Our Doctors

Dr. Lodenquai

She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. Before she came to Los Altos she worked as the primary optometrist in an ophthalmology practice in Redwood City and was involved in cataract and LASIK evaluations. Prior to that she also worked as a primary eye care optometrist in private practices in Boston, MA. She graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She also did basic science research work at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and at Genentech in the Bay Area before starting optometry school.

Dr. Lodenquai truly believes in the value of a good eye exam and the difference it can make in someone’s life! She loves educating patients on vision care because when she sees patients, she sees a whole person walking in, not just two eyeballs! Yes, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to good vision! Ask Dr. Lodenquai about it and she’ll be happy to tell you all she knows and the latest in eye care!

Dr. Katherine Makedonsky

Dr. Katherine Makedonsky holds a B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis and is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She has worked in primary care optometry, Veteran’s Affairs Hospitals and at community health clinics. She speaks Russian fluently and is able to conduct an eye exam in Spanish as well. Dr. Makedonsky is glaucoma certified and is comfortable managing and monitoring conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease. In addition to patient care, Dr. Katherine Makedonsky works in the research and industry sector consulting on medical devices used to monitor various eye conditions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking.

Dr. Shivani Sharma

Dr. Shivani Sharma, O.D. is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in Cupertino, CA. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she studied biological sciences. During this time, she participated in glaucoma research at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine, School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Sharma spent time in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with Global Medical Brigades to provide comprehensive health services alongside local physicians for the rural community of El Coyolito.

She then went on to receive her doctorate of Optometry at UC Berkeley, School of Optometry. Her contributions to the field of vision research continued at UC Berkeley, School of Vision Science and later at the Francis I Proctor Foundation at UCSF. During her clinical externships, Dr. Sharma received extensive clinical training with emphasis in the management of ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Meredith Morgan Eye Center at UC Berkeley. She graduated with honors from Beta Sigma Kappa, an international Optometric honor society. Following the completion of her optometry degree, she completed a residency in primary eye care/ocular disease at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. During her residency, Dr. Sharma provided specialty contact lens care, low vision, and nursing home services in addition to primary eye care to the U.S. veterans of the Greater Los Angeles area. She also published her clinical case report on Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency in the Journal of Clinical and Refractive Optometry for online continuing education. With her residency background and experience in the field of Ophthalmology, she is devoted to delivering comprehensive routine and medical eye care to the San Francisco community.

Dr. Sharma is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and an active member of the California Optometric Association (COA). She aims to provide the highest quality of eye care and strives to improve the vision and lives of all of her patients.

Our Staff

Ruth – Billing

Dorcas – Optometric Assistant

Mark – Optometric Assistant

Gavin – Optometric Assistant

Grace – Optometric Assistant

Liliane – Optometric Assistant