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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Costa Mesa OC eye doctor Anna Yang, OD

Anna Yang, O.D.

Dr. Anna Yang grew up in Seattle and discovered her love for optometry while studying Biology at the University of Washington. She received her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry and decided to settle in Orange County.

Dr. Yang is certified to treat Glaucoma and manages other eye diseases including Dry Eye Disease, Keratoconus, and Diabetic Retinopathy. She co-manages cataract and LASIK patients, where she guides pre- and post-op exams from first-hand experience as a LASIK patient herself! Her special interest is ocular aesthetics and educates patients on beauty products that are detrimental to ocular health, causing dry eyes and affecting the eye’s function. Dr. Yang speaks conversational Chinese and clinical Spanish.

Dr. Yang is dedicated to finding the best treatment plan for each patient’s needs and strives to educate her patients in a way that leaves them with a greater understanding of their personal eye health. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling to provide eye care on mission trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala and India.

 

 

OC optometrist Nauz Hassanshai

Nauz “Shahi” Hassanshahi, O.D.

Dr. Nauz “Shahi” Hassanshahi feels very fortunate to be an optometrist. She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to California to attend California State University, Northridge. She earned her optometry degree in Boston from the New England College of Optometry.

Dr. Hassanshahi’s professional career took her to private ophthalmology and optometry practices in the Inland Empire before moving to Orange County. Her experience has allowed her to focus on consulting and managing individuals with many different eye disorders, including Glaucoma, Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. Her passion is to design specialty contact lenses (rigid gas permeable and sclerals) for individuals with certain corneal disorders who are hard-to-fit and can’t wear traditional lenses. Dr. Hassanshahi is fluent in Farsi and speaks clinical Spanish.

She cherishes the opportunity to help her patients with their vision needs. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

Orange County doctor of optometry Venus Tsai

Venus Tsai, O.D.

Dr. Venus Tsai grew up in beautiful Northern California and has been practicing optometry since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her doctorate of optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.

Dr. Tsai provides personalized, comprehensive vision care, including the management of Glaucoma, Dry Eye Disease, and Diabetic Retinopathy. Her passion is preventative eyecare, especially in helping young patients prevent myopia progression. She is specifically trained and certified to fit Paragon CRT lenses (ortho-k), MiSight soft contact lenses as well as atropine therapy. Dr. Tsai is fluent in Mandarin.

Dr. Tsai resides in Irvine with her husband and two young daughters. As a mother, she understands the importance of healthy vision starting at a young age. She is very compassionate and is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with her patients. In her leisure time, Dr. Tsai enjoys youth soccer with her toddlers, trying new recipes, and traveling.