Kaestner Eye Care

A Surgeon's Hands, a Woman's Touch

Dr. Kaestner’s ophthalmology credentials are impeccable. Following her undergraduate education at Stanford University, she completed medical school at Duke University. Residency at the University of California, San Francisco in Ophthalmology was followed by additional sub-specialty training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In addition, she completed a Dermatology fellowship at Harvard Medical Center.

She is board certified and a member of the senior medical staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital, a Fellow of The American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of The International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has been a member of the Medical Advisory Boards for Allergan and Medicis/Galderma for over 17 years.

Dr. Kaestner emphasizes a patient-physician partnership of genuine quality care. She is sought for her expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. As one of the nation’s leading authorities on BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Kaestner trains physicians to administer BOTOX® and is one of only two physicians in the San Diego area whose practice is designated a National Training Center by BOTOX® manufacturer Allergan. Her expertise has taken her to Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada for educational presentations.


  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Science, Human Biology
  • Duke University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California at San Francisco, Ophthalmology


  • South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Student Fellowship Award
  • The Mosby Book Award for Student Leadership – Duke Medical School
  • The Asbury Award for Outstanding Resident Paper – University of California at San Francisco – Department of Ophthalmology
  • Top Docs San Diego


  • Allergan National Education Faculty Member
  • Medicis/Galderma Advisory Board Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • California Medical Association

Dr. Kaestner loves international travel, gourmet cooking, and reading. She is the mother of 5 children and speaks conversational Spanish, French, and Italian.

Kaestner Eye Care
based on 5 reviews
477 N. El Camino Real Building C Suite 308
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-9225
  1. I would highly recommend Dr. Kaestner.


    I am in my mid-40s and take good care of myself. Recently I noticed that there were some small facial features that were causing me to look my age. I consulted with Dr. Kaestner and she recommended Botox and fillers. The Botox made my forehead lines and small crow’s feet disappear. The filler softened my nasal and mouth areas. The end result was that I look subtly younger and fresher. I did not want an unnatural look and Dr. Kaestner seemed to know exactly how much and the correct placement of the Botox and fillers to refresh me but not turn me into a “plastic Barbie”. I now regularly get compliments on how young I look! I would highly recommend Dr. Kaestner.

  2. She’s the best!


    Before having an eyelid lift, I interviewed several doctors throughout Southern California. Dr. Kaestner immediately put me at ease and I felt completely comfortable with her. In my case, I felt that a woman’s touch was exactly what I needed. Since then, I’ve recommended her to many friends, both men and women. She’s the best!

  3. Each result has been exactly what I’ve been looking for


    I’ve gone to Dr. Kaestner for Restylane, and an eyelid lift, as well as permanent eyeliner and permanent eyebrows. She is an incredibly skilled surgeon with great credentials and I’ve recommended her to everyone I know, including my mother. She makes me feel so relaxed and comfortable and spends a lot of time answering all my questions. Each result has been exactly what I’ve been looking for.

  4. She’s very professional, yet so relaxed and down-to-earth


    Thanks to Dr. Kaestner, every aspect of my eyelid lift was perfect and pain-free. She’s very professional, yet so relaxed and down-to-earth. Her credentials are impeccable and I never experienced the ‘hard sell’ that so many plastic surgeons seem to do. She’s a real artist, very precise, and is surprisingly affordable. The staff is wonderful too, and they seem to reflect Dr. Kaestner’s positive upbeat attitude.

  5. I’m genuinely so pleased with the results


    I’m only 40 and was feeling really old every time I looked in the mirror. After Dr. Kaestner ‘plumped me up’ a little with Restylane, it’s amazing how many compliments I get about my youthful skin! I’m genuinely so pleased with the results. She’s a fantastic physician and she’s the sweetest, most gentle person yet really professional and very knowledgeable. I feel so much better about myself and I’m telling everyone to go to her.