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 assisting patients in choosing the right frames and lenses. Meeting new people everyday is exciting and interesting. I like forming connections with them and look forward to seeing them next time. I want patients to leave happy and with the best care.
**Get to know Jessica**
Favorite Movie: Tangled
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge of mine was graduating college as I am a first-generation college graduate.
Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: The best advice I can offer to patients is to definitely get a coating on your lenses. The scratch resistance is helpful as my lenses have many scratches and it can be hard to see through them.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Eye Care Product: Contact lenses are my favorite eye care product. I prefer wearing them in summer and having non-prescription sunglasses. It is much better than wearing my glasses in the California heat.
I enjoy helping patients see the beautiful world we are in as it’s the best feeling ever.
**Get to know Nishima**
Favorite Movie: From Scratch
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge of mine was kayaking in the Colorado River before I knew how to swim.
Best Advice to Eye Care Patients: The best advice I’d offer to patients is to always schedule your annual exams on time.
Favorite Color: Beige
Favorite Eye Care Product: HydroEye is the product I recommend because it provides healthy omega fatty acids and other nutrients that are necessary for a healthy eye.
I enjoy working in the eye care field as it allows me to improve the quality of life of those I assist.
**Get to know Samuel**
Favorite Movie: Avatar – The Way of Water
Memorable Challenge in Life: A memorable challenge in my life was learning how to ride my bike.
Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: The best advice I can offer to patients is to be wary of how often you rub your eyes. Oftentimes we do it without realizing which can unintentionally place bacteria in our eyes. The less often you touch your eyes, the less often bacteria and other germs can be introduced.
Favorite Color: Cyan
Favorite Eye Care Product: My favorite eye care product has to be Ortho-K which is a type of contact lens that reshapes the cornea overnight so there will be no need to wear contacts during the daytime.