Our Optometrist Eye Doctors
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.
Sato Mananian, O.D., M.B.S., FAAO
Dr. Sato Mananian was born in Ohio and raised in Southern California. She is thrilled to now be living with her husband in Irvine after working in a private practice in LA. Dr. Mananian earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego and her Master of Biomedical Sciences from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr. Mananian comes to us with a special passion for pediatric vision care, myopia control, vision therapy for adults and children , and services for those with special needs. In private practice, she provides all general optometry services including management of eye diseases and pre and post operative surgical care. She achieved her doctorate degree from the Arizona College of Optometry where she received the College of Optometrist in Vision Development award for excellence in Vision Therapy. She also completed a Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy/Neuro optometry residency at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. Dr. Mananian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is board certified with the most advanced optometric credentials in California to treat glaucoma. She is fluent in Armenian and conversational Spanish.
In her free time, Dr. Mananian enjoys reading fiction (especially mystery novels!) while enjoying a good cup of coffee, exploring Orange County, and traveling with her husband.
Anna Yang, O.D.
Dr. Anna Yang grew up in Seattle and discovered her love for optometry while studying Biology at the University of Washington. She received her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry and decided to settle in Orange County.
Dr. Yang is certified to treat Glaucoma and manages other eye diseases including Dry Eye Disease, Keratoconus, and Diabetic Retinopathy. She co-manages cataract and LASIK patients, where she guides pre- and post-op exams from first-hand experience as a LASIK patient herself! Her special interest is ocular aesthetics and educates patients on beauty products that are detrimental to ocular health, causing dry eyes and affecting the eye’s function. Dr. Yang speaks conversational Chinese and clinical Spanish.
Dr. Yang is dedicated to finding the best treatment plan for each patient’s needs and strives to educate her patients in a way that leaves them with a greater understanding of their personal eye health. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling to provide eye care on mission trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala and India.
Nauz “Shahi” Hassanshahi, O.D.
Dr. Nauz “Shahi” Hassanshahi feels very fortunate to be an optometrist. She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to California to attend California State University, Northridge. She earned her optometry degree in Boston from the New England College of Optometry.
Dr. Hassanshahi’s professional career took her to private ophthalmology and optometry practices in the Inland Empire before moving to Orange County. Her experience has allowed her to focus on consulting and managing individuals with many different eye disorders, including Glaucoma, Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. Her passion is to design specialty contact lenses (rigid gas permeable and sclerals) for individuals with certain corneal disorders who are hard-to-fit and can’t wear traditional lenses. Dr. Hassanshahi is fluent in Farsi and speaks clinical Spanish.
She cherishes the opportunity to help her patients with their vision needs. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.
Venus Tsai, O.D.
Dr. Venus Tsai grew up in beautiful Northern California and has been practicing optometry since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her doctorate of optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.
Dr. Tsai provides personalized, comprehensive vision care, including the management of Glaucoma, Dry Eye Disease, and Diabetic Retinopathy. Her passion is preventative eyecare, especially in helping young patients prevent myopia progression. She is specifically trained and certified to fit Paragon CRT lenses (ortho-k), MiSight soft contact lenses as well as atropine therapy. Dr. Tsai is fluent in Mandarin.
Dr. Tsai resides in Irvine with her husband and two young daughters. As a mother, she understands the importance of healthy vision starting at a young age. She is very compassionate and is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with her patients. In her leisure time, Dr. Tsai enjoys youth soccer with her toddlers, trying new recipes, and traveling.
Ashkan “Ash” Isfahani, O.D.
Dr. “Ash” was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and his Doctor of Optometry from MCPHS University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ash has a passion for providing fun and educational comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams (he is a contact lens patient himself!), diagnosing and treating ocular diseases such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Dry Eyes, co-managing LASIK patients, and educating patients on the importance of their eye health. Additionally, he is certified to treat Glaucoma and is MiSight certified to treat Myopia. He is also fluent in speaking Farsi.
Some fun facts about Dr. Ash are that he enjoys playing lacrosse as he was an NCAA college athlete. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, or biking, trying new foods (sushi is one of his favorites!), and spending time with his friends and family (his oldest brother is also an optometrist, and his other two siblings are pharmacists!). Please welcome Dr. Ash as he is excited to continue his career here and helping his new community in Orange County!