Dr. Eric Leser has been the practice owner since 2010, taking over so that Dr. Melnik could semi-retire, and then fully retire in 2019. Dr. Leser grew up in Granada Hills so being at Granada Hills Optometry Center has been a homecoming for him. He attended UCLA and CSUN as an undergraduate and completed his Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). He completed internships at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles and at the Fort Ord Army Base in Monterey, CA. Dr. Leser graduated with honors and received the Bausch &Lomb Outstanding Contact Lens Clinician Award. He enjoys being able to fit patients in contact lenses who have been told they can’t wear them. He was never any good at listening to those who said “you can’t.”
Dr. Leser brings with him teaching experience, having taught in the Contact Lens Department at SCCO. He also served as an Assistant Chief Examiner as well as a senior and supervisory examiner with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO), the organization that administers licensure examinations for over 40 states. He is currently an ancillary faculty member at the Western University College of Optometry in Pomona, CA.
Dr. Leser’s wife is also an optometrist who practices here in Granada Hills on Mondays and spends the rest of her time in their Woodland Hills office. When he is not working, he likes to spend time travelling with Dr. Leung and goofing around with his 2 children. Soon, he will be working with their son and he is currently attending optometry school.