Dr. Espinosa's Profile

Dr. Ricardo Espinosa is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry having received his doctorate degree in optometry in 1967.  He has over 30 years experience caring for his patients in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area.   Dr. Espinosa's interest and knowledge in the field of refractive surgery as well as general therapeutic optometry, has earned him the distinction of becoming a credentialed member of a select group of doctors of the Laser Eye Network (EYENET) Panel of Doctors.  The credentialing was established by EYENET, a national organization devoted to Laser Vision Correction, as part of an on-going post-graduate educational program for practicing optometrists and ophthalmologists.  As a result of his experience and expertise, Dr. Espinosa was appointed Co-Western Regional Director of EYENET between 1997-2000.  He is now the Director of the Espinosa Optometric Eye Center.

    He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a therapeutically certified optometrist in the State of California.  Dr. Espinosa has taught other doctors the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care and management of the refractive surgery patient.

Additional Information

bulletDiplomate of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry
bulletFormer Assistant Clinical Professor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
bulletPast President, Los Angeles County Optometric Society
bulletLos Angeles County Optometric Society
bulletAmerican Academy of Optometry
bulletAmerican Optometric Association
bulletCalifornia Optometric Association
bulletLos Angeles County Optometric Society
bulletCertificates, Awards and Honors
bullet"Certificate of Distinguished Service to the Profession of Optometry" as an educator, from the California Optometric Association
bullet"California Outstanding Young Optometrist" Award presented by the California Optometric Association
bulletHonorary member of the Asociación de Opticos Y optometristas de Mexico
bulletGranted "Honorary Service Award" by the California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students, Inc." ... to recognize exceptional service and contribution to the children and youth of La Cañada (California).
bulletHas been on many TV and radio talk-show interviews pertaining to several different topics relating to the human eye and vision.
bulletNational and International lecturer on Visual Aids for the Partially Sighted and Laser Vision Correction
bulletLos Angeles Hispanic Spokesdoctor for Acuvue® contact lenses by Vistakon (a Johnson & Johnson company) for national campaign entitled "Living With Healthy Eyes" (Viviendo Con Ojos Saludables) - May 2002

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