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Cynthia Broady Optometrist Tustin CA

Cynthia Broady, O.D.

Dr. Broady majored in Biology at Cal Poly Pomona. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1985. Dr. Broady received her therapeutic license in 1998 allowing her to treat a variety of eye diseases such as dry eyes, and infections. Her practice is centered around family eye care, with special interest in difficult to fit contact lenses and diagnosing medical eye diseases. Dr. Broady loves the practice of optometry, helping her patients achieve their best vision and customizing her service to fit the individual’s visual needs. Dr. Broady is a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Broady co-manages Lasik and cataract surgery with several surgeons in the area and is excited about the advancements in the technology making the procedures safer and more accurate than ever. Many patients having cataract surgery today with the multifocal intraocular lenses are very happy with their vision and no longer relying on glasses to see. With a love of technology, she has incorporated the newest advances in her exam room and is working towards becoming a paperless office. Dr. Broady offers the latest in digital designs for eyeglass lenses which enhance vision for those with moderate to high amounts of astigmatism.

A Southern California native, Dr. Broady raised her family in Lake Forest. As with most families, her two children have grown up far too fast. Her son Taylor graduated from CSUF with a bachelor’s degree in business. Her daughter Jessica is now married and graduated from CSULB.

Alexander Elson Optometrist Tustin

Alexander Elson, O.D.

With the addition of Dr. Elson in 2016, we are now able to offer new services including the management and treatment of glaucoma and the fitting of specialty contact lenses, including hybrid and scleral lenses for keratoconus and other corneal disorders.

Dr. Elson is an Orange County native. After growing up in Mission Viejo, he went on to captain the lacrosse team at California State University, Chico. Four years later he graduated with honors and a degree in Kinesiology with minors in Psychology, Exercise Science, and Physical Education. He then moved back down to Southern California to attend the prestigious Southern California College of Optometry, where he received his degree as a Doctor of Optometry. During his time at Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Elson developed a passion for diagnosing and managing diseases of the cornea and retina. This passion was deepened during his clinical rotations throughout California, including the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, the Veterans Hospital in West Los Angeles, University Eye Center, and medical eye care with Dr. William Downey in Northern California.

Outside the realm of academia, Dr. Elson has been extremely active with the California Optometric Association, and co-founded the California Optometric Student Section, for which he was named in the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He currently sits as President of the Orange County Optometric Association. He also has remained active in lacrosse, playing for the Newport Beach Men’s Lacrosse Club, and acting as Defensive Coordinator for the CSU Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse team while he was attending Southern California College of Optometry. Recently, Dr. Elson was nominated for and voted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his contributions as a player and esteemed alumnus.

Outside of optometry and lacrosse, Dr. Elson enjoys being outdoors with his wife Taylor, and his dog Naya. His favorite things to do include hiking, camping, backpacking, and hanging in the water, whether it’s a river, lake, or ocean. Come in and see Dr. Elson to see why his patients love him!

Karen Toki, O.D.

Dr. Karen Toki has been caring for patients in Orange County for more than 20 years. Her passion is addressing the unique needs of every patient. Dr. Toki is licensed to manage and treat eye conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma and infections. She provides preoperative and postoperative care for cataracts as well as refractive eye surgeries such as LASIK and PRK.

Dr Toki graduated with her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). She graduated cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology.

At SCCO she received the George I. Deane Jr. O.D. Memorial Leadership Award, the Geraldine J. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Award and the Dr. Art Sugino Memorial Award. She was a featured speaker at the “Women in Science and Mathematics” conference sponsored by UCI and the Association of University women. She was recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is a member of the Asian American Optometric Society, serving one year as Publication Chairman.

Born and raised in California, she has lived in the Santa Clara, Monterey Park, and Torrance before settling in Irvine to raise her family. Dr. Toki’s husband, Brad Wakayama, is a local educator and volunteer coach. They both volunteered at their sons’ schools and athletic teams. While the boys were in elementary school Dr. Toki served as room mom, library volunteer and fundraiser coordinator. Being the Editor in Chief of her high school yearbook, was a skill set that she utilized for both the yearbooks and later the high school Media Guides for the football and basketball teams. The Toki- Wakayama family enjoyed participating in community service with the Orange Coast Optimist. Volunteering as team parent, editing the media guide, running the snack bar, and being a team photographer for Northwood High School has been a incredible experience as Dr. Toki met dedicated coaches, wonderful parents, exceptional scholars, and disciplined athletes.

Her oldest son, Kyle, is teaching math in Orange County after graduating from CSUF and completing his teaching credential from Concordia University. Her youngest son, Kevin, is completing his civil engineering degree at CSULB.

Dr. Toki enjoys hiking, visiting museums, attending musicals, reading and visiting family in Hawaii. She misses her long time walking companion, Cami, a poodle mix.

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