2018 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 10/14/2019

CITE AND FINE

Bowman, Brett Patrick (OPT 10289)
Tustin, CA

Effective May 1, 2018, a $2000 citation was issued to Brett Patrick Bowman (OPT 10289) for conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications and duties of an optometrist, the dangerous use of alcohol, and a conviction involving the use of alcohol (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Bradford, George Allen (OPT 9519)
Oceanside, CA
Effective June 28, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to George Allen Bradford (OPT 9519) for accepting payment and billing insurance for products and/or services not provided, failing to provide the Board with copies of medical records within 15 days, inability to locate patient records, failing to notify the Board of the addresses where you intended to practice Optometry, and engaging in temporary practice for more than 36 days in a calendar year. (BPC §§3007, 3070(a), (b), 3110(a), (e), (q), and (x)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Di Libero, Juliette Ann (OPT 10829)
El Cajon, CA

Effective January 12, 2018, a $4000 citation was issued to Juliette Ann Di Libero (OPT 10829) for conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications and duties of an optometrist, the dangerous use of alcohol, and a conviction involving the use of alcohol (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Diep, Vivian Yen (OPT 15424)
Fairfield, CA
Effective October 17, 2018, a $3000 citation was issued to Vivian Yen Diep (OPT 15424) for inefficiency and committing an act of negligence in the practice of optometry (BPC §§3110(a), (b), and CCR §1510). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Gillett, Robert Donat (OPT 6035)
Porterville, CA
Effective October 19, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to Robert Donat Gillett (OPT 6035) for failure to refer a patient to an appropriate physician and surgeon (BPC §§3110(c), and (y)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Handmacher, Lesli Diane (OPT 5867)
Berkeley, CA

Effective March 9, 2018, a $1500 modified citation was issued to Lesli Diane Handmacher (OPT 5867) for failing to comply with requests for records by a patient and the Board (BPC §3110(x) and HSC §123110). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Johnston, Josh Kent (OPT 13677)
Atlanta, GA

Effective January 11, 2018, a $2000 citation was issued to Josh Kent Johnston (OPT 13677) for failure to maintain adequate records and failure to refer patient to an appropriate physician (BPC §§3110(q) and (y)(1)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Lyu, Jae Jeong
Effective March 27, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to Jae Jeong Lyu, for practicing Optometry without a license, providing Optician services without a registration, practicing at an unregistered dispensing location, and failure to display spectacle lens registration (BPC §§2540, 2551, 2553, 2559.1, 2559.2, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Moline, David Charles (OPT 7528)
Tracy, CA
Effective September 13, 2018, a $2500 citation was issued to David Charles Moline (OPT 7528) for services provided to a patient departed from the standard of care: delaying referral to an appropriate physician and surgeon (BPC §§3110 (y)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Morales, Hannah Chung (OPT 10381)
Monrovia, CA
Effective July 23, 2018, a $4000 citation was issued to Hannah Chung Morales (OPT 10381) for a conviction of a substantially related crime (BPC §§ (a), (f), (k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

O’Shea, Timothy James (OPT 13674)
Sparks, NV

Effective June 26, 2018, a $3000 modified citation was issued to Timothy James O’Shea (OPT 13674) for unprofessional conduct, conviction of a substantially related crime, and dangerous use of alcohol (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Patel, Jemini R. (OPT 15138)
Pacoima, CA
Effective June 26, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to Jemini R. Patel (OPT 15138) for conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications and duties of an optometrist, and using alcoholic beverages to the extent, or in a manner, as to be dangerous or injurious to self or others (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Peng, Emmeline (OPT 15450)
Bellingham, WA

Effective May 15, 2018, by Stipulated Settlement, Accusation No. 420 2017 000242 was withdrawn, and a $2500 citation was issued to Emmeline Peng (OPT 15450) with an address of record in Bellingham, WA, for failing to complete the required continuing education requirements necessary to renew her license (BPC §3110(a), and CCR title 16 §1536(b)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PSContacts
Effective June 26, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to PSContacts for delivering contact lenses at retail to patients in California prior to obtaining registration, selling contacts without first receiving a written prescription (BPC §§2546.1, and 2456.6(a)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Ratty, Stephen Douglas (OPT 7557)
Bakersfield, CA

Effective May 11, 2018, a $2000 citation was issued to Stephen Douglas Ratty (OPT 7557) for making a false representation of fact, committing a dishonest act, and failing to meet the continuing education requirements (BPC §§3106, 3110(a), and 3110(e)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Stanton Optical
Effective June 6, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in East Fresno, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical (D 70824)
Bakersfield, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70824) with an address of record in Bakersfield, CA, for advertising violations, and filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2551, 2556(a), 3040, and CCR §1399.251). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical, LLC (D 7597)
Fair Oaks, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical, LLC (D 7597) with an address of record in Fair Oaks, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70534)
Fresno, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70534) with an address of record in Fresno, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70827)
La Mesa, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70827) with an address of record in La Mesa, CA, for advertising violations, and filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2551, 2556(a), 3040, and CCR §1399.251). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 7570)
Modesto, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 7570) with an address of record in Modesto, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 7575)
Roseville, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 7575) with an address of record in Roseville, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 7572)
Sacramento, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 7572) with an address of record in Sacramento, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70826)
Salinas, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70826) with an address of record in Salinas, CA, for advertising violations, and filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2551, 2556(a), 3040, and CCR §1399.251). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70828)
Santee, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70828) with an address of record in Santee, CA, for advertising violations, and filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2551, 2556(a), 3040, and CCR §1399.251). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70825)
Stockton, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70825) with an address of record in Stockton, CA, for advertising violations, and filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2551, 2556(a), 3040, and CCR §1399.251). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical (D 70535)
Visalia, CA

Effective February 16, 2018, a $55,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical (D 70535) with an address of record in Visalia, CA, for advertising violations, and failure to timely submit a renewal application (BPC §§651(a), (b), (c), (e), 655(d)(6), 2556(a), 3040, CCR §§1399.251, and 1399.222). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Stanton Optical
Effective October 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Lodi, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective October 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in San Diego (Stonecrest), CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the actionn

Stanton Optical
Effective October 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Vista, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Chula Vista, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Merced, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in National City, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Oceanside, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Santa Maria, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Stanton Optical
Effective February 16, 2018, a $5,000 citation was issued to Stanton Optical located in Yuba City, CA, for advertising violations, and engaging in the business of filling prescriptions of physician and surgeons or optometrists prior to obtaining a registration (BPC §§2551, and 3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Wakamatsu, Herbert K. (OPT 5224)
Effective March 13, 2018, a $750 citation was issued to Herbert K. Wakamatsu (OPT 5224) for making a false representation of fact, committing a dishonest act, and failing to meet the continuing education requirements (BPC §§3106, 3110(a), and (e)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Yen, Lucy (OPT 12476)
San Jose, CA
Effective June 28, 2018, a $5000 citation was issued to Lucy Yen (OPT 12476) for practicing Optometry under a false or assumed name, using the title "Dr. Lucy Yen" without the word "optometrist," or the letters "Opt. D" or "O.D." as a suffix, holding oneself out as having special knowledge or Optometry, and utilizing a professional card including a statement or claim that is false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive (BPC §§651(b), (e), 3078, 3098, 3100, and 3110(a)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

DISMISSED ACCUSATION

Abramson, Bruce P. (OPT 9857)
Santa Rosa, CA
Effective September 7, 2018, Accusation Number CC 2014-89 filed against Bruce P. Abramson (OPT 9857), with an address of record in Santa Rosa, CA, was dismissed. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION DENIED

Martinez, Mario Alberto
On October 15, 2018, the applications for registration as a Contact Lens Dispenser and a Spectacle Lens Dispenser is denied to Mario Alberto Martinez. The applications were denied based on Convictions of Substantially Related Crimes and Acts Warranting Denial of Licensure (BPC §§480(a)(1), 480(a)(3)(A) and (a)(3)(B)). Click here to view the action.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION GRANTED

Campa-Sandez, Alicia Victoria (SLD 41287)
Salinas, CA
Effective September 7, 2018, the application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser is granted to Alicia Victoria Campa-Sandez (SLD 41287), with an address of record in Salinas, CA. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile.

PENDING ACCUSATIONS

Fitzpatrick, Jon Elliot (OPT 7949)
Santa Rosa, CA

On February 9, 2018, an Accusation was filed against the license of Jon Elliot Fitzpatrick, (OPT 7949), with an address of record in Santa Rosa, CA, alleging Unprofessional Conduct: Gross Negligence, Repeated Negligent Acts, and Incompetence (BPC §§3110(b), (c), (d), and (y)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Kirsch, Alan J. (OPT 6979)
Ione, CA

On August 9, 2018, an Accusation was filed against the license of Alan J. Kirsch (OPT 6979), with an address of record in Ione, CA, alleging Gross Negligence, and Lack of Proficiency in Ocular Exam (BPC §§3110(a), (b), and CCR title 16 §1510). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF PENALTY OR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION

Tom, Gregory Lawrence (OPT 10427)
Pleasanton, CA
On February 5, 2018, Gregory Lawrence Tom (OPT 10427), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent's optometry license was placed on probation for five years effective December 11, 2013, following the granting of his Petition for Reinstatement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on April 20, 2018. The Petition was granted and is effective July 10, 2018. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT

Thornton, Larry Franklin (OPT 6369)
Los Angeles, CA

On July 25, 2017, Larry Franklin Thornton (OPT 6369), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Petitioner’s optometry license was revoked effective July 14, 2003, by Default Decision for Unprofessional Conduct – Disciplinary Action by Another State (BPC §§141(a) and 3090(b)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 3, 2017. The Petition was denied and is effective February 28, 2018. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PROBATION

Cho, Daniel Hyunmin (OPT 14585)
Santa Clara, CA

Effective January 23, 2018, the license of Daniel Hyunmin Cho (OPT 14585), with an address of record in Santa Clara, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on three years’ probation for (BPC §§3040, 3110(e), (f), and (s)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Hoeft, Wayne Whitmer (OPT 4256)
Burbank, CA

Effective March 22, 2018, the license of Wayne Whitmer Hoeft (OPT 4256), with an address of record in Burbank, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on four years’ probation for Unprofessional Conduct: Repeated Excessive Acts of Prescribing, and Prescription of Controlled Substances Beyond Limit (BPC §§3041(c)(14), 3110(n), and (y)(2)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Ramirez, Alex Eugene (SLD 41288)
Rialto, CA

Effective September 7, 2018, the application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser is granted to Alex Eugene Ramirez (SLD 41288), with an address of record in Rialto, CA. The registration was issued, immediately revoked, and placed three years' probation for Criminal Convictions (BPC §§480(a)(1), and (a)(3)(A)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Smith, Loren Donnell (OPT 7354)
Berkeley, CA

Effective February 20, 2018, the license of Loren Donnell Smith (OPT 7354), with an address of record in Berkeley, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his/her license was placed on five years probation, and an immediate removal from practice pending a clinical diagnostic evaluation and at least 30 days of negative drug tests, for a Criminal Conviction, and a Conviction Involving the Use of Alcohol (BPC §§3110(k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PUBLIC REPROVAL


Conde, Peter Brian (SLD 41233)
Tustin, CA

Effective June 15, 2018, the application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser is granted to Peter Brian Conde (SLD 41233), with an address of record in Tustin, CA and is publicly reproved for Criminal Convictions for DUI (BPC §§480(a)(1), and 480(a)(3)(A)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Hernandez, John Anthony (SLD 41289)
Sylmar, CA
Effective September 7, 2018, the application for registration as a Registered Spectacle Lens Dispenser was granted for John Anthony Hernandez (SLD 41289), with an address of record in Sylmar, CA, and Publicly Reproved for Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, Knowingly Making a False Statement of Fact, and an Act Warranting a Denial of Licensure. Click here to view the registrant's profile and to obtain a copy of the action.

REVOKED


Aston, Richard Cole (OPT 8058)
Petaluma, CA

Effective June 15, 2018, the license of Richard Cole Aston (OPT 8058), with an address of record in Petaluma, CA was revoked for Unprofessional Conduct, Failure to Maintain Records, and Failure to Comply with Board Request for Records (BPC §§3007, 3110(a), (q), and (x)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Davis, Christine Marie (OPT 12131)
Chula Vista, CA
Effective September 13, 2018, the license of Christine Marie Davis (OPT 12131), with an address of record in Chula Vista, CA was revoked for Unprofessional Conduct, Changing Place of Practice without Notifying the Board, and Failure to Adequately Maintain Patient Records (BPC §§3007, 3070(a), 3110(a), 3110(q)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Finn, Casey Jon
Oxnard, CA

Effective September 13, 2018, the license of Casey Jon Finn (OPT 8638), with an address of record in Oxnard, CA was revoked for Convictions of Substantially Related Crimes, and Dangerous Use of Alcohol (BPC §§490, 3110(k) (l), and CCR title 16 1517). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Hernandez, Angela Del Carmen (SLD 6397)
Los Angeles, CA

Effective September 13, 2018, the registration of Angela Del Carmen Hernandez (SLD 6397), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, was revoked for Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime: Attempted Murder (BPC §§490, 2555.1, 2559.3 in conjunction with CCR title 16, §§1399.270, and 1399.272). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Kamakani, Stephanie Marion (SLD 6004)
Vista, CA

Effective September 13, 2018, the registration of Stephanie Marion Kamakani (SLD 6004), with an address of record in Vista, CA, was revoked for a Criminal Conviction (BPC §§490, 2555.1, and 2559.3). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Le, Thanh T. (OPT 14586)
Tinley Park, IL

Effective September 13, 2018, the license of Thanh T. Le (OPT 14586), with an address of record in Tinley Park, IL was revoked for Making False Representation of Fact, and Unprofessional Conduct (BPC §§3106, 3110(a), (e), and CCR title 16 §1536). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Manzo, Rony S. (SLD 6556)
Los Angeles, CA

Effective May 9, 2018, the registration of Rony S. Manzo (SLD 6556), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA was revoked for a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime ((BPC §§490, 2555.1, 2559.3, 2563, and CCR title 16 §1399.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

STATEMENT OF ISSUES

Sanford, Angelica Maria (SLD applicant)
On April 16, 2018, a Statement of Issues was filed against Angelica Maria Sanford following the denial of her application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser. add The basis for the denial was a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime (BPC §§480(a)(1), 480(a)(3)(A), 480(a)(3)(B) in conjunction with 2559.3). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

SURRENDERED

Pazen, Robert L. (OPT 4532)
Oxnard, CA
Effective March 22, 2018, the license of Robert L. Pazen (OPT 4532), with an address of record in Oxnard, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Unprofessional Conduct: Practice Beyond Scope, Repeated Negligent Acts, Excessive Prescribing, and Prescribing Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs without an Optometric Reason (BPC §§3110(a), (c), (n), (p), and (r)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Ruiz, Sandra Ann (CL 1510)
Oceanside, CA

Effective March 22, 2018, the registration of Sandra Ann Ruiz (CL 1510), with an address of record in Oceanside, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Convictions of a Crime (BPC §490). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

For a summary of the disciplinary action, please contact the Board at 916-575-7170.