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. Stephanie Lee
Dr. Stephanie Lee has been a Las Vegas resident since 1976. She graduated from Western High School and attended UNLV. She graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1992. She has been practicing optometry here in Las Vegas since. Dr. Lee joined Optic Gallery in 2000 with the opening of the Boca Park office. She has also been a part of our other locations at the District, Centennial Hills and the Arroyo Marketplace.
Dr. Lee has enjoyed serving in local service organizations, such as the West Charleston Lions Club, the Frontier Council of the Girl Scouts, and the Blind Center of Nevada. She has participated and captained volunteer teams to Mexico to hold Eye Clinics for those in need. Dr. Lee practices at the Boca Park location and on Mondays at The District.
Dr. Steve Nguyen
Dr. Steve Nguyen graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1992. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine in 1988, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
Dr. Nguyen has mainly been in private practice since 1992, and has gained extensive experience in primary Optometric care, medical management of eye diseases, contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management.
Dr. Nguyen and his family have resided in Henderson, Nevada since 2002 from San Jose, California. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, bicycling and spending time with his three kids. Dr. Nguyen practices at the Green Valley location in the District and Seven Hills.
Dr. Larry Perez
Dr. Perez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He was an active participant of the UNM Lobos Soccer Team.
Dr. Perez attended the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry where he became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease in 2007. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Nevada Optometric Association.
He will be working at the Arroyo Market Square. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Dr. Nair Borges, and his two daughters. Dr. Perez practices at the Rainbow & 215 location
Dr. Nair Borges
Dr. Borges was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was raised in Yauco, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in biology externship programs at University of Missouri Saint Louis and Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Borges attended the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry where she became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease in 2007. Dr. Borges started practicing in Nevada in 2008. She lives in Southwest Las Vegas with her husband, Dr. Larry Perez, and her two daughters. Dr. Borges is currently practicing at our Boca Park and Arroyo Market Square locations.
Dr. Wess Jordan
Dr. Wess Jordan was born and raised in Southern California where he earned a degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. He attended the Southern California College of Optometry where he graduated with magna cum laude honors after four additional years of training and education. While in training, Dr. Jordan gained extensive experience in various fields of optometry. His training was completed at the Wellish Vision Institute here in Las Vegas, the Veteran’s Hospital in Tucson, and at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. Dr. Jordan elected to pursue residency training to further his education at the Veteran’s Hospital of Las Vegas. During residency, Dr. Jordan examined over 3,000 patients, many with advanced eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes. Dr. Jordan and his wife, Dr. Andrea Radtke, opened their private practice in 2012 where they both practice today. Dr. Jordan practices full scope optometry, not just glasses and contact lenses. He is certified and licensed by the state of Nevada to treat and manage ocular diseases such as infectious conditions, glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eye disease.
Since graduation, Dr. Jordan has focused on the specialty contact lens aspect of his practice in which he has completed numerous post-graduate courses and training to expand his experience in this field. He is certified to fit and prescribe a wide range of specialty contact lenses for corneal conditions including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK and post-radial keratotomy among others. He is also certified to fit and prescribe contact lenses for orthokeratology (ortho-k) which can slow the progression of near sightedness while eliminating the need to wear contact lenses during the day. Dr. Jordan is currently accepting new patients at our West Lake Mead Blvd location.
Dr. Andrea Radtke
Dr. Radtke earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. While attending UCR, Dr. Radtke became very involved in various research projects and her work has since been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Dr. Radtke then went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed her training at the VA Hospital in Las Vegas, the VA Hospital in Tucson, Arizona and at the Lawton Indian Hospital in Oklahoma. Her dedication and hard work earned her the Alvin Applebuam Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Family Practice Optometry.
Dr. Radtke is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. She is also a member of the Nevada Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association. Dr. Radtke enjoys taking care of patients of all ages, although she particularly enjoys pediatric eye care. She also has a special interest in fitting contact lenses of all types, including multifocal contacts. Dr. Radtke practices with her husband, Dr. Wess Jordan at the Summerlin location on W. Lake Mead Blvd and Buffalo
Dr. Hilaire Pressley
Dr. Pressley was born and raised in Las Vegas where she graduated with honors from UNLV in 1996. She received her Doctorate from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry in 2001. Dr. Pressley completed a residency, through Pacific University, in Ocular Disease, Refractive and Ocular Surgery. She is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), and is the AOA-Political Action Committee (PAC) Representative for Nevada.
She is the Immediate Past President of the Nevada Optometric Association (NOA) and is currently the PAC- Rep for the NOA. In 2017 Dr. Pressley was selected as the Nevada Director for the Great Western Council of Optometry and is the Nevada Ambassador for the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Pressley is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and practices full scope primary eye care including ocular disease, pediatrics, advanced contact lens fittings and geriatric care.
Dr. Pressley offers pre and post op care for cataract and refractive procedures and has a special interest in corneal pathology and treatment. In 2013 Dr. Pressley received the Outstanding Service and Leadership award from the NOA. In 2012 she became the first Optometrist in Nevada to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, music and hiking.
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. Stephanie Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from Silverado High School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where she spent every morning on the water with the Pepperdine crew team. Dr. Johnson attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received her Master’s degree in Education. She then returned to California for her Doctorate in Optometry at Southern California College of Optometry. She graduated with honors and became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. She did her optometric internships at the Veterans Hospital and several ophthalmology practices in Las Vegas. Dr. Johnson has interest in dry eyes and pediatric examinations.
In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking with her dog Roxie and participates in optometric mission trips to countries like El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Peru. She recently returned from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! Dr. Johnson practices at the McCarran Marketplace location.
Dr. Ka-Yan “Sandi” Cheung
Dr. Cheung was born in Hong Kong and raised in Las Vegas. She attended Bishop Gorman High School and then the University of San Diego where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In 2010, Dr. Cheung earned her Doctorate degree from the Southern California College of Optometry.
To further her training and clinical skills, Dr. Cheung completed a residency in refractive surgery and ocular disease at Eyecare Associates of Nevada. While there, she gained extensive experience managing patients who had undergone LASIK, cataract, glaucoma, and other ocular surgeries.
Dr. Cheung enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and snowboarding. She is also an avid yogi and cross fitter. Dr. Cheung practices at our Sahara/Decatur location.
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 at Fort Apache/Tropicana and is currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Joseph Lao
Dr. Joseph Lao was born and raised in Las Vegas. He is a Bishop Gorman High School alum and had earned his Bachelor of Sciences Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In May 2013, Dr. Lao graduated from Western University College of Optometry.
He had completed internships at various locations including: the special populations and vision therapy focused Alderwood Vision Care Therapy Center (WA), Ernest Childers Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic (OK), The Villages V.A.Hospital (FL) and the Lyons/East Orange V.A. Outpatient Hospital (NJ).
He has participated in multiple community vision projects such as Angels for Sight, Lion’s Club Vision screenings, CareNOW L.A., and the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) mission trip to villages in Peru.
Upon graduation he was presented with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy at Western University. He conducts vision therapy and binocular vision evaluations including technology which analyzes eye movements while reading.
Vision therapy may alleviate struggles and enhance visual abilities for:
- Learning-related Vision Issues
- Poor Binocular Coordination or Eye-teaming
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Amblyopia (often referred to as “lazy” eye)
- Stress-related Vision Issues (Eyestrain, headaches at near or computer distance, and some incidents of motion sickness)
- Traumatic Brain Issues, Stroke, Head Injury, and special populations
- Sports Vision Development
Dr. Elizabeth Peguese
Dr Elizabeth Peguese is a Las Vegas native who completed her undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr Peguese acquired an intense education in managing patients with corneal irregularities and fitting specialty contact lenses while completing a post graduate residency in Cornea and Contact Lens from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr Peguese practices full scope optometry including primary eye care, treatment and management of ocular disease, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Although she enjoys all aspects of optometry, she has a special interest in treating patients with corneal diseases and irregularities such as Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and post-surgical irregularities while managing them with specialty contact lenses. She earned the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2015. Dr Peguese is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association. Outside of work some of her favorite pastimes are weight lifting and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Dr. Melissa Beaty
Dr. Melissa Beaty has been a Las Vegas resident since 1986. She graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School before attending UNLV. She graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2007. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
Dr. Beaty enjoys giving back to her community. She has been involved in local Lions Clubs, including the Summerlin Lions Club as well as the Diabetes Wellness Lions Club. For her service, she was designated a Fellow of the Lions SightFirst Foundation of Southern Nevada. The Fellow award is the highest honor the foundation bestows on an individual.
When not working, Dr. Beaty enjoys spending time with her daughter. Her most common free time activities include quick trips to Disneyland or catching the latest musical at the Smith Center.
Dr. Beaty practices at the Nellis location.
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. Alaina Lavine
Dr. Alaina Lavine is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from Silverado High School. During her schooling, Dr. Lavine was a staff member at the District location of Optic Gallery where she performed the pretesting. She attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 2013, Dr. Lavine earned her Doctorate degree from Western University College of Optometry in Pomona, California. She graduated with honors and became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Lavine spent her first year practicing in Southern California where she gained extensive experience in primary Optometric care, medical management of eye diseases, contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management. She then moved back to Las Vegas and rejoined the Optic Gallery group. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Lavine enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She practices at the District location and is currently accepting new patients.