2020 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 4/3/2020

CITE AND FINE

Evans, Lauren Kanemi (OPT 13900)
Wasilla, AK 
Effective March 6, 2020, a $2,500 citation was issued to Lauren Kanemi Evans (OPT 13900) for failing to meet the continuing optometric education requirements (BPC §§ 3110(a), and 3110(i)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Garcia, Jeffrey (OPT 10197)
Larkspur, CA
Effective February 21, 2020, a $3,000 modified citation was issued to Jeffrey Garcia (OPT 10197) for practicing optometry under a false name or assumed name and advertising using the “Dr” prefix without the “optometrist,” “Opt. D.” or “O.D.” suffix (BPC §§3078, 3098). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PENDING ACCUSATIONS

Caliwag, Filip B. (SLD 6243)
Anaheim, CA
Effective March 30, 2020 an Accusation was filed against the registration of Filip B. Caliwag (SLD 6243), with an address of record in Anaheim, CA alleging Multiple Convictions for DUI, (BPC §§ 490, 2555.1, 2559. 3, CCR title 16, §1399.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant’s profile

Kulda, Celia Elaine (OPT 9304)
Los Angeles, CA
Effective February 29, 2020, an Accusation was filed against the license of Celia Elaine Kulda (OPT 9304), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, alleging a Conviction of a Substantial Relationship and Unprofessional Conduct (BPC §§ 490, 3110 (k), (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Nalbandyan, Ara (SLD 4222, CLD 1263)
Glendale, CA
Effective March 16, 2020, an Accusation was filed against the registrations of Ara Nalbandyan (SLD 4222, CLD 1263), with an address of record in Glendale, CA alleging Unlicensed Practice of Optometry, Holding Oneself Out As An Optometrist, and Violations of the Optometry Practice Act (BPC §§ 2555, 2556(a), 2559.3, 2563, 3040(a), (b), 3041 (a), (b)(1), (b)(2), (c)(8), 3101, 3110(r), (s), 4040, H&S 11150, CCR title 16, §§ 1399.270 and 1567). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant’s profile

Trippi, Lisa Antoinette (SLD 6469)
Redding, CA
Effective February 21, 2020, an Accusation was filed against the registration of Lisa Antoinette Trippi (SLD 6469), with an address of record in Redding, CA alleging Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime (BPC §§ 2555.1 and 2559.3). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the Spectacle Lens Dispensers Registration.

PROBATION

Dawson, Martin Earl (SLD 42036 and CLD 8596)
San Diego, CA
Effective April 2, 2020, the Spectacle Lens Dispenser Application and Contact Lens Disperser Application are granted and SLD 42036 and CLD 8596 are issued to Martin Earl Dawson, with an address of record in San Diego, CA were immediately revoked, the revocations were stayed, and his registrations placed on probation for three years for Criminal Convictions of Murder and Robbery,and a Conviction of Robbery- Acts Involving Dishonesty, Fraud, or Deceit (BPC §§480(a)(1), 480(a)(2), in conjunction with 2559.2(b)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant’s Spectacle Lens Dispenser profile. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant’s Contact Lens Dispenser profile.

Sanford, Angelica Maria (SLD 41917)
Azusa, CA
Effective January 8, 2020, Spectacle Lens Dispenser Application is granted and SLD 41917 is issued to Angelica Maria Sanford, with an address of record in Azusa, CA, was immediately revoked, the order of revocation stayed, and respondent’s registration placed on probation for three years for 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 or view the registrant’s profile

Soss, Edward H. (OPT 4847)
San Francisco, CA
Effective April 1, 2020, the license of Edward H. Soss (OPT 4847), with an address of record in San Francisco, CA was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license placed on probation for three years for Unprofessional Conduct: Insurance Fraud (BPC §§ 810 (a), 3110 (a), (e)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

REVOKED

STATEMENT OF ISSUES

Espinoza, Robert Ricardo (SLD Applicant)
Commerce, CA
Effective March 30,2020, a Statement of Issues was filed against Robert Ricardo Espinoza with an address of record in Commerce, CA following the denial of his application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser. The basis for the denial was a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crimes; Multiple Thefts, Possessions of a Controlled Substance: Methamphetamine, Under Influence of a Controlled Substance, Inflict Corporal Injury: Spouse or Cohabitant, Dishonest Acts, Conduct Warranting Licensee Discipline, (BPC §§ 475, 480(a)(1), 480(a)(3)(A), 480(a)(3)(B), and 2559.2(b)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Glenn Jr., John Nathaniel (SLD Applicant)
Venice, CA

Effective March 10, 2020, a Statement of Issues was filed against John Nathaniel Glenn Jr. with an address of record in Venice, CA following the denial of his application for registration as a Spectacle Lens Dispenser. The basis for the denial is multiple substantially related criminal convictions including: Indecent Exposure, Lewdness Observed by Other, Exposure of Sexual Organs, and Lewd and Lascivious Behavior, (BPC §§ 475, 480(a)(1), 480(a)(3)(A), 480(a)(3)(B), 2559.2(b), CCR, title 16, section 1399.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action.

SURRENDERED

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