Kaaryn Pederson-Vanbuskirk, O.D.

Kaaryn Pederson-Vanbuskirk, O.D.




Ophthalmology and Vision Science


  • Diplomate, cornea and contact lens section, American Academy of Optometry
  • Senior Optometrist
To see if Kaaryn Pederson-Vanbuskirk is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

*UC Davis Health System Eye Center

77 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)

2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pederson specializes in therapeutic contact lens fittings for postsurgical eyes and eyes with corneal disease and/or scarring, as well as infants. She also enjoys giving routine optometric care for people of all ages.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center


O.D., F.A.A.O., UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley, California, 1998

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1994


UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley, CA, 1999

Professional Memberships

American Optometric Association

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Honors and Awards

Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry in Contact Lenses, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Pederson, K. Enhance postoperative filtering bleb-induced vision difficulties with well-fitted contact (oxygen permeable) lenses. Optometry 2005; 76:115-22.

Pederson, K, Coral-Ghanem, C. Fitting Contact Lenses after Refractive Surgery. In: Mannis, MJ, Zadnik, K, et al. editors. Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2004. P. 136-159.

Pederson, K. Exploring the Differences in Today's Lens Care Options. Contact Lens Spectrum. May 1999.