Welcome To The Office Of Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner is a leader in comprehensive eye care and innovative eye surgical techniques. Dr. Stelzner’s vast medical training and experience as well as her compassion for her patients have made her one of the top ophthalmologists/eye doctors in the country. As chief physician at the Santa Monica Eye Group, Dr. Stelzner specializes in eye exams, comprehensive eye care, including cataract, laser and eyelid surgeries. 

In addition to serving her patients in private practice, Dr. Stelzner is Chief of Ophthalmology at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital. She is Director of Eye Care at the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Hospital. As Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine/Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Stelzner attends the UCLA ophthalmology residents. In addition to her work at UCLA, she is also the benefactor of several UCLA undergraduate and graduate scholarships. She is a staff surgeon at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Surgery Center, and Laser Eye Associates in Beverly Hills.


Read what our clients says about us

    They were very helpful and will be returning next year for my annual eye exam. Happy Customer!

    – Susanna M.

    I recommend Santa Monica eye to everyone! I had a last minute need for a new pair of prescription sunglasses before I had to go out of town and luckily they were able to accommodate me for a last minute appointment even though they are not a walk in clinic. After my appointment, I went straight to their optical department and I was on my way with a new pair in no time! From the front desk to the opticians, everyone in office was so helpful along the way. It’s also great to see an office practicing top notch safety and social distancing precautions in a time like this! Thank you Santa Monica eye!!

    – Mary B.

    Very friendly staff and knowledgeable optometrist. They are helpful and courteous without being pushy or trying to force you to buy something you’re not ready to buy yet. The optometrist was very professional and did a great job explaining the changes in my prescription and the new lenses I’d have to choose from as my previous brand is no longer on the market. 5/5 would recommend to anyone needing a good eye doctor in Los Angeles.

    – Danielle S.

    Very caring and thorough. Well equipped with latest technology. Having their own parking lot, believe it or not, is a great convenience for their Santa Monica location.

    – Marty B. (Google)

    The doctors and tech and front desk receptionists are all so incredibly warm and smart and they make the experience enjoyable. My tech was so assuring and wonderful. Thank you!!

    – Dinna B. (Yelp)

    I’ve been coming here for about 5 years now because I have a difficult prescription and love this Eye group. Everyone here is super friendly especially the lady at the glasses desk. Highly recommend this office, it’s a great customer experience.

    – Michael F. (Yelp)

    I am very lucky to have found Santa Monica Eye Medical Group. Having seen good reviews about the office, and now done a procedure with them, I completely understand why they have such great reviews. The staff is great, extremely competent, very professional, and friendly…Santa Monica Eye Medical Group has assembled a team of elite, competent, caring healthcare professionals. Very strong recommend.

    – John C. (Yelp)

    High caliber professionals; friendly, helpful staff. State-of-the-Art equipment, NEAT, COVID-safe environment. Great location. Free parking, too!

    – Mary A. (Yelp)

    I went for the first time recommended by another group that did not have any availability for a month. I was a bit put off from her front staff ( later finding they were new). I had low expectations and found them to be wonderful. Great PAs and a good frank meeting with the doctor. My prescriptions were sent to the pharmacy via computer tech where I picked them up an hour later. And… free parking in the lot outside the office. Would highly recommend this group!

    – Darla G.

    Dr. Stelzner was awesome with my cataract surgeries. She didn’t push me into it, but thoroughly discussed my options – and why I might want to wait. But we went forward, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. And it’s been five years since my surgeries…

    – Jeremy S. (Google)

    I was diagnosed with a cataract and within a few weeks I was scheduled and Dr Saqida Stelzner performed the Surgery. Everything from start to finish went extremely well. The entire team was world class and couldn’t have been more professional. The coordination with the Surgery center was smooth and well communicated. Excellent experience, well done!

    – John C. (Yelp)

    Great experience. Super clean and Covid safe. Saw Dr. Stelzner right away. Dr. Stelzner is a wonderful, thorough doctor. Everything is very pleasant and professional. Highly recommended.

    – Fern M. (Yelp)

    I received a new multifocal PanOptic lens for my right eye as I had early stage cataracts. The surgery by Dr. Stelzner and the support of her medical team were terrific. My follow up and care by her office staff was great as well. For those in need I would highly recommend her and staff for your surgery. You will be in caring skillful hands !!

    – Jeff T. (Yelp)

    What an amazing office!! Top to bottom I was handled efficiently and with great care. I went in for cataract surgery and could not be more pleased with the results. I have worn glasses for over 50+ years and never thought that would change. Thanks to the wonderful recommendations by Patty when scheduling my surgery and the steady hands of Dr Stelzner, I am not wearing glasses anymore. I wake up and I can SEE!! It has been an unbelievable change in my life. Thank you as well to the front office folks who are always so kind and quick when I have arrived for my appointments and the MA’s in the back office who work so hard to prepare you for the Dr. Thank you all so much. Highly recommend.

    – Mark L.

    I received a new multifocal PanOptic lens for my right eye as I had early stage cataracts. The surgery by Dr. Stelzner and the support of her medical team were terrific. My follow up and care by her office staff was great as well. For those in need I would highly recommend her and staff for your surgery. You will be in caring skillful hands !!

    – Jeff T.

    I have been to this office for me and my husband both at least 10 times during the past few months. This office is clean and organized, they are constantly sanitizing the equipments, chairs and all surfaces.

    The staff is professional and friendly, they care about your safety.

    Dr. Stelzner is passionate and honest, she doesn’t sound like so many other doctors who try to convince you to choose a costly product or surgery.

    She cares about her job and her patients more than financial gain and that is how you know how human and good your doctor is.
    I wish more doctors had her manners and standards.

    I had 2 eye surgery by her, she did an amazing job, can’t be more happy.

    Thank you Dr. Stelzner and staff.

    Keep up the good work

    – Mike R.

    Came in to the Eye Group and was seen by Dr. Stelzner who was beyond caring and compassionate and put me completely at ease.Thank you also to the front office staff that made accommodations and squeezed me in!

    Milagros H.

    Wonderful support staff. Really liked Dr. Stelzner; very thorough, kind, excellent practitioner. Nice facility. Free, easy parking an added bonus!

    – Laura P.

    Dr Stelzner saw me right away and stopped my issue before it became serious. She also is thoughtful and thinks about the whole picture – a great doctor – not just one to do an eye exam and send you on your way.

    – Nisha G.

    Dr. Braun was absolutely wonderful. Professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, warm, caring and understanding. She practically answered my many questions before I could get them out.

    – Ray L. (Google)

    I had a visit with Dr. Brenda Nuyen yesterday at the SM Eye Medical Group. She was very congenial, friendly, extremely competent, and was able to easily answer all my questions. The visit was comfortable, informative, and set my mind at ease about eye conditions. I highly recommend her.

    – Brian D. (Google)

    Dr. Nuyen was great. The doctor’s communication skills enabled me to enjoy a comfortable, informative and professionally conducted exam. See you next year!

    – Ted P. (Google)

    I recently had eye surgery cataract removal performed by Dr. Brenda Nuyen.Dr. Nuyen is one of the best doctors I have ever seen in a long time. I was pleased with her expertise as a Surgeon. Dr. Nuyen is sharp, warm, and overall a great person. I felt comfortable with her energy right from the start. Dr. Nuyen sets a great example of what doctors should model themselves after. I feel she is an asset to the medical field, she goes beyond the call of duty as a doctor. I think she is awesome!!!!!

    – Barbara M. (Yelp)

    I visited the SM Eye Med Group on a Saturday for an ocular emergency and my experience could not have been better. I received first-class treatment from Dr. Nuyen and her team, who were kind, compassionate, well-informed and professional. I would highly recommend this group to anyone with eye-related needs.

    – Max S. (Yelp)

    The staff, intake optician (Michael) and the ophthalmologist (Dr Brenda Nuyen) were very professional, competent, and helpful.The location has good parking and office was very clean and adhered to Covid-19 cleaning protocols.I recommend this professional practice.

    – David M. (Yelp)

    I have been seeing Dr. Nuyen for a few years now from a different clinic and am so happy to be able to see her at this office now as it is closer to my home! Dr. Nuyen is always so friendly and thorough and I know she always has my best interest at heart. I am so thankful for her for care! I highly recommend everyone to trust Dr Nuyen with any of your eye concerns!

    – Tiffany W. (Yelp)

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Our Location

1908 Santa Monica Blvd #3, Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 829-5475

Hours of Operation

(Due to the Coronavirus “COVID-19” situation we have implemented revised hours):

Office Hours


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm *by appointment only