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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. Gregory Smith earned a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from U.C.L.A. and a Doctorate of 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 a number of peer-reviewed articles in the fields of chemistry and contact lenses.

Dr. Smith has over 20 years experience in optometric practice and enjoys working with patients of all ages.  He is certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat and manage ocular disease including glaucoma.  He is knowledged and skilled in the fitting of specialty contact lenses such as Multi-focal, Keratoconus, Ortho-K, and post-surgical.

**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 has many friends and family.

Dr. Chang-Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at U.C.L.A and a Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She is a therapeutic optometrist with glaucoma certification.  Aside from providing comprehensive eye exams, she is trained in the treatment and management of ocular diseases.

Dr. Chang-Smith is currently on staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  She is also on medical staff at QueensCare Health Centers in Los Angeles, California, providing eye care services in a community clinic setting.  She has also served as clinical faculty, 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, its 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.


Seriana Trinh

It’s incredible how I am able to utilize what I learned in school and put it into practice in order to help someone else see! I believe everyone deserves good eyesight and eye health, so to be a part of that cause is what makes me passionate about this field.

**Get to know Seriana**

Favorite Movie: Star Wars Episode III- Revenge of the Sith

Memorable Challenge in Life: Learning how to balance not only academics and work, but also prioritizing my spiritual life and family life. I learned a lot of time management skills and what is truly important to me through this experience.

Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: Make sure to prioritize their eye health by getting their annual exams, wearing good-quality lenses on their glasses, and taking care of their contacts if they wear them. The reason is because most people do not think about their eyes until it’s too late; however, most people never regret preventative maintenance.

Favorite Color: Aqua

Favorite Eye Care Product: I love using artificial tears to help with my dry eyes! I feel so refreshed after using them and am able see clearer for hours!


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!