Meet Our NeuroVisual Optometrist

Meet Our
​​​​​​​NeuroVisual Optometrist

Dr. David Zucker, O.D.

“My ultimate goal is to positively impact all whom I come into contact with, whether they’re a personal friend, a patient in an exam room, or a stranger on the street. Life itself is a ride, and a practice of sorts, and I am absolutely thrilled and grateful to be alive.”
– Dr. David Zucker, O.D.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, but raised in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Zucker attended Arizona State University in which he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. He then moved to Chicago and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from The Illinois College of Optometry. While attending The Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Zucker was active in the American Optometric Association (AOA) in which he served as the Political Action Committee (PAC) Liaison for his school. As the AOA PAC Liaison, Dr. Zucker traveled twice to Washington D.C., in which he teamed up with others to fight for patients’ rights to access quality eye care. He completed a rigorous training program and internship, which included multiple optometric training sites: The Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL; The Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Saginaw, MI; Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, GA; and Daniel and Davis Optometry in Carlsbad, CA. He practiced full-scope eye care in Southern Vermont for a few years, and has now been practicing in Santa Barbara, CA since 2015.

​​​Dr. Zucker diagnoses and treats:

Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Vertigo, Headaches, Migraine, Nausea, Motion Sickness, Neck Tension and Upper Back Pain related to:

  • Binocular Vision Dysfunction

  • Vertical Heterophoria

  • Superior Oblique Palsy (fourth cranial nerve palsy)

  • Exophoria

  • Convergence Insufficiency

  • Esophoria


He also practices primary care optometry and treats or diagnoses: glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye disease, keratoconus, eye infections, and cataracts.

Dr. Zucker is happy to call Santa Barbara his home. And when he’s not in the office, you’ll find him active and outdoors throughout the year. He takes pleasure in playing soccer and other outdoor sports and activities all year. Dr. Zucker is passionate about Eye Care and Overall Health and Wellness; and he strives to improve the visual freedom, and quality of life, for every patient.

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