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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeGen Vision Center a proud provider of vision care products and services in Huntington Beach.

Dr. Gregory Smith

Dr. Smith has over 20 years of professional experience in private practice.  He enjoys working with patients of all ages.  He has specialized in hard to fit contact lenses to help patients with their unique visual needs.  He is certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat and manage ocular diseases including glaucoma, and comanages cataract surgery and refractive surgery.  Dr. Smith is a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  His hobbies include rock climbing and hiking.

Dr. Gregory Smith earned a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from U.C.L.A. He received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry.  Dr. Smith has won several awards in chemistry and contact lens research.   He has also co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in the fields of chemistry and contact lenses.  He is a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and among a select group who are certified to prescribe MiSight 1-Day contacts for myopia control in children.

**Get to know Dr. Gregory Smith**

Favorite Movie:  4 Eyes and 6 Guns

Memorable Challenge in Your Life:  Climbing Mt. Langley

Favorite Color:  Blue

Dr. Ana Chang-Smith

Dr. Ana Chang-Smith is a Huntington Beach local. She attended Harbour View Elementary School from 1st through 8th grade and graduated from Marina High School. Dr. Chang-Smith feels fortunate to be serving the community where she was raised & where she grew up.  She enjoys taking care of the ocular health of many of her childhood friends and their relatives.

Dr. Chang-Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at U.C.L.A and received a Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She is a therapeutic optometrist with glaucoma certification, and she is also experienced in treating dry eye disease.  More recently, she completed the APhA’s Pharmacy- Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program.

Dr. Chang-Smith is currently on staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  She has also served as clinical faculty as an Assistant Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry.

**Get to know Dr. Ana Chang-Smith**

Favorite Movie:  The Notebook

Favorite Color:  White

Favorite eye care product:  One-day disposable contact lenses.  I started wearing contact lenses at 11 years old, when contact lenses were worn for an entire year (or more).  Contact lenses were super expensive for just one pair, plus cleaning was tedious.  Today, I wear a fresh pair everyday, and enjoy crisp vision without the maintenance.

Daniela Escobedo

As someone who uses glasses/contacts, it’s fascinating to learn in depth how everything functions and how even the smallest detail has a big impact when it comes to eye care. It is very fulfilling to know that we are making a difference in patients’ lives by helping them have better vision.

**Get to know Daniela**

Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo

Memorable Challenge in Life: Balancing academics, work, and community service in college

Favorite Color:  Pastel Green

Best advice to offer patients in the ophthalmic industry: I would tell them to take very good care of their eyes and to get their yearly exam because later, no amount of money or regret will bring back lost eyesight.

Favorite Eye Care Product: I love my contacts!  I enjoy seeing clearly without always having to wear glasses.

Amy Dang

I have always been interested in learning about the eyes in school. Then after doing healthcare volunteer work in college, I was determined to find a career that enables me to connect with others and improve their quality of life – and I get to do all of that with optometry!

**Get to know Amy**

Favorite Movie: Spirited Away

Memorable Challenge in Life: Working out ways to approach all the stress and new challenges, both big and small, that come with being a more independent student in college.

Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: Our vision is easy to take for granted even though it is an important part of our health and life as a whole. A couple of ways to take care of our eyes daily are wearing sunglasses, taking screen breaks, and going to regular eye health and vision checkups.

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Eye Care Product: My Ortho-K contact lenses! They are lenses that fix your vision overnight, so I get to see without wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Leanne Vu

My favorite part of working in the eye care field is seeing how minor adjustments can vastly improve someone’s vision. Many times, people do not notice how much clearer their vision could be until they make a visit to the office. Understanding, educating, and improving a patient’s eye health is very rewarding for everyone involved.

**Get to know Leanne**

Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast (live action)

Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was playing basketball in high school. I was smaller than everyone else and would practice everyday at the park to hone in on my skills.

Best Advice to Eye Care Patients: My best advice for patients in the ophthalmic industry would be to be proactive in their eye health. Making sure one gets check-ups, wears necessary optical wear, and keeps up with their eye hygiene is essential!

Favorite Color: Mango Yellow

Favorite Eye Care Product: My contact lenses changed the way I viewed the world and helped me have perfect vision at all times without the hassle!