Dr. Kathy Chriqui
Dr. Kathy Chriqui graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. Prior to settling down in the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Chriqui had a primary care practice in Beverly Hills for 10 years. She served as a staff doctor at the Southern California College of Optometry and has been on staff at Cedar Sinai Medical Center for over 25 years.
Among her affiliations are the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, the Los Angeles County Optometric Society and the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society. Dr. Chriqui has also co-managed Lasik procedures for 15 years and chooses to work with only the most experienced surgeons who use state of-art technology.
Since starting her practice in the Chatsworth and Northridge area, she has formed strong ties to the community, becoming part of the local Chambers of Commerce. She often gives back to the community in unique ways, such as having her social media followers nominate their favorite teachers for a free pair of glasses or giving away scholarships to outstanding high school students.
When Dr. Chriqui is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking and dancing.
Dr. Lisa Veal
Dr. Veal completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and has received training in Ocular Disease, Low Vision and Vision Therapy. She has completed internships in the Los Angeles area, including at the Downtown VA Medical Center, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, and the Center for the Partially Sighted.
Dr. Veal is proficient in prescribing and fitting glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision for visual disorders, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
She is fully licensed by the California State Board of Optometry and is certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to detect, treat and manage many ocular conditions such as dry eyes, infections, allergies and disease.
Dr. Veal has been in the optometric industry for almost 30 years. She started out as an optometric assistant, went on to become a Board Certified Optician and Board Certified Contact Lens Technician and finally managed an optometric practice before becoming an optometrist.
She has been associated with eye care practices in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Burbank and Valencia and works closely with many different ophthalmologists to provide care for Cataract, LASIK, Pterygium and other eye related surgeries as well as in treatment and care of eye disease such as Age Related Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.
Dr. Veal has served as a volunteer for the Special Olympics performing screenings for athletes and for the Lyons Club Eyemobile and has also participated in vision screenings for school aged children.
She has been a recipient of the Alcon Case Study Award, the Varilux Student Grant Scholarship, the Great Western Council on Optometry Scholarship and the Drs. Howard, Stanley and David Stein Family Scholarship.
Kristine is our office manager and has worked in the optical field for 16 years,
in all aspects of the front and back office, Kristine is both an experienced optician as well as a knowledgeable insurance biller. Kristine is great at helping our
patients choose frames that look good and fit well, even for those with the
most difficult prescriptions. Kristine handles situations that may arise with a calm
and professional manner.
Outside our office, Kristine enjoys spending time with her children and 3 dogs. She is also a licensed esthetician and enjoys working on her culinary skills.
Chiara has worked in the optical field for 11 years, in all aspects of the front and back office to optical technician and billing insurances, social media and marketing. She is tech savvy and able to repair minor and difficult breakages on your glasses. Chiara is an experienced licensed optician and helps out where needed in our office.
Outside of the office Chiara enjoys spending time with her daughters, hiking and the outdoors.
Maya is our enthusiastic and warm hearted receptionist. Maya is great with our patients. You'll always get a smile from her when you walk through the door. Knowledgeable on insurance carriers and can answer your general questions when setting up
Outside our office, Maya enjoys continuing her education and advancing her life skills.