Our Optometric practice opened in Irvine in 1977, making us one of the original medical offices in the city. Our longevity and success has been a result of word-of-mouth referrals, and a constant quest for excellence in patient service and satisfaction. By staying current through medical continuing education, staff training, new technology, and the latest in optical lenses, eyewear, and contact lenses, we hope to provide you with the finest eye care available.
Dr. Art Corish, a native of Southern California, received his B.A. degree from UCLA, and his B.S. and O.D. degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry, where he still serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor. While a student, Dr. Corish received a number of scholarship and leadership awards, was elected to the Gold Key Optometric honor fraternity, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Corish is a member of the American, California, and Orange County Optometric Associations. He has served as President of the Optometric Care Council of Southern California, President of the Orange County Optometric Society, and holds a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. He also served for a number of years as a member of the board of directors of Vision Service Plan, the nation’s largest vision insurance company. Dr. Corish has been a lecturer in continuing education for the College of Optometry and the California Optometric Association, and is proud to have been a part of a number of science-related programs with the Irvine School District. In addition, Dr. Corish has been a clinical investigator for a number of companies, testing and advising on new contact lens designs and contact lens solutions.
Dr. Corish lives here in southern Orange County with his wife of over 30 years, Norma, an instructional assistant in Irvine Unified School District’s programs for developmentally disabled children, and their dogs Annie and Maggie, who accompany Norma to local hospitals for pet therapy sessions with rehabilitating adults and children.
Robin Aleong has been a part of our team since 1992, and has worked in the optical industry for the last 23 years. Robin wears many hats being in charge of our optical department. She selects and purchases all the frames we have for our patients to choose from, and measures, orders, and assures the accuracy of all our eyeglass prescriptions. Robin prides herself on being able to find just the right style for each patient, and keeps on top of all the current trends in the industry.
Robin grew up in Huntington Beach, and now lives in Corona with her husband, Akian. They have a 23 year old son, A.J., and two younger boys, Max and Sam, who happen to be of the feline persuasion.
Carey has been with us since 1998. She has more than 15 years of experience in the optical business, and performs a wide variety of duties here in the office. Carey handles most insurance verification, office billing, is our “computer expert,” performs preliminary testing on our patients, trains new contact lens patients on “how-to,” and is excellent at assisting with eyeglass frame selection and adjustment. Carey is also our “cheerleader” of sorts, arranging “theme” days in the office (usually revolving around food!) to keep us smiling.
Carey lives in Lakewood with her husband, Travis, and their dog, Kisser.
Dottie Bassett has over 14 years experience as an optometric assistant, and has worked in the medical field for over 28 years, all here in Irvine. Whenever you call for an appointment, you will most likely hear her friendly voice. She coordinates front office activities including appointment scheduling and Medicare information, as well as maintaining our patient records. In addition, she performs preliminary testing on our patients before they see the doctor.
Dottie has lived in Irvine for over 33 years with her husband, Patrick. They spend most of their free time enjoying their two grandchildren, Madison and Ryen, and their ferocious miniature pincher, Khloe.
Sandra is the newest member of our team. A Medical Assistant, Sandra has spent many years in health care offices, and has a wealth of experience in customer service and public relations, as well. You will find Sandra at the front desk when you call or come in, helping you with a variety of needs here in the office.
Sandra enjoys spending time with John, her husband of over 20 years, and her teen-age son Johnny and her younger daughter, Zoe. Jake, the Chihuahua, rounds out the family.