TEAM

Dr. Jeffrey Safarik

Optometrist
Dr. Jeffrey Safarik, an optometrist, completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California at Davis in 1984. He received a second Bachelor of Science in Visual Science in 1986 from the Southern California College of Optometry.

In 1988, Dr. Safarik graduated in the top one-third of his class with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. He moved to San Diego, joining a large eye care HMO and was Director of Doctors for over fifty clinics that operated in California.

Two years later, he was offered a position at a Southern California vision HMO, practicing eight years in the Carlsbad and La Jolla areas. In the Carlsbad location, he had the pleasure of providing exam services and contacts for Tony Hawk. He was chairman of the Quality Assurance committee for the HMO's 15 offices. In order to practice vision care without the restraints of HMO guidelines, he joined Astorino and Associates Eye Center in Newport Beach in 1998. Dr. Safarik performed as Clinic Director at the eye center for six years, handling many of the day to day operations as well as patient care. His years of experience in pre-operative and post-operative care for LASIK, cataract, pterygium, oculo-plastics and other surgeries have added a wealth of knowledge and skills to his clinical foundation. He is therapeutically licensed and trained to treat eye conditions including allergies, infections, dry eyes and glaucoma.

Dr. Safarik currently lives in Eastside Costa Mesa with his lovely wife Monica.
E-mail Dr. Safarik drjsafarik@gmail.com

Asuman Unal, O.D.

Associate Doctor
Dr. Unal received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, San Diego. She then moved to the east coast where she attended PA College of Optometry. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007. The program allowed her to gain wide range of academic and clinical experience. Dr. Unal continued on to her residency in primary care optometry at The Eye Institute of PA College of Optometry. This unique experience helped her to grow knowledge and obtain hands on skills in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases as well as contact lens fitting. Dr. Unal is certified by CA Board of Optometry to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
She returned to sunny California 3 years ago and since she has been working at private practices. On her free time she likes to hike, enjoy the beaches and spend time with her friends.

Lou Roy Elder, O.D.

In memoriam
Opened his first private practice in Newport Beach in 1964.

Education and Affiliation:
•Undergraduate Degree from University of Southern California
•Graduate Degree from University of Colorado, Boulder
•Doctorate Degree from Los Angeles College of Optometry
•Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent Certified
•Member of California Optometric Society
•Member of American Optometric Society
•Affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Centers

Monica Safarik

Director of Operations and Eyelid Hygienist

Melissa

Optician and Billing Specialist

Aya

Optician

Haley

Optometric Assistant

Jessica

Optometric Assistant

Holly

Optician

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Newport Mesa Optometry

427 E. 17th Street,Suite C,

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone. 949-642-2929

Fax. 949-642-2225