Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

A “Site” for Sore Eyes – Santee Family Optometry Grand Opening

Santee Family Optometry

There is a new doctor in town and she is suited up and ready to take on those nasty eye problems.  Santee Family Optometry had its Grand Opening celebration last Wednesday, August 5, with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, City of Santee, and local businesses.  This is a beautiful office, located just a couple doors down from Henry’s in the Marketplace at Santee on Mission Gorge Rd.

Santee Family Optometry - Interior

Dr. Irene Gendelman, O.D., provides a full range of eye care, including comprehensive eye exams, laser and surgical vision correction, and emergency eye care.  She and Optical Care Specialist Wendy Siltmann are especially proud of their work with the InfantSee program to provide eye care specifically to children 12 months and younger.

Grand Opening Guests

Guests on hand for the Grand Opening included Santee Council Member John Minto; Pam White, Assistant to the Executive Director at the City of Santee; Santee Chamber Board Members Warren Savage, John Olsen, John Morley, Ronn and Virginia Hall, and Richard and Hartha Jackson; Ellen Malin, Field Representative for State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth; and local business owners Gabriel Piña of Piña Business Services and Thomas and Caroline Hootman of Simply Spa.  Also on hand was Dr. Smit Patel, an optometrist with an office in El Cajon and, coincidentally, Dr. Gendelman’s husband.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting

(L-R) Wendy Siltmann, Ellen Malin, Dr. Smit Patel, Dr. Irene Gendelman, John Minto, Warren Savage, Pam White


Ellen Malin presents Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Gendelman as Dr. Patel watches

Certificate of Recognition

We wish Dr. Gendelman and Santee Family Optometry well.

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