Tina Mac Donald, OD, FAAO, CDE, Chief of Optometry is a 1992 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry. She has served as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Low Vision specialist and has been involved in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Center for the Partially Sighted since 1991; first as a student, then as the Center’s first resident, and finally as a clinical staff member.
She is also an adjunct Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. She became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2000.
Dr. Mac Donald’s special interest is in the systemic disease processes and low vision. She pioneered the HIV and Low Vision Program at the Center, and now heads up the Diabetes and Low Vision Program. She is the first Optometrist to pass the National Certification of Diabetes Educator’s exam. She also is the Residency Coordinator at the Center.
Dr. Mac Donald has served on the Board of Trustees for the California Optometric Association’s Board of Trustees, and currently is on the American Optometric Association’s Health Promotion Committee.
Negin Nikhad, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Negin Nikahd is a licensed therapeutic optometrist, optometric glaucoma and low vision specialist. Dr. Nikahd earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Nikahd was also a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society in optometry school.
Her undergraduate work was at the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She has participated in published vision research programs prior and during optometry school. After graduating from optometry school she completed a residency program at the Center for the Partially Sighted focusing on low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Nikahd has been a presenter at the American Academy of Optometry meeting on low vision topics.
She enjoys volunteer work and has been involved with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), and Special Olympics Vision Screening in the past. In her spare time she likes to hike, explore new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family.
Gloria Wu, OD, MPH is a graduate of MCPHS University School of Optometry in Massachusetts. She has received a dual degree in optometry and public health. Dr. Wu graduated with honors and is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She is also a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She is a residency trained low vision specialist who rehabilitates patients of all ages.
Dr. Wu’s mission is to provide comprehensive eye care for all patients. During her free time, she volunteers with the Lion’s Club to provide free vision screenings to the community. Dr. Wu recently traveled to Nicaragua with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) to provide free eye examinations and glasses to the underserved communities.