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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:


Heidi L. C. Schauffele, O.D.

Dr. Schauffele completed her undergraduate studies at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley in 1997. She married her college sweetheart and then persued a graduate degree in optometry at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry.

She has been a welcome addition to our office since 2003. She is a caring doctor, qualified to perform full scope optometric care. She especially enjoys fitting a variety of routine and specialty contact lens options. She feels strongly that children (beginning at age 6 months) deserve routine eyecare and provides a child-friendly environment to ease the introduction. Babies age 6 months to a year are screened free under the InfantSee program.

Dr. Schauffele is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, and the Embarcadero Lions Club. She serves as Director on the Northern California Lions Sight Association board, and as treasurer of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society.


Thomas J. Fleischmann, O.D.

Dr. Fleischmann graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1977. Dr. Tom established his practice in Sacramento in 1979 and has provided exceptional optometric care for over 30 years.

He is active in the community and while his boys were growing up he sponsored and coached numerous little league & soccer teams. He has been an active member of Kiwanis since 1979. He has active memberships in the American Optometic Association, the California Optometric Association and The Sacramento Valley Optometric Society.

Dr. Tom is licensed to practice the full scope of optometry including treatment of ocular conditions, providing therapeutic services and prescribing pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in fitting all types of contact lenses (gas permeable, bifocal, extended wear, etc). He also provides pre-op and post-op care for laser, lasik and cataract surgeries.