Meet Our Costa Mesa Eye Doctors
Caring Orange County Family Optometrists
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.
Shora Ansari, O.D., M.S.
Dr. Ansari attended Southern California College of Optometry where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. Her expertise includes specialty contacts lenses, glaucoma treatment and general optometric services.
She completed several internships including the Center for the Partially Sighted, Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Veteran’s Health Administration of Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center and Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton. She also graduated with honors from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in chemistry.
Prior to joining OC Eye Designs, Dr. Ansari managed a large optometry practice and also worked as a clinical director for a well-established ophthalmology practice. Dr. Ansari was raised in Orange County. She and her husband and daughter enjoy spending their free time outdoors. She also enjoys running in marathons, biking, and performance dancing.
Lawrence Sieve, O.D.
Dr. Lawrence Sieve earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston in 2014 following his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. He joined a private practice in his hometown of Kansas City and then worked with a group providing eye care to Native Alaskans in remote areas of the state. Following his work in Alaska he moved to warmer weather in Southern California where he worked at a private practice before joining OC Eye Designs Optometry.
Dr. Sieve provides eye care to patients of all ages, including infants, children and adults. He has experience fitting patients in a variety of contact lenses (specialty and multifocal), managing glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, amblyopia and binocular vision conditions.
Dr. Sieve is an avid sports fan and while his loyalty still remains with his home teams, he is developing a following for the many local teams in Southern California. His interests include football, basketball, tennis, gardening and cooking.
Jessica Duran, O.D.
Dr. Duran is originally from Tucson, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from The University of Arizona and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton in 2012. She completed an additional year of residence at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs where she specialized in Ocular Disease and Low Vision.
Dr. Duran is a glaucoma-certified optometrist, licensed by the State Board of Optometry in California and is experienced in the detection, treatment, and management of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and dry eyes. She also specializes in the treatment of Keratoconus with specialty scleral lenses.
Dr. Duran has extensive experience working in an ophthalmology office and has a strong focus on dry eye treatment. In addition to prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses, Dr. Duran provides high-quality care for patients with a wide variety of eye conditions, as well as patients who have undergone LASIK and cataract surgery. Dr. Duran is certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), which is a non-surgical option that uses specialized contact lenses to correct nearsightedness during sleep. Her mission to provide individualized care with a personal touch drives her to educate her patients about their ocular health and care.
In her free time, Dr. Duran enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as traveling, running and trying new restaurants.