Talin Amadian, OD
Dr. Talin Amadian is native to Los Angeles, CA. She attended California State University, Northridge and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with honors. She continued her education at Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. During this time, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society among other honors.
During her clinical rotations, Dr. Amadian completed internships and extensive clinical training in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, pre-and post- LASIK and Cataract Surgery management, Glaucoma and Ocular Disease affiliated with multiple prestigious institutions across Southern California, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Following graduation, Dr. Amadian began practicing at UCLA Arthur Ashe Health Center before working in a General Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery setting.
Dr. Amadian holds TLG certification by the California State Board of Optometry which allows her to practice full-scope and treat a multitude of eye conditions and diseases in addition to prescribing contact lenses and spectacles. She also holds certifications in the treatment and management of Ocular Surface Disease from The Dry Eye Institute in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Amadian has been featured in multiple magazines and publications including Women In Optometry Magazine and Vision Source OD. Dr. Amadian takes pride in educating patients and providing specialized care based on each patient’s needs using a holistic approach.
Jay Schlanger, OD
For those of you who I have yet to see, here is a quick bio on me. I was born in LA. Went to University High School, did 2 years at USC (although I am a loyal Bruin fan) and went to optometry school at UC Berkeley. I started practicing optometry in 1977 and have always focused my practice on difficult contact lens fitting (that’s how I met my wife) and eye disease diagnosis and treatment. I pride my practice in being a friendly, no rush, personal style of practice. I consider my patients like family. I like to spend time getting to know my patients on a personal basis. This helps me to better provide you the glasses or contact lenses that you need.
I started practicing at Cedars Sinai with several ophthalmologists. It was a fantastic experience to be involved with many of the new and innovative changes in eye care, such as laser surgery, implants, and keratoconus treatments from their early times. I have been involved in over 11 FDA studies on laser vision correction and over 10 FDA studies on contact lenses. I moved out to the valley about 10 years ago. Presently, I am involved in developing new scleral lens designs for patients with keratoconus, transplants, herptic eye disease and other advanced problems with the cornea.
I have 3 sons and 3 granddaughters. I live here in the Valley. My wife, Lydia, told me that she married me because I was the first person to fit her successfully with contacts and because I was the only guy she met who could cook as good as her, and all this time I thought it was because of my dashing good looks! She is a retired elementary school teacher and enjoys reading and being with our grand kids. As you can see by the photo, I love old rock and roll music and have taken up playing the banjo.
I look forward to meeting you and learning about you, your family and how I can help you to see the best you can. See you soon.
Christine Cheng, OD
Dr. Cheng was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. She trained at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, the U.S. Navy hospital in Okinawa, Japan, and completed an additional residency at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare System where she received extensive experience in diagnosing and managing eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Her interests include fitting specialty contact lenses for corneal diseases such as keratoconus and orthokeratology for myopia (nearsighted) control. In her spare time, she loves trying new restaurants and writing Yelp reviews, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and daughter Chloe.
Maria Sanfelippo, Office Manager
Maria has been working in customer service for almost 15 years. She was born in Argentina and has an Italian background. She graduated from CSUN with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, has a Paralegal Certificate from UCLA and a Master's in Health Administration from CSUN. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.