Kaiser Permanente physician
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Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am inspired every day by the patients I treat in my low vision rehabilitation practice at Kaiser Permanente. It is an honor to help those whose vision is so affected that their daily life is a constant challenge.
For over 30 years (until 2015), I practiced at a multidisciplinary low vision center in Los Angeles. Additionally, I had my own private practice for over 20 years (until 2006). I also gained valuable experience teaching fourth-year optometry students while a resident. I am a second generation Los Angeleno. I attended public schools in the inner city, and then earned my undergraduate degree in Biology at USC. I am a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, holding the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, and have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry for over 25 years.
I finally got over "stage fright" after a long time, and am now a regular lecturer at state and national optometric meetings. I enjoy very much seeing former interns excel at research and in various teaching capacities at a number of colleges of optometry.
I have been the inaugural founder and Chair for the first four years (2009-2013) of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section of the California Optometric Association, hoping to grow this field and increase public awareness of this ever-burgeoning need. I am also involved nationally in the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section Council. I volunteer frequently at health fairs and participate in my state association's legislative activities locally and in Sacramento. I truly enjoy helping my patients achieve their fullest capabilities and thrive.