Eric J. Kawata, O.D.
Dr. Eric Kawata is a native of Southern California. He attended UCLA before completing his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry in 1985. He started his first private practice here in Anaheim in 1986 and soon thereafter opened a second location in Laguna Niguel in 1993. Dr. Kawata is a past board member of the Orange County Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. When he is not in the office, Dr. Kawata enjoys sportfishing and baseball with his wife and three children.
James K. Miyasaka, O.D.
Dr. James K. Miyasaka, also known as Jimmy, is a native from the state of Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, in the town of Kaimuki. Dr. Miyasaka attended Cal Poly Pomona, where he got his Biology degree, while being a member of the NCAA Division 2 Mens Basketball Team (2005-09). During his time there the mens basketball team were the: 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association(CCAA) league champions, 2009 NCAA West Regional Champion, 2009 NCAA Finalist, while being a scholar athlete of the CCAA conference.
He then went on to be part of the inaugural optometry class of 2013 at Western University of Health Sciences where he was the class president. As a first year he did a clerkship at Eric J. Kawata, O.D., Inc. office. During his 4th year rotation he served at Hu Hu Kam Arizona Indian Health Services, Lyons and Orange Veteran Affairs of New Jersey where he had an extensive experience of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension retinopathy, and ocular disease. He also did a rotation under a vision therapist, Dr. Albert Chun, O.D., FCOVD, where he had an extensive training in vision therapy. His last rotation was at a LASIK institute where he managed the per-operative and post-operative care for the patients.
Dr. Miyasaka is a licensed optometrist in the states of California and Hawaii, Nationally Board Certified, Glaucoma certified, injection certified by the national board, and therapeutically certified. He does general optometry, ocular disease, and uses his athletic background for sports vision optometry. He also sees patients at the Laguna Heights Optometry location.
He also is the founder and president of Menehune Basketball, www.MenehuneBasketball.com, and enjoys competing in various basketball leagues and tournaments. On his free time he enjoys spending time with his 4 dogs: WUCO, Nubblet, Cookie, and Budo. He also attends Friends Community Church, Brea, enjoys raises freshwater fishes, and trying new food places.