Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Offers the Latest in LASIK and Eye Surgery Procedures

Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra

Sacramento, CA - Surgical Eye Specialists

Also serving Greater Sacramento Area, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Fair Oaks

 – 1515 River Park Drive, Suite 100

Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra

1515 River Park Drive, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 91815

(916) 604-8457

(916) 604-8457

What We Do

Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Surgical Eye Specialists are leaders in LASIK and eye surgery procedures. We provide safe, comfortable, and effective eye care for every patient. We offer a vast array of treatments, including laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), corneal transplants, cataract surgery, glaucoma evaluation therapy and surgery, and much more. 

Call Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Surgical Eye Specialists at (916) 604-8457 to schedule an appointment today!

We have a long history at Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Surgical Eye Specialists with the advancement of LASIK and eye surgery procedures. In fact, Dr. Grutzmacher was instrumental in advancing the development and growth of laser eye surgery, performing the first PRK in 1995 in the Greater Sacramento area. Every member of our knowledgeable team is dedicated to making your experience with us as comfortable and beneficial as possible! We are available to answer any questions you may have. Call (916) 604-8457 to learn more about us!

Service Area

Greater Sacramento Area, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Fair Oaks

Our Commitment

  • Sacremento's Choice for Medical Eye Care


  • LASIK – Intralase
  • CustomVue LASIK
  • PRK
  • Cataract Evaluation and Surgery
  • Crystalens, ReSTOR & ReZOOM  Accomodative IOLs
  • Verisyse ICL
  • Visian STAAR ICL
  • Glaucoma Evaluation, Therapy and Surgery
  • Glaucoma Study Participation
  • Visual Fields
  • Cirrus Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Corneal Transplants
  • DSEK
  • Diabetic Eye Exams
  • Plaquenil Eye Exams
  • Second Opinions
  • Allergy & Dry Eye Care
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Richard D. Grutzmacher, M.D.

Richard D. Grutzmacher M.D., a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Grutzmacher completed his internship and Internal Medicine residency at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He then fulfilled his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Grutzmacher is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology. A fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Cornea was attained at Flinders Medical Center in Australia. Following residency and fellowship training, Dr. Grutzmacher entered academic practice as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. He headed the Corneal and External Disease Section for five years.

In 1987, LASIK surgeon Richard D. Grutzmacher entered private practice in Sacramento, California. His practice is limited to diseases and surgery of the cornea, cataracts, and laser vision correction. For over two decades, Dr. Grutzmacher has been active in surgery of the cornea, including a variety of refractive surgical procedures. He has published numerous articles in ophthalmology literature and has lectured nationally.

In addition, Dr. Grutzmacher, a well-known LASIK surgeon, has been instrumental in advancing refractive surgery in the Sacramento Valley region by instructing numerous area physicians in PRK and LASIK.
Richard D. Grutzmacher was co-founder and medical director of Focal Point Vision Center. Answering the demand for a new Ophthalmic Surgery Center, Dr. Grutzmacher continued his tradition of offering the best care to his patients and expanded Focal Point by co-founding Capital City Surgery Center.

A California native, LASIK surgeon Dr. Grutzmacher lives in Sacramento with his wife; the couple has two grown children.

Richard A. Lewis, M.D.

Richard A. Lewis, M.D., is a cataract surgeon and glaucoma specialist practicing in Sacramento, California. In addition to his busy private consulting practice, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in clinical research in national and international trials in glaucoma therapy. Richard A. Lewis is on the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Today, Focus on Glaucoma, and Ocular Surgery News and Video Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves Glaucoma Today as the Chief Medical Editor.

Dr. Lewis attended the University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. His ophthalmology training included a residency at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis, and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology in Iowa City. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a co-founder of the Capital City Surgery Center of Sacramento, which specializes in cataract, glaucoma, and laser surgeries.

Dr. Richard A. Lewis has published over 60 articles focusing on glaucoma, ophthalmic surgery, and ophthalmic pharmacology. In addition, he has authored many book chapters including Postoperative Care, Laser Suture Lysis and Releasable Sutures, and Transscleral Laser Cyclophotocoagulation in Glaucoma Surgical Techniques. His video and computer productions include Tonometry, a video and CD-ROM published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, among other instructional pieces. Dr. Lewis teaches and lectures internationally on glaucoma and cataract surgery. Notably, Dr. Lewis has participated in 10 Project ORBIS missions, teaching physicians surgical and clinical techniques in third world countries. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor and Senior Honor Awards for his contributions in teaching and leadership and for initiating the AAO Subspecialty Day meeting.

A native of California, glaucoma and cataract surgeon Dr. Lewis lives in Sacramento with his wife; the couple has two grown children.

Patricia B. Sierra, M.D.

Patricia B. Sierra is an experienced, board certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, specializing in cornea, cataract, glaucoma and laser vision correction.

Dr. Sierra received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. After completing an internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, she obtained her ophthalmology degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sierra later pursued fellowship training with internationally recognized leaders at Minnesota Eye Consultants/Phillips Eye Hospital in Minneapolis. She has lived and practiced in Sacramento for the past four years.

A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Dr. Sierra specializes in cornea, cataract, glaucoma and laser vision correction.

A native of Honduras, LASIK and cataract surgeon Dr. Sierra is fluent in both English and Spanish. She lives in Sacramento with her husband and two small children.

Jonathan P. Perlman, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan P. Perlman, a board certified ophthalmologist, is collaborating with our office to offer his extensive expertise in cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery.

Dr. Perlman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine and completed his internship at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and His Ophthalmology Residency at White Memorial Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Perlman completed a one-year preceptorship in ophthalmic plastic surgery with Drs. David and Richard Tenzel in North Miami Beach, Florida.

Dr. Perlman was Director of the Eye Institute at Woodland Healthcare for ten years. In November 2002 he founded the Perlman Center for Eye and Eyelid Surgery. Dr. Perlman is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCDMC. He also has held the position of Associate Medical Director for Vision Service Plan for over ten years.

Monica C. Robinson, O.D.

Dr. Monica C. Robinson is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and the Southern California College of Optometry, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree.
She completed internships at the Brentwood Veterans Administration Eye Clinic and the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica.

Dr. Robinson also held internships with the Allergan Research Clinic at Irvine, California, Norton Air Force Base, USAF Optometry Clinic, and the Bureau of Blind Services, State of Nevada. She is currently active as a clinical sub-investigator conducting several studies in new drug development.

Dr. Robinson has been in both private optometric and general ophthalmology practices in Sacramento since 1988. Before joining Drs. Grutzmacher and Lewis, she was responsible for comprehensive primary care optometry with a multi-disciplined medical clinic. At Grutzmacher & Lewis, she specializes in vision correction: examining, diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases and disorders of the eye. She also recruits and follows patients for clinical research studies. Dr. Robinson is currently a member in good standing of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.

A world-wide traveler, Dr. Robinson lives in Sacramento with her husband and two small children. She is an avid sportswoman and enjoys gourmet cooking, choral music, and horticulture.

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  • Dr. Grutzmacher Performed the First PRK in 1995 in the Greater Sacramento Area
  • Three of Our Ophthalmologists are Board Certified Fellowship-Trained Surgeons
  • Dr. Robinson is Our Resident Optometrist


  • “Thank you so much for being my eye surgeon. You have a great skill and I have benefited from it. I have enjoyed knowing you and found your nursing and clerical staff to be professional but so very pleasant and accommodating to me that my visits were a pleasure.” - Arthur J. Henning, MD
  • “My life has truly changed with this surgery. I most earnestly recommend that everyone with a vision problem go for an evaluation with the professional staff at Grutzmacher & Lewis. I’m so glad I did.” - Patricia M.
  • “Just a note to thank you so much for the wonderful cataract surgery you did for me. Your professionalism, skill and friendliness are all a delight. I’ll always be grateful for the great work you did on my eyes.” - Phyllis H.

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