Dr. Michael Tran attended the University of California, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. He then attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated in 2012. Dr. Tran completed internships at the VA hospital in Las Vegas, NV and Daytona Beach, FL where he specialized in geriatric ocular diseases such glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
He also completed an internship at the Optometric Vision Development Center in La Jolla, CA where he received honors in his clinical experience. At this site, Dr. Tran created individualized treatment programs designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies in children and adults. Dr. Tran also has great experience dealing with low vision and specialized contact lens fitting at the Illinois Eye Institute.
Dr. Tran is presently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and licensed to treat and manage glaucoma and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He has special interest in dealing with a variety of hard to fit contact lenses, ocular infections, retinal disease, LASIK co-management, myopia control and providing essential eye care for children.
Dr. Tran grew up in San Diego. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, traveling, and is a father of 3 dogs. You can catch Dr. Tran with his arms in our 300 gallon saltwater reef tank at the office. He maintains the system himself and will be happy to give you a tour.
Dr. Mini Ta attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor in Public Health Science in 2008. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in May 2014. Dr. Ta spent a portion of her rotation at the Las Vegas VA specializing in a variety of ocular disease such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuropathy,and hypertensive retinopathy.
She also completed her rotation at the Illinois Eye Institute specializing in specialty contact lenses, pediatric care along with primary care optometry, and low vision. Lastly, she finished her rotations in New York at the Brooklyn VA where she specialized in treating and managing patients with various retinal diseases including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Ta is presently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is certified to manage and treat glaucoma. She provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages along with treating and managing dry eyes, red eyes, and anterior/posterior ocular diseases. Along with soft contact lenses, she also fits specialty contact lenses made specifically for each individual patient.
Dr. Ta grew up in Saipan, which is part of the Marianas Islands in the Pacific. Feel free to come in and ask Dr. Ta more about this tiny island she calls her home. On her free time, she enjoys eating at different restaurants, traveling, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.