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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Dr. Hosaka’s Advanced Family Eye Care Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Torrance.

Dr. RussleDr. Russell Y. Hosaka, OD

Has been in private practice in Torrance since 1981.

Dr. Hosaka has been the Chief of Optometry at Harbor-UCLA Eye Clinic since 1997. He has also served as Expert Examiner for the State Board of California. He became the 29th Optometrist in California to independently treat Glaucoma in 2005. Dr. Hosaka has served as a consultant for Physiological Optics Corporation and REI.

He also serves as Clinical director of Total Vision Care.Dr. Hosaka graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1980. He is licensed in California, Illinois and Arizona.

Dr. Hosaka lives in Redondo Beach with his wife and 3 children. Pets include 2 orange tabby cats and salt water fish.

Pastimes include: Working out at the “Y”, basketball and bike riding. His interests include: reading, Impressionist art, Lakers, Clippers, AVP volleyball and exploring new restaurants.


Dr. Poneh Alavi, OD

Dr. Poneh Alavi, graduated in top 5% of her class in 2005, from Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry, where they concentrate in bilingual education. She has been in private practice in Southern California for the past 10 years.

Her internships were concentrated in contact lens specialty with world renown Dr. Edward Boshnik, and General Optometry with Dr. Mark Gotlieb.

She is further certified in management and treatment of Dry Eye, and Glaucoma. She has been awarded Eschenbach Award for excellence in Low Vision, Optic Scholar Award, ABBA Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award, and Alcon Contact Lens Award.

She has been active in clinical research both in hospital setting, University of Miami, and laboratory bench research prior to entering private practice.

Her fluency in English and Spanish puts her in high demand in Southern California.

She enjoys eating out, shoe shopping, and spending time with her two nephews.

She gets great satisfaction in matching her collection of her frames to her shoes.

We are glad to have her as our newest member and we welcome her expertise in taking care of our patient family.


RosieRosie Morales

Lab Manager/Optician

Rosie received her Optical Technician Certification from American Career College in 2005.

Rosie has been with our office since 2006 and is well known by most of our patients for her welcoming personality and helpfulness. Whether you’re in need of help with your insurance benefits or your appointment, Rosie is the best at getting that information to you quickly and accurately.

Rosie’s loves spending time with her family and pets. She also enjoys shopping and music.


Moises

Lead Optician

Moises is a ABO certified optician. He graduated from American Career College with a Optical Dispensing Diploma. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Moises has experience with patients from very diverse backgrounds. He has been wearing glasses and contact lenses since the age of 12 and has 6 years of optical experience. What Moises enjoys most about his job is making new friends.

Moises enjoys Dodger games and spending time with his family.


Joanna Dewar

Optician

Joanna received her Optical Technician certification from American Career College in 2015. Joanna has been with Advanced Family Eye Care since March 2015. Since Joanna has been wearing glasses since the age of 6, she thoroughly understands the importance of comfort and all of your optical needs.

Joanna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Joanna also enjoys going to the movies and attending Dodger games.