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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.

Dr. Leslie Rabena

Dr. Leslie Rabena graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Psychology at Mount St. Mary’s University. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Rabena is a Board Certified TLG licensed optometrist which is the highest level of optometry licensure. She is certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat red eyes, dry eye, allergies, glaucoma, and to diagnose and treat ocular diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. She is also skilled to fit specialty contact lenses. She has had externship training in ophthalmology clinics with co-management in LASIK, cataract surgery, corneal procedures, glaucoma surgery, and retinal surgery.

Dr. Rabena has 9 years of optometric practice experience as she began her career working as a technician/assistant to now as an optometrist.

**Get to know Dr. Leslie Rabena**

Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series

Favorite Color: Pink

Memorable Challenge in Your Life: The journey of becoming an optometrist. Dr. Rabena is proud to be the first doctor in her family.


Learn more about Dr. Leslie Rabena at her website

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rabena

please call (714) 790-1022 or text at (714) 841-9888

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.

Lina Pham

I enjoy being able to see firsthand how good vision can affect people’s daily lives. It’s very rewarding to know that I am able to make them feel confident and comfortable in their glasses as well.

**Get to know Lina**

Favorite Movie: The Proposal

Memorable Challenge in Life: Moving out when I went to college.  It was a big change that I had to adapt to, but I believe that it helped me grow a lot and be more independent.

Best Advice To Eye Care Patients: I would advise them to make sure that they get their eyes checked every year. It’s important to know your eye health and stay updated on it.

Favorite Color: Light Blue

Favorite Eye Care Product: I love my glasses!  They are a necessity for my everyday life.