Our Team

meet our team

With over 120 years of combined experience, and an unparalleled level of education and training, our dedicated staff will provide you with the highest quality of eye care and eye wear, in an atmosphere of compassion, professionalism and enthusiasm. Thank you for choosing Ocean Park Optometry.

Dr. Ito

Dr. Sarah Ito, Dipl. ABO, Board Certified Optometrist

Orthokeratology - Myopia Management | Scleral Contact Lenses | Neuro-Visual Medicine | Dry Eye | Ocular Aesthetics | Cataract and Lasik Post Surgical Care

Dr. Ito is a therapeutic licensed optometrist who is trained in the treatment and management of visual conditions and eye diseases, specialty contact lenses, orthokeratology or myopia reduction and control, and ocular pre- and post-operative care. She is licensed at the highest level possible, with the ability to treat glaucoma and other eye conditions with prescription medications.

Dr. Ito is board certified by the American Board of Optometry, having met the requirements to achieve Diplomate status. She is enthusiastic about expanding her education and training and keeps abreast of all new developments in eye care science and innovations in eye care, contact lenses, frames, and lenses. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry in 1993. She received her Bachelor's degree with honors from Occidental College in 1989. She also completed accredited programs at the California Institute of Technology, UCLA, UC Irvine, Korea University, Yonsei University (Korea), and Waseda University (Japan), where she spent a year as an international student.

​​​​​​​She is an early adopter of new technology and is eager to provide customized solutions for her patients. Dr. Ito received training from Dr. Debby Feinberg of Vision Specialists of Michigan in NeuroVisual Medicine to treat Binocular Vision Dysfunction to help patients with symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, anxiety and gait imbalance.​ She also emphasizes treatments for dry eyes, including procedures such as Lipiflow. She has completed the Managing Myopia Course as part of the Myopia Education Program through the world renowned Brian Holden Vision Institute Academy.

Dr. Ito was honored to receive recognition in the February 2020 edition of Women in Optometry magazine, a national publication by Review of Optometry, which was republished in the July 20, 2020 edition of the Make It Yours Monday newsletter.

  • Board Certified, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry
  • ​Board Licensed, California Board of Optometry
  • National Board of Examiners Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease Certified
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent Certified
  • Lacrimal Dilation and Irrigation Certified
  • Glaucoma Certified
  • American Optometric Association Aviation Vision Course Certified
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy Certified
  • GOV Orthokeratology Certified
  • Orthotools Certified
  • Moonlens Certified
  • Kerasoft Certified
  • Synergeyes Certified
  • ​Zenlens Scleral Lens Certified
  • MiSight Certified
  • Wave Certified
  • BlephEx Certified
  • Neurolens Trained
  • Kamra Corneal Inlay Post-Op Care Certified
  • Certificate of Completion, Pave-Sanet Course in Vision Therapy
  • NeuroVisual Medicine Certified for the Evaluation and Treatment of Binocular Vision Dysfunction
  • American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate of Achievement
  • Member of The American Optometric Association
  • Member of The American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section
  • Member of The California Optometric Association
  • Member of The Los Angeles County Optometric Society
  • Member of The American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control
  • Member of The International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
  • Member of The Scleral Lens Education Society
  • Member of The Optometric Extension Program (Enhancement of Visual Performance)
  • Member of The Society of NeuroVisual Medicine
  • ​Member of The Vestibular Disorders ​ Association
Dr. Magdalena Fuentes

Dr. Klaus Ito, Diplo. ABO, FAAO, Residency Trained Board Certified Optometrist

Orthokeratology - Myopia Management | Scleral Contact Lenses | Neuro-Visual Medicine | Dry Eye | Ocular Aesthetics | Cataract and Lasik Post Surgical Care


Dr. Klaus is a residency trained and board certified optometrist. He received his Bachelor's in Biology from Occidental College in 2017 before earning his Doctor of Optometry from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) School of Optometry in 2021, where he was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for his work with anterior segment disease and contact lenses. He then completed an additional post-graduate residency at the University of Virginia Department of Ophthalmology, where he trained to specialize in ocular disease/medical contact lenses under Dr. Evan Kaufman and graduated in 2022. His focus is in treating patients with visually debilitating corneal diseases using specialty contact lenses, although he takes pride in serving all of his patients. Conditions he commonly treats include keratoconus, corneal scarring, dry eyes, high astigmatism, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK ectasia, aphakia, anisometropia and many others. Dr. Klaus is the 45th doctor in the world to be trained and certified in Neuro-Visual Medicine, making him a member of the elite group of doctors helping those with dizziness, vertigo, headaches and imbalance.

Dr. Klaus is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a Visionary for the Contact Lens Institute. He is currently working on becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry to show his dedication to optometry at the highest level. Outside of eyecare and work, Dr. Klaus enjoys running, lifting, hiking, watching football, and taking care of his two dogs, Oni and Seika.


Arvin Lardizabal, Practice Manager, ABO Certified Optician

Arvin has been in the optical industry for 18 years, with over 12 years in leadership. He is a board-certified optician. He has spent a significant amount of time understanding each aspect of optometry, such as eyewear manufacturing, patient care, and exceptional customer service. This allows him to utilize his knowledge of increasing efficiency and improving the level of patient care within the practice. As the Practice Manager, his goal is to enhance customer service and to provide a seamless experience for all patients. Arvin is a wearer of orthokeratology molds and has taken advanced courses in orthokeratology lens technology. He is our Myopia Management Counselor.

Luiza Lardizabal

Luiza Lardizabal, Optical Manager, Optician

With more than twenty years of experience in the optical field, Luiza brings extensive knowledge of frame and lens options to best meet our patients’ needs. She values the time she spends with each patient, treating each as family. She feels that she can do this best in a private practice setting like Ocean Park Optometry. She enjoys shopping and studying current fashion trends in clothing and accessory designs, which she then incorporates in selecting the best style for every individual she helps. She is currently preparing to take the American Board of Opticianry certification exam. Luiza has received extensive training at the Vision Specialists of Michigan and has earned the title of Neurovisual Medicine Counselor.

Luiza Lardizabal

Catherine Lopez, Optician

Catherine is a valuable member of our optical team, who is eager to assist you. She began her career in customer service, then transitioned to opticianry. She will be board-certified soon. Catherine is skilled at helping patients select frames that express their personalities and fit their lifestyles while guiding them with her expertise to select the best fit and most flattering shape. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys thrifting, picnics, and watching movies.

Luiza Lardizabal

David Diaz, Optician

David is an optician specializing in frame styling and personalizing eyewear. With a keen eye for detail and an understanding of prescriptions, he ensures that patients find the perfect eyewear that suits both their visual needs and personal style. With a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Affairs from California State University Long Beach, David brings a comprehensive perspective. David nurtures his passion for music, writing songs and expanding his skills in music production. He also enjoys playing basketball and hiking.

Bryanna Rivera

Bryanna Rivera, Optometric Technician

Bryanna is skilled at performing many of the tests that help doctors fully assess vision and eye health. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in microbiology and is working diligently to gain as much knowledge as possible in the field. She plans to attend optometry school to specialize in pediatrics. She has an outgoing personality and loves to help others. Her hobbies include professional baking, backpacking, and playing volleyball.

Jonash Poyaoan, Optometric Technician

Jonash has extensive leadership experience and is competent in performing many of the essential tests for the doctors to assess eye and vision health. Having graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Biology, he is currently in his post-baccalaureate years preparing for his journey to become an optometrist. He has a lively and eccentric personality who loves to learn and help others. His passions include volunteering, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.

Jesse Comparan, Optometric Technician

Jesse strives to serve with respect and compassion. He provides the utmost care to positively affect each patient's health. Jesse received his bachelor's degree from the University of California Irvine in public health science. He is completing his post-baccalaureate studies to prepare for a Physicians Assistant program. He has a passion for excellent customer service. He is ambitious, with a vibrant personality. His hobbies include going to the gym and playing basketball. His favorite foods are sushi and Korean barbeque.

Erin Marble, Optometric Technician

Erin is a graduate from UC Davis with a degree in Genetics and Genomics. She is currently preparing to attend a Physician's Assistant program and is thrilled to be able to learn more about the healthcare field and gain patient care experience while working at Ocean Park Optometry. Some of her hobbies outside work include hiking, ceramics, and cooking.

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Donna Agravante, RPh, Client Services

Donna is our medical virtual assistant. She is a registered pharmacist with many years of clinical and retail experience. This has given her excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients and medical professionals. As a lead officer at the pharmacy, she demonstrated strength in administrative tasks that require critical thinking, attention to detail, and the ability to complete projects swiftly and accurately. Donna works with us remotely to help us to achieve smooth operations for our patient care.

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Ashleigh Chatto, Client Services

Ashleigh is our virtual customer service representative. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and works remotely to help us to serve you better.

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Mary Leahm Baylon, Client Services

Mary has earned an Accounting Technology degree. She is a customer service representative with over years of experience in the industry to efficiently and effectively help you.

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