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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Old Town Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in La Quinta.


JamesAlmaraz, O.D.

(New Doctor and Owner of Old Town Optometry)

Dr. Almaraz, a long time successful optometrist in Big Bear Lake, California, is now bringing the same “small town” personal care to his patients at Old Town Optometry in La Quinta. Along with the very talented Old Town Optometry staff, and the kind referrals of his “new” patients, he wants to create the most successful practice in La Quinta’s history!

As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Almaraz provides eye exams, diagnoses and treats many disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Almaraz is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Almaraz is experienced to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.

Dr. Almaraz is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and attends several continuing education seminars to stay current on the latest advances in eye health, vision care and contact lenses.

Dr. Almaraz is married and has two children living in San Diego. He enjoys golf, reading, woodworking, wine tasting, cooking and cycling. He is currently an Advisory Board Member to the NVision Laser Eye Center and the secretary of the Big Bear Cycling Association. Wave if you see him riding around the Valley!


Kitty Hoddick, Licensed Optician

Kitty has more than 30 years experience as an Optician previously working in Orange County and the Newport Beach areas prior to relocating to the Coachella Valley. She has been with Dr. Jensen since Old Town Optometry opened in 2004. Her knowledge and training are available to help you select the best frame and lenses. She is happy to assist you in all of your optical needs.


Bobby Mc Gee, Licensed Optician

Bobby joined Old Town Optometry 2 years ago and brings with him many years of Optical experience. Bobby is available to help with your frame and lense needs and will ensure that your frame has the proper fit. He also can cut your lenses in our in house lab as you wait.