Our Optometrist Eye Doctors

Doctor Alissa Wald in Irvine

Alissa Wald, O.D., Managing Doctor

I am honored that Dr. Likens and Dr. Wilson have put their trust in me to transition ownership and care for their loyal patients of over 30 years.

For over 25 years, I have been providing eyecare to the Costa Mesa community as the owner of OC Eye Designs Optometry. I pride myself in providing the best in eyecare along with a great patient experience. Our philosophies are the same, high quality care with a passion to provide only the best for our patients.

I am delighted to be part of the Irvine community again. In fact, I was engaged in Irvine and lived in Westpark as a newlywed. I grew up in a small town in Michigan and did my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. After graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1989, magna cum laude, I moved to southern California and started OC Eye Designs Optometry in 1991.

My husband Scott and I, along with our twins Tessa and Ben are thrilled to carry on the legacy of Woodbridge Optometry.

Kenneth Bracken, O.D.

Dr. Kenneth Bracken was born and raised in Michigan. Dr. Bracken attended Ferris State University where he received dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Applied Biology and Vision Science. He went on to obtain his doctoral degree from the Michigan College of Optometry where he graduated cum laude in May 2010. He received his internship training at Duane L. Waters Hospital, Veteran Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care Systems, and the prestigious Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Bracken is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association. He is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry with the most advanced optometric credentials in California to treat glaucoma. Dr. Bracken is experienced in eye infection and disease management, and has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract pre and post-surgical management.

Dr. Bracken is an avid sports fan and played hockey and baseball growing up. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and following the local sports teams.

Jessica Duran, O.D.

Dr. Duran is originally from Tucson, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from The University of Arizona and went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton in 2012. She completed an additional year of residence at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs where she specialized in Ocular Disease and Low Vision.

Dr. Duran is a glaucoma-certified optometrist, licensed by the State Board of Optometry in California and is experienced in the detection, treatment, and management of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and dry eyes. She also specializes in the treatment of Keratoconus with specialty scleral lenses.

Dr. Duran has extensive experience working in an ophthalmology office and has a strong focus on dry eye treatment. In addition to prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses, Dr. Duran provides high-quality care for patients with a wide variety of eye conditions, as well as patients who have undergone LASIK and cataract surgery. Dr. Duran is certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), which is a non-surgical option that uses specialized contact lenses to correct nearsightedness during sleep. Her mission to provide individualized care with a personal touch drives her to educate her patients about their ocular health and care.

In her free time, Dr. Duran enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as traveling, running and trying new restaurants.

Irvine optometrist Mimia Wen

Mimia Wen, O.D.

Dr. Mimia Wen is from Irvine and attended University High School prior to graduating Cum Laude from the University of California Berkeley with a bachelor’s in public health. She went on to graduate with Honors in Clinical Science from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, where she gained extensive training in medical optometry via externships at the Veterans Affairs Los Angeles, Hayward Community Health Center, and Byers Eye Institute of Stanford University. Her passion for ocular disease eventually led her to complete an additional year of residency training in Primary Care/Ocular Disease at the Veterans Affair Long Beach Medical Center.

Dr. Wen is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association. She is board-certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry with the most advanced optometric credentials in California to treat glaucoma. She has a special interest in disorders of the ocular surface, as well as in specialty contact lenses for the treatment of corneal disease and myopia control.

When she is not caring for patients, she can be found spending time with her family, exploring local coffee shops, or shooting hoops at the neighborhood basketball courts. She also loves learning new languages and is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

OC eye doctor Monica Rani

Monica Rani, O.D.

Dr. Monica Rani was born in India and grew up in Upland, CA. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in biology and went on to graduate from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry where she had extensive experience in patient care treating everyone from pediatric to geriatric population. Her time in rigorous externships gave her clinical experience treating glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes and other conditions. Her exams are tailored to each patient’s eye concerns, and she prides herself on thoroughness and patient education.

Dr. Rani is passionate about low vision and myopia control including specialty contact lens fittings. She won the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award presented for excellence in the field.

In her free time, Dr. Rani enjoys trying new recipes, listening to audio books, nurturing her plant collection, and traveling with her fiancé.

Woodbridge Legacy – Meet Our Founding Doctors

Nancy L. Wilson, O.D. & Christopher Likens, O.D.

Read about Dr Wilson and Dr Likens and the history of Woodbridge Optometry.