Dr. Gina Day
Dr. Gina Day graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and has over twenty five years of experience providing vision therapy to children and adults. Each year, Dr. Day donates her services to the California Vision Project, and she serves on the Board of the Gemstone Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping improve the binocular vision of children. In addition to her private practice, she also researches binocular vision in LASIK patients, and visual function (Sports Vision) in agility dogs. In her free time, she enjoys training and competing in dog agility.
Dr. Jaime Hatanaka
Dr. Jaime Hatanaka (affectionately known as Dr. Jaime to her patients) graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and has taken post graduate courses in the treatment of ocular motor dysfunctions, eye turns, visual perceptual difficulties, and visual disturbances from traumatic brain injury. She works closely with Dr. Day in the treatment of visual function disorders through the Vision Therapy program here at LLO. She is also Glaucoma Certified, and through the non-profit organization Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, Dr. Jaime has volunteered her time to give eye exams and glasses in Peru and Thailand. In her free time, she enjoys visiting local children’s museums with her daughter and husband.
Dr. Somaia Nassef
Dr. Somaia Nassef, OD graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology and completed her optometric education at The New England College of Optometry in Boston where she graduated with high honors. Her clinical training included rotating through VA Boston and VA Long Beach, Indian Health Services Hospital in Santa Fe, and multiple Community Health Centers. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Nassef loves primary care and fitting contact lenses, but her passion is in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. She is Glaucoma Certified, and has a special interest in low vision. She takes pride in providing high quality eye care for all her patients. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Julie Ring
Dr. Julie Ring, O.D. graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and is Glaucoma Certified. She has post graduate training in Primary Care at Travis Air Force Base, Ocular Disease at Bend VA in Oregon, Contact Lens at Davis Eye Care in Oak Lawn, IL and Pediatrics at Pacific University Optometry Clinic. One of Dr. Ring’s favorite memories of optometry school was traveling to Cambodia to give free eye exams and donated glasses to those in need. Dr. Ring works closely with Dr. Day treating patients with oculomotor disorders and binocular dysfunctions in Vision Therapy. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and California Optometric Association.
Dr. Ring is passionate about helping children and adults reach their visual potential in school, sports, and in life. She enjoys fitting spherical, toric, monovision and multifocal soft contact lenses, as well as hard contact lenses too. She is a huge animal lover. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, trying new foods, playing games, tennis, Zumba, and yoga.