Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, Chief of Optometry, performed his undergraduate studies at UCLA before receiving his doctorate degree with high honors from the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Takeshita is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Takeshita is presently the Chief of Optometry at the Center for the Partially Sighted and he is an adjunct professor at the Southern California College of Optometry where he teaches doctors about the specialty of low vision. Dr. Takeshita is also an instructor at California State University, Los Angeles and he has lectured extensively across the country on the topics of low vision rehabilitation.
Tina Mac Donald, OD, FAAO, CDE 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.
Brett Nagatani, OD is a native resident of Southern California and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at UCLA. As a student at UCLA, he started volunteering at the Center for the Partially Sighted where he was first introduced to low vision optometry. He is very passionate about the field of low vision and has a blind sister, as well as a grandmother with macular degeneration.
Dr. Nagatani earned his doctorate of optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry and came back to work at CPS as a low vision optometrist in 2006. He now works at CPS full time, and splits his time between four of CPS’ different offices. He is the director of assistive technology (AT) and loves demonstrating and introducing patients to different types of AT available.
Angela Shihady, OD, FAAO received her bachelor of science degree in physiological science from UCLA in 1997. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2002. Dr. Shihady then went on to complete the residency program in low vision at the Center For the Partially Sighted. She became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2008.
Dr. Shihady has been working at the Center for the Partially Sighted since 2002. She presently works in the Tarzana office seeing both children and adults. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her son.