Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

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, Board Certified Optometrist

Orthokeratology - Myopia Management | Scleral Contact Lenses | Neuro-Visual Medicine

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.

  • 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

  • Corneal Refractive Therapy Certified

  • GOV Orthokeratology Certified

  • Kerasoft Certified

  • Synergeyes Certified

  • ​Zenlens Scleral Lens Certified

  • BlephEx Certified

  • Kamra Corneal Inlay Post-Op Care Certified

  • NeuroVisual Medicine Certified for the Evaluation and Treatment of Binocular Vision Dysfunction

  • 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 Optometric Extension Program (Enhancement of Visual Performance)

  • Member of the Society of NeuroVisual Medicine

  • ​Member of the Vestibular Disorders ​ Association

  • American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate of Achievement

Dr. Magdalena Fuentes, Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Fuentes is a therapeutic, glaucoma certified and licensed optometrist. She earned her doctorate in optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. She is board licensed by the California Board of Optometry to practice full scope medical optometry. Dr. Fuentes is trained in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye conditions, as well as cataract and Lasik pre and post-surgical care. She is very knowledgeable about vision correction surgeries.

Dr. Fuentes has a passion for giving back to the community and has volunteered for mission trips to Guatemala and Peru providing eye care to those who cannot afford nor obtain such care. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish fluently.

Dr. Sarah Spahi, Board Licensed Optometrist


Dr. Sarah Spahi is a licensed primary eye care doctor with a doctorate in Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. In Optometry school, she was involved in the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor society and graduated honors with Magna cum Laude. Through her externships she had the honor of caring for those who served our Country, including the Veteran’s Hospital in West LA and the LA Air Force Base, as well as gaining experience fitting specialty contact lenses, pediatric eye care, and ocular disease management. She is TLG certified allowing her to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat various eye diseases including eye infections and primary open angle glaucoma.

Dr. Spahi is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Los Angeles County Optometric Society. She is board licensed by the California Board of Optometry to practice full scope medical optometry.

Dr. Spahi is passionate about eye care and building strong relationships with her patients. She is a Southern California native, growing up near the beaches in Carlsbad with her family, and now residing in the heart of Santa Monica with her husband.


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.


Javier Alvarado, Lab Manager, ABO Certified Optician

Javier is a board-certified optician and a graduate of American Career College. He has expanded knowledge of frames and lens materials. He strives to exceed your expectations in helping you select the best quality eye wear that best fits your lifestyle. He is experienced in lens manufacturing and is skilled in frame adjustments. Javier is eager to help everyone see a clearer future.

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.

Antwanett Ragland, ABO Certified Optician

Antwanett has been in the optical field since 1995. She is an expert in customer service and an excellent personal eyewear style consultant. She has acquired special skill in dispensing as a result of her experience with fashion-forward, exclusive designs. She loves working with people and loves being an optician. Antwanett is in charge of customer service and is a board-certified optician.

Eldy Joch, Optician

Eldy Joch began her career in the optical field in 2013. She graduated from American Career College as Class Ambassador and was on the honor roll. She volunteered at Care Harbor and Eye Glass. As an optical stylist, she enjoys keeping people up to date with fashion.

Patience Paskman, Patient Care Coordinator

Patience has been in the medical field for over twenty years, with experience in medical-surgical care and aging support. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State University, where she graduated with honors. She enjoys working with people, so she finds it very fulfilling to be part of the team at Ocean Park Optometry, providing the best service and solutions for our patients.