Meet Our Costa Mesa Eye Doctors

Caring Orange County Family Optometrists

Costa Mesa optometrist Alisa Wald, O.D.

Alissa Wald, O.D. – Managing Doctor

Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, Dr. Alissa Wald knew she wanted to be an optometrist from the early age of fifteen. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and remains a diehard Wolverines fan. Dr. Wald obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors in 1989 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. In 1990, she headed west to the warmer weather of Southern California. Only two years out of school, Dr.Wald bought a small optometry office from a retiring doctor and began OC Eye Designs Optometry. She has proudly provided outstanding eyecare to the Costa Mesa community since 1991. Dr Wald’s professional experience includes working as an Expert Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. The National Board certifies the competency of new optometrists.

Her office has also been externship site providing internships for optometrists in school. She was featured in a national magazine about women in optometry as a role model for other women entrepreneurs. Dr. Wald is a member of the California Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her hobbies include antique shopping and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

Costa Mesa optometrist Sheena Ansarinia

Sheena Ansarinia, O.D.

Dr. Ansarinia was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology at San Francisco State University. Since childhood, Dr. Ansarinia knew she wanted to be involved in healthcare. She volunteered at the UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She also shadowed many doctors in different fields, which is how she developed a strong interest in optometry.

After graduating from SFSU, Dr. Ansarinia attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. She received extensive training at the San Diego Naval Clinics, South Coast Eye Care Center in Laguna Hills, Veterans Affairs William Bryan Jennings Dorn in South Carolina, and the Vision Center of West Phoenix in Arizona. During optometry school, she was also recognized as the Good-Lite Outstanding Student Clinician in Pediatrics. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Ansarinia completed a residency program and then practiced at the Vision Center of West Phoenix where she gained extensive experience in ocular diseases and specialty contact lenses. She also had the opportunity to train and mentor 4th year optometry students during their clinical externships.

Dr. Ansarinia provides both pediatric (ages 4 and up) and adult eye care and has a strong interest in corneal and retinal diseases, glaucoma, specialty contact lenses, and myopia control. She strives to provide quality eye care for her patients and address their specific visual needs.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as playing volleyball. Even though she moved to Orange County, she is still loyal to her Bay Area sports teams. She is also fluent in Persian (Farsi) and has basic medical Spanish knowledge.

 

Orange County optometrist Julie Bhindi

Julie Bhindi, O.D.

Dr. Julie Bhindi was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and then went on to receive her doctorate degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2012. Dr. Bhindi provides full scope optometric services including the management of dry eye disease, keratoconus, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. Throughout her many years in private practice, Dr. Bhindi has developed a special interest in nutrition as it pertains to ocular health, eye aesthetics, dry eye treatment and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Bhindi is committed to providing the highest level of quality eye care to each of her patients. She is grateful for the vital role her profession allows her to play in one’s overall health and is passionate about taking the time to communicate with and educate her patients. Dr. Bhindi is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and speaks conversational Spanish.

When not in the office, Dr. Bhindi can be found spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, and reading.