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JoAnn Henwood, O.D.

“It is an honor to care for our patients and help them achieve the best vision and ocular health possible.”


Dr. JoAnn Henwood is a national and state-board certified optometrist specializing in primary eye care as well as pre and post-op care for surgical patients. Dr. Henwood has a passion for patient education and believes patient involvement in their care leads to better visual outcomes. She has been caring for patients at Pacific Eye Institute since 2016 and today is the supervising OD.

Dr. Henwood is a member of the Beta Sigma Kapa Optometric Honor Society and was awarded inclusion in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges honor program. In her spare time, Dr. Henwood enjoys boating and camping with her family.

Education and Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara
    (2007 – 2011)
  • Optometry School
    Doctor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry (2012- 2016)
  •  Externship
    – Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California
    – Orange County Retina, Santa Ana, California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Optometric Society (Member)
  • California Optometric Society (Member)
  • Beta Sigma Kapa Optometric Honor Society (Member)

Awards and Achievements

  • Member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society 2014-present
  • Elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2016
  • California State Licensed Optician 2010-2012
  • Envision Optometry Club Member at UC Santa Barbara 2009-2011
  • Member of the UC Santa Barbara Water-ski Team 2007-2011

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