Meet our Optician
Joe Vega, ABOC
Joe Vega was attending his third year at Pepperdine University in Malibu. On a summer break he broke his glasses and one of his friends took him to an optical laboratory to get them replaced. While his glasses were being fixed, Joe was fascinated and began to think of what a great career this would be knowing that a large part of our population needs or wears eyeglasses
Joe put school on hold and began his career as an apprentice working for an optical laboratory. There he learned the manufacturing and production of optical prescription lenses. The job required mathematics and precise skills
After working there for a few years he felt he was ready to move on and take on an optical lab manager position in Ojai, where he worked for 10 years. He then decided with his manufacturing background he could now learn how to become a dispensing optician. Joe asked one his doctor accounts if he would let him come in on the weekends to train and help him learn how to select, fit and take proper measurements when the patients were ready to order glasses for their new prescriptions.
After a year Joe successfully passed the California State Board exam for opticians. This gave him the opportunity to open his store in Ventura, call JAV Optical. During this time he went back to school and attended the University of California Extension Program where he received his Teaching Credential in Optics.
Joe is well respected by many of the Tri-County optometrists for his great knowledge of optics. Joe Vega worked and was the optical manager for Eye & Vision Care in Santa Barbara for nine years. Joe has since joined Carpinteria Eye Care, where he brings many years of optical knowledge and experience. A passionate, committed man, Joe enjoys working with every patient to select the best eyeglass frame & lenses to complement the patient's lifestyle and visual needs.
Joe and his wife Bert recently moved to Carpinteria in 2015. The have three adult children and their precious dog Nova. Feel free to stop in and say hello to Joe, even if it's for a minor frame adjustment
We offer our patients and customers a variety of enhancements for their eyeglasses. The ones that are right for you will depend on how you plan on wearing your glasses, and our opticians can talk with you about the various options available.
Eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.