Costa Rican Born, American Trained

Ojos Del Mar is the result of combining two high quality approaches to optometry into one comprehensive eye care experience. Renowned for her expertise in dry eye and specialty contact lenses, Co-Owner, Dr. Roya Habibi,  spent the last 10 years developing a comprehensive training program for Optometrists based on one thing and one thing only; providing the very best eye care experience possible. Our clinics are staffed by highly skilled and licensed Costa Rican optometrists who are personally trained by Dr. Habibi, resulting in the ultimate patient care experience.

Dr. Roya Habibi

Owner / Trainer - OD, FAAO, FSLS

As the owner of Ojos Del Mar, Dr. Habibi oversees all clinical operations and created Ojos Del Mar's in-house Fellowship Training program that supports our licensed Costa Rican Optometrsists' with invaluable training to pursue their dreams. She earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley and fellowship training at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She has lectured around the world on various topics including dry eye disease and advanced contact lens fitting and is the co-host of TryNot2Blink, the world’s largest Optometry podcast, with thousands of active doctors learning from her every week. For years, Dr. Habibib has and continues to be a globablly reconized authority on speciality contact lens fitting and Keratoconus, and most was voted Seattle's Top Doctor, by a vote of her peers, back to back in 2020 and 2021.

Dr. Habibi combines modern science and research-based holistic treatments to help her patients achieve improved vision and find lasting comfort. Her dream is to help as many of Costa Rica's talented Optometrists' as possible achieve their dreams of operating their own clinic. Her clinical expertise is in:


  1. Comprehensive eye care
  2. Contact lenses
  3. Dry eye disease and eye pain
  4. Keratoconus
  5. Graft versus host disease
  6. Post-refractive surgery (LASIK, RK, etc)
  7. Post-corneal transplantation management
  8. Diabetic screening


Casey Eye Institute, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA


University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA


Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Dr Fabiola Hernandez

Optometrist / Costa Rican License - #066-694

Dr. Fabiola joined Ojos Del Mar as our lead Optometrist and the first Fellow in our esteemed Advanced Fellowship Program. This Fellowship program is uniquely designed to enhance the skills of optometrists seeking advanced subspecialty knowledge to provide care to patients with an emphasis on advanced dry eye and medically necessary contact lenses. Dr. Fabiola was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and completed her schooling at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica where she earned a licensure in optometry and contact lenses. She prioritizes lifelong learning in order to ensure she is always providing the best care to all her patients. Dr. Fabiola’s calm, kind demeanor adds the local charm to complete the Ojos Del Mar experience.


  1. Comprehensive Eye Care
  2. Contact lenses
  3. Eye Pain & Discomfort


Ojos Del Mar Advanced Fellow Program


Universidad Latina de Costa Rica


Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

We’re Hiring Optometrists!

While our beautiful new clinic and top of the line equipment are great, it's our team that truly sets Ojos Del Mar apart, and now you have the opportunity to become an important part of it.

Beyond learning from one of the top rated Optometrists in the USA, Ojos Del Mar offers an outstanding work environment, highly competitive pay, a housing stipend, and generous benefits.

Our values

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Customer Service

Going above and beyond to make your expereince with us, both in and out of our clinic, is our standard. Nothing brings us more joy than truly happy patients, and we strive be the best part of your day, every day.


Costa Rica has brought so much joy to our lives and we're always striving to spread that goodness back to the communtiy, and more. We're always looking for ways to help support this wonderful new place we call home.


It truly is the best policy and we demand it in our clinic. We aren’t here to tell you what you want to hear…we’re here to tell you what you need to hear, and we pledge to always say what we believe is best for your health.

Premium Care

We hire excellent doctors who stay on top of the latest & greatest treatments.


We take pride in everything we do, with the goal of doing things right the first time.


Every human, no matter their sex, race, or sexual orientation, will be treated equally and respectfully at Ojos Del Mar; always.

Supporting Our Community

Getting involved and doing good in the community is central to our mission at Ojos Del Mer. If you know of a local school in need of free eye exams, please send us an email at

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