Cheryl Alderson, O.D. is originally from Toronto, Canada. She was the recipient of numerous awards including the UC Berkeley International Scholarship, the Alcon Award for Clinical Excellence, and the VSP Scholarship Award for top patient management. She provides eye examinations to all ages and her passion is children’s eye examinations. She is an InfantSEE provider who provides free screenings for babies between the ages of 6-12 months old. Dr. Alderson is fluent in French and speaks conversational Spanish.
Charles Dominguez, O.D., F.A.A.O. completed a fellowship in Cornea Contact Lens at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Dominguez specializes in complex contact lens fittings for patients with corneal diseases such as keratoconus and irregular astigmatism, and was one of the first optometrists certified to treat glaucoma in the State of California. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the RGPLI award for excellence in contact lens fitting. He is also a lecturer and consultant on dry eye syndrome with leading companies such as Allergan and Bausch & Lomb. Dr. Dominguez is fluent in Spanish. Most importantly, Dr. Dominguez believes that vision is a right, not a privilege.
Dr. Alderson and Dr. Dominguez are both members of the American Academy of Optometry. They are continually advancing their procedural skills, patient care, and medical knowledge through conferences and seminars held annually. The doctors are active residents in the local community, and are both involved with local children’s groups while raising their three daughters. Dr. Dominguez is an avid cyclist, and Dr. Alderson enjoys running half marathons.
Leah (Optician) Leah is our expert optician and frame fitting consultant. She studies and loves classic styles and always keeps her eye on the emerging fashions in eyewear and lens technology. She is an experienced craftswoman in her trade, and can find a perfect pair of glasses, even on the most difficult fits, and hard to find sizes. She is proficient in frame adjustments, so that beautiful frame you have chosen will feel great on, as well. Leah will have you looking and seeing your best, in your new glasses! In her time off, Leah enjoys music, reading, and participates in historical re-enactments and festivals.
Yecenia (Optician/Contact Lens Technician) Yecenia is our excellent optician who will provide you with a style like no other. She also assists our patients with some of the more complex contact lens training, including RGP, CRT, and Scleral Contact Lens insertion, removal, and care. She is fluent in English and Spanish. When she’s not at work she channels her creativity by cooking up new recipes and constructing arts and craft projects.
Tara (Optician) Tara, our skilled optician, is great with frame repairs and adjustments and strives to have our patients looking sharp, sophisticated and confident in their glasses. She is very knowledgeable with the ins and outs of vision insurance plans and pricing, always finding the best way to maximize your benefits while providing excellent lens and eyewear options. Patient satisfaction is her priority, and Tara is always happy to help you with questions and concerns. She is an avid computer and console gamer. She is also a frequent traveler, and enjoys writing about her adventures.
Alejandra (Optometric Assistant/Billing Specialist) Alejandra is our amazingly fabulous and detailed optometric assistant. She assists with front and back office duties including pre-testing patients. She manages vision and medical insurance billing inquires. Alejandra is also a make up artist, who loves spending time with her three kids, and trips to Disneyland.
Brandon (Optometric Assistant/Marketing Manager) Brandon is our awesome optometric assistant who is a recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara with plans to pursue an optometry career in the near future. He conducts diagnostic tests of patient’s eyes with a great sense of humor to ensure a smooth transition into the exam room. Love our Instagram and Facebook posts? Thank Brandon the next time you see him. In his time off, Brandon is a die-hard Lakers fan, enjoys going to the gym, and loves spending time with his dogs.