As the President of the society, I would like to give you a warm welcome and encourage you to join us at upcoming social, CE and volunteering events. I am blessed with an incredible board this term, and everyone is so very passionate about patient care, and the practice of Optometry! Join us at the next monthly board meeting and see for yourself. 

Allow me to tell you a bit about myself. I graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Human Biology (Go Tritons!), before starting graduate school at UC Berkeley. I really enjoyed my time in the bay area as I attended the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, and graduated with Honors in Research along with my Doctor of Optometry degree that I am so very proud of (Go Bears!). I then completed my residency at the Southern California College of Optometry and was mentored by individuals I had always dreamt of working with. 

I have since lectured at local CE events, as well as the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting (New Orleans). I believe it is very important for all optometrists to be part of the AOA, as well as strive for Fellowship in the Academy. Membership in the AOA will allow you membership in the COA and the SFOVS (if you are a local doctor in the San Fernando Valley). E-mail us if you are debating becoming a member and we can tell you about the many benefits!

Please feel free to e-mail us at if you ever have any questions or would like to join our active board as a committee members (New grads, this is a great way to get to know many of doctors practicing in the area!). 

Cheers to an incredible year ahead for all of our patients!



Lernik Torossian, OD, FAAO

President, San Fernando Valley Optometric Society