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Kaiser Permanente Medical Center – Point West
Optometry Department
1650 Response Road
Sacramento, CA 95815-4807
(916) 614-4311

Contact Person: Helen Zhou, O.D. , (916) 614-4310 or leave message at (916) 784-4185.

Clinical Teaching Faculty: Helen Zhou, O.D. and Janis Lightman, O.D.
Type of Practice: HMO


  • Age range 4 to 95. 90% older than 50 years of age.
  • Approximately eight patients per day (range is five to ten patients per day).

Prerequisites for Student Interns

  • HBV, MMR, PPD, Varicella and CPR certification required. Proof of TB test within 3 months of start of rotation.
  • Clinic jacket and UC ID badge.
  • Bring your own Diagnostic lens set (20D, 90 or 78D and gonioscopy lens). Consider bringing your own BIO.
  • Please see Externships Documentation and Immunization Requirements page for additional requirements.

Patient Services Provided

  • General eye exams and contact lens exams and evaluations.

Educational Objectives

  • To improve the externs ability to integrate the classroom knowledge and clinical knowledge.

Student Responsibilities

  • To continue learning through interactions with attendings, educational materials, and patient encounters.

Faculty Responsibilities

  • To stimulate and encourage the externs to learn.
  • Guide students to efficient exams without compromising quality of care.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Bring reference materials.


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