Steve Klein, O.D.
Dr. Klein received his Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and his Doctor
of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. He
is a therapeutic optometrist licensed to treat eye diseases such as conjunctivitis,
dry eye, pink eye, styes, glaucoma, as well as other conditions causing
ocular pain or vision reduction. He fits Low Vision Devices for individuals
with very poor correctable vision, and has extensive knowledge and experience
in co managing refractive surgery. In addition Dr. Klein excels at specialty
fit contact lenses for bifocal and multifocal wearers, keratoconus, dry
eyes, hybrid contact lenses, corneal refractive therapy, and lens fitting
after ocular and refractive surgery. Dr. Klein is the secretary-treasurer
on the State Board of the California Vision Foundation and past president
of the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic.
Kim Plattner, O.D.
Dr. Plattner attended the University of California , San Diego and graduated
Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree from the Southern
California College of Optometry. She received her Doctor of Optometry
degree with distinction from the Southern California College of Optometry
as well. Dr. Plattner is board certified in Ocular Therapeutic Pharmaceutical
Agents, and she is specialty trained in contact lens and refractive surgery care.
Greg Hayes, O.D.
Dr. Hayes is a native San Diegan who earned his Bachelors of Science degree
at the University of California , Los Angeles and his Doctor of Optometry
degree at the Southern California College of Optometry (S.C.C.O.). After
completing optometry school, Dr. Hayes participated in an extensive residency
program in pediatric optometry and vision therapy at S.C.C.O. He currently
practices full-scope optometry with an emphasis on pediatric vision examinations
and the treatment of learning-related vision problems, strabismus (eye
turn), and amblyopia (lazy eye). He also performs vision examinations
for special needs populations including visually impaired children. Doctor
Hayes’s memberships with organizations include the American Optometric
Association, California Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry
College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Neuro-Optometric
Nathan D. Johnson, O.D.
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Michigan
State University-Lyman Briggs School of Science in Human Biology and his
Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction from the Michigan College
of Optometry. He completed externship training in ocular disease management,
specialty contact lens fitting, pediatrics, and primary care optometry
services. Dr. Johnson is a full scope optometrist licensed in the treatment
and management of ocular disease with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents.
He emphasizes early detection of ocular pathology such as diabetes, glaucoma,
cataracts, and macular degeneration, treats acute and chronic eye infections,
and performs minor procedures like punctal occlusion for dry eye. Dr.
Johnson co manages refractive surgery, fits all types of contact lenses,
and participates in contact lens studies. Recently he helped coordinate
and manage participation in a study comparing two of the newest multifocal
contact lenses available. Dr. Johnson is also certified in corneal refractive
therapy (CRT). Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Optometric Association,
California Optometric Association, and San Diego Optometric Society.
Samuel Gawargi, O.D.
Dr. Gawargi received his Bachelor of Science degree from The College of
New Jersey and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College
of Optometry. He is a full scope optometrist who is licensed to treat
ocular disease with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. He has had extensive
training in the treatment and management of glaucoma, dry eye, retinal
disease, eye infections, ocular inflammation, pre/post operative cataract
and refractive surgery. Dr. Gawargi also excels at low vision exams and
devices as well as all types of contact lenses including multi-focals
and specialty contact lenses. He also takes interest in preventative care
for children and adults with undiagnosed ocular issues and volunteers
in community outreach programs to spread awareness.