Our Optometrist Eye Doctors

Alissa Wald, O.D., Managing Doctor

Doctor Alissa Wald, OD

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 12 year old twins Tessa and Ben are thrilled to carry on the legacy of Woodbridge Optometry.

Karen K. Toki, O.D.

Doctor Karen Toki, OD

Dr. Toki graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1984 and earned her Therapeutic licensure in 1998. She graduated cum laude from UCLA.

While in school Dr. Toki received the George I. Deane Jr., O.D. Memorial Leadership Award, the Geraldine J. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Award, and the Dr. Art Sugino Memorial Award. She was a featured speaker at the “Women in Science and Mathematics” conference, sponsored by UCI and the Association of University Women. She is a member of the Asian American Optometric Society, serving one year as the Publication Chairman.

Irvine has proven to be ideal for Dr. Toki's family, work and community desires. Her husband is an educator who has coached many of their sons' sports teams. Dr. Toki enjoys volunteering at her sons' schools and on their sports teams and has been the team photographer. The Toki-Wakayama family has enjoyed being part of the Orange Coast Optimists where her sons have been involved in community service. When not shuttling her sons to games and practices, she can be found reading a good book or walking her dog.

Kenneth Bracken, O.D.

Doctor Kenneth T. Bracken, OD

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.

Jason Greiner, O.D.

Doctor Jason Greiner, OD

Dr. Jason Greiner grew up in Los Angeles County and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science from the California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. He went on to earn his doctorate with honors from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton. While at optometry school, he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society, as well as the Omega Delta Fraternity. He performed his externships at the Salt Lake City Veteran's Hospital in Utah, the South East Tucson Veteran's Hospital in Arizona, and at the Indian Reservation, Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital of Arizona. Dr. Greiner enjoys primary eye care for the entire family, as well as co-management of refractive surgery, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, glaucoma evaluation and management, and rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting.

Beyond the world of optometry, Dr. Greiner enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby boy, golfing, relaxing at the beach, and traveling abroad.

Dr. Greiner is passionate about optometry and looks forward to getting to know the visual needs of all his patients and providing them with the highest quality eye care.

Aileen Maria, O.D.

Doctor Aileen Maria, OD

Dr. Aileen Maria graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts in 1998 with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Maria obtained her Doctorate Degree from New England College of Optometry in 2002 and has worked for Tallman Eye Associates for the past 15 years. She recently relocated to Southern California. Dr. Maria completed her internship with the New England Eye Institute, with an emphasis on Pediatric and Special Population, serving children with Autism and special needs. She also served at the North End Clinic in Boston, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and the Veterans Affairs in Manchester, New Hampshire. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish fluently. Her strengths from past practices have included the ability to work through some of the most complex care issues with utmost urgency to promote healing. She enjoys pediatrics, contact lenses, Pre/Post Op cataract care, emergency eye care and managing diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Dr. Maria lives in Irvine with her absolutely amazing fiancé and 4 boys. She is an avid workout enthusiast. Her other interests include travel, online makeup tutorials and hiking.

Shora Ansari, O.D., M.S.

Doctor Shora Ansari, OD

Dr. Ansari attended Southern California College of Optometry where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. Her expertise includes specialty contacts lenses, glaucoma treatment and general optometric services.

She completed several internships including the Center for the Partially Sighted, Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Veteran's Health Administration of Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center and Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton. She also graduated with honors from UC San Diego with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in chemistry.

Prior to joining OC Eye Designs, Dr. Ansari managed a large optometry practice and also worked as a clinical director for a well-established ophthalmology practice. Dr. Ansari was raised in Orange County. She and her husband and children enjoy spending their free time outdoors. She also enjoys running in marathons, biking, and performance dancing.

 

Woodbridge Optometry Legacy - Our Founding Doctors

Nancy L. Wilson, O.D.

Doctor Nancy L. Wilson, OD

Dr. Nancy Wilson graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry located in Fullerton in 1984 with Magna Cum Laude honors. She opened Woodbridge Optometry with Dr. Likens in June 1985 in Stonecreek Plaza. The office was re-located in 1994, then again in 2013 to the spacious, state-of-the-art optometry office located on the corner of Barranca and Lake.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section, the California Optometric Association, and the Orange County Optometric Society. She received her therapeutics license in 1997, her glaucoma management training in 2003 and additional glaucoma certification in 2013.

Dr. Wilson has enjoyed building her "Family" eye care practice and the relationships in the community since opening. Her strengths include contact lens fittings and problem solving. With the latest in technology, evaluating and diagnosing eye health issues quicker has become an emphasis. Dr. Wilson takes pride in keeping the frame dispensary up to date in design and with latest frame styles.

Dr. Wilson lives in Irvine with her husband. Her 2 children went through the Irvine school system and are currently living in Denver Colorado. During her children's school years, she was very active as a "Baseball" mom and a "Cheerleading" mom. Dr. Wilson and her daughter also spent 6 years in National Charity League volunteering many hours in a variety of philanthropies. Her interests include travel, digital photography, running, and baking.

Christopher Likens, O.D.

Doctor Christopher Likens, OD

Dr. Likens is one of the partners at Woodbridge Optometry. He graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1983. While attending optometry school Dr. Likens was awarded the prestigious Irving M. Borish, OD award for an outstanding clinical research paper on the measurement of intraocular pressures.

Dr. Likens is a member of the American Optometric Association along with the California Optometric Association, and the Orange County Optometric Society. He is also a member of the Contact Lens section of the AOA. He has earned his therapeutic treatment licensure in 1996 and his glaucoma management and treatment certification in 2001. He has received an advanced glaucoma certification in 2013.

Dr. Likens' clinical emphasis is in contact lenses and disease treatment of the eye including his special interest in the treatment of dry eyes. He is also a primary clinical investigator for a contact lens company and does consulting work for Allergan.

Dr. Likens has been a resident in Irvine since 1983. He has two grown children just out of college who have enjoyed the Irvine school system. His outside interest include photography; biking, hiking, antique cars and travel. He also has a special interest in technology and enjoys researching and purchasing the latest optometric instruments, which can be found at Woodbridge Optometry.

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