Las Vegas, NV 89149
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday: 8AM – 4PM
Phone: (702) 227-2020
Eye Doctor and Eye Care Services
Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At Optic Gallery, we provide a variety of services, from general exams to corrective surgery. We also carry a wide selection of eye frames for our patients as well.
Eye Exams – Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
Contact Lens Exam – The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.
Multifocal Contacts – Multifocal contact lenses are not your grandparents’ bifocals. They are designed to help people who have trouble with their vision, both close up and far away. This condition is called presbyopia. Because multifocal contact lenses are more complex than normal contacts, it is important to have the perfect fit so you can see as well as possible. It may take a little extra time and cost a little bit more, but it is worth having good vision without needing your thick eyeglasses.
Vision Corrections – Our goal is for you to have the best vision possible. In addition to our eye exams, we measure how your eyes see with wall and reading eye charts. This allows us to describe your vision using a fraction scale, where 20/20 represents normal vision. Based on your vision, our optometrists will recommend vision corrections such as traditional glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or other alternatives.
Astigmatism – Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions; most people have some form of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by an irregular shaped cornea or curvature of the lens, and can lead to blurred vision. Our examinations test for astigmatism using a phoropter and retinoscope, which measure refraction. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition.
Near and Farsightedness – Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away and is caused when images are focused in front of the retina. Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close and is caused when images are focused behind the retina. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us today.
Frames – Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance. We are here to help you find the perfect look, while also correcting your vision.
Sunglasses – Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Although sunglasses can be expensive, there are many affordable brands that provide great protection from harmful sunlight as well. If you are interested in finding the best brand of sunglasses for your lifestyle, we can help you find them.
Dry Eye Treatment – To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes. There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you.
Dr. Julie Alamo-Leon
Dr. Alamo-Leon is a native of Las Vegas and went to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She completed her doctorate degree in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton (Marshall B. Ketchum University) in 1994. Dr. Alamo-Leon has been an Associate of the Optic Gallery since 2002. Dr. Alamo-Leon does full scope Optometry and is board certified in Nevada to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents which allows her to treat ocular diseases of the eye. Dr. Alamo-Leon has been President and Secretary of the Southern Nevada Optometry Society and has been a speaker at the “See and Ski” Continuing Education Para Optometric Program.
Dr. Alamo-Leon is married to Raimundo F. Leon, M.D. and they have two children. She is active in the community and has been on the Board of the Clark County Medical Society Alliance. She participates as a Volunteer and Sponsor for several charity organizations including the National Charity League, the Opportunity Village, and the Miracle League of Las Vegas.
Dr. Alamo-Leon practices at the location Optic Gallery Eastern and is currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Kristin Lee
Dr. Kristin Lee grew up in Sandy, UT. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Music from the University of Utah. In 2019, Dr. Lee earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry (Marshall B. Ketchum University) in Fullerton, California. Dr. Lee strives to provide thorough, quality care to her patients. She enjoys providing full-scope optometry to patients of all ages.
Dr. Lee completed her externship rotations at the University Eye Center of Los Angeles, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Ketchum Health in Anaheim, and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She is a member of the Nevada Optometric Association and is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease.
After graduating, Dr. Lee decided to move to Las Vegas as it was the best of both worlds between California and Utah. She was introduced to Optic Gallery and was thrilled to become part of the Optic Gallery Family. In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys cooking, movies, games, traveling, and hanging out with her friends and family. Dr. Lee is currently accepting new patients at our Arroyo, N. Durango, Boca Park, Blue Diamond, and Sahara offices.
Dr. Chen Young
Dr. Chen Young is a native to Nevada, where he was raised in Reno and graduated from Reed High School. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He was actively involved in leadership in his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Dr. Young attended the Southern California College of Optometry and did his optometric internship at the Veterans Hospital in Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base, and the Indian Health Services in Fort Defiance.
He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1995. He is currently practicing in a private Optometric practice at the Boca Park location, in Las Vegas. Dr. Chen Young is an involved member of the community; participates in the Asian Chamber of Commerce and the current Chairman of the Asian Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.
He is also actively involved in his profession. His affiliations include the Nevada Optometric Association and the American Optometric Asocciation. Dr. Young was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada State Board of Optometry. As the current President of the Board, he serves to ensure high professional standards throughout the State. Dr. Young has three children and has been a sponsor, manager, and a coach with the Summerlin Little League for many years.
Dr. Todd Hartman
Dr. Todd Hartman received his undergraduate degrees Biology and Chemistry from Oregon State University. He received his doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. His clinical training includes externship rotations at Portland Medical Center, Tyndall Air Force Hospital, Crystal Vision Eye Institute, and the Spark M. Matsunaga Vetrans Hospital. Dr. Hartman was then chosen for and completed a post graduate residency in Ocular Disease, Refractive and Ocular Surgery with Eye Care Associates of Nevada where he gained extensive experience managing patients who had undergone Lasik, Cataract, Glaucoma and various other ocular surgeries.
After residency Dr. Hartman was in private practice in Colorado for several years prior to returning to Nevada where he was the Clinical Director and Medical Optometrist of Eye Care Associates of Nevada. While there he trained numerous students and residents over the next 5 years and served as an adjunct clinical professor to Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Hartman has served as a clinical investigator in numerous FDA phase three clinical trials and has lectured both locally and around the country.
Dr. Hartman is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease, he is additionally certified in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Hartman practices complete eye care, ranging all the way from pediatric to geriatric patients, ocular emergencies and trauma and both acute and chronic ocular disease. Dr. Hartman additionally focuses on contact lens fitting for difficult to fit corneas including Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and Post Refractive Ectasias.
Dr. Hartman is a longtime member of both the Nevada Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Hartman is very active both in his profession and his local community. Dr. Hartman is currently accepting new patients at both his Centennial Center/Ann road and His Centennial Hills locations.
Dr. Erin Frillarte
Dr. Erin Frillarte was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She attended Cimarron-Memorial High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry and graduated in 2012.
She completed her internship at several locations including Hoopes Vision near Salt Lake City, Utah, Veterans Administration Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, NV, and Lawton Indian Health Service in Lawton, Oklahoma. Following graduation, she wished to further her clinical education and was accepted in a residency program at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Tucson, AZ, focused in Ocular Disease and Low Vision.
Dr. Frillarte is certified in treating and managing ocular disease, as well as experience in primary care, ocular emergencies, contact lenses, and surgical co-management. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, and is very passionate in providing the utmost quality care for her patients. On her free time, she loves to try new restaurants, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.
Dr. Eric Bendicion
(Dr. B) was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. He received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. In 2018, he graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry.
During his time in school, Dr. B completed his externship rotations at the James H Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN, McCormick Vision in Austin, TX, and Georgia Eye Partner’s in Atlanta, GA. Following graduation, Dr. B became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. He is also a member of the Nevada Optometric Association.
In his free time, Dr. B enjoys photography, hiking, and working out. He also likes to travel and try new restaurants with his wife. Dr. B works at the N. Durango office.
Dr. Michelle T Chen
Dr. Michelle T Chen is a modern day optometrist who believes in providing care that is science based while personalized. This means tailoring treatments with the patient’s lifestyle and overall health in mind. She believes in the importance of not only seeing clearly, but having the eyes feel its best.
Dr. Chen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she worked at the Retina division of Jules Stein Eye Institute where she developed a fascination with eyes. She went on to earn her doctorates at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now known as Salus University. As a student, Dr. Chen was the founder and President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) chapter at Salus University. Dr. Chen also served as the President of College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD).
Dr. Chen is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Optometric Association, College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and the Nevada Optometric Association. She participated with Student Optometric Service to Humanity (SOSH) on missions trips to provide free eye care and eyewear to underprivileged communities in El Salvador. Dr. Chen started her career in Las Vegas with a children’s charity that aimed to provide eye care and eyewear for children in low-income communities. Dr. Chen was awarded high honors in clinical skills for advanced pediatrics along with numerous leadership and service awards from the community.
Dr. Chen practices full-scope eye care. Her clinical interests include ocular disease, specialty contact lens, dry eyes, diabetic eye care, pediatric, emergency eye care, and co-management of LASK and cataracts. Dr. Chen is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. To better serve the community, Dr. Chen is fluent in English and Mandarin.
When she is not providing care for her patients, you are likely to find Dr. Chen whipping up new cuisines at home, dreaming about her next Disneyland trip or planning her next travel adventure with her fiance.
Dr. Chen is currently accepting new patients at our Boca Park and Centennial Hills locations.