About Us

Vail Ranch Vision Center was opened in 2017 in the heart of Temecula, CA – right off of Temecula Parkway. We strive to provide the best possible eyecare experience. Our doctors are experts in patient care and our staff aims to make you feel right at home, from the moment you walk in our doors, to the time you head home with the perfect pair of glasses. Our number one goal is to improve your life with a lens catered to your unique prescription and lifestyle. The comfort and satisfaction of our patients is our number one priority. 

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Patrick Utnehmer


Dr. Patrick Utnehmer has been providing comprehensive eye care for the Temecula Valley area since 1986. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in 1984. Dr. Utnehmer is also an involved member of his community. He has been a member of several Board of Directors, joining Mission Oaks National Bank in 1999, and Boys and Girls Club since 2005. He is affiliated with the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, and serves with Flying Doctors, whom provide much needed medical care in Haiti and Mexico.​

Dr. John Archibald


Dr. John Archibald has been practicing optometry since 2001. After obtaining a bachelor of science in Zoology, he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. He then received advanced training, completing a residency in Primary Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in Tucson, Arizona. He was able to assist veterans who had lost sight from a variety of conditions. Dr. Archibald really enjoys helping patients to find the best solutions for their specific visual needs. He also enjoys discussing with patients recent advancements and best strategies in maintaining good eye health, eye surgeries and other treatments, glasses, and contact lens options. He has practiced in the area for over ten years. When not seeing patients, he likes exploring the surrounding beaches with his wife, reading world history, studying art technique, and is always on the lookout for a show-stopping dessert recipe.