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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.

Madison Mazur

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.

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!

Ivy Nguyen

I have always had an interest in health care growing up. Working in eye care allows me to learn ways and gain the knowledge to be able to help people. My main goal is to assist patients in gaining a better quality of life and comfort.

**Get to know Ivy**

Favorite Movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was when I overcame my fear of heights. I was in Mexico and had the opportunity to zipline upside down over a river. I enjoyed the experience and would do it again if given the chance.

Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: The best advice I’d offer to patients is to put in the effort to take care of your eyes. Some ways you could do this are by wearing UV protected glasses and keeping a healthy diet. This will benefit your vision in the future as you continue to grow older.

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Eye Care Product: My favorite eye care product are contact lenses because it gives you all the benefits of glasses without changing  your appearance. They’re comfortable and sometimes I even forget that I’m wearing them.