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.
I enjoy working in the eye care field to help improve patient’s lives. I appreciate being able to interact with our patients and form connections. It is inspiring to be able to improve our patient’s vision and quality of life.
**Get to know Madison**
Favorite Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was raising my dog while in college. As a puppy, he was very energetic and I wanted to take him on long runs everyday. Since being a full time student, I had to adapt to balancing between a busy school schedule and raising a dog.
Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: The best advice that I can give to patients is to actively and consistently take care of one’s eye health. Our eyes are important and it is valuable to maintain regular check-ups.
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Eye Care Product: Sunglasses are one of my favorite eye care products. They are useful in helping to protect your eyes against harmful UV rays, so I always carry a pair with me wherever I go.
Working in the eye care field has been a rewarding experience. It is fulfilling to improve lives and see how happy our patients are when they try their glasses or contacts for the first time.
**Get to know Christie**
Favorite Movie: Turning Red
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was going river rafting.
Best Advice to Eye Care Patients: The best advice I can offer to patients is to be wary of their screen time to reduce eye strain. Due to modern day technology, we spend hours looking at our devices. It’s important to remember to rest our eyes and incorporate better habits to prevent our eyes from hurting.
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Eye Care Product: My favorite eye care product are eye drops because they are used to lubricate, reduce irritation, dry eye, and much more!
I enjoy helping patients choose the perfect pair of glasses and watching them walk out with a smile on their face.
**Get to know Lyjiria**
Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was graduating with my B.S. in Biology.
Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: The best advice I’d offer to patients is to always schedule your annual exams and stay up to date on our prescription whether it be contacts or glasses.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Eye Care Product: Transitions are my favorite eye care product because they provide the ultimate protection against harmful UV Rays and blue light. This is important for long term eye health.