Dr. Michelle Cruz

Dr. Michelle Cruz earned her Doctorate of Optometry (Magna Cum Laude) from Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California.  She then completed a residency in Primary Eye Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California.  During her residency, she gained extensive experience managing diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and many other ocular diseases.  She also provided optometric rehabilitation for veterans who were visually impaired and suffered traumatic brain injuries.  Prior to completing her doctorate, Dr. Cruz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University San Marcos.

Dr. Cruz and her family moved to Temecula in 2017 and have loved it ever since!  She is thrilled to serve this community and provide outstanding service through personalized, comprehensive eye care.  She takes a patient-centered approach and involves her patients in all aspects of their care.  Dr. Cruz also prides herself in taking the time to tailor each patient’s prescription and eyewear to their specific needs.

When not in the office, Dr. Cruz enjoys watching movies and her favorite television shows, crochet, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

She is honored to be part of the amazing team of doctors and staff at Murrieta Creek Optometry, and she looks forward to assisting with your eye care needs!