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Meet the Optometrists

  • Michael Mayer
    S.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Mayer graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1992 & has been in private practice in our office ever since. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, & is the Tulare-Kings County Optometric Association Past President. He is a local boy too, as he is a proud graduate of Hanford High School. Dr. Mayer moved to Hanford in 1979 with his parents & younger brother Rob. He, with his wife Rhonda, are now raising their three boys in the town that he grew up in. Dr. Mayer is an avid golfer and scuba diver as well. Dr. Mayer is also Glaucoma and therapeutically certified.

  • Aakash Shah
    Optometrist

    Dr. Shah was born and raised in the Central Valley, more specifically in Huron and Porterville. He did his undergraduate work at UCLA and did his doctorate in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, & the Tulare-Kings Optometric Association. In his free time, Dr. Shah, enjoys working on his fitness with Crossfit and Spartan racing. He has also started a Vision Therapy program at our office to help children fix their eye problems by using 'physical therapy' for the eyes. Dr. Shah is also Glaucoma and therapeutically certified to take care of any medical needs you may have.

  • Paul Yost Jr.,
    F.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Yost has been in private practice for 30+ years & is a Southern California College of Optometry Graduate. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, & the Tulare-Kings Optometric Association. He was raised in Porterville, California but moved to Hanford in the late 1970's to practice optometry & raise his family. Dr. Yost is an avid golfer & is a volunteer golf official and Board member for the Northern California Golf Association.

  • Danielle Van Baren
    Optometrist

    Our office proudly welcomes Danielle Van Baren, O.D. to our office as of July 2019! Dr. Van Baren has been in our practice as a patient since she was a child. Born and raised in Hanford, she is making a full circle back to her hometown.  Dr. Van Baren is a also Glaucoma & therapeutically certified to take care of any medical needs you may have.