Optometry ResidentSan Diego VA Medical Center, CityJune 2021
Doctor of OptometryWestern University of Health Sciences, City, StateMay 2020
Bachelor of ScienceHealth SciencesCalifornia State University - Fullerton, City, StateMay 2016
Honors and Awards
Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers Endowed Scholarship
Inland Empire Optometric Society Endowed Scholarship
Los Angeles County Optometric Society Scholarship
Orange County Optometric Society Endowed Scholarship
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
George I. Deane, Jr., OD Memorial Leadership Award
J. Pat Cummings Scholarship
Dr. Helena Tzou Annual Scholarship
San Diego Optometric Society
California Optometric Society
American Optometric Association
Company Name | City, State | July 2020 - June 2021
Provided primary and urgent eye care in a hospital-based setting.
Evaluated, diagnosed, and managed diabetic/hypertensive retinopathy, open angle glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and anterior segment diseases.
Obtained and interpreted diagnostic tests including RNFL/macula OCT, fundus photography, Humphrey visual fields, and Pentacam to aide in appropriate diagnoses of ocular conditions.
Ordered and interpreted lab studies to rule out systemic conditions associated with ocular findings.
Prescribed ophthalmic and oral medications to treat ocular pathologies.
Performed procedures including periocular skin tag removal and amniotic membrane insertion/removal under the supervision of an attending optometrist.
Coordinated care through appropriate communication and collaboration via consults with other providers including ophthalmologists, neurologists, and primary care providers.
Performed low vision evaluations and issued appropriate assistive devices for visually impaired veterans.
Conducted binocular vision evaluations and vision therapy in addition to prescribing prismatic correction and tints as indicated for veterans with ocular sequelae from traumatic brain injury.
Presented a case report poster at the American Academy of Optometry titled: A case of Pachychoroid Pigment Epitheliopathy highlighting the utility of Enhanced Depth Imaging OCT in diagnosis of Pachychoroid Spectrum Disorder.
Participated in weekly journal clubs and highlighted pertinent findings/clinical applications of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Attended and presented case reports at quarterly grand rounds with all staff, attending, and fellow resident optometrists.
Company Name | City, State | February 2020 - March 2020
Performed routine comprehensive eye examinations.
Prescribed and fit soft sphere and toric contact lenses.
Accurately documented and interpreted data from clinical exam to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.
Recommended, ordered, and interpreted diagnostic tests as indicated.
Provided patients with appropriate referrals as needed to ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals.
Observed IPL procedures for meibomian gland dysfunction.
Company Name | City, State | November 2019 - February 2020
Performed comprehensive eye exams, basic low vision exams, and post-operative cataract follow-up visits on a primarily geriatric population.
Diagnosed, treated, and managed ocular disease including vascular disorders, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis.
Obtained and interpreted Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT and Humphrey visual field diagnostic tests.
Participated in monthly grand rounds with attending optometrists and fellow externs.
Company Name | City, State | August 2019 - November 2019
Provided comprehensive eye exams to a mostly geriatric population in a hospital-based setting.
Diagnosed and managed ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.
Participated in weekly journal clubs with attending doctors and fellow externs.
Presented a case report on optic disc drusen and adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy.
Company Name | City, State | May 2019 - August 2019
Performed comprehensive eye exams for active duty airmen and retirees, as well as their spouses and dependents.
Provided pre- and post-operative care for refractive surgery candidates.
Obtained and interpreted optic nerve and macular OCTs as indicated.
Prescribed ophthalmic lenses as needed, with special consideration for presbyopic pilots with variable near working distance demands.
Fit and prescribed soft contact lenses, and provided insertion/removal training for new wearers.
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