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.
Kristine Office Manager
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.