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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Dr. Lisa M. Shimada, O.D. a proud provider of vision care products and services in La Habra.


Dr. Lisa Shimada has practiced optometry in La Habra, CA since 1999. She has a heart for families — and especially children. Dr. Shimada believes it is important for the whole family to have eye exams on a yearly basis, and she encourage children as young as age two to have eye exams.

Dr. Shimada enjoys fitting contact lenses, and also co-manages Cataract and LASIK surgeries. Her goal as your eye doctor is to have YOU, her patients, see the best you can see.

“State – of – the – Art” instrumentation technology, the highest quality lenses and optical labs, best designer frames, and the “newest technology” contact lenses are all part of we provide to make sure we do just that.

Dr. Shimada received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1987, and became Board-Certified in Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases in 1997. In addition, she has two Bachelor’s Degrees: a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Community Health, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Visual Science.

Dr. Shimada is committed to her profession of Optometry and her La Habra community. Dr. Shimada has been involved with Special Olympics, both in California and across the nation. In addition, because helping people is so important to Dr. Shimada, she has closed her La Habra optometry office for two weeks almost every summer for the past 16 years to help others. Over the years, Dr. Shimada has participated in both humanitarian and medical mission teams to Southern China, the Samoan Islands, Thailand, Myanmar, Morocco, Tanzania, and Vietnam. During these trips, she has provided free eye care to thousands of people, and has had the privilege of helping many of them to see clearly for the first time. (Where will Dr. Shimada go next? Well, she has committed to go to return to Vietnam with a Medical Compassion Team for two weeks in January 2018)

In recognition of Dr. Shimada’s numerous contributions to her community and profession, Dr. Shimada was awarded the prestigious “California Young Optometrist of the Year” Award, presented by the California Optometric Association . . . and in 2013, Dr. Shimada received an “America’s Top Optometrists” award.

Additionally, Dr Shimada has received letters of commendations from former California Governor Pete Wilson, former California State Senator Richard Ackerman, and former United States Senator Barbara Boxer honoring Dr. Shimada for her community involvement in La Habra and North Orange County.

Dr. Shimada has been married to her husband John for 33 years, and has four adult children. (All of whom attended school in the La Habra Elementary / Fullerton High School districts).

When Dr. Shimada isn’t being being an eye doctor, she loves to read, sing, watch plays and Broadway musicals.

Dr. Shimada’s Christian faith is very important to her — and it is her desire to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ, both in her office and within her community. As such, she is interested in all aspects of health in her patients . . . which includes one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

It is Dr. Shimada’s hope and desire to treat you like family — and to provide the BEST eyecare we can by using the most “up to date” technology, and provide the best lenses, frames, contact lenses currently available to enable you to see your world the very best you can see.

Welcome to our office!!


Nancy is friendly, knowledgeable, and loves people! Nancy speaks fluent Spanish, and can help you with any of your eyecare needs.

Our La Habra optometry office takes most major Vision and Medical insurances, including Vision Service Plan (VSP), EyeMed, Medical Eye Services (MES), MediCare, Healthy Families, Cal-Optoma, Anthem Blue Cross, and more.

Have a question about your Vision or Medical insurance? Have two Vision Insurances and wondering if you might be able to combine the two to maximize your eye exam benefits?

Nancy would be happy to answer any concerns you might have about your vision insurance — she can also let you know how to maximize your insurance to best serve you and your family’s eyecare needs.

Not sure if our office takes your particular vision or medical insurance? Call Nancy today!


Karen always has a smile on her face, and will make sure you feel right at home in our friendly optometry office in La Habra. Karen is fluent is Spanish and will book you for the eye exam appointment time that best fits your busy schedule.

Not sure what frame to choose? Karen can help you select from our wonderful designer Frame selection including: Ray- Ban; Coach; Cole Haan; Candies; Sketchers; Converse; Nike; Lucky; BCBG; BeBe and more. We are also carrying the brand-new Lamb and GX frame lines by Gwen Stefani.

And if we don’t have just what you are looking for, Karen would be happy to special order the frame you are interested in.

Once you choose the frame that is just right for you, Karen can order you your new prescription Custom High Definition wavefront lenses that will allow you to see your world as you have never seen it before.

Our optometry office has the newest “State of the Art” technology that allows us to give you the best eye exam you have ever had. We can now map out your “eyeprint” that is unique to you! (Just like your unique fingerprint!) We now are able to map out any distortions or aberrations your eyes might have. This technology allows us to custom make your high definition lens prescription to fit your eyes allowing your eyes to see better than ever before.

Do you see glare and reflections? Gone! How about “stars” coming out of highlights of a car at night? Gone! Come into our optometry office and ask about our IZON lenses and Z-View technology today!

With our central location in La Habra, we are just minutes away from Fullerton, Brea, Whittier or any other city in North Orange County.


John is the optometry office’s IT specialist and social media coordinator.