti and Mexico each year.
Jon L. Siems, MD
Dr. Siems is one of the most recognizable names in the field of refractive surgery. As his credentials will show, he has been a pioneer in refractive surgery serving as a principal investigator for 3 large FDA trials. He was selected as one of the first surgeons in the United States to investigate the surgical correction of presbyopia. He is a contributing co-author of a seminal book on the subject. Dr. Siems is also one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the United States. He has performed many thousands of Lasik and lens-based (cataracts) surgeries. Dr. Siems was one of the first 5 doctors in the United States to use the IntraLase onsite.
Dr. Siems previously served as Director of the UCLA Los Angeles Inland Laser Center, the LCA San Bernardino Laser Center, the Ontario Laser Center, and the Laser Vision Institute of Las Vegas. These experiences have allowed Dr. Siems to open what some in the field of refractive surgery claim is the most advanced Lasik and refractive surgery center in the U.S.