In 2009, after more than 30 years of experience as an optician, Jose Damian opened the doors of Optica Damian. He started it with the hopes that someday his daughter, who was in optometry school, would join him. In 2013, she became the owner and it became Optica Damian Optometry. For the first time since its inception, they could now provide a full vision care experience for their patients. In August 2016, the practice relocated to another more accessible location. Staff includes Eva, who is our optician with 25+ years experience, and front desk secretary Yolanda.
About Dr. Clara Damian-Santana
Having grown up around a family filled with opticians, it was an easy and natural choice for me to pursue a degree in optometry. I earned my Bachelor's degree in biology in 2006 from Chapman University and my Doctor of Optometry degree in 2011 from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). During my fourth year at SCCO, I completed my clinical rotations at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles which served the low income community, the Veterans Affairs clinic in West Los Angeles, and the Veterans Affairs clinic in Downtown Los Angeles. Upon completing my studies at SCCO, I began working at various offices in Santa Ana; it was important for me to stay and serve the community where I was born and raised.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and traveling with my husband.